2nd Friday ArtAbout Art Exhibitions

Twelve, month-long exhibits are presented each year at I-House, most with an international theme. Opening receptions are held on the second Friday of the month from 6-8pm. The public is invited to attend at no cost. Please see the I-House calendar for art exhibitions, receptions and other art display information.

Artists interested in exhibiting their art should contact the Art Committee Chair, Jeffrey Granett, at (530)756-1362, or fill out the I-House Art Show Application and submit the form and a sample of your work to the Art Committee during their next quarterly meeting (Contact Jeffrey Granett for the next date).


Current Exhibit: “People, Places, and Things”

Exhibit Duration: Friday, February 8 – March 5, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, February 9, 2018, 6 – 8 pm

Where: I-House Lounge and Community Room

Artist Name: Louise Thompson Schiele

Artist Biography:

Louise Schiele has been a fiber collage artist for over fifty years and is still going strong.  Taught at a very early age through private sewing lessons in her home town of Redding, she learned the basics and now  her sewing machine is always at her side, creating one-of-a-kind pieces all out of fabrics whether purchased or dyed and/or embellished with paint, pastels, color pencils, sequins, beads and more.

Message from the Artist:

A collection of fiber collage work in the theme of People, Places and Things People: using vintage black/white photographs that are printed to cotton fabric, Louise colorizes them, adheres them to background fabric either dyed by the artist or store bought and stitches through the sandwiched surface design to create texture and shadow.  Places:  During her travels, Louise has shot numerous photographs that are then used as her cartoon or pattern to create a lasting image in fiber collage landscape.  Things:  Collections are part of who Louise is and she likes to create series of images in birds, bugs, reptiles, fish, animals creating them using natural fibers, embellish with paints, pastels, colored pencils and finish them off with surface design stitching that encompasses the surface to create an overall appearance of color and texture.