08 Mar

Save the Dates!

Things are a whirlwind around here. With drawings last month at McGuffey and now at Derriere de Soie, art quilts in upcoming exhibits, contemplating proposals and planning, plus making new art, it seems there is no shortage of things to keep track of. Here are the events happening in the near future, which I’ll blog about in more detail soon:

  • Figure Drawings at Derriere de Soie: now through the end of March
  • The Army Wife: I’ll be presenting selected pieces at the Annual Joint Forces Luncheon at Ft Eustis on mArch 20th. This is by invitation for members of military spouses clubs, so I’m looking forward to sharing my work with people I know it will resonate with.
  • Art Quilt Elements: Zeitgeist is part of this prestigious art quilt exhibit. I’ll be at the opening reception and look forward to meeting in person many other art quilters and enthusiasts who I currently know only by name or artwork.
  • Living With Art: Real Art for Real People: I have three pieces in this regional SAQA show in Chantilly, VA. The exhibit is in the shared space of an office park and should highlight how well art quilts fit into a corporate environment. Since the art will hang from March through June, it would be a good excursion for anyone attending the SAQA conference in early May.
  • Art and Ecology exhibit: at McGuffey Art Center. I’m pleased to be participating in this group show in April, which promises to be eclectic and educational!
  • I’m on the local artists panel at the SAQA conference in April. I hope to see lots and lots of people there!
07 Mar

Another Figure Drawing Exhibit!

Join me tonight, Friday, March 7th at Derriere de Soie on the Charlottesville Downtown Mall for a First Friday reception. My figure drawings mingle with all the lovely silky things in this tasty lingerie boutique.


What’s not to like about a store that supports it’s local art community? The drawings will be on display the entire month of March.


March 2014
Derriérre de Soie
105 E Main Street
Charlottesville, VA


Enjoy the drawings and pick up something silky too!

15 Mar

Down to Sleep Exhibit

Down to Sleep is an exhibit of textile art curated by Joetta Maue and currently on display at the Chester F. Sidell Gallery at the Essex Art Center in Lawrence, MA.

The bed is a powerful locale in our daily life – with most of us beginning and ending our day here. We experience our most intimate moments of vulnerability, love, passion, sadness, and weakness here.  Most of us begin and end our life in this place that is piled with soft sheets and pillows.  As a metaphor we can experience all the most significant emotions of human life in this one simple place of our daily life.  This exhibit is work that explores this liminal space with contemporary fiber practices.

It looks like a wonderful exhibit from the photos. The gallery, filled with pieces that literally reach off the walls and into the viewer’s space invite interaction and consideration. It’s like a textile wonderland waiting to be explored. I have one piece, The Other Woman, in the show. I had hoped to travel to Lawrence to see the show in person, but alas, it’s not in the cards.

I encourage anyone who IS within a reasonable distance to make the excursion. Or if you can’t make it there, maybe like me, you’ll want to purchase the catalog here.

Down to Sleep runs March 1 – April 12, 2013
Essex Art Center
56 Island Street
Lawrence, MA 01840
Open M-F 10-6, Closed Sat & Sun