List of Juried Artists:
Laura Ahola-Young, Maddie Aunger, Mark Bavoso, Eldon Benz, Robert Bolla, E J Brown, Ken Church, Peggy Cole, Erin Conoboy, Jody Cukier, Flavia D’Urso, Audrea DeLong, Kevin Desrosiers, Elizabeth Desrosiers, Laura Dobrota, J. Casey Doyle, Hannah Ehret, Vincent Fazio, Mark Fetty, Amy Firestone Rosen, Susan Garrett, Amelia Gersten, Christine Giancola, John Hardecke, Stephen Harmon, David Harmon, Jill Inbar, Terry Kelly, Robert Kokenyesi, Janet Kourik, Ron McIlvain, Sheri Mertzlufft, Larry Miller, Carey Netherton, Alex Paradowski, Jody Paulson, O. Gustavo Plascencia, Judith Repke, Bob Rickert, Debra Smith, Michelle Streiff, Ashley Trabue, Jim Trotter, Jerry Walters, Susan Wehrman, Lauren Wilder, Chelsie Wilson, Rebecka Wyrde
Fran Skiles was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. She graduated from West Virginia University with a BA degree in textile design.
She is a full time studio artist, working in Florida and West Virginia. In addition to her art practice she teaches and lectures throughout the United States giving workshops in paper and fabric collage.
In the 1990’s, before making collage paintings, Fran made art quilts and exhibited them Nationally and Internationally at venues that include the Quilt National, best of show 97’, Visions, Quilt San Diego, British Craft Council’s “American Art Quilt Exhibition,” Fiber Arts International and “Art Quilts; America of the Millennium” in Strasburg, France. Fran is a naturalist by temperament. Working in collage has been a constant throughout her life. Layering photography, paint, ink, paper and fabric onto watercolor paper, fabric and wood is an intuitive process. Fran hopes to create an abstract landscape that captures nature’s essence.