Fiber arts are an incredible way to express creativity and create beautiful works of art. From crochet to quilting, fiber arts can be used to create anything from rugs to sculptures. In Alameda County, many artists have utilized a variety of fibers to create their works of art. One such artist is Ann Johnston, who has crafted artistic quilts from her hand-dyed and freehand stitched fabrics.
Her works have been featured in exhibitions around the world, including the Newark Museum's contemporary portable art exhibition and Julie's Artisans' Gallery in New York City. Ellin Klor is another artist who has used fiber arts to create her works. She has a degree in Art History from the University of California at Berkeley and a master's degree in Library Science from Simmons College in Boston. She has also been awarded the Merit Award (Innovations in Fiberart) from the Sebastopol Arts Center in California, as well as CraftForms 2002 from Wayne Art Center and Asque Parade from Solomon Dubnick Gallery in Sacramento.
Renée Cocke is a managing partner of KRIMSA Fine Rugs and Decor in San Francisco, founded in 2002. She has also been awarded the Merit Award (Innovations in Fiberart) from the Sebastopol Arts Center in California, as well as CraftForms 2002 from Wayne Art Center and Asque Parade from Solomon Dubnick Gallery in Sacramento. Mirka creates 2D and 3D artworks with a variety of textiles, whether purchased in Asia, hand-dyed, recycled, or commercial, and sometimes combines them with paper. She has also been featured in the Trib Live exhibition which showcases the best of contemporary fiber art around the world (April 15 and 20). At the University of Berkeley Art Museum, Ávila Susan Taber helped organize several exhibitions on fiber optic arts from East and Southeast Asia.
He is grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the important role that the Textile Arts Council (TAC) plays in supporting the textile arts in the Fine Arts Museums and the Bay Area. In the 1980s, she followed her passion for creating unique works of art to wear, which she exhibited and sold in galleries and museums around the country. International Fiber Arts Xl is a juried exhibition that presents a different approach to traditional and innovative fiber techniques, and contemporary concepts for the use of traditional and unusual materials. When it comes to fiber arts, there are many different types of fibers that can be used. Wool, cotton, silk yarn, wood, metal and bone needles are all commonly used for crochet. Other materials such as paper can also be used to create unique pieces. Fiber arts are an amazing way to express creativity and create beautiful works of art.
With so many different types of fibers available for use, Alameda County artists have been able to craft some truly stunning pieces.