As SEFAA Board President Suzi Gough explains, “Spotlight is a great way to foster our next generation of fiber artists – providing an exceptional platform for students to exhibit and expose their work plus relevant professional experience photographing, submitting, and shipping their work. Exhibition entry is inexpensive and includes a one-year SEFAA membership, monetary awards are very generous, and the opportunity to network with the wider fiber arts community is invaluable.”
The show is still up for a couple days so if you're in the area and have a chance, stop by to see the excellent student works! The Southeast Fiber Alliance also works to give special awards to art from the show and The Woolery sponsors the 2nd Prize. This year our winner was Amanda Britton for her entry, July 1956. She combined resin, photographs (digital and hand-printed), and handwoven/dyed remnants to create 25 circles that preserve the idea of "reserving shapes and moments that seem to recede too fast." Amanda is an MFA student in Textile Design at the University of Georgia.
This year the show is hosted at the Fine Arts Center in Greenville, SC. The show is still up for a couple days so if you're in the area and have a chance, stop by to see the excellent student works!