The Fine Art & Craft of Fiber- Gallery

The Fine Art & Craft of Fiber - opening


Amy Genser works with paper, paint, metal and wood to explore her obsession with texture, pattern, and color. Evocative of natural forms and organic processes, her work is simultaneously irregular and ordered. She uses paper as pigment and constructs her pieces by layering, cutting, rolling, and combining paper. The process is a meditation, which Amy describes as a beautiful dream. Her hands take over and her mind is quiet.

The natural world is a clear source for Amy’s work. She is fascinated by the flow of water, the shape of beehives, and the organic irregularity of plants, flowers, rock formations, barnacles, moss, lichen, and seaweed. Her pieces bring to mind aerial landscape views, satellite imagery, and biological cellular processes.

Amy’s love affair with paper began in 2000 in a paper-making class at the Rhode Island School of Design, where she got a masters degree in Graphic Design. Amy lives in West Hartford, CT with her husband and three sons, and spends her summers on the beach in Rhode Island.

Katherine McClelland-  Kat is a graduate of The Maryland Institute, College of Art where she majored in ceramics but took classes in a wide range of disciplines. She is married to a fabulous woodworker and is the mother of two amazing girls. She is an art teacher for a small high school in CT and also teaches felting workshops in a variety of settings. She spends her studio time working hard to develop a body of work in felting, her medium of choice for the last seven years.

Instagram: @katmcclelland_artist
Facebook: @katmcclellandartist
TikTok: @katherinemcclella3



Awards will be presented at the opening reception. Winners will be spotlighted in our press releases, social media pages, website, and email marketing promotions. 

Dates to remember-


Entry Deadline:  December 27th, 2022 by midnight
Notification of Results: January 3rd, 2023 by email
Hand Deliver Entries: Sunday, January 8 |1 to 3 pm
Monday, January 9 | 1 to 3 pm
Show Dates and Times: January: 14th to 29th, 2023
Saturdays & Sundays | 1 to 5 pm
Opening Reception  Saturday, January 14th 3 to 5 pm
Pick-up artwork: Sunday January 29th | 4 to 5 pm
Monday January 30th | 1 to 3 pm

Award Winners

Best Overall 

Susan Wright “Footstool Victorian”

Best Originality

Linda Graves “The Tribe”

Best Composition

Sally Chaffee “Cleopatra”

Best Execution/Use of Materials

Nancy Ofori “Emine (one who is fearless and courageous)”