Art Walk, Portland OR. A Featured Artist-Me

This upcoming First Friday East Side Art Walk for Feb. 4th, I am to be Designing Women’s featured artist. First Friday East Portland Galleries and Venues are open every First Friday evening of the month from 6pm to 9pm. Most include new exhibits and artist’s receptions each month. Some include live entertainment and other special eventsContinue reading “Art Walk, Portland OR. A Featured Artist-Me”

Tracy McCabe Stewart Update

Here’s an update from Tracy McCabe Stewart. Material Ways I am thrilled my piece, “Cave Series VII” is included in the Material Ways Show!  Information below: Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles will host “Material Ways,” an exhibit of art quilts created by our Illinois and Wisconsin regional members of SAQA, the Studio Art QuiltersContinue reading “Tracy McCabe Stewart Update”

Modern Interior Design- Contemporary Art

You may be redesigning a room, or perhaps you’ve just moved into a new place. Maybe you just feel the need for a face lift to up date your home to the year 2011. In any case, if you are in the process of decorating a room, you may ask yourself, “Why spend money on artwork?Continue reading “Modern Interior Design- Contemporary Art”

Do you have to be Daddy Warbucks to collect art?

Many people would think that statement was the absolute truth. Nay Nay this is not the case. Need some convincing? This article from ARTINFO  has some interesting insights on that topic. http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/32129/tips-for-novice-collectors/ They present some strong points, here are a few: They make the point that in economic downturns there are fewer buyers resulting  lower prices and more affordableContinue reading “Do you have to be Daddy Warbucks to collect art?”

Asian Hand Painted Art Quilt Heron under the moon

This is the 4th in a series of Asian Fusion art quilts. I hand painted the silk used in this piece. I appliqued the heron and other elements on.  Each feather in the heron was appliqued & the result was worth the extra effort. It has an Asian feel but is modern as well. IContinue reading “Asian Hand Painted Art Quilt Heron under the moon”

Lisa Call -Investigating Boundaries in Abstract Contemporary Textile Art

Lisa has described her work in this way,“I design and create vivid geometric abstract contemporary quilts. Some people call these things art quilts, or studio quilts, or fiber art, or studio art quilts or any number of other terms. I prefer the term “quilts” but it conjures up images of our grandmother’s quilts.

And while traditional quilts are beautiful, they aren’t what I make, so I’ve added the term contemporary to better define my choice of art media. Whatever you want to call them, quilts are my passion. My goal is to become the very best artist possible and so I spend most of my free time making art..”

Silk painted art quilt, Everything Under the Sun

Just posting my latest silk painted art quilt. I love the way silk seems to reflect the color, and I’m all about color, if you haven’t guessed! This is an original hand painted silk art quilt. I hand painted the background fabric and the individual elements. Then I appliquéd them on. The thread painting and quilting add to the designContinue reading “Silk painted art quilt, Everything Under the Sun”

Denise Tallon Havlan quilts of Unbridled Passion

Denise Tallon Havlan’s award winning art quilts have been described with words like innovative, imagination , excellence in workmanship. In her creative approach she has indeed marched to the beat of her own drummer and the results are stunning.  The name she has given to one of her out standing quilts, ” Unbridled Passion” is a good descriptionContinue reading “Denise Tallon Havlan quilts of Unbridled Passion”

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