June J. Jacobs
My fibre work is inspired by nature’s miracles. I live and work in an environment that allows me to witness seasonal extremes and transformations. Using my eyes to look and to see, I transform these ideas and visions, utilizing various fibre techniques including: Felting, nuno felting, hand and machine embroidery, applique and quilting to express my interpretations. My style is generally figurative and realistic. It is through the use of colour, combined with alteration of the form, addition of textural components and pushing the boundaries to the abstract that currently intrigues and challenging my abilities.
I have been active in Saskatchewan Fine Craft for more than thirty years in a variety of capacities: fibre artist, Exhibitor; The Hand Wave Gallery owner for 29 years; educator, workshop participant, adjudicator and juror, active Saskatchewan Craft Council member, CARFAC member; Saskatchewan Professional Art Gallery president and member and fibre guilds member and co-ordinator of many arts related activities.
I have recently completed 3 art residencies: Banff, Vallauris, France and Quebec City.
Recent exhibitions include World Textle Arts – Small Format exhibition, Mexico, 2011, World of Threads Dufferin Mueseum, Oakville, Ontario 2011, Prairie Excellence, Craft Councils of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba Oct 2010; Plein des Bras, Contemporary Textile Museum, Montreal, Quebec December 2009 and January 2010; Unity and Diversity, Cheongju International Craft Biennale 2009, South Korea; Interface 2009, Mysteria Gallery, Regina; Body Skins, A.I.R.Vallauris, France 2008; The Eye of the Hurricane,Convergence 2008 Tampa Bay, Florida.