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My quilt, Everyman’s Red Carpet, has been accepted into the Cultural Red exhibit at the Capitol Rotunda in Santa Fe, NM. The gallery space in the state Capitol building is lovely and the show is always hung beautifully. I am thrilled to be included! All the quilts in this show are created by SAQA New Mexico members.

This quilt is 38X56 inches, whole cloth painted with applied painted leaves. It is a departure in design for me, but not in technique. I have not done a landscape in a very long time.

The opening reception for the exhibit is April 17, 2015 from 3-5pm at the Rotunda. The show continues through mid-August…a must see…from the studio

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Online Exhibit

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My quilt, LET’S TAKE A BREAK, has been selected for the inaugural online exhibit, Wild Thing!, at the Visions Art Museum in San Diego, CA.   I am thrilled to be included in this selection of wonderful quilt artists.  The exhibit will continue until September 30.  Click here to see all of the chosen work…from the studio

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Art Quilts XVIII: ARTrageous Art Quilts

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I am very pleased and honored to have two of my quilts on exhibit at the Chandler Center for the Arts in Chandler, AZ for their show Art Quilts XVIII: ARTrageous Art Quilts.  The call was for textile Art Quilts that step outside the box in some context, reflecting a twist on the traditional or an interesting technique that is unique to you work.  The show opens Nov. 1, 2013 and runs through January 18, 2014.  I have attended the show in past years, and find the space to be lovely and the work outstanding.  If you are in the Phoenix area, it is a show worth stopping to see.

My two quilts, Space Time Continuum and Conflicted (pictured below) were juried into the show.  If you would like to read more about them, click on the title.

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Two of Two

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This quilt, AUTUMN RHAPSODY, was also selected for the New Legacies: Contemporary Art Quilt exhibit at the Lincoln Center in Fort Collins, CO.  I sincerely thank the jury for being so generous.  The exhibit runs from July 9 until Sept. 2.

I titled this piece Autumn Rhapsody because, when it was completed, I found it to have a feeling of celebration…a song of autumn.  I chose the colors to represent the few weeks each year when the reddish-brown of fall begins to appear, but the green of summer still remains…a time of transition.

As for the quilting design…it is such an important layer in an art quilt.  I spend a lot of time looking at the painted top of the quilt before I understand how I am going to quilt it.  I don’t mark the top with the design, although I may chalk in some horizontal or vertical lines…

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One of Two

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This quilt, STORM CHASERS, is one of two of my quilts accepted into the 31st Annual New Legacies: Contemporary Art Quilts exhibit at the Lincoln Center Art Gallery in Fort Collins, Colorado.  I was thrilled to receive the notice of acceptance and am honored to be part of the exhibit.    (I will post the other quilt at a later date.)

I previewed this quilt in an earlier post, only as a detail image.  Still diligently pursuing my interest in adding texture to my quilts, this piece exemplifies using the texture to juxtapose a larger expanse of whole cloth painted cotton.

I created this quilt earlier this year, before the storms started to devastate the Midwest on a regular basis.  I wanted to represent the darkening sky as seen through a windshield covered with raindrops and possibly debris.  Who knew this would be the spring of tragedies caused by tornadoes and imposed on…

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NEW MEXICO – UNFOLDING Opening Reception

Unfolding Exhibit Entrance

Unfolding Exhibit Entrance

 

The SAQA New Mexico exhibit, New Mexico – Unfolding, opened at the Capitol Rotunda Gallery in Santa Fe last Friday.  The quilts were beautifully hung and every quilt was exquisite.

The show offers such variety in the interpretation of the theme of southwest imagery.  As you enter the exhibit, the colors beg you to explore each and every piece…amazing!

I am so grateful to be part of this exhibit which is open Mon. – Fri. at the Capitol Rotunda Gallery through August 16, 2013.

A few more photos…

Unfolding Exhibit North Wall

Unfolding Exhibit North Wall

Unfolding Exhibit

Unfolding Exhibit

 

 

Two for the Show!

These quilts will be on display at the Capitol Rotunda until August 16, 2013.

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I was thrilled to hear that both of my quilts, MIMBRES SECTION and SPIRIT MARKINGS, were accepted into the New Mexico: Unfoldingexhibition at the Capitol Rotunda Gallery in Santa Fe.  I feel so honored!  I was also very surprised to see that MIMBRES SECTION was selected as the cover art for the postcard.  Again, just tickled pink!

MIMBRES SECTION is titled to reflect the depiction of the Mimbres River Valley in the quilt…a section through the sky, grassy fields, the river and the underground.  I find the Mimbres images and symbols so modern in design and used them in the lower part of the quilt, starting to deteriorate in the earth, but still remaining.  You might recognize the grasses from my holiday greeting.

If you follow my blog, you have read how SPIRIT MARKINGS developed.  This is the first quilt that I whole cloth painted and I have been…

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