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Exhibition News

Arigato: Boro Boro Byobu 10- Peach (detail) © Susan Ball Faeder

Current Exhibitions

“Purpose-Repurpose,” a tri-regional juried exhibit of professional artist members from the Studio Art Quilt Association (SAQA), that highlights extended use of scrap materials in art quilts, and which originally débuted at The Mansion at Strathmore in Rockville, MD last September and October, has been invited by Chambersburg Council for the Arts, located at 103 No. Main Street in Chambersburg, PA, for a SECOND venue from February 17-April 23, 2023. Susan’s Arigato Boro Boro Byobu 10: Peach (see detail above) from her Boro Boro Series will again be on view. Two special events will be offered in conjunction with the exhibit: April 22: Earth Day Celebration Downtown Chambersburg, making recycled and ‘garbage’ art… and April 23: a closing reception/meet the artists, time TBA. *There will also be several workshop offerings, including “Collage and Stitch” taught by Susan! Contact Susan if interested, or click HERE to contact the Council’s Gallery Coordinator, Andrea Finch. Color catalogues are still available.

Susan has 3 pieces in the Lewisburg Arts Council Members Show at Gallery 255 of the Public Library for Union County, located on Reitz Boulevard in Lewisburg, PA. The in-person exhibit runs for the entire month of February 2023, with access during regular library hours. A reception is set for February 6, 2023, from 5:30PM- 7:30 PM. Click HERE for location and hours.

The Susquehanna Art Society will launch its annual online members’ exhibit on February 1, 2023. Susan’s “Woodlands,” a framed fabric construction incorporating hand-applique with Japanese sashiko stitching on Japanese vintage indigo, will be on view. Click HERE to view the selected works of the many talented artists of Greater Susquehanna Valley of Pennsylvania. 

If you are going to be in San Diego… A portion of “Playing With A Full Deck” is now on view at its permanent home, The Visions Museum of Textile Art, through May 27. This time-honored collection of quilts originating from 1994 allows for a rich review of the the art quilt movement beginnings. Susan’s “Six of Diamonds” is not included in the current on-view group, but you CAN view it HERE, among the entire online presentation in alpha order. 

Once again, The Textile Study Group of New York‘s Juried Members have produced an outstanding Fall 2022 Online Gallery #33. Included is one of Susan’s framed sashiko works, stitched on vintage Japanese indigo and titled, “Concentric Lines: Blue & White Diamonds.” Follow the link above and scroll down. 

Recent Exhibitions

Susan was the invited Artist for the Month of December 2022 at 45W Art & Café in Mifflinburg, PA. Her exhibit titled “Kamon: Japanese Family Crests” featured 13 small patchwork framed works using Japanese heraldic images of plants and flowers on indigo, many of which can be viewed in the QEJAPAN web SHOP.

Stroll Through the Arts:  For the fifth year in a row, Susan was among a select group of regional artists in various mediums invited to display their work in downtown Lewisburg shop windows for 10 days from OCT 15-22. Click HERE to see the invited artists for 2022.

“BLUE,” a 3-month, in-person, invitational solo exhibit featured the harmonious textile art of Susan Ball Faeder. Curated by the museum’s director, Sabrina Grey Wilson, the exhibition showcased examples of Susan’s art, born out of 50 years study and travel to Japan: quilts, fiber collage, sashiko hand-embroidery, and rag weaving, and her 100 cloth amulets ~ ALL with a specific nod to “Japan Blue,” aka indigo. Susan was the premier fiber artist to be welcomed at the glorious open space of the Milton Art Bank. See a video walkthrough of the show and selected works here.

Homage to Shizu © Susan Ball Faeder
Homage to Shizu

Susan’s Homage to Shizu, a mixed-media work with hand-weaving, painting, and collaged found objects, was awarded second prize in the Masters Level: Other & Photography category at the Susquehanna Art Society’s 2022 annual members’ show held at the Degenstein Community Library in Sunbury, PA. Over 100 works — in several categories and from many levels including students and beginners — were on view.

Five of Susan’s works (including 2 quilts, a fiber collage and a weaving) were on view in July, 2022, at the Station Gallery in Lock Haven, PA, as part of the annual Invitational Fiber Art exhibit. Works by Dorothy Gerring and Meredith Grimsley, both regional Studio Art Quilt Association (SAQA) members, were also on view.

Susan’s textile art was also included in the 8th Lewisburg Arts Council 2022 Members’ Show at Gallery 255, located in the foyer of the Public Library for Union County, at 255 Reitz Boulevard, in Lewisburg, PA. The exhibit was on view in February and March 2022.

Be sure to see The Textile Study Group of New York, Juried Members Fall 2021 31st Online Gallery. Look for Susan’s fiber collage using vintage Japanese textiles titled Three Friends, and enjoy the gorgeous selection of 101 members’ works. You will be uplifted.

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