Archive for April, 2016

“Currents” exhibit open now!

Shagbark2500Shagbark 2

Currents, the sixth juried exhibition of the contemporary fiber group EDGE, is open now until June 5 at the Sunderland Gallery in Omaha. I’m a first-year member and was thrilled to have Shagbark 2 and Shagbark 7 included in this exhibit.

EDGE has 24 members, including painters, water colorists, graphic artists, photographers and sculptors. Eleven members had 17 artworks juried into the exhibit. The artists include Dora Agbas, Jette Clover, Eileen M.F. Doughty, Linda K. Filby-Fisher, Mary Kay Fosnacht (2 artworks), Karen Goetzinger (2 artworks), Mary B. Pal, Ruth Powers, Karen Stiehl Osborn (2 artworks), and Charlotte Ziebarth.

The juror, Gina Adams, commented that she looked at each piece entered into this exhibit to find the thread of difference and the vision of the artist to literally break new ground. Each one of the contemporary fiber pieces not only shows artistic merit but a strong vision…


Shagbark 7

EDGE includes members in Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois, Colorado, Washington, Louisiana, Virginia, North Carolina, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Canada and Belgium.

The exhibit touches on various topics including loss and the environment, said Sharon Bass, EDGE’s curator of exhibitions.

I think ‘Currents’ describes an internal and external view of contemporary life – the environment and the eddies within our cultures, the need to dig in and perhaps the greater need to get out of the box, she said. It’s grounded in contemplation and punctuated by a spirit that is ready to soar.

For more information about the exhibit, contact Sharon Bass at bass(at)

Sunderland Gallery hours are Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and third Sundays, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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“Rock” at International Quilt Festival – Chicago this week



Rock will be at International Quilt Festival this week, April 7-9, as part of the Affinity exhibit.  The exhibit, part of the Dinner at Eight artists series, was juried and curated by Jamie Fingal and
Leslie Tucker Jenison.

Rock was, of course, inspired by photos taken in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. It is 40×40 inches.  Materials:  White cotton cloth, acrylic paint, duck cloth, felt, oil paint sticks, rayon and cotton thread. Techniques include machine piecing, appliqué, and stitching.

There is an excellent catalog that you can purchase online for only $15.



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