The earliest crafts and functional objects were fabricated from locally available or traded natural (from the earth) materials: clay, wood, metal, fiber, stone, glass, leather, etc. This tradition continues today, enhanced by improved tools, techniques, processes.
Included in this exhibition are functional and decorative objects made from natural materials by 27 artists: Ilse Bolle, Sarah C. Chapman, Alicia Forestall-Boehm, Francine Gourguechon, Marcia Grubb, Barbara Grunewald, Karen Gubitz, Kimberly Gust, Juarez Hawkins, Lori Hess, Linda Hillman, Linda Hillman, Dorothy Hughes, Malika Jackson, Susan Messer McBride, Kate Oggel, Alyssa Paulsen, Corinne D. Peterson, Ann Quinn, Michelle Rial, Gina Robbins, Laurie Shaman, Carryl Sher, Nancy VanKanegan, Marcia Winograd, Mary Winter, and Marjorie Woodruff.
Jurors: Carmen M. Perez and Mary Stoppert
(Banner image: artwork by Alicia Forestall-Boehm)