See images below taken of Rose Youngs and Cheryl Costleys work that is featured at the Naples Botanical Gardens Exhibit called Fiber Arts Now
Scroll down to post from 4/4 with details on this show.
WOW - what talented members we have - Impressive
Introduction to Textile Art
Launches on Friday 22nd April. Bookings close 21st April.Available to watch from: 22nd April (part 1), 23rd April (part 2), 24th April (part 3)
With step-by-step demonstrations, it’s the perfect way to get started. Follow the videos at home at a time that suits you – no experience is needed. And it’s so much fun!
On display April 8 – June 26, 2022 in Kapnick Hall
Curated by Naples Botanical Garden
From nature, honoring nature; Five local artists’ work will be “woven” together in this synergistic exhibition featuring material like silk, pine needles, reed, and cotton. Wrap yourself in a never-before-seen celebration of the possibilities of fiber, the beauty of the Garden, and the endless potential of the natural world.
In addition to this engaging exhibition, visitors are invited to participate in a community weaving project on Friday, April 8, and Saturday, April 9, from 10am-2pm. Three large looms will be installed on the Performance Lawn where you can partake in the essence of what it means to be intertwined, with instruction by seasoned volunteers from the Weavers of Char-Lee guild. You will weave not only handspun fibers like yarn but also natural plant materials harvested from the Garden.
Live Artist Demonstrations
Included with admission, demonstration Saturdays (see the schedule below) will give you an even more in-depth look into the medium of Fiber Art. Whether it’s pine needle basket weaving or Rozome/Batik, you’ll be able to experience the exhibition with a deeper knowledge and understanding of the artists’ process.
Exhibiting artists will be present from 11am – 2pm on the following dates:
April 23: Muffy Clark Gill
April 30: Dusty Holmes
May 7: Dusty Holmes
May 14: Mary Day
May 28: Mary Day
June 18: Muffy Clark Gill
June 25: Dusty Holmes
About the Artists:
Cheryl Costley has had a love for fabric since her childhood. After focusing on a career and earning her Ph.D., she has found herself once again surrounded by fabric. There is a repeated theme in Costley’s work, the Seagrape (Coccoloba uvifera) plant. As her favorite, native Florida plant, it is honored in this exhibition because of the work it does to preserve and protect our beaches and ecosystem.
Mary Day weaves forms from rattan that curve, bend, are open, and seem to be as light as the air itself – a practice she’s been cultivating over the past 15 years. Rooted in drawing her work is strongly influenced by flora and fauna and she hopes that guests consider how each individual piece plays an important “part” in relating to the “whole.”
Muffy Clark Gill knows her way around the wax-resist dyeing technique known as Batik. She first saw Batik at an exhibition in Kampala, Uganda, and has chased the medium ever since. You’ll see references to the Garden throughout her work in the exhibit, including Gill’s interpretation of the Garden’s beloved Roberto Burle Marx mural found in the Kapnick Brazilian Garden.
Dusty Holmes’ pine needle baskets hold so much intimacy. Each needle goes through a delicate process to prepare it for weaving. The woven vessels give a nod to a simpler time when our ancestors depended on natural materials for some of their most basic survival needs. You may notice a familiar seedpod or two woven into Holmes’ work; these seedpods were found in our very own Garden.
Roseline Young’s love for textures, color, and patterns has kept her entangled in the fiber medium for over 30 years. Young has been weaving natural materials like wool, cotton, and linen on looms, often leaving edges and ends spilling out of the tapestry and inviting the viewer back inside. Young has organized several community weaving projects throughout Southwest Florida and will be leading the one taking place at the Garden the opening weekend of the exhibit.
This exhibition supports this year’s Intertwined theme, which explores the connections in the natural world and the bond between people and plants.
This exhibition is included with general Garden admission.
The 2022 Coco Gallery Exhibit was hung today!
Drop by the Coconut Point Location now until January 26th to see in person
Anne Powell is teaching a workshop in February and just won 1st place. Hurry and sign up before class is full!
Travel Diva by Sally Dutko
Art Quilters Unlimited members will be featured on exhibit at COCO Art Gallery from
Jan.5-26, 2022. An opening reception will be held for all participating Coco Gallery
artists on Thursday, January 6, from 5-7 p.m. COCO Art Gallery is located next at 8074
Mediterranean Drive, Estero next to Panera in Coconut Point Mall.
Art Quilters Unlimited (AQU) is a group of fiber art enthusiasts who share and support
exploration of textile media and techniques that depart from traditional quilting patterns
and methods. AQU meetings include demonstrations or presentations of techniques
such as eco-printing (using leaves and plants to color silk) and wet felting or feature
regional fiber artists talking about their inspirations and processes. Each meeting ends
with a “show and tell” where members reveal their recent creations.
AQU meetings are held the 2nd Saturday of the month in the music room of St. Hilary’s
Episcopal Church at 5011 McGregor Blvd, Ft. Myers, FL.
For more information about Art Quilters Unlimited meetings and activities, visit the
website at artquiltersunlimited.com
or on Facebook at Art quilters unlimited
For COCO Art Gallery information, go to www.cocoartgallery.com
After being postponed for several years, we are excited to finally welcome Kevin Tobin from Golden Paints to give us a wonderful demo.
Please join us as we explore the unlimited possibilities of Golden Artist Colors Acrylic paint. We will cover a wide variety of topics and products including Heavy Body, Fluid Acrylics, Williamsburg Oil Paints, and QoR watercolors; printmaking techniques utilizing Golden's OPEN Acrylic, artist made printing plates using collagraphic processes, watercolor printing and a whole lot more. Every artist attendee will come away from the event with a brain jam-packed with new possibilities and a sampling of Golden products to try!
To register for this free AQU event, send an email to Sally Dutko at firstname.lastname@example.org to get on our list of participants.
Dear Family, Friends, Artists, and Art Professionals,
A short note to invite you to a special Zoom Awards Reception at One Art Gallery in TriBeCa, Manhattan, NYC where my piece "Treasonous Clowns I" is beautifully exhibited in the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) 132nd Member Exhibit.
Yes, this is the 132nd consecutive year for this exhibit!
Please join me via Zoom this Thursday, October 21st, from 6:30 to 7:30 when $10,000 in awards will be given out.
Here is the link, no need to register, just save this email and mark it on your calendar because I would love to "see" you there!
please share the link with friends, family, and anyone else who might be interested! https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88613454345?pwd=ZG16b1c0c0xEZ3had2FDMGI4YWVSQT09
Thanks so much, Patricia
I wanted to let you know that there will be a reception at the Marco Art Center on Tuesday, Oct. 12 from 5:30-7 that I would love for you to attend. I was invited to be one of 4 artists in an Abstract Exhibit in the main gallery.
If you cannot make the reception the exhibit will be there from 10/11-11/22. Please spread the word.
Hope you can attend.
Thank you, Cheryl Costley