I’m pleased to announce my solo show is open at the Art League Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA.

It’s called Dreaming in Color: Textured Shapes, and includes 20 of my contemporary art quilts for the wall. The name seemed appropriate since color and texture are two of the most important elements in my work.

If you’re in the DC area, I’ll be giving an artist talk on Friday, December 17, 2021 from 5 – 6 PM and I’d love to see you there! Visit https://www.theartleague.org/event/dreaming-in-color-textured-shapes-by-cindy-grisdela/ for more information.

The show runs through January 5, 2022. Hours are Wednesday – Saturday from 11 AM – 6 PM, Sunday from Noon – 5 PM. Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Layout Options – Cindy Grisdela

It’s a bit of a challenge to lay out a show with hanging quilts–the floor seemed like the best option.

Hanging the show – Cindy Grisdela

My husband Phil helped with the installation thankfully–with these large pieces it takes one person on the ladder and another standing back to make sure the quilts are spaced correctly and level.

There are a range of pieces from the large statement work on the back wall to smaller pieces that are mounted on painted black canvas.

Statement pieces on the back wall – Cindy Grisdela

The smaller pieces are mostly 12″ squares, suitable for hanging on the wall or brightening up a bookshelf. Flora, in the middle below, is 16″ x 20″.

Small Work on Canvas – Cindy Grisdela

It’s really wonderful to see all these pieces hanging together in a beautiful gallery space! Here are a few more images:



I’m grateful to the Art League for the opportunity to show my work! There are also two other multimedia exhibits in the gallery with some wonderful paintings, sculpture, photographs and more–you can catch a glimpse of those in one of the images above.


  1. britt on December 11, 2021 at 12:03 pm

    beautiful show!

    • Cindy on December 11, 2021 at 5:21 pm

      Thank you — I appreciate your kind words!


  2. Marjorie on December 12, 2021 at 2:32 pm

    I love your work. It is so creative and inspiring.

    • Cindy on December 12, 2021 at 3:28 pm

      Thank you for your kind words about my work, Marjorie!


  3. Dale on December 12, 2021 at 2:43 pm

    This is the first time that I have seen all your art on the wall and it looks wonderful.

    • Cindy on December 12, 2021 at 3:27 pm

      Thank you very much, Dale–I appreciate that!


  4. Cath on December 12, 2021 at 3:07 pm

    Hi Cindy
    Your quilts are gorgeous!
    Will there be a show catalog?
    All the best
    Catherine Purifoy

    • Cindy on December 12, 2021 at 3:27 pm

      Thank you, Catherine! Sadly there won’t be a catalog of the show, but the images should be up on the Art League website in a few days.


  5. Barbara Peterson on December 12, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    Beautiful and unique pieces. I am so inspired by your work!

    • Cindy on December 13, 2021 at 9:01 am

      Thank you so much, Barbara–much appreciated!


  6. Ditha on December 13, 2021 at 11:50 am

    Congratulations, Cindy. What a beautiful show!
    I wish I could see your work in real, but I live too far away to go there.
    Thanks for so much inspiration you give us.

    Best wishes from the Netherlands,


    • Cindy on December 14, 2021 at 4:36 pm

      Thank you for your kind words about my work, Ditha–they are much appreciated!


  7. Kathy Tuttle on December 13, 2021 at 5:08 pm

    Cindy, your show is beautiful! I love all the colors and design shapes. I wish I lived closer so I could go in person. I don’t know how you get so many projects done! You are my inspiration!

    • Cindy on December 14, 2021 at 4:37 pm

      thank you Kathy–I wish you could see them too!