www.patbishop.info
Nevermore 23h x 33w
Artist Statement

Textiles provide a unique vehicle of interpretation with their vibrant color, tactile nature and endless variety. The textures are what makes fiber a unique and versatile medium.

Instead of paint, I use strokes of fabrics, mostly solids and my hand dyed fabrics. The compositional restrictions of machine sewing can be challenging with necessary problem solving and unpredictable results that are very exciting for me. I appreciate the slow process of cutting, sewing and pressing because it gives me time to plan my next move, which is often how I work.

I usually have a basic idea of what I am attempting but I can be easily side-tracked into a totally different direction. My method gives me freedom to manipulate and portray my personal perspective.

My goal is to try to keep my compositions simple yet powerful with the use of strong color contrast and simple shapes. My work is identified by the use of vibrant color and the striation affect of the piecing and stitching. To me my work signifies the strength and simplicity.
Home:
Shawano, , WI
WVA membership status:
Professional
Artform:
Fiber





Chipped Paint #2 11h x 9w

Becoming Untied 36 x 36

Old Orchard 18h x 50w

Remnants of Home #2


Textile exhibit by members of SAQA of Wisconsin and Illinois.

A juried exhibition organized by the Studio Art Quilt Association (SAQA), explores the meaning of 'roots' through the quilt medium. 30 works are featured.

The focus of the work for this exhibit by members of the Fiber Artists Coalition gives representation to what satisfies their soul in simple ways. The imperfect yet simple pleasures of present and past, and the ever-changing


Quilt Surface Design Symposium 2017 - As makers, we express ourselves through the work of our hands,creating to inspire, provoke, calm and excite.

Traveling exhibit of contemporary fiber art.



April 1 - July 22, 2017
Textile exhibit by members of SAQA of Wisconsin and Illinois.
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Great Plains Art Museum
1155 Q Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
August 11 - 28, 2017
A juried exhibition organized by the Studio Art Quilt Association (SAQA), explores the meaning of 'roots' through the quilt medium. 30 works are featured.
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Octogon Center for the Arts
427 Douglas Avenue
Ames, IA 50010
August 11 - October 6, 2017
The focus of the work for this exhibit by members of the Fiber Artists Coalition gives representation to what satisfies their soul in simple ways. The imperfect yet simple pleasures of present and past, and the ever-changing
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Plymouth Arts Center

520 E. Mill Street
Plymouth, WI 53073
May 12 - August 4, 2017
Gallery 110 North - Plymouth Arts Center
520 E. Mill Street
Plymouth, WI 53073
May 19 - July 2, 2017
Quilt Surface Design Symposium 2017 - As makers, we express ourselves through the work of our hands,creating to inspire, provoke, calm and excite.
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Ross Art Museum

Delaware, OH
June 11 - July 16, 2017 Reception Friday, July 7, 2017
Traveling exhibit of contemporary fiber art.
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Foster Gallery

Peoria, IL
June 23 - July 21, 2017
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Bloomingdale Park District Museum

Bloomingdale, IL
September 11 - October 27, 2017 Reception Sunday, September 10, 2017 1 - 3 pm
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Marshfield Clinic - New Visions Gallery

Marshfield, WI

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