Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Just two weeks until Karen arrives for her wonderful Weekend Workshop! May 13-15, 2016 - will you be joining in on the fun?

"Through the Haze of Mind"  thread, acrylic, charcoal on stretched canvas  16" x 48"  © Karen Goetzinger

A Note from Karen:  
Art Practice Strengthening Workshop 
for Fibre Artists
There are still a few spaces left for my workshop at St. Lawrence College in Kingston, Ontario on May 14 and 15. If you are an artist working with fibre or textiles and you desire to increase your confidence in your work, make informed choices about composition, and decrease the amount of unfinished work sitting in the corner of your studio, this may just be the workshop for you. 

"Recipe and Ingredients for Brilliant Design" is like a food elimination diet. By isolating the elements of design, during the workshop you will create strong works based on a particular element and guided by principles of design. Solid applied knowledge of the Principles and Elements of Design is essential to any studio practice but especially useful at those times you find yourself stuck or unsure. So, now what?Click here to register Fibreworks Kingston Weekend Workshops. You'll be glad you did. 
MAY 13-15, 2016
St. Lawrence College
Room 00060
Lecture, Friday Evening May 13th
Workshop Fee $125 

This workshop removes the mystery and brings practical clarity to the principles and elements of design. Learn the principles that are the foundation and the language of good design by experimenting with each of the elements during 2 days of exercises on paper, fabric and in stitch. 
Through these studies you will learn to understand how the
principles interact with the elements of design in creating successful compositions and how they relate to your own fibre art practice.

 Expect great results in designing all new work for your personal Studio practice during this all new, exciting workshop weekend with Karen. Plan to experiment with design play techniques you have always wanted to explore, and enjoy working through Karen's assignments as you develop a new confidence as you design exciting pieces for your 2016 personal and exhibition work.

Whether an experienced designer or beginning your adventure with original design, Karen's years of successful development of all new work for her own collections will surely provide a great foundation for your continuing studio work.

Plan to ask lots of questions, bring your own design dreams to paper and stitch and be prepared to share in an exciting workshop weekend with like minded fibre professionals.

More of Karen's beautiful designs - please visit her website for more information and images...

Known for her finely detailed mixed media textile constructions that are influenced by her roots in quilt making, couture construction, and her life-long passion for the urban landscape and architecture, Karen Goetzinger captures urban life through the perspective of treasured but fading memories. Using painted and stretched canvas as a giant embroidery hoop, she sketches, with thread, the imprint of urban landscapes on individual memory. Each artwork is intentionally without figurative elements thereby allowing the viewer to become the city’s human element, in solitary interaction with the landscape and their personal narratives and fleeting memories.

Please join us for the Workshop Weekend  May 13-15, 2016 at St. Lawrence College... Hope to see you and don't forget Karen's Lecture and Sharing of her beautiful work Friday evening, May 13, 2016, Room 12040 on the Upper Level at St. Lawrence College 7-9 pm.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

FIBREWORKS Instructors and student artists included in the THREADWORKS Exhibition, Opening at Wellington County Museum Sunday April 17, 2016

Artwork by Micaela Fitzsimmons


April 17-May 29, 2016 

Wellington County Museum and Archives

Opening : April 17th, 2:00 pm

Please join us at the opening reception on Sunday, April 17 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.
Threadworks returns for its final year at Wellington County Museum and Archives (WCMA) with this year’s theme, ‘Flashback’. Organized by the Threadworks Committee, you will not want to miss this spectacular display, showcasing a delightful variety of fibre art from across Canada.
The mandate of Threadworks has been to mount, every three years, a juried exhibition of exceptional creative needlework stitched by artists from across Canada. Since its inception in 1987, Threadworks has been sponsored by the Wellington County Museum and Archives. After an inaugural exhibition at the WCMA, the show travels the Province of Ontario for up to three years and is exhibited in many museums and galleries.

The 2016 entries are now closed. 
A big thank you to all the artists who submitted their work! This exhibition promises to be truly beautiful and representative of the talent of Canadian Artists from provinces across this great country.
image of Wellington County Museum and Archives 
Directions, How to Get Here
  • Our civic address is 0536 Wellington Road 18, located between Fergus and Elora
  • Link to Google map
  • Open year round Monday to Friday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 1:00 - 5:00 pm.
  • Victoria Day, Monday, May 23 - Closed.
  • Combine your visit to the Museum with a weekend or day trip to Fergus or Elora. Click here for local tourism information
Admission Fees:    General admission to the Museum and Archives is by donation
 The 2016 theme for the artwork submitted was FLASHBACK

What does that word bring to your imagination? Just how far back does it take you? Whether it’s to your own youth, your Grandmother’s time or pre-history, anything other than this minute or tomorrow qualifies. Here are a few suggestions: Fashion, Art Deco, Architecture, Environment/Nature/Fossils, Summer Camp, Holidays, Music (e.g. song titles), War, Hippies, Home, Death, Grandma’s influence/Ancestors, Weddings, Babies...
Come see how the artists have interpreted their memories and "flashbacks" in all new work for Threadworks 2016. 

So many thanks to the Show Co-ordinators are Elizabeth Duggan Litch and Sharron Begg, and the
Jury liaison for the 2016 Exhibition was Kathleen Bissett.