Sunday, March 27, 2011

In Upstate New York in May: Come See Our Exhibit

My guild, the Weavers' Guild of Rochester, celebrates its 65th anniversary in May -- and to honor this event, we're exhibiting the wonderful work of our 140-plus members. Take note: It's free and open to the public. The dates are April 28 through May 19, from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. weekdays at the Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester, 277 North Goodman Street in the city's Neighborhood of the Arts.

We'll present awards for Best of Show (the Handweavers' Guild of America award), best use of multi-harness weaving (from the Complex Weavers) and other categories, including People's Choice. All types of fiber art are included, and our artists come from anywhere from Albany to Buffalo.

The exhibit will be juried by master weaver Sarah Saulson, who teaches in the textiles department of Syracuse University. (The above photo features her handwoven piece, "Moon Phase Cloth.") And, following the exhibit, our Guild will publish a book of 30 or so pieces from the show, complete with color photos and drawdowns!

For more on Sarah Saulson's work, click here.
For more on the Weavers' Guild of Rochester and its activities, click here.

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