Solo Shows:

Art Plus Gallery, West Reading PA, 2018, Going Rural

YR Club, Wyomissing, PA, 2015, Art Quilts, Large and Small

Trinity Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA 2013, Fabric, Found Objects, and 10,000 Steps a Day

Trinity Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, 2011, When the Sky Rained Fire and Other Works


Selected Juried Shows:

Quilt National 2019, Athens, Ohio

Turmoil and Tranquility, Jurors: Kristin LaFlamme and Kate Lydon. SAQA traveling exhibition.

Upcycle! Juror: Katie Pasquini Masopust, SAQA traveling exhibition.

Things that Matter, Visions Art Museum, San Diego

Guns, a Loaded Conversation, Juror Dr. Vicky A Clark, SAQA Traveling exhibition.

My Corner of the World, Juror, Micaela Fitzsimmons, SAQA Traveling exhibition.

Wild Fabrications, Juror Geoffrey Gorman, traveling SAQA exhibition

Lancaster County Art Association National Juried Exhibition, Juror: Lilly Wei, Lancaster, PA, 2014

Art of the State, Awards Juror: Dr. Donald Forsythe, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA, 2014

The New Collective, Jurors: Petra Fallaux, Clayton Merrell and Renee Stout, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, 2013

Selected Awards:

One of 6 winners of SAQA/Andover Textiles Urban Textures design competition.

Judges’ Choice Award, Mount Gretna Outdoor Art Show, August, 2015-2017.

eARTh exhibition award, Studio B, Boyertown, Jurors: Betsy Alexander and Burnell Yow, 2015

Second place award in Modern Farm Art, Juror: Amanda C Burdan, Studio B, Boyertown, PA, 2015

Art Association of Harrisburg’s 86th Annual International Juried Show, Juror: Brian Rogers, First place in other media, 2014.

Me, Myself and I, Juror: Bruce Hoffman, Some Things Looming Gallery, Reading, PA.  Awarded a small group show in 2016.

Jurors award Hoyt Regional Exhibition for “Red Window.” Juror Linda Benedict Jones, 2013

Award in 84th Annual Juried Art Association of Harrisburg show for “Reconfiguring Drake’s Drilling.” Juror Robert Cozzolino, Art Association of Harrisburg, PA 2012


Media/ Publications:

Art Quilting Studio, Article in Winter, 2017

Weekly Blog:

The Roving Eye, Quarterly Column in The Palette, newsletter of Berks Art Alliance.

Included in 1000 Quilt Inspirations, by Sandra Sider.


Artist Profiles:

“Martha Ressler’s quilts: painting with fabric” by Ron Schira, Reading Eagle, January, 2016.

Reading Eagle, “Stitched-collage artist Martha Ressler’s scenes speak in fibers,” August 24, 2015.

Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Fiber Artist Profile, Martha Ressler, April 16, 2013


Corporate collections:

Butler Memorial Hospital, Butler, PA

McConway & Torley, Pittsburgh, PA

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, Pittsburgh

Standard Forged Products, McKees Rocks, PA

Trinity Industries, Dallas, TX


Private Collections: Ruth Van Lanningham, Pittsburgh, Michelle and Andrew Moss, Pittsburgh, Gretel Ortiz, Fleetwood, PA, and many others.


Gallery Representation:

Art Plus Gallery, West Reading, 2014 to present

Trinity Gallery, Pittsburgh, 2007 – 2013


Professional Activity:

Director, Art Plus Gallery, West Reading, PA

Chair, Julio Cepeda Exhibition Committee, Reading, PA

President, Pittsburgh Society of Artists, 2009 to 2013.

Teacher at GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, (Art Quilts and Hand Embroidery), 2015 to present.


Professional Affiliations

Studio Art Quilts Associates (Juried Artist Member), Berks Art Alliance, Hamburg Area Art Alliance