February Featured Artist: 

Shawn Delker

I originally focused on improvisational piecing and occasionally return to that technique. Much of my work benefits from my husband’s and other family members’ photography skills. I draw ideas from their photos then research the subject before transforming those images into fiber art creations. 

In addition, I collaborate with my husband, who uses his computer expertise to manipulate photographs, print images on fabric, and create unique colors and textures that I then use in my fiber art.

Currently, I am exploring and experimenting with dyeing techniques such as ice dyeing and eco printing. I learn new techniques to expand my repertoire so that I can use the best technique for a given piece and often adding emphasis with thread painting. 

Birds seem to be an on-going focus: I love their freedom of flight and quirky and quick movements. 

China, 27” x 25”

Above: Compromise, 26.75” x 16.5”

Top Right: The Raven, 26.25” x 26.25”

Bottom Right: The Eye of the Storm, 34.5” x 31.25”

Artist’s Past Exhibitions

2018 - Salina Public Library gallery, Salina, KS

2018 - Salina Community Theater gallery, Salina, KS

2018 - Rolling Hills Zoo gallery exhibit, Salina, KS

2018 - Chisholm Trail 150th Anniversary, Dickinson County Heritage Center, Abilene, KS

2017 - EDGE exhibit at Alice C. Sabatini Gallery, Topeka, KS

2017 - One Door North, McPherson KS

2017 - Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta, Albuquerque, NM 

2017 - Unitarian Universalist Church gallery exhibit

2016 - Lincoln Art Center, Lincoln, KS

2016-2018 - Smoky Hill River Festival, Salina, KS

2014 - EDGE exhibit at Sunderland Art Gallery, Omaha, NE