Thursday, October 16, 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A Great Pleasure

Change of Plans

It was a great pleasure meeting Tom Lundberg last night. Unfortunately, I have no photos of the meeting nor of his lecture, The Language of Textiles: Fiber in Contemporary Art, but it was such a pleasure to meet and talk about textiles, processes & art.

As part of the CCAI program featuring textiles in my show, Silk & Sinew & a show at their neighboring facility, the BRIC, Tom presented a through overview of textiles throughout the centuries to the present.

As a professor of textiles in the MFA textile program at the Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, Tom Lundberg offers students not only a wide variety of experiences with textiles & their processes, but a broader knowledge of textiles in art. 

But better yet, Tom inspires his students to create thought provoking works of art, as Sara Rockinger's work:


In/Visible





Pics From my "Silk & Sinew" Show


Finally, here's some photos from my show, Silk & Sinew sponsored & funded by CCAI. It's a wonderful gallery space with grand natural light & very tall ceilings.





Check out their site & my Facebook page for more photos. Thanks.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Getting it Done


Just finished hanging Silk & Sinew at the CCAI Courthouse Gallery. The show features work spanning almost a decade, showcasing my large silk florals to my embroidered body imaging. 

Hope you can join me for the reception, Sept. 26th 5-7. The show runs through Jan. 22nd.


Here's details:
Where: Carson City Courthouse, 2nd floor
             885 E. Musser St.
             Carson City, NV

When: Sept. 22-Jan. 22, 2015
            Reception: Sept. 26, 5-7

Sponsored & funded by CCAI

Sunday, September 14, 2014

My New Solo Show

Last year I was lucky enough to be introduced to Sharon Rosse and Glenn Clemmer. They visited my studio and offered me a show sponsored by the Capital City Arts Initiative. I'm so excited about this show! It will feature some of my silk florals and body imaging.

One of the grand things CCAI offers besides a great venue to show your work, is an essay written by an expert in your field. I was so fortunate to have Sara Rockinger write my essay. Watch for it to appear on my website.

Hope you can join me, Friday, Sept. 26th, 5-7 pm. If not, hope you can pop in or view some photos I'll post later.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Brain-Art Initiative

The Beverly Art Center, Chicago, presented their new show, "The Brain-Art Initiative" Sept. 12. The reception was the 12th, from 7-9. The show will run through Oct. 26th.

This is my new piece, that I've shown earlier, that was awarded 3rd place:
MRI Brain


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Opening at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

Sunday, 8/10, ITAB currently being shown at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles a juried exhibition of work merging fiber media with or representing technologies. Some artists used digital jacquard weavings, digital printing & photography, laser engraving among other techniques.

Others, like myself, were low tech artists, representing technologies in their work. My work, MRA HEAD, is 12' x 5' stitched fiberglass mesh showing the blood flow of the brain through a magnetic resonance angiogram.

It's an amazing show and will stay open until Nov. 9th. I hope you can see all the amazing pieces.

I'm standing in front of my piece,  HEAD MRA
I really love the shadows that are created from this piece--one of the reasons I wanted to attempt to stitch on mesh.


And thanks to Karen Rips, my friend & collaborator of A View Within, for taking this & other photos. I was so flustered when arriving, I had forgotten my phone in the car.