This is the 11th Biennial Fiber Art juried exhibition, which is held every two years at Sebastopol Center for the Arts. It is a juried exhibition presenting a distinct approach to innovative and traditional fiber techniques, and contemporary concepts for the use of traditional and unusual materials. The chosen work invites the viewer to experience the many facets of fiber art by accepting both two or three-dimensional pieces including wearable and installation art.

The reception was fun and very busy. I have a few images of some of the work. To see it all, go to Sebastapol and see it in person! For an online visual tour

I have attached my juror's statement below.



Ann's Juror's statement:

What an exciting job, jurying the pieces submitted to Fiber XI. Judith Content and I got to choose from many types of materials and many construction methods. We had lots of options to exhibit wall-hung, ceiling-hung, freestanding, and many sizes of pedestals for every possible installation.

My goal was to pick pieces that were excellent in design and execution and had a cohesive underlying concept. I looked for pieces that would have an impact on the viewer, and we were offered many of those that succeeded in completely different ways.

Of course, we had hard decisions to make, choosing from so many entries. It required looking at all the pieces over and over and trying to imagine the actual art from the images and how they would look in-person at their actual size. We read the artist statements over and over also, trying to understand what was being said. In many cases, I wished there had been a few more words from the artist.  I also wished that many of them had additional detail shots to help us.

By the time we had them all memorized, we had final selections. It is an assortment of artwork that is full of variety and power and fiber.  I want to thank each and every artist for submitting work for this exhibit, allowing us to select an exhibition from so many excellent pieces. I would like to assure those that were not selected that another week, other jurors, many different pieces might have been selected.