May 16 GUEST SPEAKER:
Wed., May 16, 2018 at 7 pm
Free for TSGNY’s Full, Donor, and Student Members. $15.00 for Newsletter Subscription Members and Guests. Admission fees support TSGNY’s Nancy and Harry Koenigsberg Award.
Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist 40 E. 35th St. (between Park & Madison Avenues), New York, NY. (Entrance at street level on the far right of the church itself; doorway marked #40.)
May 16: Michael James
June 20, 2018 -- MEMBERS’ SHOW (& Koenigsberg Student Awardee announced)
Michael James began exhibiting professionally in the 1970s and since then has shown in solo and group exhibitions throughout North America and abroad. His nontraditional quilts are in the collections of the Museum of Arts and Design in NYC, the Baltimore Art Museum, the Racine Art Museum, the Newark Museum, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Shelburne Museum, the Renwick Gallery of the American Art Museum in Washington DC, and the International Quilt Study Center and Museum, among others.
Michael James chairs the Department of Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, home of the International Quilt Study Center & Museum. He holds a BFA degree in painting and printmaking from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth (1971), and an MFA in painting and printmaking from Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, N.Y. (1973). UMass-Dartmouth awarded him an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree in 1992. In 2001 he was named a Fellow of the American Craft Council. He received two National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist Fellowships (1988 and 1978), and an NEA- sponsored USA/France exchange fellowship (1990).
In 2009 he was honored with the University of Nebraska’s Outstanding Research and Creative Activity Award in recognition of significant creative achievement during his time at the university (2009). The Renwick Alliance awarded him its Master of the Medium Award in textiles for lifetime accomplishment (2015).
His work is represented exclusively by Modern Arts Midtown, Omaha, Nebraska, and appears on his website:
The 6pm Pre-Meeting Program: Mounting and Display of Fiber Work.
Were you ever stumped on how to best display your piece? You are invited to share techniques (1 or more fine!) you use to mount, frame, position, suspend, or install your work. Share what you tried that didn't work, and what you figured out instead! Bring your examples or photographs.
If you have an idea or suggestion for an upcoming 6:00pm Pre-Meeting Program, contact Joan Diamond to discuss your presentation and available dates.