March 23 2015
A few collages and artist's books have
winging their way around the country for the last couple months,
"Red Rivers" (an embroidered book page) and "The Needle and
the Sword: The Early Women's Movement in Twenty-Four Hankies" (an
embroidered fabric book) at Contemporary Women Artists XVII --
Reimagining Femmage," St. Louis Chapter of the Women's Caucus for
Art, Feb. 20 - April 3, 2015, at Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles,
MO (third place award)
"Medusa" and "Birth of Stars" (paper collages on wood panels)
at Adornment, the Northwest Collage Society's Spring Show, March 20
- June 28, 2015, at the Bellevue Art Museum's Community Education
Gallery, Bellevue, WA. (Juror Award and Eleanor Wolters Smith
"Christina Baart Biddle and Eight Canaries" and "Diva" (paper
collages) at Arte de Avian, March 13 - April 26, 2015, at Tubac
Center of the Arts, Tubac, AZ
"16 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird" (collaged & hand-cut
artist's book with haiku) and "Clarice, Raised By Crows, Was
Ashamed of Her Human Face" (paper collage) at The Crow Show, Feb.
6-28, 2015, at the Studio Door, San Diego, CA.
"Aspects of Nothingness" (collage on old book cover) at the
National Collage Society's 30th annual juried exhibit entitled
Greater Than the Sum, Nov. 21 - Dec. 5, 2014 at the Center for
Visual Art, Metropolitan State University, Denver, CO
October 11 2014
Many thanks to the lovely folks up in
La Conner, Washington, for including my fabric book "The Needle
and the Sword" in the recent Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival,
an international juried show, and for giving it a first place award
in the 3-Dimensional Fiber Arts category. I'm thrilled.
The festival award winners will be on display at the La
Conner Quilt & Textile Museum (a gem of a museum housed in a
charming old mansion) until November 23rd. If you visit you
will also be treated to an ethereal installation of ghostly dyed
silk organza panels by Elin Noble AND a stunning display of
beautifully vibrant Hawaiian-style quilts by Grace Hawley.
August 15 2014
Two collage pieces (I Imagine a
and Millinery Wheat Farmers
currently on view at the 7th Annual Horizontal Grandeur Exhibit,
showing July 10 - October 31, 2014, at the Stevens County
Historical Museum, Morris MN.
Open Water, an altered book project, is on exhibit at
"The Book as Art: Expanding the Limits," July 18 - September 19,
2014, as part of the Decatur Book Festival in Decatur, GA.
Catharina Baart Biddle, a collage portrait, is residing
at the Old Court House in Woodstock, IL, as part of the "Real
People 2014" exhibit, August 7 - September 28, 2014.
River Triptych, a collage piece on old book covers, is
on its way to Lansing, MI, to be part of a collage and assemblage
exhibition at (SCENE)Metrospace, September 12 - October 12,
Bon voyage little projects!
June 06 2014
Earlier this year, 23 Sandy Gallery in Portland, OR, and
University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA, invited book artists to
"Book Power Redux," a juried exhibition of book art focusing on
social and political issues. The exhibit
features 61 works by 55 artists addressing social and political
issues -- race, diversity,
equality, justice, poverty, war and more.
"Gun Metaphors," an artist's book I created last year in
response to the child murders at Sandy Hook Elementary School, will
be part of
that exhibition. The exhibit runs from May 30 - July 26,
2014, at 23 Sandy Gallery, and then moves to University of Puget
Sound in Tacoma from mid-August to October 15, 2014.
May 24 2014
Alfred Stieglitz opened the Intimate
Gallery in Saugerties, NY, in 1925, inviting artists, poets and
writers to gather and exhibit their works. The Intimate
Gallery is still in business and still exhibiting work by artists
working in book arts, printmaking, photography, paper arts, drawing
and mixed media. I'm very pleased that two of my pieces
("Grand Rapids 1937," an altered book, and "It Wasn't Clear What
Happened Here," collage on an old book cover) are on display at
their Intimate Works on Paper 2014 exhibit. The exhibit opens
today and will run through June 22 -- it looks fantastic and I wish
I could be there. You can see the catalog here
April 24 2014
Located in Cagliari, Italy,
features exhibits of large reproductions of
photographic and other contemporary works. This month they
have included one of my photo collage pieces titled "Two Birds,"
which was created from magazine scraps. I'm delighted to be part of
this month's show.
April 11 2014
"The Needle and the Sword: The Early
Women's Movement in Twenty-Four Hankies" is headed down to San
Diego today to be part of the Fifth National Juried Exhibition of
artist's books and other book arts. The exhibit is hosted by
San Diego Book Arts at the Geisel Library (yes, THAT Dr. Seuss...),
University of California, San Diego, and runs May 4 - June 22,
2014...it should be spectacular!
April 04 2014
Kelli Russell Agodon is one of our own
Northwesterners who writes stunning poetry. She has a new
book out -- "The Hourglass Museum" -- which one reviewer called
"lyrical, intelligent, magical and honest"...not bad, eh? I
am honored that she selected one of my collage pieces for the cover
of her new book. You can find the book here
Go buy it!
November 30 2013
Two of my artist's books -- "16 Ways of
Looking at a Blackbird" and "The Clearing" -- have just returned
from Arizona. They were part of a beautiful exhibit mounted
by the Art Museum of Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ
(a beautiful place in its own regard). Seth Muller wrote a
great article about the exhibit for the Arizona Daily Sun, which
you can find
November 30 2013
National Collage Society has selected
two of my pieces for their 29th Annual Juried Show, and I'm
thrilled. "Pneumatic Drill" and the "River Triptych" can be
seen in an on-line
along with some pretty fabulous collage pieces from a
number of marvelously talented collage artists. Please check