Monthly Archives: August 2014

D Illusions Exhibit

Last night I went to the opening of the Abstract Artists Group of New England at the Newburyport Art Association.  There are some incredibly good paintings on exhibit, but for me the highlight was the vibrant fiber art of  Madalene Axford Murphy of Amesbury MA, a recent implant from PA. She’s a member of our “We Are Six” pod, a small private group of local textile artists who meet to critique and share our art.  Her art is a great mix of color, texture and technique in some lively compositions!

I didn’t get the titles because the place was teaming with people – a fabulous turnout.  This is the week of “Riverfest” in Newburyport so the streets were swarming with people, but I still easily found a parking spot!  The exhibit “D’illusions” will continue through September 6th.

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 I couldn’t get a good shot of favorite one so you’ll have to check it out

yourself to see it!

SAQA MA/RI Region at The Whistler


Besides Sue Colozzi, Sue Bleiwiess and me, our SAQA MA/RI Region was well represented at The Whistler with the addition of one special piece at The Whistler that got so much attention I couldn’t get near enough to a clear view of it for picture taking.  Every time I went to snap it, someone else was standing in front of it!  It’s Nancy Turbitt’s “Nancy’s Garden.”

It’s quite beautiful and sparkly and speaks to a special garden she has transported to each place she has lived and includes a family heirloom peony!

You can visit Nancy’s Blog here.

And don’t forget, the show is up until September 20th and you can see a recent FB post about it here.

I wish I had a great photo of it myself but perhaps I’ll just have to go back again and get a good shot of it!


The Whistler, Part 2

More excellent textile quilts to finish up this exhibit:

After A Long Winter. Judi Ross. web

After A Long Winter by Judi Ross

Annabelle's Rose Garden web.

Annabelle’s Rose Garden by Ann Rebele

Secret Garden. Winter by Atara Halpern. web

Secret Garden. Winter by Atara Halpern

Secret Garden Detail 1. web

Secret Garden Detail 1

Cosmo Boogie web

Cosmo Boogie by Ellen Lindner

Bringing The Outside In. Wen Redmond.web

Bringing The Outside In by Wen Redmond

Tree Of Life by Marianne Williamson. web

Tree Of Life by Marianne Williamson

Echinoderm. Betty Busby. web

Echinoderm by Betty Busby

Bugs & Other Living Things. Pamela Allen.

Bugs & Other Living Things by Pamela Allen

Stand Your ground detail 1. web

Stand Your Ground Details by                         Maya SchonenbergerStand Your Ground. detail 3.j web Stand Your ground by Maya Schonenberger. detail. web

There were a couple of pics that didn’t come out well at all, so I’m linking to them for inclusion.

One of them is  Maya Schonenberg’s Stand Your Ground. I got the detail pics but not the whole quilt and hers was one of my favorites!

Another is Ruby Horansky’s Origins – definitely take a look!