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Thursday, June 23, 2022

                         New Legacies @ Fort Collins Art Center

My textile "Shadow Play" was juried into the prestigious exhibit New Legacies at The Lincoln Center Art Gallery, Fort Collins, Colorado. This juried exhibition features the current work of the finest national and international contemporary quilt artists. Dates are July 9 – September 10, 2022. Opening is July 9th, 5-7 pm. Art quilts accepted for exhibition will exemplify innovation in quilting and surface design techniques as well as excellence in artistic composition and craftsmanship. Feel free to contact me with questions about this artwork.

                                                                   "Shadow Play", textile 40 x 40

Monday, March 28, 2022

Art Quilt Elements 22

 Art Quilt Elements, Wayne Art Center. Wayne, PA.

                 March 27 – April 30, 2022

My textile "Shadow Play" was juried into Art Quilt Elements 22! This is my third time to be juried into this exhibit. The selected textiles are always so imaginative! Lucky me.

The textile is for sale through the Art Quilt Elements website This textile is first in  my "Shadow Play" series. More to follow in the future.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021



I was asked to participate in "Wrapped" a year end exhibit at Studio Channel Islands Art Center Camarillo, CA. The exhibit highlighted four artists careers in art. For myself the curator Peter Tyas selected textiles from many of my series or installations. I was very honored to be asked. He selected "Moss Beach" from my "View From Above Series". Indigo works from my "Thoughts of the Mind" Installation. "Color x 3, orange" from my "Images" series and" Water Bubbles" from the current Installation I am working on titled "Pacific Ocean".

Also slected "Drought Destruction" from my Alviso series of which I recently sold three of those textiles to a collector.

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Big News: I have just sold my work "Alviso Blue, Before the Drought"!

So excited that someone loves the textile as much as I do!


34h x 47w

I have enjoyed creating this series so much and was lucky enough to have it exhibted virtually at the International Quilt Festval in Birmingham, United Kingdom in 2020!

Saturday, September 11, 2021

                                             Remembering 9/11

  These two pictures are from the 10th Anniversary of 9/11

that took place at Firehouse #1 San Jose, California

Every year  on 9/11 they would ring the bells and have a service for those lost that day. Normally, I would be working in my studio and hear the bells. Makes you cherish everyday.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Before and After the Drought

                               Alviso, Before & After, 48h x 54w-Just Sold!

While looking at before and after the drought photographs of the Alviso Salt marshes it really jarred my sensibilities. This is my interpretation of how I felt.

This textile recently sold at The California Heritage Museum, Santa Monica, California  in the Art Quilts 2 exhibit!

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Water Bubbles On The Edge


My "Water Bubbles on The Edge” 20 x 30 photo printed on metal was selected for Axis Gallery 16th National Exhibit. Gallery located at 625 S. St. Sacramento, California 95811. Please check out this gallery if you are in the area.

Juror is Faith J. McKinnie

Show runs August 6 – 29, 2021. Opening reception August 14, 6:00 pm. Phone 916-817-9437. All visitors not vaccinated must wear masks. 

Printing this series on metal has really added a new dimension to the photographs. The entire series is for sale. The photos are printed on metal and ready to hang are 20 x 30. Contact me for prices or for more infortmation on the series.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

 New fabric I designed using shells from my many mornings of beachcombing at my neighborhood beach.

I will be making throw pillows for our sectional from my order of fabric. I am really enjoying this fabric so much!


Tuesday, March 30, 2021

 I am a member of NLAPW and a couple pictures from my "Water Bubbles" series was featured in the Spring Pen Woman Magazine. Lovely to have them and the story of how Water Bubbles came about in the magazine.

Monday, November 23, 2020

"She Votes" Book

 While compiling the "She Votes" book I made a couple of videos about the book. This book is historic in nature in that it features 113 original artworks created by 69 artists who are all members of Women's Caucus for Art.  Most artists are members of the Southern Callifornia Women's Caucus for Art Chapter but some are by members of other Chapters and Members-At-Large. The catalog is now available on