Janet Scruggs is a textile artist based in Kamloops, BC. exhibiting locally, nationally and internationally, winning several awards for her artwork. Janet teaches both online and in person which provides her opportunities to share her passion for design and explorations of techniques. She holds a B.Ed. degree as well as a City and Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Design and Stitched Textiles (Hand Embroidery).
While raising 4 children, she worked as a parent mentor for families raising children with FASD. Janet also taught and mentored others in an experimental textile group, the Fibre Optics Group for many years. She and her husband moved from Calgary to Kamloops in 2016 where she continues to pursue her artistic growth as well as teaching design and textile techniques. As a member of Kamloops Arts Council, Fibre Art Network and Studio Art Quilt Associates, she exhibits her work through these organizations, as well as art galleries as opportunities arise. Janet employs various surface design techniques in her art pieces, incorporating colouring (paint/ink/dye), felting, quilting, hand embroidery, and other mixed media processes. Discovering and implementing new techniques is an ongoing passion.
2020 - Solo Exhibition - Down the Rabbit Hole - Kamloops Arts Council Gallery
2021 - Grand National Fibre Art Exhibition 2021 - touring 2021 & 2022
2021 - Art Exposed - Kamloops Arts Council Exhibition, Kamloops, BC
2020 - Colour With A U - Studio Art Quilt Associates
2020 - Art Exposed, Kamloops Arts Council, Kamloops, BC
2019 - 9th International Biennial Exhibition of Mini Textile Art “Scythia”, Ivano-Frankivs’k, Ukraine
2019 - Shelter Exhibit - Gallery Vertigo, Vernon,BC
2019 - Art Exposed - Kamloops Arts Council Exhibition, Kamloops, BC (1st - 2D Established Artist )
2019 - Shifting Tides - Studio Art Quilt Associates
2018, 2017 - Art Exposed - Kamloops Arts Council Exhibition, Kamloops, BC
2018 - Wild Life Exhibit - Gallery Vertigo, Vernon, BC
2017 - Photo 2 Fibre Exhibit - Gallery Vertigo, Vernon, BC
2016 - My Corner of the World, Canada - Studio Art Quilt Associates Touring Exhibition, 2016-2018,
2014 - Edge of the Forest, Surface Design Association Canada Touring Exhibition, 2014-2016,
2013 - What’s On the Surface Calgary Surface Design Association Exhibition, Calgary, AB,
2009 - Canadian Quilters Association Juried Show, Saskatoon, SK (Trend Tex Challenge Award)
2008 - The Great Canadian Quilt Competition, Calgary, AB (Silver & First)
2006 - The Great Canadian Quilt Competition, Calgary, AB (Honourable Mention)
2006 - Canadian Quilters Association Juried Show, Ottawa, ON
2005 - The Great Canadian Quilt Competition, Calgary, AB (Gold)
2020 - 2023 - Fibre Art Network - Threads of Hope, Travelling Exhibit 2020 - 2023
2019 - 2022 - Fibre Art Network - 20/20 Vision Exhibition, Travelling Exhibit 2019 - 2021
2018 - 2020 - Fibre Art Network - Conversations Exhibition, Travelling Exhibit 2018 - 2020
2017 - 2019 Fibre Art Network - Botanical Reflections Exhibition, Travelling Exhibit 2017- 1019
2017 - San Francisco School of Needlework, Summer of Love: What Matters to You Now Exhibition, San Francisco, CA
2016 - Road Trip Exhibition - Calgary Chapter, Studio Art Quilt Associates, Touring Exhibition
2016 - Artistic Entities March, Calgary, AB
2013 - Fibre Optics Group Exhibition, Calgary, AB
2011 - Fibre Optics Group Exhibition, Calgary, AB
2006 - Grand National Special Exhibit, Toronto, ON
Detail showing use of dyed cheesecloth and silk rods.
This details thread stitching over painted Lutradur.
Transfer paint applied to polyester fabric. Plastic wrap pushed into the paint and left to dry before being removed to reveal this interesting texture.