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 – Jun 7, 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

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

Friday, January 24, 2020

Currents 2020 - Schack Art Center

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

Currents 2020
March 5 – April 11

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.

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. 

Saturday, October 12, 2019

'Reclaimed' Aljoya Thornton Place

'Sea Urchin' (White & Yellow), 'Keeping Tabs' & 'Radiate'

I currently have several sculptures included in 'Reclaimed' at Aljoya Thornton Place. "These established fiber based artists are presenting work sharing their relationship with what is reclaimed. This may be viewed in materials used, what was lost or taken away and, also by a change in circumstances."  Exhibiting artists; Jacqui Calladine, Barbara De Pirro, Maura Donnegan, Claire B. Jones, Sarah Jones, Lynne Rigby, Terri Shinn Curated by Anna Macrae

Exhibition Dates: SEPT 15 - JAN 26, 2020
Aljoya Thornton Place, 450 NE 100th Street, Seattle, WA

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Show Your Papers in Chicago!

My sculpture 'Petals', a piece from my new sculptural paper series will be included in this exhibition. Chicago here she comes!

Show Your Papers
Sep 20 – Oct 19, 2019 
Opening: Friday, Sep 20, 5 – 8 pm

Woman Made Gallery 
2150 S Canalport #4A-3, Chicago, IL 

An exhibit highlighting artists who use paper as their substrate or primary medium. Works made on, or of paper may include, (but are not limited to) – painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, collage, cut paper, paper constructions, etc. Juror: Kathyrn Markel, Principal, Kathyrn Markel Fine Arts, established in 1975, specializes in contemporary works on paper with the addition of paintings by the young avant-garde. The gallery is run by women and women also comprise 81% of the gallery's represented artists. Located in New York City – Chelsea and Bridgehampton, NY.

Woman Made Gallery is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization founded in 1992. Its goal is to cultivate, promote and support the work of female-identified artists by providing exhibition opportunities, professional development, and public programs that invite discussion about what feminism means today. More than 8,250 women artists have exhibited their work 425 exhibitions since WMG was established. WMG welcomes the participation of people of all gender expressions and orientations as artists and program participants, members and supporters.

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

Beyond the Surface in St. Louis

Thrilled to have 'Sea Urchin' included in this exhibition and to be a part of the St. Louis 'Innovations in Textiles 2019'!

Beyond the Surface
St. Louis Artists' Guild, Clayton, MO 
September 20 - October 23, Opening Reception October 3

Surface Design Association is a textile nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting contemporary textile and fiber art. October 3 is also the opening night of the Surface Design Associations Biennial Conference, Beyond the Surface, October 3-6. The Conference is being held in conjunction with Innovations in Textiles 2019, which features 40 textile exhibitions in greater St Louis, Missouri. In operation since 1886, the St. Louis Artists’ Guild is the oldest arts organization west of the Mississippi River. Its 5000 square foot contemporary art space in the mid-century modern Famous Barr Building will be the site of the conference’s opening and closing events as well as the exhibition.

Jurors Jo Stealey and Jim Arendt selected works by 48 artists who considered the following ideas: “Artists continually push the evolution of textiles from their long history of utilitarian use through the use of color, design, processes, and meanings. Works chosen demonstrate unique, well-developed artistic vision, and innovation. Whether commentary on social issues, meditations on the natural world, humor, storytelling, 
abstraction, influenced by science, or other areas of focus, this exhibition includes the best of contemporary work by SDA members.”

"Sea Urchin", created using synthetic strapping & crocheted stainless steel wire.