Saturday, January 25, 2014

From the Inside Out--exhibition and workshop

UPDATE:  New Venue and New Dates!

Since writing the post below, we lost our gallery.  But the very good news is that we now have a new venue for our international show From the Inside Out.  

New venue: ADW Gallery 
Art & Design West Building
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

New dates:  August 18-September 21, 2014
Opening reception TBA. 

Fabienne Rey's workshop will go on as planned. 

More info will be coming in a new post very soon.  In the meantime you can read a bit about the change here and here.

The workshop taught by Fabienne Rey will go on as planned.

Greetings from Southern Illinois.  It's been awhile since I last posted.  Let me reintroduce myself.  I am Pat Vivod.  

Detail of rust print work in progress.  Silk
Elizabeth Adams-Marks and I are co-curating an international exhibition at the Jacoby Arts Center in Alton, IL  now to be held at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, that opens this August. We have invited Fabienne Rey of the Netherlands, Irit Dulman of Israel and Rio Wrenn of Portland, Oregon to join us in the exhibition. Elizabeth and I live just eight miles apart and have known each other for over a decade.  The five of us have been Facebook and blog friends for a few years.  

All of us work with natural materials, Fabienne with silk and felt, Irit with felt and both do eco-printing, Rio and I work with with rust, and Elizabeth with handmade paper, indigo and rust.  All of us have exhibited widely. If you are a subscriber to Fiber Art Now, you may recognize our names from the Summer 2013 issue.  Fabienne, Irit and I were featured in Wendy Feldberg's article Unearthing Eco-dyes.  Irit shared the magazine article on her blog here.  

Our exhibit is titled From the Inside Out: Revelations in Natural Mark Making and has already been a year in the making.  The title is a reference, in part, to how we work.  You can read all about the exhibit and see artist profiles at our blog From the Inside Out.

From the Inside Out will run from August 22 to October 4, 2014 now Aug 18-Sept 21, 2014
Opening reception is August 22, 5 to 9 pm.  TBA
There will be an artist talk that evening with Elizabeth and I--and we are keeping our fingers crossed that Rio Wrenn will be able to join us.  We are negotiating for her to teach a one day workshop, so stay tuned.   

We hope you can see the show.  If you can't make the opening, but want a tour of the exhibit contact me when you'll be in Alton.  I'll be happy to meet you at the gallery.  

We are also pleased to announce that Fabienne Rey will be zooming over from the Netherlands to teach a workshop in conjunction with our exhibit in September.

Detail of eco-printed silk

From The Inside Out: Eco-Prints and Memory Cloth I is a 3 day intensive workshop to be held outdoors in a garden setting about 30 minutes east of downtown St. Louis.  The workshop will be limited to 12 participants.  No eco-dye experience necessary.  
Workshop dates are September 19, 20, 21, 2014
Fabienne will also give a gallery talk at Jacoby Arts Center in Alton now ADW Gallery SIUE on September 18, 7 pm.

Information for Fabienne's workshop can be found here.

If you think you might be interested in participating the workshop, you should know that slots are filling up fast.  To get on our mailing list for details and registration form, you can message me your full name and email at Pat Vivod Artist on Facebook or write to shiborirust[at]yahoo[dot]com.   

Stay tuned...

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Gallery space transformation

 This is the way the gallery space outside my studio looks today. Tomorrow I will be working with the 4th Friday interns to hang the 20+ pieces in my water reflection series for the featured artist show at 4th Friday at the Starline. I will post photos tomorrow of the transformed space.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Opening of The Eye and the Needle

Two fiber art exhibits: The Eye and the Needle and Salvage and Selvage will be at the Anderson Arts Center in Kenosha,WI, January 26- March 23,2014. A reception with the artists is Sunday, January 26, 1:30-4pm. 

The Eye and the Needle”, is an exhibit of contemporary fiber art work by Illinois and Wisconsin Members of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA IL-WI ) created from the artist’s original photo, used as inspiration, in production, manipulation or in some other manner in the creation of the work. The artwork and photo will be hung in tandem for each artist. Approximately 25 works by 18 artists with wide variations in interpretation, style, and implementation will be shown. Work by Illinois fiber artist Michelle Sales, the Eye and the Needle juror will also be included. The Anderson Arts Center is located at 121 Sixty Sixth Street in Kenosha, WI, 53143.
A color catalog, “The Eye and the Needle “ is available for purchase through For more information about the exhibit contact Pat Kroth, SAQA regional representative and exhibition curator: or Barbara Schneider, Illinois SAQA regional representative:
SAQA, Studio Art Quilt Associates is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt through education, exhibitions, professional development and documentation. It is an international organization of more than 3,000 artists, teachers, collectors, gallery owners, museum curators, and corporate sponsors. You can find out more information at
You can visit the SAQA ILWI regional blog at:

Salvage and Selvage, a fiber art exhibit using recycled materials, by members of the Fiber Artists Coalition is premiering at the Anderson at the same time. The exhibit premiers at Anderson Arts Center, then goes on to the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum in Wausau in April 2014, and will tour to locations throughout the US during the next two years.
“Salvage is the saving and use of waste materials; Selvage is the fabric edging woven to prevent fraying.” In Salvage and Selvage, Members of the Fiber Artists Coalition combined these notions and embraced the challenge to create fiber artwork using “non-traditional” materials. No other directives were supplied. The individual works use a variety of materials, surface design and stitching techniques to create unique explorations in fiber art, including: game pieces, packing materials, bubble-wrap, kimonos and candy wrappers.
Fiber Artists Coalition is an affiliation of textile artists who collaborate in securing opportunities for work to be exhibited in venues throughout the US. Members of FAC employ a variety of innovative materials and techniques in the creation of fiber art with a contemporary edge. Some members have published books about their artistic processes and are in demand as teachers and lecturers. Many exhibit their work in juried group and solo exhibitions within and beyond the U.S. All are Professional Artist Members of SAQA. You can learn more about FAC at

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Water Colors exhibit

Coming too soon is my solo exhibit at The Starline Gallery. I will be showing about 18 art quilts and art cloth pieces from my water reflection series. Some of these pieces have not been gathered together in quite some time. I just received Reflections, Venice, var. 2 back from its sojourn at the U. S. Embassy in Vientiane, Laos.  More information to come as the I get closer to the date. Now it's time to clean studio, make labels, finish poster, get work ready to hang and ......

Sunday, January 5, 2014 start up for 2014

Hi all,
I have begun posting daily (she says hopefully) to my blog again. I decided that the daily practice of posting a photo is something I miss. It keeps me focused on looking around, it "encourages" me to work in Photoshop and learn more and keeps me in touch with others. And sometimes great ideas for art work grows out of these daily exercises.

So if you have time to follow along go visit:

Barbara Schneider