I don't have permission to post any photos so this will be a rare photoless article.
There are some wonderful pieces and some not so wonderful pieces in the exhibition. It is because of the "not so wonderful" pieces that I am taking time to write about the show.
I appreciate the format of Fiberart International, a show that is broad in scope and seeks the new, the different, the conceptual, the out in left-field, the adventurous, the tour-de-force, the craftless, the elegant, the quirky, the sublime, the outstanding, the large and small, the enduring, the passing fancy, the local and the international etc. Each of these works has something to say even if we don't like the package.
Fiberart International opens the doors a little wider for all artists working with fiber and encourages us to breath deep and dig deep in our studios. It also gives us cause to believe that there is someone "out there" who will show work which is drawn outside the lines and that there is an audience for such work.
Congratulations to all the participants. Thank you for sharing.