Austin Fiber Artists


South March Meeting – Bev Pedersen on Art Critiques

bev Ever wonder what an art jurist is looking for or at?
Washington silk artist Beverly Pedersen will talk about how to analyze artwork to determine strengths and weaknesses in order to make the work the best it can be. Bring a work-in-progress and hear some constructive feedback.

About Bev: “Experimentation is not a form of art, it is a way of living!”
Bev was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and studied art at the Pittsburgh Art Institute.  Then, in 1960, she moved to Palto Alto, California, where she studied with noted artists, Robert E. Wood, Jane Burnham, Jade Fon and Don Louthian.  She spent 1972 exploring Paris and studied at the Cass School of Art in London, focusing on anatomy and figure drawing.  In 1975, Pedersen found herself living in the Northwest where she opened a studio gallery in Federal Way, Washington.  Painting was set aside for family from 1979 through 1991, when she returned to painting and concentrated on watercolors and teaching until she discovered fiber reactive dyes on silk, which is her current preferred medium.  Beverly paints in oils, watercolors, acrylics and dyes on silk. Teaching art also doubles the load.
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