about the exhibition
For this exhibition the St. Louis Artists’ Guild seeks artwork that detects the structure of the physical world both seen and unseen, imagined and observed. We are fascinated in how nature repeats itself with a diversity of forms from the micro to the macro. How do you capture this phenomena? This is an all-media exhibition looking for works of both abstraction and realism. We are particularly interested in how artists’ capture form from a well-timed photograph, to the manipulation of paint, drawing media, fabric and clay, or a mixture of all of them.
Submission Deadline: October 12, 2018, 11:59pm
Exhibition Dates: November 16 to December 28, 2018
Awards: Cash prizes totaling $1000 will be awarded by the juror. 1st Place: $500; 2nd Place: $250; 3rd Place: $150; Honorable Mention: $50; Honorable Mention: $50.
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.