Woven Together: Firestorm

Woven Together: Firestorm
Pikes Peak Weavers Guild of Colorado Springs

Business of Art Center
Manitou Springs, Colorado
June 21, 2013 to August 3, 2013
By early August, an astounding 42,933 wildfires had been entered into the U.S. database and 6.4 million acres had burned. The Waldo Canyon fire alone consumed two lives, 346 homes and 18, 247 acres. At its peak, 32,000 people were evacuated from Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs and nearby communities. 2012 proved to be one of the western region’s worst fire seasons in decades.
As artists, how do we respond to disasters like these? We use our medium to create work that expresses the emotional turmoil of seeing, experiencing and surviving wildfires: horror, fear, loss, relief, gratitude and renewal. From all of these comes a commemoration, Woven Together: Firestorm.
Entries must contain handweaving, spinning, or dyeing techniques executed by the artist and must be finished objects (not yardage or skeins). Hand-manipulated fiber techniques such as basketry, kumihimo, and ply-split braiding are eligible for entry. Traditional and non-traditional weave structures, fibers, and dyes may be used for both functional and decorative textiles. Entries must be original, completed within the last two years, not executed under supervision or using a kit, and not previously exhibited or published.
Each artist may submit up to three entries. The fee is $15 per entry and is non-refundable.
Juror: Jeanne Steiner is a textile artist who has merged weaving with dyeing for over 35 years. She holds a B.F.A. in Art from Colorado State University and is currently serving as Weaving Instructor and Arts and Crafts Program Director at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Visit website for more information: www.pikespeakweavers.org/firestorm/