(SUR)Face Forward Design Show

Heather Bromer - Crypsis
August 22 – September 29, 2013

A national Call to Artists with renowned artist Barbara Setsu Pickett serving as the juror. (Coincides with Quilt County and Surface Design Conference.)

Jurors Statement:

SurFace Forward brings together 34 artists from the Pacific Northwest who employs fibers in their artworks or use textile techniques in their expressions. At times it is apparent which specific traditions were the springboard for their innovations. For example, Karen Miller’s mastery of paste-resist honors the Japanese katagami/katazome traditions and the art quilt artists build on particular nuances of quilting, appliqué, patchwork, and stitchery.

First impressions are a hit of vivid colors, a broad use of raw materials, and an overlaying of multiple techniques. Raw materials are no longer confined to a single, local source. Felt artists apply layers of dyed fleece to achieve watercolor-like, alaghiz effects. Quilt artists often take powerloom fabrics and rework them by dyeing and printing, making them their own. Manufactured goods become the raw materials. In Bonnie Meltzer’s works the trash of our electronic age and urban life are repurposed. In Connected the torso form becomes Mother Earth and the continents tessellate with beaded seas. Heather Bromer’s Crypsis uses the tatters of found nylon.

The subject matter, themes, and content of the work reflect contemporary issues and mindsets. A sense of place and the power of landscape are recurrent. Annin Barrett’s feltworks, Red Volcano and Blue Volcano seethe with abstract rock made fluid; Nancy Bryant’s Fault Lines evoke the pent up energy that cracks and shifts strata. Janet Hiller’s Summer Solstice seethe with contrasting patterns, and Mary Ann McCammon’s iceberg landscape is far from idyllic.

Landscape become spiritual centers, personal symbols for Kathie R. Kerler in her Anasazi Roadways and in July Ness’ Celestial Navigation. Without the benefit of reading their artists’ statements, I feel the visual energy and soulful attachment.

Even more autobiographical are works that feel like private journal entries grounded in immediate experiences.  Barbara Neill’s Masks wrestles with the complexities of identity; Sherri Culver address the redefining moments of pregnancy; Christy Turner ‘draws’ with thread in her Family Photos; Laura Jaszkowski scribbling in Just Read Between the Lines, Dear feel like guarded, passionate outpourings.

In Wendy Huhn’s works the memories of the sweet innocence of childhood are fraught with danger and peril.

Sociopolitical issues are grass-rooted to local experience.  Feminist issues are internalized.  Pervasive is the deep regard for the environment, the appreciation of the bountiful planet, and the promise to defend it and cherish it.

Artists chosen to participate:

 

 

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January  2015
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Events on January 1, 2015
  • Small Work Works!

    Starts: November 20, 2014, 12:00 pm

    Ends: January 3, 2015, 5:00 pm

    Main Gallery
    15 artists were invited to show works of a certain size -- no larger than 15 x 15 x 15.

  • Kurt Norlin and Ally Maser

    Starts: December 9, 2014, 12:00 pm

    Ends: January 10, 2015, 5:00 pm

    Tues-Saturday in the Corrine Woodman Gallery
    Kurt Norlin shows photography and Ally Maser creates work from natural materials.

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Events on January 2, 2015
  • Small Work Works!

    Starts: November 20, 2014, 12:00 pm

    Ends: January 3, 2015, 5:00 pm

    Main Gallery
    15 artists were invited to show works of a certain size -- no larger than 15 x 15 x 15.

  • Kurt Norlin and Ally Maser

    Starts: December 9, 2014, 12:00 pm

    Ends: January 10, 2015, 5:00 pm

    Tues-Saturday in the Corrine Woodman Gallery
    Kurt Norlin shows photography and Ally Maser creates work from natural materials.

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Events on January 3, 2015
  • Small Work Works!

    Starts: November 20, 2014, 12:00 pm

    Ends: January 3, 2015, 5:00 pm

    Main Gallery
    15 artists were invited to show works of a certain size -- no larger than 15 x 15 x 15.

  • Kurt Norlin and Ally Maser

    Starts: December 9, 2014, 12:00 pm

    Ends: January 10, 2015, 5:00 pm

    Tues-Saturday in the Corrine Woodman Gallery
    Kurt Norlin shows photography and Ally Maser creates work from natural materials.

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Events on January 4, 2015
  • Kurt Norlin and Ally Maser

    Starts: December 9, 2014, 12:00 pm

    Ends: January 10, 2015, 5:00 pm

    Tues-Saturday in the Corrine Woodman Gallery
    Kurt Norlin shows photography and Ally Maser creates work from natural materials.

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Events on January 5, 2015
  • Kurt Norlin and Ally Maser

    Starts: December 9, 2014, 12:00 pm

    Ends: January 10, 2015, 5:00 pm

    Tues-Saturday in the Corrine Woodman Gallery
    Kurt Norlin shows photography and Ally Maser creates work from natural materials.

  • Yoga in the Gallery

    Starts: January 5, 2015, 6:00 pm

    Ends: January 5, 2015, 7:00 pm

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Events on January 6, 2015
  • Kurt Norlin and Ally Maser

    Starts: December 9, 2014, 12:00 pm

    Ends: January 10, 2015, 5:00 pm

    Tues-Saturday in the Corrine Woodman Gallery
    Kurt Norlin shows photography and Ally Maser creates work from natural materials.

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Events on January 7, 2015
  • Kurt Norlin and Ally Maser

    Starts: December 9, 2014, 12:00 pm

    Ends: January 10, 2015, 5:00 pm

    Tues-Saturday in the Corrine Woodman Gallery
    Kurt Norlin shows photography and Ally Maser creates work from natural materials.

  • Yoga in the Gallery

    Starts: January 7, 2015, 10:00 am

    Ends: January 7, 2015, 11:00 am

  • taught/grasped

    Starts: January 7, 2015, 12:00 pm

    Ends: February 12, 2015, 5:00 pm

    HOURS: Tues-Saturday 12 noon-5 pm
    http://theartscenter.net/exhibit/taughtgrasped/
    Two professional artists have chosen two younger artists to mentor with final results in this exhibition.

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Events on January 8, 2015
  • Kurt Norlin and Ally Maser

    Starts: December 9, 2014, 12:00 pm

    Ends: January 10, 2015, 5:00 pm

    Tues-Saturday in the Corrine Woodman Gallery
    Kurt Norlin shows photography and Ally Maser creates work from natural materials.

  • taught/grasped

    Starts: January 7, 2015, 12:00 pm

    Ends: February 12, 2015, 5:00 pm

    HOURS: Tues-Saturday 12 noon-5 pm
    http://theartscenter.net/exhibit/taughtgrasped/
    Two professional artists have chosen two younger artists to mentor with final results in this exhibition.

  • taught/grasped: Reception

    Starts: January 8, 2015, 5:30 pm

    Ends: January 8, 2015, 7:30 pm

    Taught/Grasped: Reception

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Events on January 9, 2015
  • Kurt Norlin and Ally Maser

    Starts: December 9, 2014, 12:00 pm

    Ends: January 10, 2015, 5:00 pm

    Tues-Saturday in the Corrine Woodman Gallery
    Kurt Norlin shows photography and Ally Maser creates work from natural materials.

  • taught/grasped

    Starts: January 7, 2015, 12:00 pm

    Ends: February 12, 2015, 5:00 pm

    HOURS: Tues-Saturday 12 noon-5 pm
    http://theartscenter.net/exhibit/taughtgrasped/
    Two professional artists have chosen two younger artists to mentor with final results in this exhibition.

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Events on January 10, 2015
  • Kurt Norlin and Ally Maser

    Starts: December 9, 2014, 12:00 pm

    Ends: January 10, 2015, 5:00 pm

    Tues-Saturday in the Corrine Woodman Gallery
    Kurt Norlin shows photography and Ally Maser creates work from natural materials.

  • taught/grasped

    Starts: January 7, 2015, 12:00 pm

    Ends: February 12, 2015, 5:00 pm

    HOURS: Tues-Saturday 12 noon-5 pm
    http://theartscenter.net/exhibit/taughtgrasped/
    Two professional artists have chosen two younger artists to mentor with final results in this exhibition.

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Events on January 11, 2015
  • taught/grasped

    Starts: January 7, 2015, 12:00 pm

    Ends: February 12, 2015, 5:00 pm

    HOURS: Tues-Saturday 12 noon-5 pm
    http://theartscenter.net/exhibit/taughtgrasped/
    Two professional artists have chosen two younger artists to mentor with final results in this exhibition.

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Events on January 12, 2015
  • taught/grasped

    Starts: January 7, 2015, 12:00 pm

    Ends: February 12, 2015, 5:00 pm

    HOURS: Tues-Saturday 12 noon-5 pm
    http://theartscenter.net/exhibit/taughtgrasped/
    Two professional artists have chosen two younger artists to mentor with final results in this exhibition.

  • Yoga in the Gallery

    Starts: January 12, 2015, 6:00 pm

    Ends: January 12, 2015, 7:00 pm

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  • taught/grasped

    Starts: January 7, 2015, 12:00 pm

    Ends: February 12, 2015, 5:00 pm

    HOURS: Tues-Saturday 12 noon-5 pm
    http://theartscenter.net/exhibit/taughtgrasped/
    Two professional artists have chosen two younger artists to mentor with final results in this exhibition.

  • Niki Skelton

    Starts: January 13, 2015, 12:00 pm

    Ends: January 31, 2015, 5:00 pm

    Niki Skelton - oil painting/figurative
    http://theartscenter.net/exhibit/niki-skelton/

  • Yoga in the Gallery

    Starts: January 14, 2015, 10:00 am

    Ends: January 14, 2015, 11:00 am

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Events on January 15, 2015
  • taught/grasped

    Starts: January 7, 2015, 12:00 pm

    Ends: February 12, 2015, 5:00 pm

    HOURS: Tues-Saturday 12 noon-5 pm
    http://theartscenter.net/exhibit/taughtgrasped/
    Two professional artists have chosen two younger artists to mentor with final results in this exhibition.

  • Niki Skelton

    Starts: January 13, 2015, 12:00 pm

    Ends: January 31, 2015, 5:00 pm

    Niki Skelton - oil painting/figurative
    http://theartscenter.net/exhibit/niki-skelton/

  • taught/grasped: Brown Bag Artist Talk

    Starts: January 15, 2015, 12:00 pm

    Ends: January 15, 2015, 1:00 pm

    Taught/Grasped: Brown Bag Artist Talk at the Arts Center

  • Corvallis Third Thursday Arts Walk

    Starts: January 15, 2015, 4:00 pm

    Ends: January 15, 2015, 8:00 pm

    The Corvallis Third Thursday Arts Walk is a monthly art crawl occurring on Third Thursdays starting at 4pm. http://theartscenter.net/event/corvallis-third-thursday-arts-walk/
    It tours Corvallis’ fine art galleries as well as non-gallery artistic events and utilizes a rotating group of fine dining businesses for final destinations. The Arts Center is a great place for your first art viewing stop, utilizing our off-street parking.

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Events on January 19, 2015
  • taught/grasped

    Starts: January 7, 2015, 12:00 pm

    Ends: February 12, 2015, 5:00 pm

    HOURS: Tues-Saturday 12 noon-5 pm
    http://theartscenter.net/exhibit/taughtgrasped/
    Two professional artists have chosen two younger artists to mentor with final results in this exhibition.

  • Niki Skelton

    Starts: January 13, 2015, 12:00 pm

    Ends: January 31, 2015, 5:00 pm

    Niki Skelton - oil painting/figurative
    http://theartscenter.net/exhibit/niki-skelton/

  • Martin Luther King Holiday - Offices Closed

    Starts: January 19, 2015, 7:00 am

    Ends: January 19, 2015, 8:00 am

  • Yoga in the Gallery

    Starts: January 19, 2015, 6:00 pm

    Ends: January 19, 2015, 7:00 pm

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