Blog Posts tagged with fiber art

The Exhibit "RED 2" Opens At Gallery 25N Today

Posted: September 14, 2016 11:51 Last Updated: | Edward Burke

Gallery25N – is presenting twenty international artists in its second exhibit based on the color red. The artworks selected for this exhibition are in a variety of mediums: painting, drawing, digital art, photography, sculpture, etc. The artwork that is exhibited reflects these artist's interpretation of a subject enhanced through the use of the color red. In the work one can see how red is used to imply a wide range of emotions and feelings; power, heat, love, sexuality, anger, joy, etc. The work and its use of the color red draws the viewer closer emotionally in a way which enhances and...


“Pets We Love 2” in support of the ASPCA

Posted: June 01, 2016 08:16 Last Updated: | Edward Burke

“Pets We Love 2” Art-Competition.net: Announces a call for entries for “Pets We Love 2” for a second year supporting the ASPCA. Up to 18 artists will be selected for a group exhibit, “Pets We Love 2” at Gallery 25N's online gallery. We are proud to present “Pets We Love 2” for a second year in support of the ASPCA and its mission to save lives. To learn more, visit: aspca.org. Theme: "Pets We Love” - Pets are an important part of life for many individuals and families, and are caring companions that we love, and can range from the exotic to the domestic. Their relationship to us is ...


Art Call for Entries "Dreams 2" Online Exhibit at Gallery25N.com

Posted: April 20, 2016 19:57 Last Updated: | Edward Burke

Call To Artists Theme: "Dreams 2" - Dreams are a window into an alternative reality that we all experience. The memory of a dream can be fleeting or can haunt us for a lifetime. Without the artist we would only see and feel our own dreams. However, the artist can help us connect to our dreams as well as allowing us to see into their dreams. The artist can present a dream as a visual reality from representational memories to an explosion of abstract and surrealistic images.     Submission Deadline: May 23, 2016 (Midnight EST)     Curator Selection: June 1, 2016     Artists Notification: ...


Call To Artists, "Land & Seascapes"

Posted: February 24, 2016 17:42 Last Updated: | Edward Burke

"Land & Seascapes" Art-Competition.net announces the art call "Land & Seascapes", Deadline: March 21, 2016 (Midnight EST). There will be 7 winners and 10 honorable mentions. This competition is open to all artists/photographers worldwide. The participants must be 18 years of age or older working in any still art medium: painting, drawing, collage, photography, digital art, fiber art, etc. "The cash prizes, art marketing prizes and the number of winners have all been increased." Awards: $8,025 in Cash and Art Marketing Prizes. Link To Art Call: "Land & Seascapes"


Emotion & Energy of Color 3

Posted: January 29, 2016 00:11 Last Updated: | Edward Burke

Emotion & Energy of Color 3 For information Art-Competition.net: Announces the third “Emotion & Energy of Color 3” art call to artists and photographers for an online juried international competition. Deadline: February 22, 2016 (Midnight EST). There will be 7 winners and 10 honorable mentions. “Emotion & Energy of Color 3” The visual narrative of the work should present an individual interpretation of the subject, expressed in the emotion, energy and power of color. How you as a visual artist/photographer interpret the world, your surroundings, dreams, passion, spiri...


Left: Fairy and Crane, Embroidery with silk from the Qing Dynasty.  Right: Covered ewer, Porcelain painted in enamels from the Qing Dynasty

The Significance of Cranes as Symbols in Chinese Art and Carpets

Posted: September 04, 2015 10:48 Last Updated: | Omri Schwartz

Cranes in Chinese art -- Since ancient times, the Chinese have been exceptionally creative in using various living, non-living and imaginary objects to represent abstract ideas. They have a symbol for everything, including life, death and longevity. One glance at Chinese art and carpets can educate on the myriads of Chinese symbols. Among the most popular and widely used symbols are the ones for longevity. They include bamboo, cicada, peach, gourd, pine, deer and crane. Cranes, or herons as they are also referred to as, play an important role in Chinese mytholog...


“St.  Bartholomew,” one of 12 portraits of apostles embroidered by Prudence Punderson Rossiter, 1776-1783.

A NEEDLEWORK DOYENNE'S LEGACY RECONSIDERED

Posted: October 03, 2010 11:30 Last Updated: | Laura Beach

HARTFORD, CT. – Some scholars cast a shadow so deep that decades pass before newcomers dare examine a subject in a new light. Betty Ring is one such giant. Beginning in 1967 and culminating in 1993 with Girlhood Embroidery: American Samplers and Pictorial Needlework, 1650-1850, the doyenne of needlework studies defined the field’s scholarly and commercial parameters by classifying the best early American embroidery by school and instructor. Enter Susan P. Schoelwer. In 2005, she began her exhaustive analysis of antique needlework in the collection of the Connecticut Historical Society. ...


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