Astoria Visual Arts and Clatsop Community College Join Hands for Art
THE LONG-STANDING Astoria arts association, Astoria Visual Arts is joining hands with the Clatsop Community College to hold the first annual all fiber art exhibit, â€œCoastal Fiberarts 2011â€, in the CCC Art Center Gallery this summer. The exhibit is coordinated by Cheryl Silverblatt, Board member of Astoria Visual Arts, with the cooperation of CCC Art Instructor Kristin Schauck.Â It is a juried exhibit open to all types of fiber art.
Fiber artists from across the country jumped at the opportunity to show their work in a beautiful space.Â 51 entrants provided images and 72 pieces were selected for inclusion.Â A wide variety of fiber techniques are represented such as tapestry weaving, loom-controlled weaving, quilting, felting, crocheting and more.Â Juror Barbara Setsu Pickett, Professor Emeritus of the University of Oregon Fiber Department, selected three monetary awards to be given, â€œBest of Showâ€, â€œBest Use of Fiberâ€ and â€œNew Directions in Fiberâ€.
OPENING RECEPTION: Art Center Gallery, Thursday, July 14 fromÂ 5pm to 8pm. Barbara Pickett will be on hand to describe the jury process and many of the selected artists will be attending and available to talk about their work.Â The exhibit runs July 14 – August 18.Â Gallery Hrs: Mon â€“ Thurs. from 2pm to 6pm.Â A wonderful opportunity to see beautiful fiber art, work that is both traditional and innovative.