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Silk Painters International: Transcendent Silk… Beyond the Ordinary

September 1 – October 12, 2018 | Sandra J. Blain Gallery

Serge Nepomnin

Transcendent Silk… Beyond the Ordinary  showcases 82 silk paintings by 52 national and international artists. The exhibition was created in conjunction with the Silk Painter International’s (SPIN) biennial conference “Transcendent Silk… Beyond the Ordinary” being held at Arrowmont October 4-13, 2018.  Featuring works made by SPIN members, the exhibit features a dynamic group of silk paintings, sculptures and installations that explore a variety of themes and subjects. “SPIN is an international organization of silk artists, painters, practitioners and educators. Our goal is to establish silk painting as a recognized art form by encouraging and promoting the collecting, displaying and production of silk art at the highest level.” – SPIN.

Barbara Matthews

Exhibiting artists: Naila Abrar, Margaret Agner, Evette Allerdings, Mitzi Ash, Olivia Batchelder, Kiranada Sterling Benjamin, Bonnie Bradley, Julie Cox-Hamm, James Cusmano, Nicole Donson, Mary Drummond, Jane Fink, Mary Edna Fraser, Audrey Frigstad, Muffy Clark Gill, Kathy Goodson, Phyllis Gordon, Mary Gorman, Christy Greene, David Higgins, Aileen Horn, Irm Houle, Joyce Jacobs, Maria Jurimae, Suz Knight, Linda Kovarik, Brecia Kralovic-Logan, Sandra LaBaere, Nadja Lancelot, Diane Lawrence, Cassia Maia, Karen Malin, Barbara Matthews, Judith Meeks, Susan Louise Moyer, Serge Nepomnin, Diane Olhoeft, Traci Paden, Barbara Pease, Suzanne Punch, Susan Quateman, Jill Quillian, Leslie Rogers-Todder, Karen Schueler, Rumiya Shcheulova, Doshi Smith, Sally Stevenson, Kaki Steward, Suzanne Visor, Ursula Wamister and Joanna White

Traci Paden

Award Winners: TBA
1st place: Doshi Smith
2nd place: Margaret Agner
3rd place: Brecia Kralovic-Logan
People’s Choice: Doshi Smith

Featured image: Diane Lawrence “Dawn of Fire,” 31×33″, Jacquard dye

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