About Us

Juried Artist/Studio:

Dave Walker

Short Description:

Fiber Art

Awards and Honors

 

 

My “fabricscapes” have been well received by the public and I have been accepted into several galleries for special showings. I’ve had a one man solo exhibit at the Conservation Center, The Bernard Gallery, and the Southeast Artist Guild Gallery in Cape Girardeau. I’ve won first, second, and third place at two different shows at the Sikeston Depot Museum; First, Second, and Honorable Mention at the Margaret Harwell Art Museum in Poplar Bluff; and Best of Show and Juried Award at the “Art for the Heart of It” Southeast Hospital, Cape Girardeau Show and Honorable Mention at the Cottonboll Art Show in Kennett, Mo. I have won Honorable Mention, third place and second place at the Annual Boone County Art Shows, Columbia, MO. I’ve had a fabricscape accepted into a National Art Show in Tulsa Oklahoma, and have completed three commissioned pieces for Cancer Hospitals–one in Cape Girardeau and two in Orlando Florida.  I’ve been the featured artist at the Blue Stem in Columbia, the Capital Arts in Jefferson City and at the Sikeston Depot Museum. I’m a past member of the Visual Arts Co-operative in Cape Girardeau and is currently a member of the Columbia Art League. My fabricscapes are in private collections from Florida to Alaska.

 

 

 

 

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About Our Art

I currently live in Columbia, Mo with my wife Julie. We have three grown children. I have a BSE in art education from Northeast Missouri State University (now known as Truman State University).

Quilting started it. From the beginning, the act of cutting up beautiful fabric into small pieces and then putting them back together again has always held a special interest to me. Over the years, that magical process has led me to create what I call “fabricscapes”. None of it was intentional – it all developed and evolved over time.

Drawing from my life-long love of nature (especially White Birch and Aspen groves), I have begun my creative journey with fiber.   The colors, patterns, and creative use of fabric are endless.  Fabric frees my imagination and provides many opportunities for happy accidents and inspiration. My art is accomplished using a “cut and glue” or “hold and sew” technique of raw edge machine appliqué, textile painting, and tread- work.  Each “fabricscape” is completed using free-motion machine quilting that compliments the design and adds interest or shading.

I am a fiber artist working with the color, pattern, and texture of fabric.  I enjoy the freedom, movement, and power while I sculpt and mold the fabric into a recognizable scene.  Each work depicts a story of travel, a record of time, or an impression from nature, either real or pictured in my memory.

Dave Walker
Juried Member

Fiber