Collage of Quilts
  Fiber Optix formerly “Contemporary Concepts An Artists' Group
Fiber Optix Member: Janet Kurjan
Sandy Altenberg
Cher Cartwright
Nancy Cordry
Julie Drake
Lorraine Edmond
Louise Harris
Barbara Kanaya
Janet Kurjan
Melisse Laing
Ellin Larimer
Barb Nepom
Sharon Robinson
Janet Steadman

Janet's Artist's Statement

 Working in fiber provides me with the opportunity to play with color and to incorporate a textural element into my work.  I am attracted to irregular patterns and find inspiration from primitive textiles and patterns from nature and architecture, such as the close-up view of a bird's wing, reflections in water, rock structures, a bamboo fence or a stone wall.  I work improvisationally, letting the fabrics and colors lead me as I work.

Janet's Notable Achievements

Janet has been juried into the extremely prestigious Fiberarts International, as well as numerous appearances in Art Quilts Elements (Art Quilts at the Sedgwick, as it was previously known). In 2005, the Bellevue Art Museum reopened under the directorship of Michael Monroe, former director of the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery of American Craft and Director of the American Craft Council. Janet received the great honor of being chosen by Michael Monroe as a "Featured Artist" in the inaugural reopening exhibit.


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