Abstractly Speaking at Woman Made Gallery

I am honored to have had my artwork, Leaf Stack #20, juried into the Abstracting Speaking exhibition hosted by Woman Made Gallery in Chicago. 31 artists working in various media were chosen by juror, Melanee Cooper, owner of Melanee Cooper Gallery in Chicago.

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Field Studies at Sierra Arts Gallery

It seemed like it was up and down in no time at all. February is the shortest month, but the time my solo exhibition, Field Studies, was up at Sierra Arts Gallery in Reno, Nevada seemed to go even quicker.

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Field Studies Exhibition

It didn’t seem like much, the pile on the floor. But it represented over a year’s worth of work. 21 artworks were rolled, wrapped and packed up, ready to take to Reno for my long anticipated solo exhibition at the Sierra Arts Gallery.

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World of Threads Festival

As a got off the plane, I was surprised how quickly I had made it through customs. The next hurdle was trying to make my way to the train. With a little human help and some signs, I was able to board the express train to downtown Toronto. I was in the city for my first international artist reception.

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Mini Leaf Stack Series

As a member of the Boise Open Studio Collective Organization, I participate in the big annual open studio event each October. This weekend over 60 artists will open the doors of their studio to the public. I will have my studio open Oct. 13th & 14th, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For the first time, visitors will be able to see my new series of small artworks, the Mini Leaf Stack series.

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Fabric Dyeing

Despite the large number of dyed fabrics on the shelf in my studio, sometimes I just don’t have the color I want. What do I do then?

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Field Study in Mud

Sometimes I have a novel idea for my artwork. Then, I have to figure out how to execute it. Inspired by the mud cracks on the playa during my artist residency last autumn, I decided to try something new. Would it work? I never know until I try.

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Sheldon Museum of Art

It wasn’t quite opening time yet. I wandered the grounds, walking in and out of the shade of the large trees, enjoying the greenery and plants so different than our own desert flora. Large metal artworks rose from the earth in various spots. Outdoor sculptures on the campus of University of Nebraska – Lincoln.

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Surel's Place Workshop

The table was set with extra chairs around it. A cloth was laid on top. On one end of the table rested a Lazy Susan that held bowls and cups filled with pins and threads. The guests were workshop participants eager to learn from Surel’s Place artist-in-residence, Marguerite Jay Gignoux.

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Fabric Dyeing

When an artist runs out of a color, what do they do? Painters can buy a new tube of paint or mix up a color and continue on. It is a little bit harder for those of us who work with fabric and hand-dye our own.

I needed a large piece of “mud” colored fabric to work on an idea I had for a piece. But I did not have such a large piece in my stash. Last week, we had one very warm day that was in the 80’s. I jumped on that chance to dye fabric.

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