Friday, 8 May 2015

Concurrent Show - FAN

In a previous post, I mentioned that the Fibre Art Network (FAN) will be having a concurrent show during Quilt Canada.  The talent in this group is quite exceptional, and I wanted to whet your appetite for their show.

Judith Panson

FAN is a co-operative of professional fibre artists from Western Canada.  As a group, they are committed to showcasing original and creative fibre arts, and also to promoting fibre as an art form and supporting each other as artists.  They have members from every part of Western Canada: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, the Yukon, and the Northwest Territories.

You may wonder how they can meet as a group when they come from such far reaches of our great country.  Members of FAN share their learnings and news with a monthly newsletter.  They also have a website Fibre Arts Network (FAN)).  Members enjoy an annual retreat that helps them to connect with each other while also stretching them out of their comfort zones and helping them take their art to a new level.  The distance between the individual members may at times be great, but FAN helps them use their art to bridge the gaps and come together as a group.
Marianne Parsons

Diane Duncan
FAN is as generous as they are talented.  They are proud to be the sponsor of the Innovative Award at the CQA/ACC National Juried Show.  

FAN produces two exhibits a year, and one of them "On the Wind Travelling Exhibit" will be available for your viewing pleasure at Quilt Canada 2015.  34 magnificent works of art from members of FAN will be on display.  Artists were asked to create pieces 18"x36" that interpreted the statement "On the Wind".  

Judy Villett
Contributors for "On the Wind Travelling Show" took the theme to heart and created quilts that are incredibly varied in both materials and techniques.  The show will be a feast for they eyes!  Those attending Quilt Canada 2015 have the great privilege of being the first to view the display, as it is debuting there.  Afterward, the exhibit will be available for loan to venues throughout Western Canada in 2015/2016.  

Jenny Perry

This amazing show is yet another very attractive reason to make plans to come to Quilt Canada in Lethbridge, Alberta next month.  Less than a month to go!  Prepare to be Blown Away by the amazingly talented artists in FAN!

Shena Boes