Terry Shearn ~ Fiber Arts
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Artist BioArtists Statement

Terry Shearn is an artist/maker who uses textiles, found materials, plant dyes, pine needles and metals to create pieces that are functional, wearable art, framed pieces and wall hangings. Her work is has been featured in Foothills Magazine. She has participate in the Placer Arts Studio Tour 2014, 2015 and 2017, first place award in the Fiber Art Expect the Unexpected Show at the Art League of Lincoln and the Blue Line Gallery Art of Fashion Show. Her work is currently available at Riverside Gallery – Truckee, CA, Alexander Gallery –Nevada City, CA and various art shows throughout the year. She lives and creates in the beautiful Sierra Foothills town of Dutch Flat with her partner metal artist Mark Oldland

Artists Statement

While growing up I had unusual taste in clothing. I was tall and thin, nothing seemed to fit my body or style. This began my love of making, first with my own clothing and then on to sewing costumes for local renaissance festivals and later though a website at the birth of such things called Renaissance Wear where I created custom clothing for SCA events, weddings and stage. Loving fiber/textiles I attended several classes in basket making, art, design and sewing both though college courses and workshops. I have worked with many natural mediums to create and discovered the versatility and endless possibilities of wool roving to create garments, and art pieces. The desire to create colors that match my imagination lead to explorations in dyeing. Explorations in dyeing then lead to the joy of natural dyeing, using plants, mushrooms, and lichen to create color. Anyone who stops by my studio, takes one of my workshops or drops by my booth at an art fair knows how enthusiastic and excited I am by the journey of my work. It is a lifelong experiment.

2017
Placer Arts Studio Tour
Placer Arts League Open Juried Show
Second Saturday – Midtown Sacramento
The Ridley Gallery Holiday Show and Sale – Sierra College Rocklin, CA
2016
Homewood Fine Arts & Crafts Festival – Lake Tahoe
First Place Award - Fiber Art- Expect the Unexpected Art League of Lincoln
Rocklin Mini Maker Faire – Felting Flowers
The Ridley Gallery Holiday Show and Sale – Sierra College Rocklin, CA
2015
Placer Arts Studio Tour
The Art of Fashion – Blue Line Gallery Roseville, CA
The Ridley Gallery Holiday Show and Sale – Sierra College Rocklin, CA
2014
Placer Arts Studio Tour
2011- Workshop instructor for the Curious Forge maker space – pine needle basketry and felting
1995-2006- Renaissance Wear- Custom made costuming for stage, weddings or just for fun

The texture, colors, diversity, and limitless possibilities fiber offers are delicious and there is no limit to the exploration of this wonderful art adventure.

Meet the Artist with Loucinda Laughlin interview:Terry ShearnYouTube


 

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Terry Shearn-Fiber Arts
PO Box 11
Dutch Flat, CA 95714
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