Friday, December 19, 2014

Merry Christmas 2014!

"Once Upon a Starry Night"

O Star of wonder, star of night
Star with royal beauty bright
Westward leading, still proceeding
Guide us to thy Perfect Light

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Every Figure Tells a Story

My last show of the year, with the Texas Association of Original Doll Artists, is "Every Figure Tells a Story" at 18 Hands Gallery.  The show was set up last week and it looks great!
It's a beautiful gallery and everyone there is so nice to work with.

My pieces in the show are
"A Mother's Treasure is Her Daughter"

"Once Upon a Starry Night"

"The Tumbler"

Opening night was wonderful - a great turnout!

Artist Joyce Patterson and me

Artist Neva Waldt and me

Me with Mother & Daughter piece

Thank you 18 Hands Gallery for hosting our show!  It will be up through December 31.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

IQF 2014

Another Quilt Festival has come and gone.  This year marked the 40th anniversary of the Houston International Quilt Festival.  The red and white quilt display to celebrate the Ruby Jubilee was stunning.

Of course for me the highlight of Quilt Festival is always the doll exhibits.
In Celebration of the Doll Exhibit:

My piece for this exhibit, "Sunshine Parade":

The Material Girls of Houston portion of the doll exhibits:

I had two pieces in the Material Girls exhibit:
"A Mother's Treasure is Her Daughter" & "Orelia"

The Texas Association of Original Doll Artists also had a display, "Block Party 2", which were dolls featuring a quilt block on some part of the doll.  

I chose to do the tumbling block pattern.
"Circus Tumbler"

Another portion of the doll exhibit is the Treasures of the Gypsy Challenge.  The challenge theme this year was Come to the Mardi Gras.  

This is the Best of Show winner in the Gypsy category, a stunning felted sculpture by Jennifer Schermerhorn:

I didn't  finish my doll in time for the gypsy challenge.  Oh well, there's always next year...

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Art on the Make: Mixing Art and Mingling Threads

Last night was the HAFA opening reception at Gallery M Squared.  What a fun party!
yours truly with "Night Bloom" - we match!

What a great crowd for the opening of our show.  Here is a shot of all the participating artists:

And just a few of the many pieces of beautiful fiber art:

Dragon series by Kim Ritter:

Lovely wall hangings by Ginny Eckley:

A fun quilted 3-d yoga girl by gallery show chairman Mandy Shefman:

Some gorgeous eco-dyed pieces by Scharine Kirchoff:

Here is my other piece in the show:  "Chasing Dreams"
There were soooo many wonderful pieces in this show.  I wish I had photographed them all!
A great big THANK YOU to Max and Michael of Gallery M Squared for hosting our show!  The show will run through October 26.

Monday, October 6, 2014

It's Show Time!

Fall is finally here in Houston, TX with cooler temperatures and of course……fiber and art doll exhibits!

The Houston Area Fiber Artists are having an exhibit at 
Gallery M Squared this month:

Art on the Make: Mixing Art and Mingling Threads
October 8, 2014 – October 26, 2013
Opening Reception October 11, 7 – 9 p.m.

Gallery M Squared
339 West 19th Street
Houston, Texas 77008

Hours: Wednesday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Here is one of my pieces in the show at M Squared:
"Chasing Dreams"

Next, the International Quilt Festival will be at the George R. Brown Convention Center, with art dolls among the many exhibits there.

October 30 - November 2, 2014
George R. Brown Convention Center
 1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, Texas  77010

Hours:  Wednesday, Oct. 29 (Preview Night): 7-10 p.m.
Thursday & Friday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

This piece will be in the TAODA exhibit, Block Party II (dolls using a quilt block pattern) at Quilt Festival:
"The Tumbler" - using the Tumbling Block quilt pattern on his costume

 I plan to have other dolls at Quilt Festival as well - they're just not finished yet!

In December, the Texas Association of Original Doll Artists will have an exhibit at 18 Hands Gallery:
Every Figure Tells a Story
December 6 – 31, 2014
Opening Reception:  Saturday, December 6, 6 - 9 p.m.

18 Hands Gallery
249 W 19th Street
Houston, TX 77008

Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 12 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

It's a busy fall!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

NIADA Conference 2014

The NIADA Conference was held at the Bohemian Hotel in Celebration Florida this year.

I arrived just in time for Gallery Night.

Ankie Daanen

Chomick and Meder

Cindee Moyer

Deborah Pope

Diana Crosby

Diane Keeler

Donna May Robinson

Heather Maciak

Ima Naroditskaya

Judith Condon

Karin Otto-Burfict

Kate Church

Lesley Keeble

Leslie Molen

Marlaine Verhelst

Neva Waldt

Nina Tugarina

Pat Lillich

Reina Mia Brill

Sandra Oglesby

Shelley Thornton

Stephanie Blythe

Susan Fosnot

Susan Scogin

Tanya Marriott

Tatiana Baeva

Tine Kamerbeek

Vitaliya Soyka

It's such a treat to see these beautiful dolls in person!  I highly recommend attending the conference if you can.  Next year:  Portland, Oregon.