Artist Inspiration Days in New York City and Richmond

I made it a goal for 2011 to get out for “inspiration days” visiting exhibits by other artists to explore how they use color, line and texture to express themselves. We went to New York City recently and I discovered The Art Quilt Gallery – NYC. It’s a small gallery devoted entirely to art quilts…

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“Homes” Exhibit Up at Keller Williams in McLean

The “Homes” exhibit is up at Keller Williams Realty in McLean. I teamed up with friend and fellow artist Jennifer Duncan to present this show of her paintings on paper and my fiber wall hangings. The show is up until September 15 and can be visited any time during business hours Monday-Friday. The office is…

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“Color Explorations” Solo Show at Maison du Vin

I put up my new solo show at Maison du Vin in Great Falls last week, called “Color Explorations.” It features 11 of my art quilts–doesn’t “Mirage” look great against the dark olive wall at left? I’m excited about this show because it gives viewers the opportunity to see my work in an environment more…

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Great Weekend At Great Falls Studios Holiday Show

It was a great weekend at the Great Falls Studios Holiday Show! We all had fun seeing old friends and meeting  new ones. I think it’s so much more fun shopping for gifts from talented local artists than going to the mall! I did some of my Christmas shopping with fellow artist Barbara Gatterdam, seated…

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Great Falls Studios Holiday Show This Weekend, December 11-12, 2010

You’re invited to join me and 20 of my fellow Great Falls Studios artists this Saturday and Sunday, December 11-12, 2010 for the Great Falls Studios Annual Holiday Show. There will be a wide variety of art for sale, including paintings, photography, pottery, jewelry, weaving, lithographs and more–plus quilts, of course. It’s  in a new…

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Great Falls Studios Show at Life With Cancer Center

I have five pieces at the new Great Falls Studios All Media Exhibit at the Life With Cancer Center in Fairfax, including Fire and Ice, at left. The exhibit showcases 19 Great Falls Studios artists in a variety of media, including paintings, photography, sculpture and fiber. We’re having an opening reception this Wednesday, November 10…

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“Amber Harvest” Awarded Juror’s Choice at Art Quilts Lowell!

I flew up to Boston on Thursday to meet my husband and son and to stop in at the Art Quilts Lowell 2010 exhibit in Lowell, MA. I was delighted to find out that  Amber Harvest was awarded Juror’s Choice in the exhibit and Beach House has been sold! Unfortunately I didn’t have my camera…

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Working Backward

As I’ve mentioned previously, I have three shows coming up in September and October, in addition to several exhibits I’d like to apply to enter. Getting ready for shows and exhibits means working backward. Let me explain. If I know I want to mount a piece on stretcher bars, like Over the Rainbow, at right,…

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Great Falls Studios Spring Art Festival April 10-11

I’ve been busy getting ready for the Great Falls Studios Spring Art Festival this weekend, April 10-11, 2010. It’s going to be held at the historic Colvin Run Schoolhouse again, which is located on Colvin Run Road in Great Falls. I’ll have my art quilts, plus quilted pillows, fabric journal covers, coasters and note card…

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