July FAO Meeting in Tulsa

July meeting group

Meeting Notes

FAO Tulsa Chapter had their meeting Tuesday, July 14th with 20 people in attendance. Kate Kline presented the program on recycled materials from thrift stores. She buys wool clothing items, washes them in hot water with tennis balls to help with the fulling process and then [...]

Fiber Christmas in July Fiber Festival

Fiber Festival

I know I’ve advertised this in our newsletter but I thought I would remind everyone that the Fiber Christmas in July Fiber Festival is this Friday and Saturday. I went last year with a couple of friends and it’s a very nice event so we should support our Oklahoma vendors.

OWA’s Mixed Media Collage Exhibit

The Oklahoma Watermedia Association’s juried exhibit

is on display at the Norick Art Center located on the Oklahoma City University campus from July 5 – 31, 2009. We are proud to announce that four FAO members have work in this exhibit; Sharon Allred, Carla Houston, Kay Moore, and Dawne [...]

Baskets of Oklahoma

The Basketweavers Guild of Oklahoma is presenting an exhibit of over 80 baskets that will be on display August 16 – 20, 2009 at the Waurika Public Library which is located in the restored train depot, 105 S. Meridian St., Waurika, OK.

“Baskets of Oklahoma” will include all kinds of baskets: traditional, contemporary, twilled, [...]

Josephine Myers-Wapp weaving exhibit

There is a wonderful exhibit by Josephine Myers-Wapp, a 97 year old weaver, at the East Gallery of the State Capitol. It will be on display from June 22 – August 23. You can read more about it here.

Modern Materials: The Art of the Quilt

Lori Lupe Pelish, “The Circus Life”, 2006

[Artspace] at Untitled will exhibit Modern Materials: The Art of the Quilt, an invitational exhibition bringing together the best and most innovative contemporary artists in the United States who are working in the medium of quilt art. With an emphasis on three-dimensional works, the exhibit will also [...]

FAO Officers for 2009/10

Shirley conducting her last meeting as President

FAO members elected officers, board members, and committee chairman at the Potluck Dinner meeting on June 20th.

Sara Braden, Elia Woods, and Sue Moss Sullivan

Here is the line up for the coming year:

Stephanie Grubbs – President

Sara Braden and Joan Galbraith – Program Directors


Fiberworks 09 Concludes

I made a trip back to the IAO Gallery where the Fiberworks 2009 exhibit is on display to take photos. All the lights were not on so they didn’t turn out very well. Carla took her fancy camera so maybe her photos will turn out better than mine.

Art by Stephanie Grubbs

The green [...]

Annual Potluck Dinner

June 20th on Saturday night was the Fiber Artists of Oklahoma (FAO) annual potluck dinner meeting. This year Sue Moss Sullivan invited FAO members to her vacation cabin in Chandler and it was a treat! She has a beautiful log cabin in the woods with a nice pond and it was such a relaxing place [...]