Thursday, May 7, 2015

Fiberlandia!

I'm just home from Portland, where I attended the Studio Art Quilt Associates "Fiberlandia" conference, an annual meeting where quilt artists gather to talk about their art.  It was fabulous!

As I flew into Portland, I had this stunning view of Mt. Hood.  It was a good way to start the week!
When I arrived in Portland, I almost immediately ran into the three Texas Reps.  Kim Buchmann, Deborah Bright and Teresa Wong.  They were busy strategizing:
My good friend Maria Shell was one of the keynote speakers of the conference.  Her talk on writing proposals and finding grants was fabulous:
I did run into some Texas members at the conference.  There were 7 or so of us there.  Here I am with Lynne Allen, Teresa Wong and Deb Bright:
One of the highlights for me was the walking tour of Portland on Saturday afternoon.  My group visited galleries and fiber exhibits.  This was taken in a gallery in the Pearl District, Blackfish Gallery.  There were featuring art by Clint Brown and Rory O'Neil:
We also visited several fiber art exhibits.  One was "Exploring Layers" in a gallery in Pioneer Place Mall.  One of my favorite pieces was this horse by Christina (Chris) Brown, who posed with her piece for me:
 We also saw an exhibit called "Moving Outside" by the Fiber Rebels.  Chris Brown had a horse in this exhibit, too:
And we saw an exhibit by the "MIX" group, an abstract challenge focussing on a local historic hotel, the Allison Hotel and Spa:
On Sunday afternoon, I went to the Portland Museum of Art with Ivy Jensen and Lynne Allen, and viewed a fabulous display of Italian fashion from the 50s to the present.
I came home brimming with inspiration.  Time to get back to work!

2 comments:

Teresa Duryea Wong said...

Heather: I had so much fun meeting you and visiting with you. Love all the pictures! I just got back to Houston and like you, can't wait to get back to the studio. Fun stuff.

Norma Schlager said...

It was so good to see you again. I always love what you do and your exhibit in Finland sounds marvelous!

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