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The exhibitions presented here can also be found in the Community Gallery in Suite 402 of 701 Main Street, Stroudsburg, PA. Community Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday from 10am-4pm, by appointment, or during the First Saturday Art Walk event in downtown Stroudsburg from 6-8pm.
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Fiber Only! 2021 Exhibition
The Pocono Arts Council is pleased to announce the award recipients for “Fiber Only! 2021” July 3-August 10.
Fiber Only! 2021 Exhibition Award Recipients
First Prize: Tracy Granger – Vermont Geometric
Second Prize: Lenore Fiore-Mills – Sun Quilt
Third Prize: Suzanne Werfelman – Goes With Summer Black
Honorable Mention: Elizabeth Burnett – Shannon
About the Juror
Liz Hamilton Quay –
Liz Hamilton Quay is the Assistant Professor of Textile and Materials Studies at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. She followed her passion for the manipulation of fabric to earn her MFA at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia in Fibers and Materials Studies. Her journey began at Kutztown University, where she proudly received her bachelor’s degree in Art Education and a BFA in Craft, concentrating in Fibers. Her creative approach is based on her natural curiosity for materials and a joy for making. Through a variety of techniques ranging from traditional fibers to digital formats such as video, she creates work that explores innate visceral feelings. Her work has been featured in venues and publications such as, the WestBeth Gallery in New York, the Ceres Gallery | New York, Fiber Art Now publications, Surface Design Association, Fibre Arts Australia, and the Art Association of Harrisburg.
Fiber Arts Exhibition Pocono Arts Council (July/August 2021)
As a Textiles & Material Studies professor, I encourage all of my students to put their most original selves into their work, which results in a large variety of expressions in fibers. When jurying this exhibition, I approached this much like I would a classroom critique. I asked myself a series of questions to help analyze and really see the work beyond my aesthetic preferences. Most important to me, I looked for the originality and the voice of the artist in the work. Was it clear that this was the artist’s unique perspective? I then observed for utilization of the textile techniques. Did the piece sing because of the artist’s decisions based on a combination of material and technique? Would it have benefitted from a different treatment? Formal elements such as composition, color palette, and form guided me next. Did these enhance or hinder the overall aesthetic? Craftsmanship and construction were then considered. What role did the craftsmanship play in the overall enjoyment of the work? While many of the pieces in the show embodied at least one of these categories, the winners all had a balance of this criteria and brimmed with originality.
Congratulations to the winners and all of the participants. Keep making amazing fibers work!
Liz Hamilton Quay
Assistant Professor of Textiles & Material Studies, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
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