Real People 2013

August 08 2013
"Real People, 2013" (an exhibit "celebrating the Arts through Faces and
Figures") is opening on August 8, 2013 at the Old Court House Arts
Center in Woodstock, IL (northwest of Chicago).  Very pleased that my
collage piece, Pneumatic Drill, will be included. Thanks for including me, Woodstock!

You can view the exhibit on-line here. LOTS of great work included in this show!

The Book as Art

August 05 2013
The Decatur Arts Alliance has mounted a lovely exhibition of artist's books, which will be on display July 19 - September 20, 2013, in the gallery at The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur in Decatur, GA, as part of the AJC Decatur Book Festival, the largest independent book festival in the country. Big thanks to jurors Brian Dettmer, Jerushia Graham and Beck Whitehead, for including my altered book "Please Don't Look" in this wonderful exhibition.  You can visit an online catalog for the exhibition here.

Chase Gallery All Media Juried Show

July 10 2013
Catharina Baart Biddle and Eight Canaries, one of my birdish collage pieces, is winging its way toward Spokane, WA, to appear in Chase Gallery's biennial All Media Juried Show, July 9 - September 27, 2013, in Spokane City Hall, Spokane, WA (my old hometown).  Thanks for including me, Chase!

NCS Post Card Show

July 10 2013
The National Collage Society is presenting its 16th Annual Postcard Show at the Downtown Gallery, School of Art, Kent State University, June 19-July 20, 2013, full of 4x6 inch little gems of collage, My entry, It Wasn'l Clear What Happened Here, No. 2, a dark little collage on a discarded old book cover, is there and was honored with one of the exhibition awards.  Thanks, NCS!

You can find the award winners here.

Danke Sehr!

June 26 2013
A little piece from my Chair Series ("The Singer Not the Song") appears on page 130 of the new issue (No. 4, 2012/2013) of MAX JOSEPH MAGAZINE ("das Magazin der Bayerischen Staatsoper" -- opera!).  It's a gorgeous magazine and this issue features one of Nick Cave's "Soundsuits" on the cover.  You can find Max Joseph here.

Horizontal Grandeur

June 24 2013
The Stevens County Historical Society & Museum, located in Morris, MN, is opening its sixth annual juried art exhibition celebrating art on the prairie..  The title comes from Bill Holm's essay, "Horizontal Grandeur", and eligibility is limited to artists residing in states or provinces with a prairie, and pieces with a "prairie-related" theme.  One of my collage pieces  ("Nebraska Prairie, 1916") will be included and I'm thrilled because I have an ancestral connection to this area.  My great-great ancestors arrived in that area from Norway in 1866, later slowly making their way westward through North Dakota and Montana, until finally we arrived at the  western-most edge of this wonderful country. So, it's lovely to send one of my pieces back "home" to Minnesota...thanks for including me in this wonderful exhibition.  The exhibit runs from July 11 through October 28, 2013. Find it here.

PSBA Third Annual Members Exhibition

April 29 2013
Lovely exhibit coming to the Collins Memorial Library at the University of Puget Sound in the Tacoma area -- the Third Annual Members Exhibition by members of the Puget Sound Book Artists.  I will be showing three books: "16 Ways of Looking At a Blackbird," an accordion-style collaged artist's book, (2012);  "The Clearing," a tunnel-style collaged artist's book completed in 2012 as part of the BookArtObject Four project; and, "La Cite Des Animaux," an accordion-style collaged artist's book completed in 2011.  The exhibit will run from June 6, 2013, through July 31, 2013, and there will be lots of interesting book work on display.  Come on down!

From Seneca Falls to Philadelphia: Fourth of July 1876 and the Women of the Centennial

March 13 2013
As part of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts 2013, the Athenaeum of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Center for the Book are presenting an exhibit of artists' books which celebrate and commemorate the Fourth of July in 1876.  On that day, Susan B. Anthony and other activist women interrupted the opening ceremonies to present the bewildered chairman with their Declaration of the Rights of Women of the United States, a document which chastised the government for refusing to grant voting rights, equal treatment and other "human rights" to women.  They wrote:  "While the Nation is buoyant with patriotism, and all hearts are attuned to praise, it is with sorrow we come to strike the one discordant note, on this hundredth anniversary of our country's birth....We ask of our rulers, at this hour, no special favors, no special privileges, no special legislation.  We ask justice, we ask equality, we ask that all the civil and political rights that belong to citizens of the United States, be guaranteed to us and our daughters forever."

I am very pleased that one of my books will be included in this exhibit.  "The Needle and the Sword: The Early Women's Movement in Twenty-Four Hankies" is a fabric book, comprised of 24 handkerchiefs and doilies,mounted on cotton and calico, and embellished with embroidery, heat-transfer images, fabric collage, buttons, beads, etc., to depict passages from the Declaration and vintage photos of the brave women who fought so hard for these rights.  The exhibit will open on April 1 and run through May 18, 2013, at the Athenaeum.

2013 CVG Annual Exhibition

January 05 2013
Creative Visions Gallery in Bremerton, WA, is getting ready to open its annual juried exhibition on January 19th.  Very pleased that one of my collage pieces -- Angels in America (No. 4) -- will be included.  Thanks, CVG!

Superstition Review

December 03 2012
Superstition Review is a lovely online literary/arts magazine published by Arizona State University.  In addition to some excellent poetry, fiction and visual arts, Issue 10 includes four of my collages -- "Bond...Hieronymos Bond," "Flower Meditation," "Chair Series (The Singer, Not the Song)" and "Angels in America (No. 4)."  It's a wonderful publication and I'm proud to be a part of it. To enjoy it, go here..