About Material Evolution

Drawing the Line Somewhere © Deidre Adams Amanda © Christine Ambrose Structures #10 © Lisa Call Window on Atlantis  © Carol Krueger Elements#4: Experience  © Sandra LH Woock

Material Evolution is a group of five artists working in fiber in the greater Denver Colorado area. We originally met five years ago through the Front Range Contemporary Quilters, a 200 plus member group that serves the Front Range. One of our members has relocated but continues to be a vital part of the group, communicating through the internet and participating in the group's annual retreat.

The development of each member's individual artistic vision is our primary focus, supported via group meetings for critique of our work. We work with various fiberart techniques, including piecing, hand and machine quilting, painting, collage, hand-dyed and hand-discharged fabric, batik, beading and other embellishment, and computer digitized machine embroidery.

All members of the group have displayed their work in national juried exhibitions. Material Evolution has presented its own group shows as well. In preparing for these professional quality exhibitions, we combine our individual talents from the initial proposal phase to the installation and promotion of these exhibits. We hope to share our visual expression with the public and educate them on the various aspects of this exciting medium.


Group Resume

2006 Television appearance on DIY's network show Uncommon Threads produced by Screen Door Entertainment Televison (SDETV), producer Kimberly Austin. Members will appear in episodes #103-Scratching the Surface, #122-Changing the face of Quilts, #148-Dyeing to quilt.

2005 Material Evolution Group Exhibit, Naropa University - Nalanda Campus, Boulder, CO.

Member Solo and Featured Shows

2006 Black and White In Living Color, Glenville Mansion, Rockville, MD. Sandra LH Woock

2006 Creative Partners Gallery, Bethesda, MD. Sandra LH Woock

2006 Structures: Walls, Fences and Boundaries, Macky Gallery, Boulder, CO. Lisa Call

2004 Contemporary Directions in Fiber, Reed Gallery, Denver, CO. Deidre Adams

Selected Member Juried Group Shows

2006 Art Quilts at the Sedgwick, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA. Lisa and Carol

2006 Fine Focus, juried traveling exhibition. Deidre and Christine

2005 Quilt National, Dairy Barn Southeastern Ohio Cultural Arts Center, Athens, OH. Deidre, Lisa and Sandra

2005 Layers Of Meaning: Art Quilts Contemporary Crafts Museum, Portland, OR. Lisa and Sandra

2005 Materials: Hard & Soft, Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, TX. Deidre and Carol

2005 Crafts National 39 Zoller Gallery, Penn State, PA. Sandra

2004 Quilt Visions 2004, Celebrating the Art of the Quilt, San Diego, CA. Deidre

2004 Craft Forms, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA. Lisa

2004 Fine Focus, juried traveling exhibition. Deidre and Christine

2004 Art quilts at the Sedgwick, Philadelphia, PA. Sandra

2003 Quilt National, Dairy Barn Southeastern Ohio Cultural Arts Center, Athens, OH. Lisa

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