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Boise Open Studios and Ballet Idaho

This autumn Boise Open Studios and Ballet Idaho collaborated to create a unique art experience. Artist members of the Boise Open Studio Collective Organization (BOSCO) viewed one of Ballet Idaho’s rehearsals to gain inspiration. Then, they created artworks based on what they had seen.

At an opening reception on October 11, the art was unveiled at The Mode Lounge in downtown Boise. Ballet Idaho trainees performed in the street for the opening. The Mode created a special cocktail for the event.

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Fabric Dyeing

fabric dyeing

I did some fabric dyeing not too long ago. I use hand-dyed fabrics in my textile artworks. During the summer, I dye my fabrics outside in the back yard when the weather is above 70 degrees (Fahrenheit). This time the temperatures were above 100 degrees and that might have been a little too hot for my very low-water immersion technique.

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Field Work Exhibition

The Field Work exhibition was on display at the Crossroads Carnegie Art Center in Baker City, Oregon during the month of June 2022. Artworks from my Field Studies series were on view along with ceramic pieces from Mullox Studio. Mullox Studio consists of the team of Kelly Cox and Eric Mullis.

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Artist Residency – Hypatia-in-the-Woods – Part 1

The Holly House for Hypatia-in-the-Woods artist residency in Shelton, WA

Recently, I spent two weeks at an artist residency, Hypatia-in-the-Woods. Located in Shelton, Washington the Holly House is the name of the place where I stayed. Previously, I have participated in other artist residencies in various locations. Each time, I have to figure out what supplies to bring with me. Fortunately, I have driven to all the residencies I have taken part in, thus far. But each location has its own space and set up.

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Art Quilt Elements 2022

Lisa Flowers Ross
Leaf Stack #39
44-3/4″ x 36″
fabrics hand-dyed by artist, thread

Art Quilt Elements 2022 is a biennial international exhibition featuring contemporary fine art quilts. This year marks the 15th iteration of the event. Currently, the artworks are on display at the Wayne Art Center in Wayne, Pennsylvannia. The exhibition continues through April 30th, 2022. This year the jurors were Jane Milosch, Jason Pollen, and Paula Nadelstern. They chose 50 artworks from 780 submissions.

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Richard Young – A Delicate Balance

Richard Young – A Delicate Balance

As I neared the building, my bicycle became dwarfed by the blue tiled prow-like building that contains the Blue Galleries at Boise State University. I had finally made it there on the last day of the exhibition, Richard Young – A Delicate Balance.

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43rd Annual Contemporary Crafts Exhibition Continues

View of 43rd Annual Contemporary Crafts exhibition
Photo courtesy of Mesa Contemporary Art Museum, Mesa, AZ

The 43rd Annual Contemporary Crafts exhibition continues to be on display at the Mesa Contemporary Art Museum in Mesa, Arizona through April 24, 2022. Thirty-six artists from 15 different states have 45 artworks from various fine craft media on display. From textile work, tapestries, jewelry to woodworking and glass, there is a wide range of artwork to view.

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A Year in Review

Artwork

At the end of the year, I like to review what I accomplished with my art throughout the year. As the pandemic continued in 2021, some exhibitions and events were cancelled while others were in-person. I was excited to have artwork accepted by the Studio Art Quilt Associates group to be shown at Intersect Chicago. Unfortunately, the in-person event was cancelled due to Covid-19 concerns. However, a video of the artwork that was selected for the SAQA booth can be seen here.

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