Fiberworks 2019 Important Dates


Dates of show:  

October 4, 2019 - November 24, 2019


Betty Busby

After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design with a ceramics major, Betty Busby founded a custom ceramic tile manufacturing firm in Los Angeles. After nearly 20 years of running the firm, she sold the business in 1994 (it is still in operation to this day). Upon relocating to New Mexico, she changed the focus of her art work to fiber, taking it full time in 2004.

Her manufacturing background has lead to constant experimentation with new materials and techniques that fuel her work. The classic fractal structures of the sub microscopic world are a constant inspiration, as are natural processes, such as oxidation, replication and growth.

Artist Statement:

I played at "Arts and Crabs" with my two little sisters as a small child, and continued my obsession through graduation from the Rhode Island School of Design, with a ceramics major. I founded and operated a ceramic tile manufacturing firm in Los Angeles, and sold it after 18 successful years in order to move to New Mexico and focus on fiber art.Constant experimentation with new materials and techniques fuel my work, which has many sources of inspiration.  Nature, diurnal and nocturnal rhythms, biology and paleontology continue to be mined for a rich diversity of finished product.

Prospectus available online:

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Online registration for Betty’s workshop (New Techniques with Paint):     

May 1, 2019 8:00 AM until the workshop is filled (limited to 18 participants)

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Online submission of entries:                                                                                                 

August 1 - 31, 2019

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Entry Labels (PDF)                                                                                                 

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Opening night:                                                                                                                                               

October 4, 2019 at ahha Tulsa, 101 East Archer Street