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Feature Exhibit

for Rug Hooking Week 2022

Feature Exhibits pay tribute to the work of outstanding contemporary and historic artists. Each of these extensive collections offers a wonderful and rare opportunity to study closely the techniques, colors, designs, materials, and in-depth story of talented artists.

Classes:  Rug Hooking Week offers classes relevant to these exhibits so that you may gain insight and learn techniques directly from the artist, authority, or curator. You will find more information on the classes listed with each exhibit and on the Retreat and Workshop pages.

Feature Exhibit - Maine Hooked Rugs and Fiber Arts


Maine:
Hooked Rugs & Fiber Arts

Maine is New England’s largest and most northern state. It is known as the Pine Tree State, with 17.6 million acres of forest, filled with the majestic moose. Another 40,000 acres of fields are covered with sweet wild blueberries. The eastern rocky coastline offers a stunning view of the Atlantic – whose waters are bursting with lobster and the coves are crammed with fishing boats. Just some of the reasons why so many fiber artists live or summer in this picturesque state.

This Feature Exhibit highlights the state of Maine’s diversity and wealth in fiber art. Both contemporary and historic artists and authorities will be represented with hooked, punched and other fiber arts. Maine has a long-standing history with hooked rugs, going back to Edward Sands Frost, and many others. Today, Maine offers both outstanding and diverse contemporary artists. The state also has a number of fiber art groups, guilds, and organizations. There will be numerous facets to this exhibit, a variety of collections, a range of mediums, and many individual fiber artists will be spotlighted – in all, they will inspire and surprise you!

«More specific details announced throughout 2022. If you are a Maine Group/Guide/Organization, please fill out the Group Exhibit Application. If you are a Maine fiber artist, and are interested in participating in this exhibit, please contact: Kathy Wright wrighttraditions@aol.com