Friday, March 24, 2017

Empire Quilters 2017 Urban Inspiration Exhibit

Remembering the City Quilter
Machine Pieced and Quilted wall hanging
14x14 inches

In addition to being a painter, I've also become something of a quilter/fiber artist, a medium that I love working in. I am a member of the Empire Quilt Guild and next week-end, April 1st and 2nd, the members will be having their bi-annual exhibit at FIT. I will have 2 quilts on view, this one being a small wall-hanging for the President's Challenge. The City Quilter was a wonderful store on 26th Street which sadly closed it's doors last year after 20 years in business. Although they do have an online presence, it is not the same as going into the shop and being surround by fabrics, colors, notions and knowledgeable and talented quilters, ready to help and answer questions and offer advice.

Hours are Saturday 10-6 and Sunday, 10-4.

FIT is located at 28th Street and Seventh Avenue and there is a $10.00 admission fee.

In addition to many beautiful quilts on view, there will be a raffle quilt as well as vendors selling all kinds of wonderful stuff. I am always awed and inspired by this show and it was at an exhibit several years ago that I saw a quilt that got me started on my own quilting journey.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Small Works Exhibition at Baruch College March 3-28

I'm pleased that my small, 12x12 inch painting, Chocolate Times Square Reflections has been included in this year's Small Works Exhibition at the Sidney Mishkin Gallery of Baruch College. The exhibit runs from March 3-28. I enjoy working on small scale paintings as they present their own set of challenges. Looking forward to attending the reception tomorrow evening to see what other artists have created on a small scale.