I spent this past week in Oklahoma City as this year’s FiberWorks juror, lecturer and critique presenter. FiberWorks, a juried annual exhibition produced by Fiber Artists of Oklahoma, is now held at IAO, an expansive new gallery in a downtown neighborhood where various studios like Paramount once stored and distributed movie films.
This exciting and diverse annual exhibition, mounted by its talented founder Sue Moss Sullivan for 34 years, showcases the full gamut of traditional and contemporary fiber art and fine craft.
A great crowd gathered for Friday night’s opening and I enjoyed giving an opening lecture to a supportive, interested audience.
The gallery is extremely spacious and well-appointed, with excellent portable walls and numerous pedestals, a spacious lecture/reception area in the back, kitchen, storage area and office space. It is a dream space and IAO is truly an asset to Oklahoma City artists.
On Saturday morning, we had a strong attendance of artists in the show who gathered for a juror’s walk-through and critique of each work in the exhibition.
I felt honored to meet this talented group of artists and artisans and be so involved in this year’s exhibit. It was a busy week filled with lots of friendly artists and interesting conversations.
Check the Fiber Artists of Oklahoma website in a few weeks to see images of some of the works selected for FiberWorks 2012.