The subject has been passed around in the past but is still a big issue.
Recently I approached the owner of an upscale gallery and shop in my area regarding a Fiber Art show and was told that fabric is not art and never sells she then dismissed me by turning her back on me and walking away.
I know that I refer to myself as a “Fiber Artist” as do many others – I resent being called a person with a hobby or she does crafts. Jane made reference to “quilts” art etc as being perceived as just a bed quilt and being dismissed. The time and energy that we as artist put into our work deserves more then rebuffing.
Do we see ourselves getting out of this hole: If so how: How do you as a single artist or group of artists see yourself gaining the respect that other mediums get?