Monday, May 25, 2020

New Publication!

Thank you National Basketry Organization, Inc. for featuring my sculpture "Thistle" on the cover! I'm excited to see all the incredible talent featured within these pages.

"NBO Basketry +  magazine is a high quality, glossy magazine published by NBO. It the only national publication documenting the work of outstanding basket makers, both traditional and contemporary, and serves as an important archive of basket making in America."

Learn more about this amazing organization HERE 

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Collage Monoprint Paintings!

Inspired by the nature that surrounds & nurtures me!
Multiple layers of pattern within transparent pools of acrylic. These small Collage Monoprint Paintings are now in my DePirroStudio Shop,

Support local Artists!

Friday, April 3, 2020

Small Works!

Small sculptural works now in my DePirroStudio Shop, 
with more to come!
to see the latest...

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Fiber 2020 - BIMA

'Blossom' (detail), Painted Papers, Acrylic & Crocheted Stainless Steel Wire

Fiber 2020 explores diverse ways artists are working in fiber and textiles. Over thirty-five artists are featured in this large group exhibition, from traditional fiber arts through contemporary works and installations. Media include lace, embroidery, quilts, wearables, reconstituted and repurposed objects, conceptual sculptures and art installations. 

Exhibition Dates: Mar 7 – Sept 27, 2020

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
550 Winslow Way E., Bainbridge Island, WA

'Keeping Tabs' (detail), Aluminum Pull Tabs & Crocheted Stainless Steel Wire

'Sea Urchin Cluster' (mock-up), Synthetic Strapping & Crocheted Stainless Steel Wire

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Currents 2020 - Schack Art Center

'Thistle', Painted Papers, Acrylic & Crocheted Stainless Steel Wire.

Currents 2020
March 5 – May 31

Northwest Designer Craftsmen (NWDC) presents Currents 2020, a national invitational juried exhibition, symposium and weekend of masterclasses from March 5 - April 11, 2020. Currents 2020, in partnership with the Schack Art Center, commemorates the 65th anniversary of NWDC's mission to promote excellence in design and craftsmanship, and stimulate interest and appreciation for craft in and beyond the Northwest region.

This groundbreaking effort offers a nationally curated craft exhibition in tandem with a dynamic panel session of leading figures in the 21st century craft movement, as well as master classes taught by nationally renowned artists in a variety media.

A juried regional membership organization, NWDC serves makers in Washington, Montana, Alaska, Oregon and Idaho. Currents 2020, a National Craft Exhibition is an innovative effort, because it features 40 established and rising stars in the American Craft movement from beyond the northwest region, all invited by a panel of esteemed jurors. Their creations, juxtaposed with the NWDC artists, will inspire and provoke exciting conversations regarding regional differences and the current state of American craft in the 21st century.

"Most importantly, the Northwest region has not experienced a National Exhibition and Symposium of this caliber and scale in recent memory.  The opportunity to dialog, learn from and influence craft artists of the future will have a lasting effect on the health and future of the American craft movement." - Michael Monroe, Currents 2020 Chief Juror and Curator

Exhibition jurors and panel sessions will be led by:

Michael W. Monroe, Director Emeritus, Bellevue Art Museum (BAM), Bellevue, Washington, Curator-in-Charge, Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC., 1995 Honorary Fellow of the American Craft Council.

Nora Atkinson, Lloyd Herman Curator of Craft, Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC., Curator, Bellevue Arts Museum (BAM), Bellevue, Washington.

Bruce Pepich, Executive Director and Curator of Collections, Racine Art Museum (RAM), Racine, Wisconsin, 2012 Honorary Fellow of the American Craft Council.

More Details HERE

'Thistle', Painted Papers, Acrylic & Crocheted Stainless Steel Wire.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

NWDC Currents at Museo Gallery

'Petals' (detail), Painted Papers, Acrylic, Crocheted Stainless Steel Wire

Museo Gallery on Whidbey Island is pleased to host a juried NWDC members exhibition. This show runs concurrently with the Currents 2020 National Craft Exhibition and Symposium at Schack Art Center in Everett, WA. 

Exhibition Dates: March 6-30
Opening reception March 7th 5-7 pm

MUSEO Gallery
215 First Street/PO Box 548
Langley, WA 98260

'Petals', Painted Papers, Acrylic, Crocheted Stainless Steel Wire

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Looking up....

"Sea Urchins', Synthetic Strapping & Crocheted Stainless Steel Wire. 

The 'Sea Urchin' cluster is multiplying!

It wasn't my intention when I began creating these sculptures but I'm loving them as an installation.
Special thanks to local businesses who donated 'yards & yards' of strapping from their recent shipments...all of which can not be recycled & would have otherwise ended up in the landfill.