I was excited and very pleased to recently learn that my piece Bank Machine Blues was chosen by Martha Sielman to include in her book on fibre artists who are inspired by birds. Martha is the Executive Director of Studio Art Quilts Associates ( SAQA).
There will be thread paintings and wall quilts in my exhibition at the McCain Gallery.
My piece, Out of This World was accepted into the SAQA ( Studio Art Quilt Associates) Atlantic Regional Show , Commotion which opens on June 7 at the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design in Sydney NS and will then travel throughout NS and NB until June 2023.
Inspired by photos from the Solar Orbiter I chose to paint images of the corona teaming with thousands of solar flares. The images revealed a multitude of small flaring loops, erupting bright spots and dark moving fibrils and have been called campfires. Using these energized charged particles, hundreds of time hotter than the sun displaying turbulence, turmoil and agitation as the impetus for my artwork, gave me a chance to express the feelings we have all shared during this tumultuous year.
All the fabric for the piece was painted.
#saqaart My SAQA Trunk Show piece, the Tudor Rose is available for sale – visit www.saqa.com/trunkshowsale for more details! This will be available just until the end of February. You can find the piece by name or my name.
I have 5 by 7 inch thread paintings and sun print coaster sets in the Small Works sale at the Andrew and Laura Mc Cain Art Gallery , 8 Mc Cain St. Florenceville-Bristol NB. The sale runs Nov. 21- Dec. 19. You can make a 45 minute appointment by calling 392-6769 or call the gallery at the front door to make sure they aren’t full.
AN-ExhibFredericton’s Fibre Arts Network ( FAN) is having an exhibition at the UNB Art Centre Nov.1- December 13, 2020. The Art Centre is open only on Sundays from 12-5 pm. To visit you must sign up at www. go.unb.ca/art-centre. You can also view online at www.go.unb.ca/art-centre-online. Two of my wall quilts are in the exhibition. They are shown below.
The Tree of Diversity
A Walk in the Forest
Sunbury shores Arts and Nature Centre Saint Andrews NB has accepted my submission of New Brunswick through the Seasons in Paint, Fabric and Thread to be included in their Craft Year 2020 exhibition and sale to be held Oct. 2- Nov. 7, 2020 in Saint Andrews. My submission includes both thread paintings and wall quilts.
There is an article in the Spring 2020 edition of the Canadian Quilter entitled Teaching Patchwork in the UK. Three Canadians, Rose Parr, myself and Bernadette Kent share our experiences of teaching at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham UK.
The Fredericton Guild of Fibre Artists and the Embroiderers’ Guild of Fredericton held the official opening of their exhibition Fibre Expressions 2019 at Government House, 51 Woodstock Road Fredericton NB on November 8 with Lieutenant Governor, Brenda Murphy providing opening remarks. The exhibition runs until January 8, 2020 and is open Monday to Friday 10-4 pm.
I was the co-ordinator of the exhibition.
My niece, Alana Simpson, kindly took the photo of me with my thread painting entitled Curry Mountain.