Saturday, February 9, 2008

Cyber Fyber Trading--Susan Lenz, Fiber Artist

Pear, ATC, (2.5" x 3.5")
Fannie Narte

ATC No. 110, (2.5" x 3.5")
Susan Lenz

SUSAN LENZ, Fiber Artist

Susan Lenz, an accomplished fiber artist from South Carolina, has organized an impressive trading project called "Cyber Fyber Trading." She has created 130 ATCs for trade. I signed up less than a week ago to trade for her ATC No. 110, and received it in the mail today. That was fast. This was an excellent trade.


Here are the three options to trade with Susan through Cyber Fyber Trading:

1) Trade a fiber postcard for display in CYBER FYBER, the exhibition. (Limit one!)

2) Trade a fiber ATC for display in CYBER FYBER, the exhibition. (Limit one!)

3) Send up to three, flat ATCs in any media for the INTERNATIONAL RANDOM ATC TRADE on Saturday, January 10, 2009.


"CYBER FYBER EXHIBITION is an international event scheduled at Gallery 80808/Vista Studios in South Carolina, USA from January 8th through 20th, 2009. The focus of this exhibition is to highlight the influences of Internet access for today's fiber artists."


Susan has given fiber artists a tremendous opportunity to showcase their work and participate in an exciting project. This is an excerpt from her blog post dated February 1, 2008:

"About a month ago many of the blogs mentioned New Year's Resolutions....

"Then, I got a hair-brained idea....I thought about sharing my cyber world with my local, physical community....share the power and fun found in Internet access...have an exhibition in the gallery where my studio is located...take a year to plan it...make it big...make the gallery a Wi-Fi location with laptops for viewers to post comments on everyone's fiber postcards and fiber ATCs....get the exhibit with arts writers...invite "famous" artist/bloggers to exhibit work...write arts grants...solicit for corporate something MAJOR! My mind was in a whirl of good ideas. I knew I had to take action. I started working. Now it is time for me to "officially" announce what happened:

"Cyber Fyber is an exhibition scheduled for January 8 - 20, 2009 at Gallery 80808/Vista Studios, 808 Lady Street in Columbia, South Carolina."

In addition to the traded fiber postcards and fiber ATCs, the exhibit will also showcase artwork by several world renowned invited fiber artists.

I'm grateful to be a part of this historic project, Susan. Thanks for sharing! My ATC will be on its way to you on Monday.


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