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October 10, 2019
How Are Show Award Winners Picked? from The Snarky Quilter

If you’ve ever attended an art quilt show or any art show, you may have wondered how the winners were chosen. You can get the perspective of one judge, Julie Fei-Fan Balzer, who summarized her experiences as a show judge … Continue reading

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July 25, 2019
In The Public Eye from The Snarky Quilter

Recently, two of my quilts have been in local juried art shows, and a third has been in a regional show. Of course it’s an ego boost to have my work selected for public display, even in local shows. However, … Continue reading

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July 18, 2019
Work To Crow About from The Snarky Quilter

For almost all my quilting life I’ve been in awe of Nancy Crow’s contemporary quilts. I use that term as she dislikes the term art quilter. “I don’t want that term anywhere near me,” the artist [said in a recent … Continue reading

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June 30, 2019
Watercolors from Ruth Powers Blog

My focus seems to have shifted somewhat lately. I’m very busy with gardening and have done a few quilted pieces recently. Volunteering is taking up a lot of time as well.

Yesterday I brought these two watercolors to the SouthWind Gallery in Topeka to be part of their upcoming Watercolor show. I have not been exhibiting much lately so it is nice to be getting some things out there.

Visiting the Garden
Cat Nap

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June 14, 2019
Nick Cave – Treasures From Tchotkes from The Snarky Quilter

I caught the recent Nick Cave exhibit (Nick Cave: Feat.) at the Akron Art Museum on its next to last day. Much to my surprise, I was won over by his sparkly, glittery, tawdry junk shop filled pieces. It’s too … Continue reading

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March 14, 2019
Fiberlicious from The Snarky Quilter

Every other year northeast Ohio is treated to a Focus: Fiber show, co-sponsored by the Textile Arts Alliance (TAA) and the Kent State University Museum. Since 2019 is an “on” year, I joined other art quilters on a tour of … Continue reading

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February 21, 2019
Two Come Home, Another Goes Out from The Snarky Quilter

Forgive me if I treat my quilts as my children. I like to send them out into the world, to be viewed (and enjoyed I hope) by others. Last week “In The Clouds” came back to me after three years … Continue reading

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February 18, 2019
Immersive Art from The Snarky Quilter

The typical art museum or gallery experience involves walking the perimeter of a room, looking at 2D objects on the walls. Occasionally, there may be a 3D piece, placed so you can walk around it. But what if you were … Continue reading

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November 26, 2018
Artistic Endeavors – Quilts And Real World Issues from The Snarky Quilter

Quilts often seek to evoke warm, cozy feelings associated with rainbows, puppies, and holidays; but some are deliberately different. They are meant to make the viewer question assumptions and possibly feel uncomfortable. Most recently the Threads of Resistance show has … Continue reading

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October 25, 2018
Icing On The Cake from The Snarky Quilter

Last Friday night my husband and I attended the opening reception for a landscape art show called Against The Sky because my “Sunset On Main” was juried into the show. I was glad my piece overcame the attitude that a … Continue reading

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October 18, 2018
Taking A Gamble from The Snarky Quilter

Way back at the beginning of 2018 I set myself a few quilting goals. One was to have my work accepted in an art show, not just a quilt show. To that end I mounted “Sunset on Main” on a … Continue reading

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October 15, 2018
Artistic Endeavors – Art From Paper from The Snarky Quilter

Recently I came across a new-to-me twist on paper sculpture – replicating historic costumes in paint and paper. I won’t touch on the issue of whether fashion design is more than a decorative art, but I consider it an artistic … Continue reading

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October 11, 2018
Blue and White (With A Little Red) Quilts from The Snarky Quilter

Earlier I wrote about the preview party for Patterns of History: Quilts of the Summit County Historical Society. Now I’d like to share a few of the quilts on display with you. First, the blue and white quilts. The tiny … Continue reading

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October 8, 2018
Artistic Endeavors – James Stanford’s Mandalas from The Snarky Quilter

Player James Stanford’s Shimmering Zen is now on exhibit at The Studio-Sahara West Library in Las Vegas, Nevada, through December 8, 2018. It has been described as the intersection of Las Vegas and Buddhism. The digital images are intricate, detail-dense, … Continue reading

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September 20, 2018
If You Love Vintage Quilts from The Snarky Quilter

and live in northeast Ohio, then be sure to visit the Summit County Historical Society‘s Perkins Mansion and see the Society’s quilts on display during October. The special exhibit, called Patterns of History: Quilts of the Summit County Historical Society, … Continue reading

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August 6, 2018
Artistic Endeavors – Yayoi Kusama from The Snarky Quilter

The Cleveland Museum of Art is now showing the much heralded Yayoi Kusama‘s Infinity Mirrors, so I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. I joined many, many others who shelled out $30 to stand in lines for … Continue reading

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July 30, 2018
Artistic Endeavors – Jean Shin from The Snarky Quilter

Sometimes it takes an artist’s eye to see possibilities in discarded objects.  Pieces at a recent exhibit of Jean Shin’s work at the Philadelphia Museum of Art use discarded clothing and fashion related materials Shin often crowd sources and refashions … Continue reading

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July 7, 2018
The Show Continues! from Ruth Powers Blog

My show at the SouthWind Gallery will continue until August 3, and last evening was First Friday with the opening of a new exhibit of paintings in the main gallery called “Daughters of the Prairie”. I tried to post information earlier in the week, but was having trouble with my website which seems to be cleared up now.

The show was very well attended and so many people were amazed at the art quilts, as they said they had never seen anything like it, and were curious to learn how it is done and of course “How long does it ...

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May 28, 2018
Artistic Endeavors – Excellence in Fibers 2017 from The Snarky Quilter

As a quilter I sometimes forget that the world of fiber encompasses much more than a three layer fabric sandwich. Fiber Art Network, a subscription organization for “artists, collectors, enthusiasts, and leaders in the fiber art and textiles community,” presented … Continue reading

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May 22, 2018
Fons and Burns: Catch up now! from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Mary Fons (Google Images)
For those of you who do not know, I have kind of an infatuation with Mary Fons. She is a fabulous writer and a cute little thing to boot. With any luck, I'll have an opportunity to shake her hand.

I read her blog, PaperGirl, in fits and starts. I may skip her posts for a month or so, but then I have to catch up with her again. That's when I go back to where I left off and read every article posted in the meantime. It may be that I'm obsessed ...

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