Members only
fiber arts studio tour
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
10:00am – 2:00pm
$25 per person / Limited to 30 people 
Join us for a members-only event as we tour the studios of two Santa Fe fiber artists:
Danielle Foster-Herbst and Polly Barton
Danielle Foster-Herbst grew up on the North Shore of Long Island in close proximity to New York City, which greatly influenced her appreciation of art and fashion. Her first commission was to costume her 4H troupe to dance beneath the colorful dome of the New York Pavilion at the 1964 World’s Fair. Ever since, Danielle has been a devoted student and creator of fashion. She studied fashion design at Parson’s School of Design/The New School in Manhattan.Throughout her career, she has traveled to world fashion capitals furthering her love of fashion. Danielle launched Atelier Danielle in Galisteo in 1997 with a runway show at Linda Durham's Art Gallery. Currently, Danielle is a Santa Fe-based designer presenting Atelier Danielle - a pret-a-porter collection - and a custom clothier wardrobe-building service for discerning clients. The process of balancing client’s needs and desires with silhouette, fabrication, and detail is a most gratifying pursuit for clientele and designer.         

Clients can hunt through her trove of luxurious textiles and sundries, or bring their own textile treasures to add to the mix. Silks, wools, cashmere, linens - some with amazing provenance - are mixed with rajasthan saris, velvets, kimono silks, and laces, often combined in unorthodox pattern and color fusions. Her silhouettes are inspired by both tailored haberdashery and ethnographic garment forms, as well as more fluid bias draping. Danielle pursues an environmentally-sound design process. Garments are created one at a time by Danielle working with local New Mexican artisans paid a living wage.                      
Polly Barton is a nationally-recognized artist who has been working in fiber for more than 35 years. Known for adapting the ancient and universal ikat dyeing technique into contemporary weavings, her imagery ranges from internal landscapes to external distillations of nature. Polly’s most recent work is a series of drawings in thread: pigment and pastel on paper stitched with metallic thread. Seduced by the surface and texture of matt pastel, she is using needlework, to follow the thread of ideas. Born in New York City, most formative for Polly was working as the personal assistant to Helen Frankenthaler, from whom she observed the inner drive and resilience necessary for an artist, as well as an introduction to the challenges and rewards of the New York art world. In 1981, Polly moved to Kameoka, Japan and lived in the religious heart of the Oomoto Foundation to study with master weaver, Tomohiko Inoue, and practiced tea ceremony, calligraphy and Noh Drama with Oomoto’s master teachers. 

Polly Barton continues to weave and shows her woven ikats on both coasts. Her work is in many collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Community Hospital Foundation of Monte Rey, the Longhouse Reserve in New York. Her work has been published in numerous magazines including Hali MagazineFiberArtsSurface Design Journal and American Craft. She is a member of the Textile Society of America, the Surface Design Association, the Textile Study Group of New York, and the Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Association.

TRANSPORTATION: Transportation to the studios is on your own, and we recommend arranging with friends to carpool.
TOUR LOGISTICS: This event is limited to 30 people because of studio size. The first 15 people who register will be assigned to start at the studio of Danielle Foster-Herbst in the morning from 10:00am – 11:00am, then after lunch will visit the studio of Polly Barton in the afternoon from 1:00pm – 2:00pm. The second 15 people who register will be assigned to visit the studios in reverse order. Complete details and directions will be sent out the DAY BEFORE this event. NOTE: If you want to tour the studios with friends, please be sure to register together.
LUNCH: Lunch is on your own between 11:15am – 12:45pm. Here are some suggestions: Santacafe (505-984-1788) and Bodega Prime (505-303-3535).
INFORMATION: Please contact Nancy Olson at if you have questions.

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