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Behind the Mask Bead Challenge 2008
Behind the Mask: Artist Opening Reception

Behind the Mask:
Exhibition: June 27 - July 27
The Beadin' Path, Freeport, Maine

Wow! Our past bead challenges have yielded some amazing work. These masks are certainly no exception & are truly inspiring. What has amazed me is all of these artists started with the same basic white plastered paper mask. And what we got back were 37 totally different translations of Behind the Mask. Here are the masks so you can have a preview. But don't be fooled just because you've seen them online, you still haven't SEEN them. No photos can do justice to the amount of work and skill involved in these pieces. So it's worth the trip to get here and see them for yourself. Just come on into The Beadin' Path. 15 Main Street. Freeport, Maine. For more info, email Deb or call 207.865.4785.

Beaded Mask Challenge: Strawberry Fields
"Strawberry Fields"
Christen Brown
San Diego, CA
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Beaded Mask Challenge: Starstruck
"Starstruck"
Barbara Judy
Quilcene, WA
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Beaded Mask Challenge: Jill Milan
"Untitled"
Jill Milan
Marietta, GA
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Beaded Mask Challenge: Kelly Mitchell
"Dance of the Seasons"
Kelly Mitchell
Anchorage, AK
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Beaded Mask Challenge: Maribelle Perez
"Untitled"
Maribelle Perez
Fayetteville, NC
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Beaded Mask Challenge: Aurora
"Aurora, Arctic Princess"
Robynne Asher Bennett
Fairbanks, AK
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Beaded Mask Challenge: Constant Chaos
"Constant Chaos"
Vicki Dyer
Beaverton, OR
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Beaded Mask Challenge: Persephone Returns
"Persephoni Returns"
Jan Kadletz
Muncie, IN
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Beaded Mask Challenge: I
"I"
Jo Kent
Yuciapa, CA
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Beaded Mask Challenge: Animal Dreams
"Animal Dreams"
Deb Butters
Maine
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Beaded Mask Challenge: What's on my Mind
"What's on my Mind"
Lori Lynch
Rockland, MA
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Beaded Mask Challenge: Hiding in the Butterfly Bush
"Hiding in the Butterfly Bush" - Hazel Keyes, Frederick, Kingsley, PA
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Beaded Mask Challenge: Transformations
"Transformations"
Karen L. Cohen
Milford, PA
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Beaded Mask Challenge: Princess Bride
"Princess Bride"
Sharon Doobovsky
Ocean Shores, WA
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Beaded Mask Challenge: Zepher
"Zepher"
Ada Betty McMaster
Alberta, Canada
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Beaded Mask Challenge: Bits & Pieces of my Life
"Bits & Pieces of my Life"
Jenni Gerstle
Westford, MA
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Beaded Mask Challenge: Pat Riviera
"Untitled"
Pat Riviera
Oregon City, OR
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Beaded Mask Challenge: Original Prankster
"Original Prankster"
Christina Neit
Limerick, ME
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Beaded Mask Challenge: Seduction of the Sea
"Seduction of the Sea"
Kally Zwolak
Ontario, Canada
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Beaded Mask Challenge: The Flapper
"The Flapper"
Connie Birmingham
Freeport, ME
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Beaded Mask Challenge: Enchanted Woman
"Enchanted Woman"
Lisa Kuykendall
Knoxville, TN
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Beaded Mask Challenge: Mary LeMieux Ruibal
"Untitled"
Mary LeMieux Ruibal
New York, NY
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Beaded Mask Challenge: Aryd'ell Hotelling
"Untitled"
Aryd'ell Hotelling
Bryson City, NC
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Beaded Mask Challenge: Bloomin' Idiot
"Bloomin' Idiot"
Cynthia Bicker
Auburn, WA
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Beaded Mask Challenge: Look Beyond the Stars
"Look Beyond the Stars"
Mary Gould-Demong
SanBernadino, CA
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Beaded Mask Challenge: Silence of the Beads
"Silence of the Beads"
Kate Ball & Colleen Theodore
Absecon, NJ
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Beaded Mask Challenge: Whispers of Spring
"Whispers of Spring"
Pam Soucy
Winthrop, ME
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Beaded Mask Challenge: Volcanic Turmoil
"Volcanic Turmoil"
Judy Regina-Whitley
Belgrade, ME
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Beaded Mask Challenge: Posiedon's Eyes
"Posiedon's Eyes"
Dot Lewellen
Westerville, OH
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Beaded Mask Challenge: Untitled
"Untitled"
Maria Teresa Ferreira
Portugal
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Beaded Mask Challenge: Agea
"Agea"
Jen Kuhns
Lancaster, PA
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Beaded Mask Challenge: Xixopelli
"Xixopelli"
Kristen Oser
Merrimack, NH
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Beaded Mask Challenge: Inspired by The Phantom of the Opera
"Inspired by The Phantom of the Opera" - Diane Hertzler, Mt. Gretna, PA
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Beaded Mask Challenge: Lady of the Woods
"Lady of the Woods"
Debbie Williams
Greenbush, ME
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Beaded Mask Challenge: Elaine Hayes
"Solus"
Elaine Hayes
Escondito, CA
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Beaded Mask Challenge: Ice Princess
"Ice Princess"
Helen Hart
Hemet, CA
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Beaded Mask Challenge: Deborah Steinmetz
"Demeter Visits the Vineyard"
Deborah Steinmetz
Fort Benning, GA
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Beaded Mask ChallengeBehind the Mask:
Opening Reception
The Beadin' Path, Freeport, Maine

The Beadin' Path in Freeport issued a challenge to beadwork and fiber artists from all over the world: to accept, be inspired by and submit a mask for a show entitled Behind the Mask. Over 50 artists answered the call and joined in this challenge, creating beaded masks using varying techniques such as bead weaving, stitching and embroidery, sculpture, mixed media, clay and more. An opening reception will be held at The Beadin' Path in Freeport, Maine on Friday, June 27th from 5-8pm. It is open to the public and is a great opportunity to meet with many of the artists and discuss their process and statement behind their mask.

Behind the Mask is The Beadin' Path's 3rd large scale "Bead Challenge" featuring a call for submissions. In 2007, beaded dolls were submitted with the common theme entitled Beyond Make-Believe. In both challenges, calls for submission were put out in the Freeport store and Beaded Mask Challengeonline at BeadinPath.com and various beading Yahoo Group sites, yielding bead and fiber art talent from within the US and 7 other countries. Debra Ward, a local fiber and bead artist of Turner Maine, organizes the annual Bead Challenges for The Beadin' Path.

Participating fiber artist, Aryd'ell Hotelling of Bryson City, North Carolina says of the process, "The Mask started out first as just something to reflect Beauty, as many of my beaded art dolls do. Then it took a slightly different direction, wanting to reflect and enhance understanding of how the face reveals (one's) emotions, through bead(s)..." Many of the artists collaborated and bounced ideas off of each other, including technique and inspiration, using a Yahoo online forum specifically for challenge participants.

The Beadin' Path is a bead company based in Freeport, Maine with a website at http://www.BeadinPath.com. Offering an open studio and lots of inspiration to jewelry designers and bead artists alike, The Beadin' Path offers a full class schedule, free demos in the shop, as well as Beaded Mask Challengevarious in-store events and activities. Importers, collectors, and over all hoarders, The Beadin' Path is an industry leader in vintage beads including vintage Lucite, old and rare Swarovski crystals, vintage glass beads, and other scarce and collectible beads. Behind the Mask will be on display and open to the public from June 27th through July 27th, 2008 during store hours which are 9:30-7pm daily. You can also view images of the exhibition once the show closes, after July 27th at BeadinPath.com.
 
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