Monday, May 10, 2010

Artist as Quiltmaker XIV

Firelands Association for the Visual Arts, of Oberlin, Ohio is presenting Artist as Quiltmaker, their 14th Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Quilts this Sunday, May 16 with their reception going from 2 -4 pm.

I was honored to have been chosen by Carolyn Mazloomi, nationally recognized for her art quilts and numerous books and curated by Gayle Pritchard, an artist and author. The show runs from May 16th through July 31.

My entry, Wild Artichoke II:

Monday, April 12, 2010

Nevada Beach Pine

I was asked to make a large silk piece for the Lake Tahoe Community College's new library. It is a beautiful space with a great deal of light and wonderful spaces to relax, read and contemplate.

I was asked to create something reflecting our beautiful scenery. I chose to as my subject a pine bough image inspired by the Jeffery Pine trees nearby my home at Nevada Beach.
I was fortunate to have wonderful help from the library director, Lisa Foley, the art department's chair, Phyllis Schaffer, the head of the 3-D lab, Francis Rider and a great maintenance crew.

This piece is hand-dyed and hand-painted silk, quilted with monofilament thread and backed with scenery canvas.

Since it was to hang 15 feet above ground level, we needed special equipment:

It was a great experience, creating such a large piece. It measures 10' x 6'. Luckily I had a design wall that was 10' long. It was a huge challenge to dye and quilt such a large piece.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

ArtQuilt Elements

I was fortunate enough to have been chosen as one of the artists showing in the Wayne, Pennsylvania art quilt show that coincides with the SAQA Symposium. The show runs from April 17th until May 19th.

But what's even cooler is my art quilt was chosen to be on the cover of their catalog!

Check it out: