I both donated artwork and volunteered for "Dear Fleisher" this evening, a biannual fundraiser for Fleisher Art Memorial where artists donate 4x6 inch artwork and the public can snag some art for $50 a pop. The trick is, you don't know who the artist is and you select based off your own aesthetic response, not because it's by somebody important. I'm very happy my own piece sold! I'm also very happy that for some facebook-related reason, I ended up getting a free voucher for one work of art!!! (I'm like, their biggest fan and advocate. it's ridiculous. aren't you sick of hearing about Fleisher? Well...sorry, but it's just about the greatest community arts center ever. And I got free art today.) So I selected the piece above! I loved the complex lines, the hint of the figure, the subtle color harmony....
Turns out it's by artist Susan Stromquist. And you can see her slightly-less abstracted figurative works here.
Keep an eye on Fleisher- they'll probably post the as-yet unsold works pretty soon, and they might even be listed at a lower price.
This blog will be an effort to document my thoughts and experiences in studio work, art criticism, and community education in the areas of fibers, color theory, screenprinting, and art education. Please respect my work and link back to me if you use any images and feel free to comment. I am a fiber artist from Philadelphia, teaching at Fleisher Art Memorial, and have recently completed my Masters of Art Education at Tyler School of Art, Temple University.