Recent Exhibitions

March 23 2015
A few collages and artist's books have winging their way around the country for the last couple months, including:
"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 Memorial Award)

"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

2014 Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival

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. Go! 

Summer Exhibitions

August 15 2014
Two collage pieces (I Imagine a Prairie and Millinery Wheat Farmers) are 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, 2014.

Bon voyage little projects!

Book Power Redux

June 06 2014
Earlier this year, 23 Sandy Gallery in Portland, OR, and the
University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA, invited book artists to submit 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.

Intimate Works on Paper 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.

Two Birds at DdA Factory

April 24 2014
Located in Cagliari, Italy, the DdA Factory 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.

San Diego Book Arts

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!

The Museum Is Open

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!

Tangibles: Beauty and Purpose in the Art of the Book

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 here.

NCS Annual Juried Show

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 exhibit along with some pretty fabulous collage pieces from a number of marvelously talented collage artists.  Please check it out.