The Future of Contemporary Fiber – Joint SAQA/SDA meeting

Five Artists Talk About the Future of Contemporary Fiber

Saturday, June 7, 2014

10am — 12pm

Helikon Gallery, 3675 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO

DENVER, Colorado (May 1, 2014) — Sponsored by the regional associations of the Surface Design Association and the Studio Art Quilt Associates, Helikon Gallery will host a panel discussion of the state of fiber art today and its future. Anyone interested in fiber art as a medium is welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served.

The panel will be moderated by Carol Ann Waugh the five participants are: Regina Benson, Jo Fitsell, Jeffrey Richards, Sara Rockinger, and Ray Tomasso.

Contemporary fiber art encompasses a wide variety of materials, from textiles, wood, thread, paper, yarn, and organic materials that are turned into fine art by using techniques such as weaving, felting, machine stitching, embroidery, painting, printing, and dyeing. The five panelists each represent a different part of this emerging and exciting artistic medium and they will share their experiences and vision for what’s next in the fiber art world.

About Surface Design Association

The Surface Design Association (SDA) is an international community engaged in the creative exploration of fiber & fabric. Our mission is to promote awareness & appreciation of the textile arts. Through member-supported publications, exhibitions & conferences, we inspire creativity, encourage innovation, & advocate excellence.

About Studio Art Quilters Associates

Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt through education, exhibitions, professional development, documentation, and publications. SAQA defines an art quilt as “a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered structure.”

About Helikon Art Gallery, 3675 Wynkoop St., Denver, CO

Helikon Gallery is a family-owned and operated art gallery in the River North Art District (RiNo). We seek to inspire our visitors through artistic exhibition, education, and the presence of a creative community.


Carol Ann Waugh



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