Behind the scenes — a sale

I’m always pleased to sell a piece of art, but this latest experience was one of the best. Here are some of the elements that went into it (besides creating the artwork that is!) I recreated my website. It was an intensive project last winter that I approached with dread. Once I got going, it […]

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Art of the State — PA

I was amazed and honored to be accepted into this year’s Art of the State, the premier state-wide art competition in Pennsylvania. Only 122 works were chosen out of almost 1800 entries. The show runs from June 22 to Sept 14, 2014 at the State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg. The piece that was accepted

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SAQA Conference, Alexandria, VA

I recently attended the national conference of SAQA, Studio Art Quilt Associates. I’ve been a member for several years, but only recently have decided to get more active. It is an important national organization of artists who work in the same media as I do: Studio Art Quilts. I belong to a number of art

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We recently re-photographed a number of my Studio Art Quilt pieces. This was based on acquiring new knowledge about what is expected on a professional level. The background we were using wasn’t completely white. The photo shows a detail of the old (on the left) and new photos (on the right) side by side. I

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Lingering Winter

This is another new piece inspired by walking and visiting towns in Berks County, my new home. Hamburg is the town of 3000 something that is closest to us, and this is from there. I combined a couple of locations, the church with the pointy green towers, a house, and some row houses. The background

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Old Dye Works

Along with my partner Jay Ressler, I have started visiting towns in Berks County for artistic inspiration. This piece represents an old dye works in Shoemakersville. It turns out Jay’s grandmother worked at an knitting factory across the street years ago. I was interested in the textures of the brick work, and had great fun

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This is the other piece I got into “Me Myself and I” at Some Things Looming Gallery in Reading. The opening is Saturday April 12, 1-4 PM, at 526 Washington St., Reading, PA 19601. Since the concept of the self portrait was a broad one, I submitted this work. I worked in the steel industry

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In the Morning I Am So Tall

I was thrilled to learn I got two pieces in a show at Somethings Looming Gallery in Reading. The show, Me Myself and I opens April 12. Naturally with a title like that, they were looking for self portraits. But I balked – the closest I came was one called “In the Morning I am

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Organizing a show

I have just had the experience of co-chairing an exhibit of the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh. I have had many years of art organization volunteering, but I hadn’t done this before. Along with the Guild Exhibition committee, we chose a title for the show, Edge-to-Edge, a juror, Meredith Re Grimsley, and got to work on

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Edge of Morning

I just got this piece into an exhibit (Edge-to-Edge) of the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh. It is called Edge of Morning, and is small, just 12 x 12 x 1.5. As I have been doing, it is inspired by walking the aging industrial streets of Pittsburgh, and picking up found objects as I go. The

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