Sunday, January 11, 2009

Cyber Fyber Exhibition--Pear Receives Honorable Mention

Pear, ATC, 2.5" x 3.5"
© 2009 Fannie Narte

"Pear" was one of over 150 ATCs submitted to the exhibit and one of five ATCs given an Honorable Mention award by Juror Ellen Kochansky, a world renown fiber artist from Pickens, South Carolina, who had the enormous task of choosing one postcard and one ATC as the Best of Show in the Cyber Fyber Exhibition.

Ellen describes her experience:

"I took nearly two hours....which isn't surprising at all considering the depth of talent and number from which to select.

"In the end, Ellen selected the two winners and several 'honorable mentions' (no 'award' but a ribbon will be sent!). Videos were taken of Ellen naming these stitchers and giving her comments."

This is the ATC I received from Susan Lenz in the trade

Vote for your favorites using the following links:

"In the Shadows" is my fiber postcard submission to the exhibit.

This is the fiber postcard I received in the trade from Susan.

A People's Choice Award will be given on January 17 to the ATC or Fiber Postcard with the highest combined online comments and votes at the exhibit. I learned about this after responding to a question made by a commenter to my ATC online post--oops. I'll delete my comment before January 17 and hope that the commenter will have read my response by then.

January 8-20, 2009

CYBER FYBER EXHIBITION is an international event scheduled at Gallery 80808/Vista Studios, 808 Lady Street in downtown Columbia, 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.

The opening reception of the exhibit was held on Friday, January 9. Yesterday was Fiber Day, which included several events, including lectures, demonstrations, and a show and tell.

People's Choice Award
International Random Swap

"ATC Day is Saturday, January 17 from 1 - 4. Click here for more information. During this event the winners of the PEOPLE'S CHOICE "favorite" fiber postcard and ATC will be announced. Also the International Random Swap will be held!"

Read Susan's blog post dated February 1, 2008, describing how this project was conceived, which was inspired by new year's resolutions.

If you're in the area, visit the exhibit and the creative work by amazing internationally-renowned fiber artists. Introduce yourself to Susan Lenz and congratulate her on her incredible accomplishment.

Thanks to my friend, Genie, who made sure I knew about this award. Thanks, Genie!



Genie said...

My Pleasure Fannie,
Mo Cross another friend was also a winner, So pleased for you both,
Hugs Geniexxxxx

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh how exciting fannie! congratulations!
your pear is exceptional!

Brenda said...

Awesome. You must be so thrilled. The pear is gorgeous.

Regina said...

Fannie, What exciting news! I'm so happy for you. Congratulations.

morningDove said...

Congratulations fannie, very deserving. Looking for many more of these.

marianne said...

So nice you were mentioned but well deserved! You are a true artist!
What lovely ATC cards! Can´t imagine this pear is so small, that makes it even more magical.
I love working with ATC´s as well, such nice little projects!