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Date of next meeting: Friday 27 February 2009. Time: 9.30 for 10 am at Jeanette's.
If you need more information contact Eunice Mothetho-Rooi
cell 079 721 1438 (w) 011 833 3329 www. Craftcompetition.co.za or
alternatively contact Dana Biddle on 016 349 2949.
Sue Greenberg, of Bayside Gallery fame, approached Helga and me about a month ago whilst we were at an opening at her gallery Artisan. For those of you who don't know, Artisan is an upmarket, commercial gallery at the top end of Florida Road. She is very keen to showcase, once again, Fibreworks artworks and after consultation with Odette I have gone ahead and booked the venue for August 2009.
Sue likes the idea of a theme as it has worked well with exhibitions she has had in the past. If you have any good ideas, please bring them to the meeting at the end of February so we can brainstorm them further. If you cannot make the meeting and have some ideas, let Helga know before the meeting. Sue suggests we keep it local, i.e. a theme with a broadly African flavour.
Here are some details so far:
Physical address: 344 Florida Road, Morningside, Durban, 4001.
NB I have organized the opening of this exhibition to coincide with Odette's American tour group arriving in South Africa. I am sure they will be delighted to attend our opening. As this is the third tour that Odette has arranged she scores a hat trick! Well done Odette! She organizes this Arts and Crafts Tour with Nancy Crow and her son Nathaniel Stitzlein and the three week tour concentrates on the best and most interesting arts, crafts and culture of South Africa, including visits to game parks and World Heritage sites.
Since there will be about 28 people in the group, it should really swell the ranks at the opening!
If you want to know more about Odette's tour, look at : http://www.nancycrow.com/HTML/southafrica.html
Here is a letter from Rosalie:
Fibreworks members have another opportunity to do a small but important piece of artwork. We have been invited to exhibit this new collection of small works over the summer next year in Rochester, New York, at the biennial show of RAFA, the Rochester Area Fiber Artists. I have accepted on our behalf and will be very happy to take the works with me when I go next May. The advantage of taking small works is that everyone can send a piece and I'm not limited by size or weight in what I choose to take.
In consultation with Jeannette and other Fibreworks members, I have decided on a broad and exciting theme for the exhibition: MARK IN TIME. The possibilities are endless and the theme allows artists to develop it in almost any direction: from petroglyphs to passports, from celebrations to signatures, from dances to deadlines. There are so many ways throughout history in which people have marked the passage of time in their lives and in that of their culture. In the natural world we see the passage of time being marked by seasonal changes, growth, erosion and death. What does the phrase mean to you?
So start thinking about this thought-provoking and enticing challenge, full of possibilities for almost endless interpretations. It could be a stunning show of personal interpretation, design, color and texture.
However please note that at this time there are no plans for a catalogue.
Details and deadlines are:
Theme: MARK IN TIME (as an extension of our themed Fibreworks V)
Size: Small work with no side longer than 25 cm.
You may submit more than one work
Please make sure you attach a sleeve for hanging, with your name and contact details on the back of the work.
Materials: Any fibre of your choice, excluding animal skin, bone etc. It is against the law to take agricultural or animal matter into the United States and I would hate to see one of your pieces confiscated and destroyed! So no chicken bones, lizard skins, or beetles etc please!
Deadline: To me ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY 1 MAY 2009
Rosalie Dace Phone: 082 789 0978 / 031 201 0819
37 Kilburn Ave Email: email@example.com
Durban 4001 OR firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE LET ME KNOW HOW AND WHEN YOUR WORK WILL ARRIVE SO I MAKE SURE SOMEONE IS HOME TO RECEIVE IT
As most of you know, some of our AGM's were held at Graham and Santie McIntosh's beautiful Sewula Lodge. It was a treat not to be missed, so plan for next year.
Incidentally if you have any good images of Fibreworks retreats, e-mail them to Helga.