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Artists' reception: Saturday, December 7, 2 - 4pm
Seventeen fiber and jewelry artists will show their diverse works during Crossings' 10th annual Fabrications exhibit Dec. 2-31. Their intriguing wrap bracelets, wall hangings, naturally dyed scarves, batiks, vintage fabric wearables and more can be viewed during Crossings' holiday open hours.
Several participating artists feature vintage or recycled materials in their works.
Of seven artists living in Rochester, three are returning participants: Renee Nation, Francie Ginocchio, Lynn Bartley and Maureen Quinn. Quinn’s art quilts, Nation’s felted hangings, Ginocchio’s hand-beaded silk works and Bartley’s mixed media pieces all are worthy of space on any wall.
Mari Fleming of Rochester sews up scraps of fabrics into patchwork tree ornaments.
“These colorful patchwork ornaments are made with non-traditional colors. Scraps and assorted batiks are machine-quilted,” Fleming said.
Cheryl Finnegan of Pine Island creates aprons that are trimmed with vintage embroidery, or even made from vintage tea towels or other fabrics to which she gives new life.
Gretchen Fierke of Seams Knotty in Northfield uses vintage fabrics to create headbands, neckties and tie-on collars.
“I try to find fun and random fabric to make the items eye-catching,” she said.
Lisa Carey of Berkshire Braids uses repurposed materials to create functional pieces constructed of braided fabrics.
“I am a fiber/textile artist who uses traditional methods to create functional pieces in new and different ways,” said Carey, who also lives in Northfield.
Lace is a key tool in making Marnette R. Doyle’s clay goblets.
“I used my clothing design skills in order to create each piece,” she said. “On the goblets, I used actual lace, impressed into the sides, to create the image.”
Mette Biering Christiansen uses natural dyes derived from a variety of plants including grapes and madder to make beautiful silk scarves and wool wallhangings. Christiansen, of Red Wing, will teach classes in dying silk scarves and wool with natural dyes at Crossings in early 2014.
CALL FOR POETS & ARTISTS:
Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
In honor of National Poetry Month in April, Crossings at Carnegie (Zumbrota, MN) invites poets and artists to submit their work to the thirteenth Poet-Artist Collaboration, an annual exhibit in which artists create work inspired by poetry.
This special event will feature the poets reading and discussing their work, and the artists discussing how the poems inspired their art. It is not only an opportunity for the poets and artists to meet each other, but an unforgettable evening of camaraderie for all those who love the arts!
Are you an artist seeking a venue for selling your works? We may be the right place for you. Whether you are an emerging artist or a long-established professional, we welcome your inquiry. You may email us with at least five images of your work, along with an artist bio or statement, and a website address if you have one. Or you may contact us to set up another means to submit pieces for our jury to consider.
Crossings always welcomes new art and artists to our space. We most frequently showcase the talents of regional artists, but we have exhibited works by artists from around the Country and even overseas.
We display and sell paintings, pastels, prints, glasswork, beadwork, felted and fabric pieces, fiber art, ceramics, metalwork, woodcraft, sculptures and more. Our gallery and gift shop are an eclectic mix of whimsical meets magical, poignant meets sassy.
There are several points of entry into our gallery space. Crossings sponsors several themed group exhibits during the year, with entry fees ranging from $5 to $15. Every Spring and Fall, art fairs take place with entry fees averaging $35. During the balance of the year, two artists share gallery space in a month-long exhibit.
The entry fee to show in an exhibit is $200, which helps cover the cost of promotional efforts. For the exhibit, 2,500 postcards are printed and distributed; artists receive a portion for personal promotion. The artist must agree to be present for a reception on an agreed-upon date. A typical show remains on display for thirty days.
Artists can expect to receive extensive exposure during their exhibit. Hundreds of people from all walks of life visit Crossings every week as they shop during the day or attend a class, concert, or other public event. Our mailing lists exceed 4,500 individuals, households, and regional businesses. Extensive efforts to publicize the artist result in media coverage of all types.
Artwork for sale should be appropriately prepared for display – for example, paintings should be framed and ready to hang, prints should be shrink-wrapped with foam core – and priced to include our standard commission.
We prefer work be delivered by the artist, rather than shipped, when possible. Return shipping costs must be assumed by the artist. All artists who have exhibited at Crossings are invited to maintain a rotating selection of their work at the conclusion of their exhibit. As seasons, exhibits and space demands change, we may need to rotate or return your unsold items. Your work is insured during the time it is on display at Crossings.
All works must be original. No imports, commercial or manufactured items, or items created from kits or copied from published patterns will be accepted.
For more information, please contact Marie Marvin at (507)732-7616 or send an e-mail to email@example.com.