May 1, 2009
Free-motion machine embroidery. Thread, photo transfer, sheer and metallic fabrics. (18" x 36") 2008.
Josephine's Locket is based on the locket my mother wore, in which she had placed tiny photographs of herself and my father. She had my dad's picture cut out in the shape of a heart. I found that particularly touching, a sign of the loving feelings that she had trouble expressing outwardly. My siblings and I didn't discover the contents of the locket until after her death in 2006. I included some of her perfume bottles to complete the double portrait.
This piece was included in the from WOMAN II exhibit at the Lakeland Community College Art Gallery in Kirtland, OH, March 9 - April 3, 2009.
April 27, 2009
Free-motion machine embroidery. All thread. (10" x 8") 2005
Sui Ling is a friend of mine who lives in New York City. This portrait of her was included in the from WOMAN II exhibit at the Lakeland Community College Art Gallery in Kirtland, OH. The show was from March 9 - April 3, 2009.
The portrait is now in a private collection.
March 17, 2009
Free-motion machine stitching. Monofilament and other threads. Bits of netting, yarns, and other fibers. (30" x 42") 2008
The Apothecary was part of the Director's Choice: FIBER exhibit at the Lakeland Fine Art Gallery at Lakeland Community College in Kirtland, Ohio.
January 12, 2009
Free-motion machine stitching. All thread. (9" x 12") 2009
Currently hanging in the from WOMAN II exhibit at the Lakeland Community College Art Gallery, Kirtland, OH. The show is from March 9 - April 3, 2009.
The Dancers will be offered for auction at the Ohio Designer Craftsmen 15th Annual Gala Benefit held on April 25, 2009 at the Ohio Craft Museum in Columbus, Ohio. Proceeds will aid outreach programs of the museum.
September 12, 2008
Free-motion machine stitching. Thread and sheer fabrics. (12" x 36") 2008
Juror Wendy H. Outland selected The Gathering for the Ruth Lantz Award for Excellence in Fiber in the Best of 2009 exhibit of the Ohio Designer Craftsmen in Columbus, Ohio. The exhibit will be at the Ohio Craft Museum, 1665 West Fifth Avenue, in Columbus, May 3 - June 21, 2009. Opening reception is Sunday, May 3 from 1-4 pm.
The exhibit will then travel to 3 other venues in 2009:
The Southern Ohio Museum, Portsmouth, OH, July 3-Aug 26
The Mansfield Art Center, Mansfield, OH, Sept 13-Oct 25
Wayne Center for the Arts, Wooster, OH, Nov 12-Dec 19
You can also view the exhibit online.
August 30, 2008
Free-motion machine embroidery. All thread. (15" x 30") 2008
This will be in the ThreadLines 2008 exhibition at the Missouri State University Art + Design Gallery in Springfield, MO, September 5 - 29, 2008. The show was juried by Jason Pollen, Chairman of the fiber department at Kansas City Art Institute, and is sponsored by Uncommon Threads, a contemporary art quilt group.
Jason Pollen selected "7:35 a.m." as winner of the Judge's Choice award. I am so thrilled... and speechless! The show looks fabulous, judging from the photos. Wish I could have been there. Photos of the opening reception.
7:35 am will be included in the Best of 2009 exhibit at the Ohio Craft Museum in Columbus, May 3 - June 21, 2009.
August 12, 2008
Free-motion machine embroidery; threads and sheer fabrics. (24" x 24") 2008
Will be included in the Director's Choice: FIBER exhibit in the Lakeland Fine Arts Gallery at Lakeland Community College, Kirtland, OH, September 2 - October 16, 2008.
August 1, 2008
July 22, 2008
For something different, here is a self-portrait of me with my dog, Sydni. Free-motion machine embroidery; rayon threads stitched onto a heavy canvas backing (25" x 32"). 2005
Included in the art of the STITCH exhibition, 2006, in the United Kingdom. The venues were: The Royal West of England Academy, Bristol; The Hub: National Centre for Craft & Design, Lincolnshire; and the Williamson Art Gallery and Museum, Birkenhead.
Syd & Me was included in the from WOMAN II exhibit at the Lakeland Community College Art Gallery in Kirtland, Ohio from March 9 - April 3, 2009.
June 14, 2008
Free-motion machine embroidery; threads and sheer fabrics (18" x 36"). 2008
Showing in the Textile tArts: Flavors of Fiber exhibition at the Stocker Art Gallery at Lorain County Community College, Elyria, OH until July 21, 2008.
June 2, 2008
Free-motion machine embroidery; thread with bits of netting and sheer fabrics (22" x 38"). 2008
Currently in the Textile tArts: Flavors of Fiber exhibit at the Stocker Art Gallery at Lorain County Community College, Elyria, OH. The show will be up until July 21, 2008.
June 1, 2008
Free-motion machine embroidery; all thread, (20" x 58"). 2008
Currently hanging in the New Fibers 2008 exhibit at Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI until June 12, 2008. From June 26 - July 24, the exhibit will be at Bonifas Fine Arts Center in Escanaba, MI.
May 30, 2008
Threads with sheer fabrics and netting; free-motion machine embroidery (16" x 25"). 2008
This piece is hanging in the Ohio Designer Craftsmen Best of 2008 exhibit at the Ohio Crafts Museum in Columbus, OH until June 22, 2008. After that, the show will travel to the Springfield Museum of Art in Springfield, OH (June 28-Aug 20), and to the French Art Colony in Gallipolis, OH (Sept 5-Oct 26).
May 29, 2008
All thread; free-motion machine embroidery (17" x 57"). 2007
Winner of the Award of Excellence in the Pfaff Art Embroidery Challenge 2007: Still Life, which was part of the Knitting & Stitching show at Alexandra Palace in London in October 2007. From July 1 to September 14, 2008, the exhibition will be in France at l'Office de Tourisme du Pays de Chatelaudren.
May 28, 2008
All thread; free-motion machine embroidery (28" x 64"). 2007
Winner of the Award for Innovation in the Artist as Quiltmaker XIII exhibition at the FAVA gallery in Oberlin, Ohio. May 18 - August 2, 2008.
Also won an Honorable Mention in the Farm Art: From Plate to Palette exhibition at the John F. Seigerling Gallery in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Peninsula, OH (June-August 2007).
All thread; free-motion machine embroidery (19" x 27"). 2008
"Perfume Bottles" is now in the collection of University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH.
Included in the Focus: Fiber 2008 exhibit at the Cleveland State University Art Gallery, Cleveland, OH, sponsored by the Textile Art Alliance of the Cleveland Museum of Art, from May 16 through June 21, 2008. After that, the show travels to the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University, St. Bonaventure, NY from August through November 2008.
All thread; free-motion machine embroidery (14" x 26"). 2007
Included in the Art of the Stitch 2008 exhibition at the Waterhall, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, UK, until June 15, 2008. The show is scheduled to tour to: The Deutsches Textilmuseum in Krefeld, Germany (Sept 28-Dec 28, 2008); Museum of Applied Arts in Budapest, Hungary (Jan 31-March 21, 2009); and Fundacion Valentin de Madariaga-MP, Seville, Spain (April 25-June 20, 2009).