One of Yeiser Art Center’s most engaging, innovative and colorful international exhibits, Fantastic Fibers is an inspirational must-see for fine artists, quilters and textile art enthusiasts across the globe.
2020’s Fantastic Fibers exhibit was viewable by appointment the week of May 26-May 30.
JUROR: Amy Meissner
Alaska artist, Amy Meissner, combines traditional handwork, found objects and abandoned textiles to reference the literal, physical and emotional work of women. She has shown internationally, with textile work in the permanent collections of the Anchorage Museum, the Alaska State Museum, the Contemporary Art Bank of Alaska and the Alaska Humanities Forum as well as various private collections. With a background in clothing design, illustration and writing, she holds undergraduate degrees in both art and textiles, an MFA in Creative Writing, and is currently completing an MA in Critical Craft Studies at Warren Wilson College in North Carolina, where she is pursuing research into Craft as Remedy through women’s solitary and participatory textile practice.