Tuesday, August 20, 2019
State Fair prizewinners 1 -- best in show
Last week I had the privilege of judging the textile categories in the Fine Arts and Crafts department of the Kentucky State Fair. Here's the big winner, awarded the Best in Show award from Louisville Area Fiber and Textile Artists:
It's a hooked rug by Kaye D. Miller, showing scenes from the life of her father. It has a folk-art flavor but is anything but naive in its masterly handling of color and technique. The little scene vignettes are fit into every spare inch of the composition; the landscapes are realistic; the people are nicely depicted with no facial features. I kept coming back to it, finding new little things to admire each time.