In Santa Monica, at Bergamot Station…bG Gallery hosted an in-person art party for “Fabulous Fiber” on  February 12, 2022. If you missed it, the show runs through March 14, 2022. Curated by Kate Stern, the group exhibition features the work of fiber artists – Cassie Arnold, Charlotte Bird, Serena Brooks, Han Cao, Cudra Clover, Orly Cogan, Shelby Drabman, Sevarine Gallardo, Linda Gass, Peg Grady, Kathy Halper, Stephanie Metz, Merrill Morrison, Carol Powell, Michael Rohde, Bonnie Jo Smith, Kat Sanchez Standfield and Elise Vazelakis.

Severine Gallardo, Felted headdress

Fabulous Fiber”  brings together artists working in various materials which all fall under the banner of Fiber Arts. Whether woven, quilted, embroidered or felted, the works of art vary from 3 dimensional sculptures to large and small scale wall pieces to wearable art. Oozing with texture and color, these age old techniques give way to a new life as contemporary artworks.

“I wanted to work with artists I had never worked with who work in mediums I hadn’t explored before in my curation. I’ve had a strong attraction to textile and fiber artworks over the years, partially because I like the textures but also because the work makes me feel involved in it. Almost like I am a part of it. Something about knowing the feeling of the fibers on their own and how those feelings relate to emotions. Fiber art has a way to make you feel connected to the work on a sensory level.”

Save the date…Sunday, February 20, 2022 at 5:00pm (PST) – There will be a  zoom reception. Meet the out of town artists online; 

On view: February 12 – March 14, 2022; Hours: Tues.-Sat. 12:00 – 5:00pm; Masks and social distancing required. Be sure to check the gallery’s website for its safety guidelines and vaccine mandates.

What: “Fabulous Fiber,” Group Exhibition
Where: bG Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave #A2, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: (310) 906-4211