Vera, Betty —Betty Vera's artwork encompasses hand weaving, fiber sculpture, and Jacquard textiles. For her, building an image thread by thread is unlike any other art making process; the completed work has a richness and depth not achieved by applying pigment to a surface.

Betty writes, "In weaving, image and physical structure are one. This is what fascinates me about t his art medium. Linear elements such as threads, wood shavings, reed, and other materials provide me with subject matter as well as working materials. Combining cotton, silk, rayon, and other synthetic fibers in my weaving creates intriguing color interactions as well as contrasts in texture and sheen."

A teacher as well as a studio artist, Betty enjoys sharing her love of color and fiber with others, as well as learning new things from her students.