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Monday, March 31st, 2008

What an Honor

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

I have been chosen to be one of 12 artists in SAQA’s 4th Art Gallery in a Box. Art Gallery in a Box III was auctioned for $10,000 during SAQA’s “Bridging the Gap” conference.Here is the line up. What an honor to be included in this group!

Bob Adams

Velda Newman

Patty Hawkins

Pat Kroth

Ann Johnston

Kim Ritter

Pam RuBert

Margaret Cusack

Carol Taylor

Chiaki Dosho

Enge Mardal and Steen Hougs

Carol Bryer Fallert


New Focus @ Coos Art Museum

Sunday, March 23rd, 2008

spiegelvboundwaters31sm.jpg Bound Waters 31 by Virginia Spiegel

As you may know, Judy Dales and I have been touring small format art quilt exhibitions since Fine Focus 02 and have really enjoyed it. We have been busy figuring out what to do next, now that Fine Focus 06 has gone home. Coos Art Museum made our decision for us! They have invited us to curate a special exhibition “New Focus” for the Atrium at Coos Art Museum from Dec 12 2008 through Feb 21 2009. The exhibition is in conjunction with 2 other art quilt exhibitions at the museum: “Transformations”: a SAQA exhibition of contemporary quilts which premiered at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, England and was juried by Rudolf Smend of Cologne, Germany and “Stitch” : An exhibition of 5 Oregon Artists.
We put our heads together and began planning an exhibition which shows the breadth and range of the art quilt medium while showcasing the best professional art quilters. We chose artists with a history of excellence. We looked at past Fine Focus exhibitions, the SAQA website, the SAQA Portfolios 13 and 14 and scoured the magazines and the internet to compile our list.
We are very proud that the following artists have accepted our invitation to participate in New Focus.
DEIDRE ADAMS
SUE BENNER
REGINA BENSON
LIZ BERG
CHARLOTTE BIRD
MARILYN MKENZIE CHAFFEE
LISA CHIPETINE
ROSEMARY CLAUS-GREY
JETTE CLOVER
LINDA COLSH
JUDITH CONTENT
ROBIN COWLEY
CAROLYN DAHL
PATRICIA DOLAN
SANDY DONABED
DIANE DORAN
JANE DUNNEWOLD
ANNE ECKLEY
GINNY ECKLEY
ROSEMARY EICHORN
SUSAN ENNIS
LINDA GASS
MARILYN GILLIS
VALERIE S GOODWIN
GLORIA HANSEN
BARBARA OLIVER HARTMAN
MARILYN HENRION
JULIE HIROTA
CINDI HUSS
PHIL JONES
ANN JOHNSTON
KAREN KAMENETZKY
LIZ KUNY
JUDY LANGILLE
MICKEY LAWLER
DENISE LINET
DOMINIE NASH
KATY KELLOGG NYGARD
DANIEL OLFE
SUE PIERCE
YVONNE PORCELLA
PAM RUBERT
JANET SCHULTZ
VIRGINIA SPIEGEL
JANET STEADMAN
GABRIELLE SWAIN
CAROL TAYLOR
JUNE UNDERWOOD
LAURA WASILOWSKI
ARLE SKLAR WEINSTEIN
JEANNE WILLIAMSON

jeanne-williamson.jpgUntitled Jeanne Williamson

Hood Ornament

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

Hood Ornament

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

Making an Art Car!!

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

Austin Music Awards Are In!!!

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

DEATH IS NOT A JOYRIDE SCORES BIG IN MULTIPLE CATEGORIES!

Experimental 3RD!!
Industrial Goth 4TH
Novelty 5TH
None of the Above 9TH.
Best Musicians :Strings: 6th. Andrew Noble, Viola

Rotten Tomato

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

Well I tried three things for making the pincushions last on my art car.

The first try was resin, which made the cushion a weird darker color

The second time I tried Modge Podge which left them soft but colorful

Then I hit on the winning combo, MP first and resin  after it dries.

I forgot the one that I had only Mod Podged and stuck it on the car to see. Well here is the result a month later! Yuck

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Scream like a Girl

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

Last week I screamed like a girl and jumped on the toilet when confronted by a three foot snake in the second floor master bath. It reminded me of my mother jumping on the table when she saw a mouse. She called my Dad at work. Luckily my dh was home this time. This snake has BEEN LURKING in my house since super bowl Sunday, when I saw him, screamed and ran away and he disappeared. John thought I was crazy as he saw no snake. Well now he has been relocated to the park ( just a garden snake my husband said )

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You would think with FOUR cats this would not be an issue! But probably one of them brought it in three weeks ago as a present for me!