February 26, 2018

Exploration & Innovation at The Front Porch Gallery

California Fibers: Exploration & Innovation was at the Front Porch Gallery in Carlsbad, CA, from May 21-July 8, 2017. If you didn't make it to the show, here's what you missed.


Michael F. Rohde's pieces Jubilant and Dichotomy, flanking Mary Beth Schwarzenberger's Flower Power Redux


Doshi, Stone Steps


Mary Beth Schwarzenberger's Sunrise Sunset


Detail of Sunrise Sunset


Linda Anderson's Joshua Is Jazz


Gail Fraser's Web of Threads I and II


Gail Fraser's June Doom


Doshi, Garden Secrets


Kathy Nida's Earth Daughter and Marilyn McKenzie Chaffee's Marking Time #9


Marilyn McKenzie Chaffee's Marking Time #9, Lynne Hodgman's Twining Prepositions, and Kathy Nida's By All Means


Marilyn McKenzie Chaffee's Marking Time #9


Kathy Nida's Earth Daughter


Kathy Nida's By All Means


Lynne Hodgman's Split Infinitives


Linda Anderson's Musicman of Jaipur


Doshi, Garden Secrets


Cameron Taylor-Brown, Majestic Stone: Pisac Ruins, Peru, and Majestic Stone: Machu Picchu, Peru


Polly Jacobs Giacchina, Hidden Refuge


and a detail of Hidden Refuge


A side view of Lynne Hodgman's Flowing Subjunctives


And a detail of Flowing Subjunctives...


Charlotte Bird, End of the Season


Lori Zimmerman, Mending 1.4


Zimmerman's Mending 2.0


A closeup of Zimmerman's Mending 1.2


Chari Myers, Indigo Rhapsody


Charlotte Bird, Fruiting Body #10


Polly Jacobs Giacchina, Web of Textures


Rebecca Smith, Contexture


Polly Jacobs Giacchina, If It Moves


Peggy Wiedemann, Springtime Nest


Peggy Wiedemann, In Celebration of Twirling (pedestal) and smaller pieces by Lydia Tjioe Hall


Lydia Tjioe Hall, Three in One


Tjioe Hall, Wood Shell and Spokes


Tjioe Hall, Copper and Steel Woven


Tjioe Hall, Steel Brass and Tigers Eye


Tjioe Hall, Spokes Wood and Bead



Rebecca Smith, Light Source


Charlotte Bird, Autumn Leaf


Michael F. Rohde, Techtonic



A view of the gallery during the opening


Another view during the opening


Another view, with artists Polly Jacobs Giacchina and Doshi in the foreground.


A view of some of the work


Another view of the gallery


A view of the front section of the gallery

November 21, 2017

Points of View at the Rose Gallery

California Fibers' exhibit Points of View opened last week at the Rose Gallery, Francis Parker School, 6501 Linda Vista Rd, San Diego, California, and will be open through December 15. Below are some photos from the exhibit.


A view of one section of the gallery.


Julie Kornblum's piece I'm Still Here with Mary Beth Schwartzenberger's pieces behind.


Schwartzenberger's pieces Twilight in the Pines, Linear Texture, and Topanga!


A detail of Topanga!


Rebecca Smith's Fantasia


Peggy Wiedemann's Springtime Nest


Another view of the gallery


Linda Anderson's Trini Dancer


Kathy Nida's Feeding Time, BirdWatch, and You Pollute Me


Gail Fraser's Embracing


And a closeup of the pods


Chari Myers' Narration


Gail Fraser's June Doom


Fraser's Red Tide Alert


And her Prospective Landscape


Details of the miniature cattle in Fraser's landscape


Cameron Taylor-Brown's Fiber Trails Scroll numbers 1 and 3


Marilyn McKenzie Chaffee's Layered Lattice


Linda Anderson's Reflecting


Michael F. Rohde's Eightyone: Yellow


Julie Kornblum's Gyre


A detail of the Gyre


Kornblum's Elements


Peggy Wiedemann's Happy Boy


A detail of Happy Boy


Rebecca Smith's Altered State and Reflection


A detail of Smith's work


Michael F. Rohde's Encounter (above) and Radiant (below)


Rohde's Dioscura - Castor & Pollux (above and below)



Linda Anderson's Revealed


Carrie Burckle's Re Bloom


And a detail of Re Bloom


Burckle's Hexagon Blues


Peggy Wiedemann's Elements


A view of Elements with the gallery behind...


Julie Kornblum's Attraction


Rebecca Smith's Luminary II


Carol Nilsen's Calligraphy in the Dust 2 (top right), Centrifuge (bottom left), Emergence (bottom right), and Morning Meditation (top right)


A detail of Emergence


Polly Jacobs Giacchina's Decomposition


A detail of Decomposition


Polly Jacobs Giacchina's Red Writings Chapter 2


Doshi's Frame of Reference


Charlotte Bird's Microbes 1, 2, and 3


Bird's Small Worlds book


Pages of Bird's book


More pages


More pages


Another view of the gallery


And another view

The show is on for a few more weeks, although the school is closed this week. Stop by and see the work.