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The Memory Cloth Collective: Stitches in Time – “Meant to Be”, April 15- May 11, 2014


Written on April 19, 2014 at 10:43 pm, by

  An exhibition The Memory Cloth Collective: Stitches in Time – “Meant to Be” is currently on display at the Lakeside Coffee House at 402 W Lakeside Street in Madison, WI until May 11, 2014.  This is a wonderful exhibition of non-traditional fiber works that have grown out of  weekly sewing sessions  session focused on  Continue Reading »

Categories: Ability, art collaboration, Art Techniques, Biographical, Creative Play, Fabulous Artists, Fiber arts. Fabric design, This and That, Wisconsin Arts, Women Artists

Memory Cloths: Leslee Nelson


Written on February 3, 2014 at 12:28 am, by

Artist Leslee Nelson creates Memory Cloths using the creative process to reflect on her life and makes art from her memories. In December 2005 Leslee Nelson  saw an exhibit, The Art of War, which included Memory Cloths from South Africa. These brightly colored fabrics had embroidered images from the maker’s memory. Accompanying them were narrative  Continue Reading »

Categories: art collaboration, Art Techniques, arts leadership, Beauty, Biographical, Fabulous Artists, Feminist art, Fiber arts. Fabric design, Wisconsin Arts, Women Artists

The Exquisite Uterus Project: The Art of Resistance -UPDATE


Written on September 6, 2013 at 6:00 am, by

This blog was originally published in September of 2012 to celebrate  the first exhibition of the Exquisite Uterus Art of Resistance Project.  The project and the need continues.  We have just invited another round of artist to join the project and continue to exhibit the wonderful uteri to collaboratively raise our voices on the issues  Continue Reading »

Categories: Feminist art, Fiber arts. Fabric design, Fundraising, giclee prints, Inspiration, On-Line sales, Random Category, Uncategorized, Watercolor, Wisconsin Arts, Women Artists

Artsy Shark Interview and chance to join the Exquisite Uterus Project


Written on August 24, 2013 at 12:04 pm, by

I am honored to be the featured artist on the Artsy Shark blog this week.  Please check it out here or read the same below. Also, by way of an update on the Exquisite Uterus Project that Alison Gates and I are co-facilitating, the second call for participation is still out and artists planning on  Continue Reading »

Categories: Ability, Activist Art, art and technology, art collaboration, Art Techniques, Beauty, Career Development, environmental art, Feminist art, Fiber arts. Fabric design, Political Art, Spoonflower, This and That, Uncategorized, Watercolor

Susan Grabel: Art that Explores the Human Dimension of Social Issues


Written on June 4, 2012 at 4:24 am, by

Venus In Proliferation

Susan Grabel’s recent retrospective at the Staten Island Art Museum offered an exhibition that recognized her 35 plus years of creating art with a social purpose, and brought together works representing the feminist critique of contemporary culture that has brought a larger meaning to her creative work her throughout her career.

Categories: Activist Art, Art Techniques, Beauty, Fablous Artists, Fabulous Artists, Feminist art, Fiber arts. Fabric design, Inspiration, Women Artists

The Art Of Resistance: The Exquisite Uterus


Written on May 18, 2012 at 9:52 pm, by

Uterus Flag Project

The more I have looked the more I have found systematic outrage across the country at the efforts to regulate women’s reproductive lives by imposing particular moral and religious perspectives. ..Many individuals, including artists, are fighting back in our own ways.

Categories: Activist Art, art and technology, art collaboration, Fiber arts. Fabric design, Political Art, Social networking, Uncategorized, Wisconsin Arts

Quilter Sally Noland: Artist in Fabric


Written on September 1, 2011 at 12:27 am, by

Sally Noland is a wonderful painter but her artistic passions really lay in fibers. I asked Sally to share the story of her passion for quilting in her own words, and to mention some of the quilters that have influenced her own creative journey.

Categories: Ability, art and technology, Art Techniques, Creative Play, Fabulous Artists, Fiber arts. Fabric design, Spoonflower

Breaking the Isolation of the Artist Studio Through Collaboration or Playing Nicely With Others


Written on July 4, 2011 at 4:25 am, by

I love nothing better than working in my art studio alone. I hunger for it. I work hard to protect my art time from other obligations. I can spend endless hours painting, creating, and seeking that place of flow that is timeless and thrilling. It is my favorite thing to do right up until it becomes lonely, oppressive, and isolating.

Categories: art and technology, art collaboration, Artist Resources, Beauty, Biographical, Fablous Artists, Feminist art, Fiber arts. Fabric design, Inspiration, Spoonflower, Teaching Art and Creativity, Watercolor, Women Artists, Workshops and Classes

Activist Art: Art That Works


Written on May 2, 2011 at 2:50 am, by

Activist art is, by definition, historically specific. It aims to address particular cultural, political and social concerns with a view to producing concrete social change. It is interesting to me as an artist and an educator how seldom we find an analysis of what makes effective activist art a part of what we teach and learn, especially since we need it now more than ever.

Categories: Activist Art, Artist Resources, Diversity, Fablous Artists, Feminist art, Fiber arts. Fabric design, Inspiration, Political Art, Teaching Art and Creativity, This and That, Wisconsin Arts, Women Artists

Reclaiming the Bluebird of Happiness in Art and Action


Written on November 23, 2010 at 2:30 am, by

My watercolor painting, Bluebirds Love Sumac, was painted in celebration of the fall sumac and the restoration of bluebird habitat. I’m delighted the painting was chosen for the cover of the 2011 Dane County Cultural Commission Calendar.

Categories: Fablous Artists, Fabulous Artists, Fiber arts. Fabric design, Fundraising, Spoonflower, This and That, Uncategorized, Watercolor