From the Director:
Shemer Art Center’s Opening Reception for Fiber Arts Arizona A Success.
Opening Night of the Shemer’s latest exhibit, Fiber Arts Arizona, proved to be a huge
A competitive juried process, the show features 21 fiber artists from throughout Arizona.
Clare Verstegen, Professor of Art, ASU’s Herberger Institue of Design & the Arts, juried the
exhibition. $50 cash awards were presented to:
Ann Morton for her piece entitled, My Sovereign, O Woman, My Maiden
Found women’s jeans, canvas, candle & QR code
Carol Eckert for her piece, Song of the Steppes
Coiled cotton & wire
Denise Yaghmourian for her piece, Divide
Fabric, eyelets, thread & wood
Danielle D’Aleo for her site-specific installation entitled Wall Weaving
Wallpaper & latex paint
Honorable Mention: Damian Alzua, Abigail Waltz-Hill, and Amy Masters
How did the Art Center get the name of Shemer? My mother was a Shemer and I have been working on the Shemer line for several years now. My grandfather Wm C. Shemer had a Resort on Lake Cadillac in MICHIGAN for mamy years. Gone now.He was born in Ohio as was his father William G. Shemer. I would love to get a response. My son lives in Cave Creek, Az. and I will be seeing there in March. I would love to seeing your Gallery also at that time.
Martha Shemer, a local businesswoman and real estate maven purchased the property in 1985 and donated the building and grounds to the City to be an arts education facility. Her sons Barry and Jack Shemer are both still involved in an advisory role with the non-profit association.
I am wondering if Mr. J. E. Shemer’s wife taught 5th grade at Clarendon. If so I was one of her students and would like to express my appreciation for what she did for me. Besides teaching, she also invited her husband into class to talk about computers and I still what I was taught even today. Please let me know one way or the other if possible. Thank you. Gordon Watson, Dallas, Texas