Sue K. McFarland
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Photographing Fi at Orange Innovation Center

September 12, 2010 from 1pm to 5pm
Photographing Fine Craft and Art with Paul Teeling: A “ hands on” workshop for the studio arts professionalPaul Teeling, commercial product photographer and longtime faculty member from the Hallmark Institute of Photography will conduct a photography workshop for artisans on Sunday, Sept. 12 from 1:00 to 5:00PM at the Orange Innovation Center, 131 West Main St., Orange, MA.Photographing Your Work- Basic Lighting, Set up and Composition Skills for artisans and artists is geared to the studio…See More
Aug 6, 2010
Sue K. McFarland left a comment for Shawn Farley
"I will only be your friend if you share that nice present from Waltham liquors with me!"
Apr 7, 2010
Sue K. McFarland posted an event

Thrive Not Merely Survive! at Orange Innovation Center

November 1, 2009 from 9am to 5pm
A day long workshop for studio artists with Bruce Baker, columnist from The Crafts Report. Advance registration $25. Day of the workshop $30. Workshop includes: Your Images & the Jury; Successful Booth Design; Dynamic Marketing Strategies; Trends & Product Development. Registration and more info see the website or email: handwork at crocker dot com. The League of Massachusetts Artisans & Artists supports artisans and visual artists in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts by providing…See More
Oct 14, 2009
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Oct 14, 2009

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Are you an artist, arts organization or venue?
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What town do you live in?
Conway, MA
In which disciplines do you work or exhibit?
Other
Artist Statement/Bio
Sue McFarland has been weaving since 1982. She has a degree in Fine Arts with a concentration in painting, attended the Art Institute of Boston, and has a BA in Arts Administration from UMass. She received her master's degree from Lesley University in the Creative Arts and Learning Program. Her focus was on integrating the visual and fiber arts into the traditionally academic disciplines.
In 2004, Sue apprenticed with felt maker Christine White. Since that time she has expanded her fiber repertoire to include both two-dimensional and three-dimensional felt work.
Sue maintains a studio in Conway, MA. She not only sells her work at retail fairs and select galleries in MA, CT and VT but also conducts workshops incorporating the fiber arts for K-12 students, adults and educators. Sue has studied VTS (Visual Thinking Strategies) and as a trainer/practitioner, she helps students develop critical thinking skills through the observation of fine art.
She has been published in the Interweave Press journal "Hand-woven" and is the recipient of Massachusetts Cultural Council LCC grants.
"True creativity can only exist within the confines of limitations. It is when we must overcome obstacles or work within a given structure that our creative process comes into play. Our artwork is our response to those limitations. As a hand weaver I must always be conscious of how the weft and warp interact on both a design level and a structural level. My challenge has always been to create aesthetically intriguing objects that are also functional."

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