Thursday, July 18, 2013

Artist Profile: Co-curator Jamie Fingal

Jamie Fingal
Orange, California

1,  What year did you make your first quilt?    Traditional or art?  1981, a traditional nine patch

2.  What is the first show, and year, that you ever entered your art quilts?  Venue?  3 for 3 in 2003;  Road to California, Journal Quilts Houston, Sacred Threads

3.  What is your artistic style?  bright, whimsical, painterly, representational, abstract

4.  Have you ever changed your style from when you started making quilts?  Yes!  Took the leap to art quilts in 2001, and never looked back.  I hope my style is always evolving.

5.  What other style in quilt making piques your interest?  Surface design has always intrigued me. 

6.  What other medium in art influences your work as a fiber artist?  Painting, watercolors, stencils

7.  What do you have coming up?  Shows, Articles in magazines, Books, etc.  Quilting Arts June/July issue, Mary Janes Farm Magazine June/July issue, line of stencils through Stencil Girl Products, co-curator for What's for Dinner? for IQF Houston, guest on Pat Sloan's radio show on Aug 26.  Teaching at Art & Soul in Portland and IQF Houston!.

8.  Where will your art take you from here?   Onward and upward, to fulfill some of my artistic dreams and goals

9.  Describe your studio space:  1,000 square feet of industrial space, room for my long arm, and Bernina, large design table, various work tables around studio, fabric stash, paint area, office, and sitting area.  Lots of large wall space, room for classes, small gallery show.

10. What was the biggest challenge you have encountered in the making of your art quilt for "An Exquisite Moment?"  The size is a bit unweildey, but that is part of the challenge.  I found it difficult to decide what to do, something sentimental, or abstract?  Number one thing - keep it simple, happy and create this piece about my ankle replacement.

1 comment:

  1. Jamie, I love your "self-portrait" whimsical girl! Can't wait to see the exhibit in Houston.


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