Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Allison Brown-Cestero's work has been exhibited both online and in gallery settings, and a number of her pieces are now in private collections. In addition to membership in Studio Art Quilt Associates, the International Association of Professional Quilters and the Southwest School of Art, Brown-Cestero is currently president of Fiber Artists of San Antonio, serves as a committee chair for the annual Susan G. Komen San Antonio Race for the Cure, and is actively involved in organizing the 2013 Conference of the Surface Design Association. Support materials are available upon request.
My work is inspired by an early introduction to stitchery and hand embroidery. Recently I've focused on surface design as a foundation for multi-layered surfaces that often include stitching. I am interested in using the creative process to resolve inner conflicts and emotions raised by events in the outside world, especially those events where natural forces overtake and overwhelm humans.
I prefer to work in series, and am currently focusing on the topic of wildfires that devastated Bastrop County, Texas in the late summer of 2011.
For several years I've chaired Quilt for the Cure activities for the San Antonio affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure. In this role, I created the Tribute Quilts project, which celebrates and memorializes breast cancer patients. The quilts are displayed each year at the Komen San Antonio Race for the Cure and at other venues.
A number of my pieces have been exhibited online and in gallery settings: many are now in private collections.