The annual Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show claims to be the largest outdoor quilt show and quilt sale. It takes over the town of Sisters, Oregon with more than 10,000 visitors to see more than 1,300 quilts hanging around town. My entries this year: Pink Plush with Orange and Rich Blue with Red.
Artist Reception for the Professional Art Quilts Alliance-South (PAQA-South)'s ArtQuilts: Passion exhibition will be 6-8pm Friday, April 27 at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center in Cary, NC. My contribution: "Passion Tribute," dedicated to my Tom. On the front: his dedicated activist editorial-writing self. On back: his fun-loving favorite vest.
Reception for the exhibition "Friends: Recent Works by Local Artists" will begin at 6pm Saturday, April 14, at Johns Creek Arts Center, 6290 Abbotts Bridge Road, Building 700, Johns Creek, GA 30097. Two of my pieces, "Animals" and "Paint Box" will be on display. The show runs April 12-28.
Maps are intriguing as an art form. Through sites like Google maps, almost any place can be translated into an exquisite mixed media Cartographic Quilt. In this 3-day workshop, you choose a favorite place and then use fabric, paint and thread to create a cartographic map that evokes feelings or elements of your chosen location. Architect and artist Valerie Goodwin guides you through a series of paint, collage and mixed media techniques that will introduce and reinforce design principles while providing you with a structured framework for experimentation.
Valerie Goodwin is an architect and artist who creates fiber art inspired by the realistic and abstract imagery of maps. In this day-long workshop with Valerie, you'll tap into your innermost creative side and create a beautiful mixed media map of an imaginery place inspired by haiku, a minimalist form of poetry. Valerie guides you through a structured and nurturing process to write your own haiku and then create a small, simple and understated art quilt map that captures the feeling of your haiku. Workshop sponsored by SandiesLabel at SEFAA Center.
My "Collage with Shirting & Buttons" will be on display in the Second LaGrange Southeast Regional show at the Lamar Dodd Art Center of LaGrange College. Exhibit open: 9am-5pm Tuesday-Friday, 1-4pm Saturday. Entry fee: Free for Troup County residents; $10 for Non-Residents.
The work of more than 100 artists are on display in the 18th annual "Little Things Mean A Lot" exhibit at Swan Coach House Gallery. No piece is larger than 8 inches in any direction. All the collectible works, by emerging and established artists, are on sale for the holidays. Exhibit curated by Marianne Lambert.
"My Blue Log Cabin" is on display along with the work of eight other artists in the "Fierce Fibers" juried show at The Art Place in Marietta, GA. Opening reception runs 7-9pm Thursday, Sept. 7. The annual show is dedicated to celebrating the extraordinary art being created in the fiber art medium in Atlanta.
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show™ (SOQS) is internationally recognized as the world's largest outdoor quilt show and quilt sale displaying more than 1300 quilts representing fiber artists from around the world. This year I'm headed out to see my two pieces on display.