We are excited to be hosting Peninsula Art League’s Fall Members Show at Morso from October 10 to November 12, 2017 . There will be a Meet the Artists’ Reception on Saturday October 14, 2017 from 2-5pm. The Peninsula Art League (PAL) describes themselves as “a group of painters, potters, sculptors, photographers, writers, jewelry designers, calligraphers, glass and fiber artists and just-plain-art-lovers committed to celebrating the creative spirit of our wide-ranging community.”
This year’s Fall Show judge is Cecilia Blomberg. According to Cecilia, “I grew up in Sundsvall in northern Sweden and moved to Stockholm in 1970 where I attended the National College of Art, Craft and Design (Konstfack) and received my MFA in 1976. Though I specialize in tapestry, I have also worked as a muralist and a graphics illustrator.
Since 1977 I have worked in the United States, producing tapestries for public and private collections, and commissioned works for hospitals, banks and for the headquarters of the Bonneville Power Administration in Portland, Oregon. I was commissioned by the Washington State Arts Commission (WSAC) to create major pieces for the new Washington State University campus in Vancouver, and for Grays Harbor College in Aberdeen, Washington. In 2010 I finished a commissioned piece for WSAC for Moxee Elementary School near Yakima, Washington, and in 2012 installed a tapestry, also commissioned by WSAC, for McMicken Heights Elementary School in SeaTac, Washington. I recently completed a series of saints for the U. S. Air Force Catholic Chapel in Colorado Springs and am currently working on another commission for WSAC and the Richland School District.
My tapestries have appeared in numerous national and international exhibitions and my work is represented in Contemporary Textile Art - Scandinavia, The State of the Arts, The State of the Crafts, Fiberarts Design Book I, IV, V and VI, World Tapestry Today, Textiles: the Art of Mankind, and a number of magazines. I spent two years in Scotland, working on a project recreating the Hunt of the Unicorn tapestries.
I live with my husband in Gig Harbor.”
Peninsula Art League is a non-profit organization of artists and art-lovers from throughout the greater Gig Harbor area.