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Fiber Focus 2011
September 6-October 13, 2011
Main Gallery, Art Saint Louis
FREE Opening reception 6-10 p.m., Friday, September 16, 2011
FREE Juror's Gallery talk 1:30-1:50 p.m., Saturday, September 17, 2011
Art Saint Louis presents our biennial fiber/textile art exhibition open to artists in Missouri and the eight Midwestern regional states that border us: Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. We are proud to announce that our 2011 exhibit isLia Cook.
ABOUT OUR JUROR
Lia Cook is an internationally exhibited textile artist based in Berkeley, CA. She is currently Professor of Art, Textiles and Graduate Studies at California College of Arts, where she has taught since 1976. Lia works in a variety of media combining weaving with painting, photography and digital technology. She exhibits nationally and internationally, most recently in China, Sweden, Costa Rica, Austria, and Canada. Her works are in the permanent collections of: MOMA, New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Cooper Hewitt, New York; Museum of Art & Design, New York; Minneapolis Institute of Art; Cleveland Museum of Art; Smithsonian Museum, The National Collection, France; de Young Museum, San Francisco, Oakland Museum of California; Musee Bellerieve, Switzerland; and National Gallery of Australia.
Fiber Focus 2011 is presented with the generous support of Missouri Arts Council, Missouri Fiber Artists, Regional Arts Commission, Pat & Paul Owoc, and Karen Pauls.
Suzy Farren, Webster Groves, MO. I Could Fear That, Too. 2011. Mixed Media, 17”x24”. $260.
For this year's exhibit, 60 artists submitted 259 artworks for our juror's consideration. From those entries, Lia Cook selected 56 artworks by 42 artists for this year's show.
Since 2005, our Fiber Focus exhibition has featured artworks by hundreds of the Midwest region's strongest & most inventive fiber, textile, and mixed media artists—artists who are internationally recognized, exhibited and collected. Art Saint Louis is privileged to provide the unique opportunity to present contemporary fiber work in our gorgeous gallery.
In addition to exhibiting works by this region's finest artists, Fiber Focus has an impressive history of exhibit jurors, includingoutstanding key internationally recognized figures working in contemporary fiber art. Past jurors of "Fiber Focus" include:
** Fiber Focus 2011 is part of Innovations in Textiles 9 a biennial collaborative event in St. Louis, MO, that investigates the state of contemporary textile arts. Thirteen area nonprofit & private arts organizations will join forces to present exhibitions related to fiber art created by national & international artists. Activities include workshops, lectures, gallery talks, a bus tour, and more. This collaborative serves to enlighten the community with a unique aesthetic prospective on fiber art featuring various materials and techniques. The broad range of programming offered mirrors the symposium’s dedication to the investigation of innovative ideas.**
REGULAR GALLERY & OFFICE HOURS
Art Saint Louis is FREE & open to the public Monday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tuesday—Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Sundays, holidays and between exhibitions.
GALLERY IS CURRENTLY CLOSED through September 6, 2011 while we prepare for and install "Fiber Focus 2011.
PARKING & TRANSIT
Art Saint Louis is easily accessible by MetroLink. The Convention Center Station is located at 6th Street & Washington Avenue and is mere steps away from our front door. There are several parking garages and lots near Art Saint Louis, for specific locations, download a Downtown Parking Guide here. Meters are located ($1/hour) on Lucas, Locust, Broadway, and other nearby streets. Nearby parking lots & garages: Missouri Athletic Club, Convention Center, St. Louis Centre.
Events, exhibition themes, dates, jurors & gallery hours are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, phone 314/241-4810 or e-mail Art Saint Louis.
For additional information on 2011-13 Exhibitions, click here. For downloadable entry forms for our upcoming juried exhibits click here.
ALL Art Saint Louis programs & operations are made possible with the support of Whitaker Foundation, Regional Arts Commission, Missouri Arts Council, Emerson, EdwardJones, and the Arthur & Helen Baer Foundation.