Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sustainable Art Exhibit

'Roots & Vines' (detail) Crocheted Plastic Bags

Saving the Environment: Sustainable Art

April 23 – May 30

Opening Reception: April 23, 5:00 – 8:00

"As we all look for ways to be better stewards of the environment, the artists participating in Saving the Environment: Sustainable Art are turning to junk stores, second-hand shops, trash bins and surplus venues to satisfy their urge to create and save our beautiful planet...Though these artists come from widely diverse backgrounds, they all share a common bond: they take throwaways and transform them into objects of renewed beauty, utility and meaning."

Schack Art Center 
2921 Hoyt Ave, Everett, WA 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

NWDC at Northwind

For sixty years, Northwest Designer Craftsmen has promoted quality in Craft and stimulated public interest in Craft. Artists jurying into NWDC are from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska. Members work professionally in clay, wood, metal, fiber and/or mixed media. Pieces range from the traditional to the innovative, exploring and respecting materials and process.

April 3 – 27
Opening Reception:  April 4, 5:30- 8:00
(During the Port Townsend Art Walk)

Northwind Arts Center
701 Water Street, 
Port Townsend, WA

'Quill'   Barbara De Pirro
Crocheted Fiber & Acrylic

Monday, March 2, 2015

Shadows & Reflections

'Breath', 'Disperse', 'Entangled', 'Shadows & Reflections'  
Barbara De Pirro

Blue Whole Gallery presents guest artist Barbara De Pirro  showcasing ‘Shadows & Reflections’ in the front windows for the month of March.  In addition to her extraordinary exhibit, Barbara will offer an art talk and in April a workshop.

March 6 - 29

Opening reception: 
Friday , March 6, 5-8 pm.  
Everyone in the community is invited.

Art Talk: 
Wednesday, Mar. 25, 6:30 pm  

129 W. Washington St.
Sequim, WA

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Meaning of Wood: Seattle

Washington Convention Center
North Galleria, Floor 2
Seattle, WA

JAN 15 - MAR 29
7 AM - 10 PM Daily

Curator Statement

"There are probably as many paintings, photographs and sculptures of trees as there are trees. But many trees meet fates not so frequently portrayed: harvested and shipped to other markets, conserved for biological benefit and recreation, subjected to forest fires or windstorms and so lost to the use of humans and other species, milled and turned into functional products, and so forth.

The Meaning of Wood provokes thinking beyond individual tree portraits into the process and significance of trees becoming wood. It is a paradox of our language that “woods” means a living forest and “wood” means the material of products and commerce. Our language is permeated by tree metaphors – a problem has its “roots,” software programs have “branches,” railroads have “trunk” lines, we ourselves are “stiff as boards” or we “slept like logs.....”

--Suze Woolf

Friday, December 26, 2014

'Metamorphosis', the next evolution…

'Metamorphosis'   Barbara De Pirro

Embrace the light!
December 31, 2014 – April 6, 2015

An evolving installation comprised of a series of sculptural forms, each representing a metamorphosis, a transformation from the humble into the exceptional. As nature creates life cell by cell, so De Pirro creates these sculptures. Reclaiming hundreds of plastic bottles, she begins by hand cutting each into individual shapes; stitching, threading and weaving them together until a multifaceted, organic structure takes shape.

11th & Broadway

The News Tribune
Lisa Kinoshita

'Metamorphosis'   Barbara De Pirro
'Metamorphosis'   Barbara De Pirro

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Small Works Show

'Ebb and Flow', paint; poured and teased...
by Barbara De Pirro

Good things come in small packages!

Presenting the very popular, 24th Annual Small Works Show
“Honey, I Shrunk The Art” 

Featuring 40 Artists; working in glass, ceramics, sculptures and paintings. 

OPENING Party and Potluck,
November 22nd, (Sat.) 4 to 8:30. Show continues through Jan. 18th. 

2345 Blanche Way, 
Camano Island, WA

'Burst and Ripple', Crocheted and oozing with paint....
by Barbara De Pirro

'Nectary and Seedling', Crocheted, encapsulated then kissed with Barbara De Pirro

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

TextileArt Around the World

In late October "TextileArt around the world ', the latest edition of Textile Link appears. A unique collection of textile art of 160 artists from around the world compiled into one book.

I've made it to the Netherlands...... at least in print, that is!