"Growing Future Artists"
Our Special Exhibit for 2017 was Anne Podlesak. Anne is a knitwear designer, indie dyer, and teacher. She is the owner of Wooly Wonka Fibers, providing high quality, hand-dyed yarns and fibers to knitters. Her design work has been featured in Interweave Knits, Spin-Off, Knit.Wear magazines, as well as several Knitpicks design collections and her book, Free Spirit Knits, available through F&W Media/Interweave. She also has a wide variety of standalone knitwear designs available via Ravelry. Her designs and colorways are often inspired by books and art, as well as the gorgeous scenery around her home in northern New Mexico.
See more of Anne's beautiful art pieces at www.woolywonkafiber.com
Fiesta 2017 earned over $6,000 for the local non-profit organization, Susan’s Legacy, chosen for the Charity Event by the Fiesta Committee. Susan’s Legacy, www.susanslegacy.org serves women with co-occurring mental and addictive disorders. They are proud of the women in the program who go on to become healthy, productive citizens of Albuquerque.
Susan's Legacy is a small, non-profit agency that provides intensive recovery support for women with co-occurring mental health and addictive disorders. The goal for clients is to move from surviving to thriving as self-sufficient, contributing community members. Clients must be committed to recovery and actively engage in the services provided by SL to support the goals of becoming mentally stable and substance free. Susan’s Legacy provides services to clients free of charge. Because clients don’t pay for these services, Susan’s Legacy is dependent upon grants, donations, and fundraising to continue its work with co-occurring women.
The Educational Exhibit just keeps getting better with every show! Click on Education to learn about what was going on at 2017 Fiesta!