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Open Studio 2022
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Proceeds are shared with Iranian women in the US helping their sisters back home.

Open Studio 2022

Please join me for Open Studio

Sunday December 11, 11am - 5pm

Treehouse Studio (aka my apartment)

43 Aberdeen Ave., Cambridge

 

Parking is open on Sundays

Lincoln Library Solo Show
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Drop in to see my solo fabric show at the Lincoln Library any day throughout October 2022 during library hours.  lincolnpl.org

Gardener's Bouquet

I am very happy to have the chance to show some of my tapestries at the Lincoln Library's small and well-lit gallery.  The works were made during pandemic times as a way to keep my life drive fueled with creative action that could still be done in isolation.  They reflect my interest in the domestic objects and landscapes that we use and tend every day, a source both of comfort and inspiration.

Concord Art Association
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This collage was juried into the annual Frances N. Roddy exhibit, on view September 15th through October 23

Nefertari and Bowls

The collage depicts some of my favorite objects - dishes, flowers, and a statue from my small collection.  It's a sister to the image below from the Member's Prize show at Cambridge Art Association. Very fitting, since Nefertari was the sister of the more famous queen Nefertiti.

Newburyport Art Association
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My tapestry "Blue Garden" has been accepted into the Newburyport Art Association's juried exhibition.

 

Join me for the opening reception May 28, 5 PM


 

Blue Garden

This tapestry is narrow and tall, 18" x 38" (detail to the left here) and hangs either from an invisible bar or a decorative Indonesian rod made for this purpose. It was the first in a new series of larger tapestries begun in the early Spring of 2022.  

 

Newburyport Arts Festival
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Sunday, May 15, 2022
10 AM - 1 PM

RSVP if you think you may join me and I will keep you posted about my exact location.

Waterfront Festival in Newburyport

If you are looking for something fun on Sunday, May 15th, I will be participating in Newburyport Arts Festival weekend.  From 10 -1 on Sunday along the waterfront at the harbor or along Inn Street (TBD) I will be at a tent selling my works on paper, and fabric to benefit the Community Care Network. Let's hope for a sunny day.

 

Marblehead Arts Association
Centennial National Exhibit
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A set of my small works, "Bistro Chairs Variations #1" was juried into this show, on view April 23 - June 19 at the King Hooper Mansion, 8 Hooper St. Marblehead, Ma. 01945

 

Join me for the opening reception
Sunday April 24, 2:00 - 4:00.

 

marbleheadarts.org

781-962-6842

Variations 2022

The series of blind contour bistro chairs was done on summer vacation in 2021 when the pandemic was still hot and bothering. They are drawn on book pages from a discarded copy of "Simple Genius" and then colored and collaged with ink and painted papers. 

 

Members Prize Show 2022
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My collage, Nefertari and Hydrangeas, was juried into this show, on view March 5 - 19

Opening reception and awards,

Saturday, March 5. 12:00 -2:00

Kathryn Schultz Gallery

25 Lowell St. Cambridge, 02138

cambridgeart.org

 

 

Nefertari and Hydrangeas

 

The collage was made from painted and purchased papers and acrylic paint.  I features one of my favorite statues and flowers from the summer garden that dry very well and can take us through the winter, persimmon season!

Meditations from the Quarantine Studio:
Tapestries
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Nov 20 through the winter

Reception Sunday March 27, 4:00 - 6:00

Covid guidelines will apply

Parking in rear of building

335 Broadway

Cambridge, MA
 

The tapestries currently on view were all hand-stitched in my pandemic work/home. Each work includes fabric that came from clothing my family has worn, e.g. my brother’s Hawaiian shirts that his daughter will not let him wear in public, dresses my daughter wore in India while studying water purification or in Kenya helping prevent HIV transmission, or snippets my artist daughter donated from leftovers in her curated collections of amazing upcycled things.

 

My fiancé donated shirts, and I received many gifts of cloth from neighbors and friends when they heard of my new practice. 

 

The rods on which they hang were made in Indonesia and sold by a fair trade company here in the US.

Email Catherine Fernbach for more information about any of the pieces.

Blue
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"Blue" is an annual exhibit at the Cambridge Art Association. My collage, "Begonias and Blues" was juried into this year's exhibit.

 

Nov 9 - Dec 17, 2021

20 Lowell Street

Cambridge, MA
 

I am thrilled to announce that my collage “Begonia and Blues” was chosen for Best in Show by juror  Dr. Jessica May, Managing Director of Art and Exhibitions with The Trustees, and Artistic Director of deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum.

In conjunction with this exhibition I delivered an on-line talk that is now available on YouTube