Bellevue Arts Museum Biennial 2012: High Fiber Diet
October 25, 2012 -February 24, 2013
BAM Member Reception Friday, November 16, 6:30-8:00 pm
510 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
Tuesday -Sunday: 11am - 5pm
Free First Friday: 11am - 8pm
About the Exhibit
2012 marks the unveiling of the second edition of BAM’s much-anticipated biennial. With a focus on fiber, one of the most thriving yet underexposed media in contemporary art, BAM Biennial 2012: High Fiber Diet continues BAM’s commitment to celebrating both tradition and innovation in art, craft and design in the Northwest. Selected from close to 300 applications, the 44 artists chosen to participate in BAM Biennial 2012: High Fiber Diet represent both established and emerging artists, either living or working in the Northwest. Submissions to the 2012 edition were reviewed by a panel of four jurors comprised of: Elissa Auther, Associate Professor of Contemporary Art, University of Colorado; Stefano Catalani, Artistic Director, Bellevue Arts Museum; Elizabeth A. Brown, former Chief Curator, Director of Exhibition and Collections, HenryArt Gallery, University of Washington; and Marci McDade, author, artist and editor of Surface Design Journal.
The majority of the works are specifically created for the exhibition. They range from traditional to new expressions of fiber art, where concepts, media and ideas merge. Jointly, they offer a glimpse into how artists continue to transform and reinvent fiber’s already rich tradition in the Northwest.
Title: The Contact: Nevadan Orogeny
Size: 84” x 53”
Media: Dye, cloth, thread
Date: © 2011 Ann Johnston
Photo credit: Bill Bachhuber