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Information on 2021 Fiber Arts Seminars

Posted: December 5, 2020

Fiber Arts Seminars for 2021 will be held online!

2020 Catalog Cover Artist

Posted: February 28, 2020

Presenting our 2020 catalog cover, featuring an original woodcut done just for us by Bobby Rosenstock of JustAJar Design Press.

2019 Catalog Cover Artist

Posted: February 27, 2019

The Festival is pleased to have commissioned world renowned sculptor, Bart Walter, to create the artwork for the 2019 catalog cover.

2018 Catalog Cover Art Competition Winner

Posted: February 8, 2018

Congratulations to Sally Drew of Olney, MD for her winning entry in the 2018 Cover Art Competition.

2017 Catalog Cover Art Competition Winner

Posted: February 4, 2017

Congratulations to Britt Silkey of Frostburg, MD for her winning entry in the 2017 Cover Art Competition.

2016 Catalog Cover Art Competition Winner

Posted: January 30, 2016

Congratulations to 2016 Cover Art Competition Winner Maria Victoria Savka of Pittsford, NY. Honorable mentions went to Mary Jeanne Coles of Union Bridge MD, Nathan Loda of Vienna VA, Jamison Odone of LaVale MD, and Debbie Lynn Zwiebach of Pasadena MD.

2015 Catalog Cover Art Competition Winner

Posted: February 12, 2015

Congratulations to 2015 Cover Art Competition Winner Ida Faraghan of Cinnaminson, NJ. Honorable mentions went to Evie Baskin of Chestertown, MD; Clare Margaret Douglas of Harrisburg, PA; Patricia Powell Kessler of Silver Spring, MD; and Alison L. Baker, of York Haven, PA.

Previous Catalog Cover Art Competition Winners

Posted: May 12, 2014

2014 Catalog Cover Art Competition Winner

2014 Cover Art

Ken McNeill, Fuquay-Varina, NC

Ken McNeillI grew up in tobacco country, central North Carolina. I drive a truck and I like old barns. Farm equipment, the smell of plowed dirt and rolling landscapes say home to me. I’ve drawn since childhood but took for granted the natural beauty of pastures, ponds, fields and farm buildings. A handful of years ago, when I set out to paint my surroundings, I truly began to see color in the shadows and the play of light.

I work eight-to-five as an electrical engineer. My job is structured by the laws of mathematics and physics. To be valid, it must be interpreted precisely and in the same way by those who utilize it. To break those constraints, I paint nights and weekends, filling my canvases with bold swirls of color. My wife’s obsession with spinning, knitting and all things fiber inspired me to paint sheep, goats, alpacas and bunnies, with the goal of finding an animal’s attitude or personality and translating it to canvas. My hope is that these paintings bring pleasure to others. And I feel honored that my work will be part of the 2014 Maryland Sheep & …

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