Archive for September, 2010



Laurie Wohl

There is a River” by Laurie Wohl

"On Wings of Prayer"
Laurie Wohl is having a solo exhibition of her work at the Central Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, Georgia.
The opening reception will be October 14, 2010.

Judith Plotner


Hello October” by Judith Plotner

A new book The Art Quilt Collection, Designs and Inspirations from Around the World produced for Sixth and Spring Books by Penn Publishing Ltd, has just been released. Judith’s piece, “Are We Safer Now?”, is included in this book.

”The Horrors of War”, a three panel quilt will be in the upcoming exhibition Quilts = Art = Quilts, at the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY from October 31 – Jan 9, 2011. Information at www.myartcenter.org

“River Notes” received the President’s Choice Award at Quilt Visions 2010 which will open October 24- March 13 at Oceanside Museum of Art, CA. Information at www.quiltvisions.org

“Cooperstown Sky” will be included in The Guild of Adirondack Artists Exhibition at the Cooperstown Art Association, 22 Main St Cooperstown, NY with an opening reception Friday, October 1 from 5-7. Information at 607 547-9777

“The Zen of Black and White I and II” will be at LARAC Lapham Gallery, Glens Falls, NY in an exhibition Black and White. Opening reception October 1, 5-7 until October 30. Information at 518 798-1144


Continuing Ed Class at FIT

A continuing education seminar for practicing designers and creative
professionals at Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City.
Four evening sessions, Oct 20, Oct 27, Nov 3, November 10, 2010
fee: $145.  Pre-requisite: some knowledge of promotional writing

Learn how to approach print, online and broadcast journalists
with newsworthy pitches that get noticed. And once you’ve achieved
initial press coverage, how to maintain media interest over the long

Instructor: Susan Harkavy, public relations consultant specializing in
lifestyle and home furnishings design

Info:  http://www.fitnyc.edu/3064.asp  (see course number CEO 017)
Registration: http://www.fitnyc.edu/3212.asp


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“Under the Influence- Objects of Obsession”, Susan Martin Maffei 

“ Exploring Woven Tapestry”, Archie Brennan

September 10th to October 3rd, 2010


Archie Brennan & Susan Martin Maffei are internationally-known tapestry artists who have been working in their chosen medium for a combination of more that 85 years. They have exhibited and taught in Museums, Universities, Galleries and Art Centers around the World and have work in both public and private collections. The spacious GAGA Arts Center galleries allow for the presentation of a large gathering of their more recent works.

Susan’s work focuses on the narrative of everyday life and personal events. Influenced by ancient & historical tapestry forms, her exhibit is an exploration of scrolls, storyboards, murals & miniatures.

Over many decades and some hundreds of woven tapestries, Archie has sought to identify and extend this ancient medium via a range of graphic pictorial themes presented in this exhibit.

Gallery Hours: Fri. 4 – 8, Sat. 2-6, Sun. 12-4 or by appointment at 646-796-9798

Artists’ Talk: Fri. September 24th, starting at 6 PM

Cornell University’s Dept of Fiber Science & Apparel Design


Fiber arts + wearable arts exhibition

Albert R. Mann Library, 2nd floor Gallery

September 13 – October 2

Jozef Bajus

Glory# 1 from recent the Mini-textile show at X Gallery in Bratislava, Slovakia

JozefBajus,Glory#1,2010,Frontview-detaildeview,Paper,artificialroses,MixedMedia,Size15x13x12.5cm Jozef Bajus, Glory, front and side views, 2010, mixed media, 15” x 13” x 12.5”. 

K. Velis Turan


K. Velis Turan, Red City, mixed media fiber, 34 x 34.

The NYFA MARK 10 Artists of Troy
October 6 – November 27, 2010

House of Creative Soul
38 Van Dam Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

A Selection of Work by:
Rebecca Adams, Paul Bouchard, Ashley Cooper, Jeri Eisenberg, Dave Heb, Carlos Loret De Mola, Amy Madden, Leslie Parke, Leah A. Rico, Yolanda Sharpe, K. Velis Turan, and Deborah Zlotsky. Opening  Reception
Thursday, October 14th, 6-8pm

MARK is the New York Foundation for the Arts'(NYFA) statewide six-month program for visual artists who want a unique opportunity for individualized focus on the professional side of their creative practice. MARK is designed to address the concerns of artists living outside of New York City while providing them with a new network statewide. Participating artists can expect MARK to spark goals and help to define concrete steps while providing individual and group feedback on how to better present yourself.

Berenice Pliskin


Berenice Pliskin, The Bottle Gleaners

Silk Paintings and Prints

From October 19 to December 1, Berenice will be exhibiting her work at the First Unitarian Society  of Westchester, 25 Old Jackson Avenue, Hastings-on- Hudson, New York. Opening Reception October 24 from 1 to 3pm. Otherwise by appointment through the society office at (914) 478-2710, or by contacting Marilee@scheuneman.com

Berenice notes, “For the past few years my main thrust has been silk paintings of the Latino and Latina day laborers in the New York area. This exhibit features silk paintings and prints from this series, including a scroll using new technology.  Additionally there will be a group if silk paintings of various subject matter.”


Judith Plotner

Judith Plotner has been featured in an interview published in The Free George, an on-line magazine covering the Lake George area of the Adirondack Mountains in NYS. To read this excellent article:

Jeanne Beck

A profile of Jeanne Beck’s work has been published on-line in The Textile Blog.

Jeanne Beck, “Etruscan Relic”, 38” x 118”, silk broadcloth, center, at Redcliffe City Art Gallery.

Jeanne’s piece, “Etruscan Relic” is touring Australian galleries for two years in an invitational exhibition called “Art Cloth: Engaging New Visions”, curated by Marie Therese Wisnioswki. The exhibition was at Redcliffe City Art Gallery in Queensland, Australia, August 11 –28, as part of the gallery’s 10 year celebration.

Note From Raylene Marasco at Dyenamix

If you have a chance to see one of  Louise Bourgeois last pieces, "Do 
Not Abandon Me" at Carolina Nitsch, you will not be disappointed.

The project was a collaboration between artists Louise Bourgeois and 
Tracey Emin. The show opened Sept 9th and runs through Nov 13th 2010. 

The collaboration was an interesting process. Louise painted images of 
male and female figures, those images were reproduced on cloth, using 
archival dyes by Dyenamix and then sent to Tracey Emin for 
manipulation. After a much intimidating pause, Tracey began writing text, doing monoprints and drawing on top of Louise’s figures.

The  results are cohesive, leaving the viewer to wonder which artist did 
which marks. Those manipulated works were then printed back onto cloth 
by Dyenamix in the full edition of 18 sets and 6 artists proofs.

It was an honor and a privilege to be part of such an important piece. 
I am humbled by the experience for producing such powerful work.

Here is the link to Carolina Nitsch and an article in the Huffington Post.

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