Gallery owner Kathryn Markel selected "Winter Afternoon I" for the Ridgefield Guild of Artists' 39th Annual Juried Show, which opens with a reception Sat., Sept. 24, 4:00-6:00 pm, and continues through Sun., Oct. 23. The fiber art landscape is among 81 pieces selected for the show from nearly 300 submitted. Markel owns Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in New York City and Bridgehampton, NY. The Guild's gallery hours are Wed. through Sun., 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.
I find great joy and fulfillment in designing and creating art out of fabric. Not infrequently, art has "happened" when two or more otherwise unacquainted fabric pieces - creased and frayed or flat and squared up - accidentally bumped into each other and became friends. Time in the studio is a feast of experimentation and discovery, as the fabrics take me on adventures in depth, dimension, metaphor and whimsy.