Homeland Wins Award at International Fiber IX

Once again, I am honored to be included in International Fiber Arts IX, an international fiber show at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts on the coast of northern California. My piece, Homeland won a Merit Award and was also the piece chosen for the cover of the exhibition pamphlet and for the postcard announcing the show.

Fiberart International Opening

Attending the opening for Fiberart International in Pittsburgh, PA was thrilling and inspiring. There were 55 artists from 8 countries in this 23rd triennial exhibition and about half of them were able to come to the events that were sponsored by the two galleries that hosted the show, Contemporary Craft and the Brew House.

Drawings of Endangered Birds from Artist Residency In France

In October 2016, I spent a month at La Porte Peinte artist residency in a small medieval village in central France. I did hours of research about endangered birds, which led to a series of 18 drawings of birds around the world whose existence is threatened by habitat destruction and other thoughtless human practices.

Exhibición Centro Cultural Chapala

Mi exhibición individual titulada Turbulencia: Aves, Belleza, Lenguaje y Pérdida, se inauguro el 4 de Agosto, 2018 en el Centro Cultural Chapala “Antigua Presidencia” y tuvimos una gran asistencia.
Hay 10m nuevas piezas en exhibición en la sala principal y 6 piezas anteriores en una sala más pequeña donde el nuevo documental de Miguel Mata se reprodujo de manera continua.

Chapala Cultural Center Exhibition

My solo exhibition titled Turbulence: Birds, Beauty, Language & Loss opened on August 4, 2018 at the Chapala Cultural Center and we had a great turnout.

There were 10 new pieces on view in the main gallery and 6 older pieces in the smaller gallery where Miguel Mata’s new documentary ran on a continuous loop.

Deborah Kruger Feature Interview

John Hopper from the UK has a wonderful blog named The Textile Blog. He does in-depth artist interviews and I am honored to be featured in a recent blog:
Read the Full Interview
I encourage you to not only read my interview but to sign up for his mailing list. John curates a wide range of art and artists from around the world.

Solidary/Solitary Exhibition

Every artist dreams of being in a major collection and this exhibition at the Nasher Museum is an excellent example of how powerful collecting can be for the artists and for the public.

Solidary & Solitary: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection focuses on abstract African-American artists from 1940s to the present.

Textile Fibre Forum Interview

Soon after we selected Louise Saxton, our first resident artist from Australia (see our interview http://360xochiquetzal.com/louise-saxton/), we were contacted by Janet deBoer, the publisher of Textile Fibre Forum, the premier fiber publication in Australia. Janet wanted to do an article about Louise in the context of her upcoming residency. A nice email exchange ensued, during which I sent Janet some images of my work as a way of explaining my penchant for artists working in fiber.

When Janet saw my work, she immediately wanted to do an article about my artwork and 360 Xochi Quetzal! It was very affirming to get such an enthusiastic response from Janet, who is a household name in textiles. I have read Textile Fibre Forum for many years in order to follow the developments in the vibrant fiber art community down under. I was very honored to be included in this international publication. My 2-page interview appeared in Issue No. 166 (see cover photo).

The interview covers some topics that I don’t usually get to address, like my ambivalence about using digital imagery, the evolution of my environmental concerns, my background in textile design and why I started the 360 Xochi Quetzal Artist Residency Program www.360xochiquetzal.com
http://artwearpublications.com.au/magazines/single-issues/textile-fibre-forum-magazine.html