"The submissions from 9 Northeastern States were juried by Gerald Mead, a Buffalo-based artist, independent curator and writer who was a long-time curator at the Burchfield- Penney Art Center; Mary Giehl, artist and adjunct faculty member in the Syracuse University Fiber & Textile Arts Program, and Marie Via, The Memorial Art Gallery’s Curator of Special Exhibitions. The jurors have also chosen three substantial cash prizes: First Place $500, Second Place $250, Juror’s Choice $250. "
" Rochester Contemporary Art Center Director Bleu Cease is excited about the works chosen. “Our jurors have strong backgrounds and expertise in fiber art and they selected works that will intrigue and challenge viewers. The pieces range in scale, concept, materials and process. The artworks in the exhibition also represent a range of artistic voices. The exhibition will generate a lot of discussion and debate, and that is the kind of dialogue and exchange that Rochester Contemporary Art Center exists to create.”
|Here I am Opening Night April 1, 2011 getting used to seeing Dressing Gown to Filter Out Bad Chi take on a life of her own @ RoCo gallery.|
|Not wishing to influence the experience of the viewer with Dressing Gown in any way I stood back to enjoy patrons coming in for a closer look.|
|Later in the evening when patrons discovered I was in the gallery we share the concept behind my work and how it related to them.|