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Fiber Content III
Exhibition Dates: Sept 4 - Oct 8, 2015
This exhibition is in conjunction with Innovations in Textiles 10,
a regional collaborative event celebrating fiber art. 
Juror: Tracy Deniszczuk

Innovations in Textiles 10 is a collaborative event in the St. Louis, MO region, that investigates the state of contemporary textile arts. Over 20 nonprofit and private arts organizations join forces to present exhibitions related to fiber art created by national and international artists. Activities include workshops, lectures, gallery tours, and community programs. Innovations in Textiles 10 serves to enlighten the community with a unique aesthetic prospective on fiber art featuring various materials and techniques. The broad range of programming offered mirrors the symposium’s dedication to the investigation of innovative ideas.
The Juried Artists:


Katherine Ehlmann
Shirley Nachtrieb
Laura Saunders Kaiser
Kathleen Stratton
Joanne Woll

1st Place:
by Jacque Davis

Second Place:
"Age is a Work of Art"
by Katherine Ehlmann

Third Place:
"Feminine Legacy #3"
by Shirley Nachtrieb

Honorable Mention:
"Moon Fire"
by Jacque Davis

Honorable Mention:
"Tree of Knowledge"
by Christine Casten

People's Choice Award:
:Beach Buddies"
by Laura Saunders Kaiser

About the Juror:

Tracy Deniszczuk is a well known local fiber artist whose main mediums are felt making, both wearable and sculptural, as well as sculptural basketry. Shemarries both of her loves in her sculptural work which consists of felt forms surrounded by coiled basketry. She enjoys the process of felt making from undyed wool to the final product. She dyes her wools and silk and creates unique sculptural forms that are thenembellished with hand stitching. She encompasses each felt form within an undulating  hard form made of coiled, hand dyed pine needles that are hand stitched together with waxed linen thread.
Tracy has studied felt making with world renowned felt makers such as, Mehmet Girgic (Turkish felt maker), Sharon Costello, Martien Van Zuilen ( New Zealand), Pam MaGregor, Katerina Mokeyeva (Russia), and Lisa Klakulak just to name a few. Felt making has been a lifelong passion especially using it in a sculptural form. Tracy began making felt in college where she majored in Fine Arts with anemphasis on fiber art and a minor in printmaking from Southern Illinois University. She continues to work in her St. Charles, MO studio and hosts a wet felt making study group that is a part of the Weavers’ Guild of St. Louis. She is on the exhibition committee and jury committee for the Weavers’ Guild of St. Louis as well. Other memberships are Surface Design Association, Missouri Fiber Artists, and National Basketry Organization.

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