Monday, August 27, 2012

Seeking Long Grey Hair

Please pass on:
I am working on a new piece, an image of beauty and empowerment, that will be embroidered entirely from women's grey and white hair. I think the piece will be that much more potent if it includes the hair of as many women as possible.

Your hair can be included in the piece if you throw even a few strands of clean, untangled grey or white hair (8" or longer - I can't work with short hair) in a sma
ll baggie, then an envelope. (What I do is just run my fingers through my hair after shampooing.)

Mail to:
Kate Kretz
P.O Box 187
Spencerville, MD 20868-0187

I will close the PO Box Feb 15th.

If you use Fed Ex or UPS, you must mail to:
Kate Kretz
 P.O. Box 187
2323 Spencerville Rd.
Spencerville, MD 20868-0187

Thank you!
So, this is what I WANT to be working on right now, but what I need to work on is polishing my paper for the Textile Symposium in a few weeks. Being a grown-up stinks.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Anti-Spectacle Art

Looking for work that is contemporary in concept and concerns, while embracing several of the following qualities:

1. Sincerity
2. Earnestness
3. Love of process
4. Intimacy
5. Obsessiveness
6. Preciousness
7. Depth
8. Smallness of scale

Especially interested in work that is heavily invested with meaning or feeling. Objects must be primarily made by the artist themselves.

Work to be presented as part of a future academic paper, and possibly worked into an exhibition. Please comment below with links or email me at