Merry Happy Joy

I’m pleased to announce that ‘Time for Tea’ has been selected by Walk Bye for the Merry Happy Joy exhibition. The art will be on show at The Communipaw Branch Library, 295 Johnston Avenue, Jersey City, NJ, USA .

20 artists have been selected to take part.

Digital images of the artworks will be printed on adhesive decals and then placed on the windows of the library. The concept is to create an art gallery for all those who walk by.

Merry Happy Joy exhibition poster
Merry Happy Joy exhibition poster

This is the third exhibition I’ve taken part in with Walk Bye – the previous were ‘Home‘ and the ‘First Anniversary‘ exhibitions.

Time for Tea, hand embroidered clock and words describing a hot fire, tea and crumpets
Time for Tea

Holiday artwork will soon enhance the landscape at the Jersey City Free Public Library’s newest library location, Communipaw Branch Library, as an upcoming outdoor public art exhibition prepares to open on Saturday, December 11, at 1:00 p.m. Catalina Aranguren, founder of Walk-Bye by Argia Photography, curates an exhibition inspired by the magic hidden in the holiday season, Merry Happy Joy. The holiday-inspired show will reflect cheerfulness, despite being amid COVID-19. “Merry Happy Joy will be the 15th art exhibit since Walk-Bye’s inception,” says Aranguren. She continues, “Artists will interpret the upcoming holidays and how we are taking a step closer towards “normalcy” in the era of COVID-19, and how the changing of the seasons comes with an abundance of reasons to celebrate.

Approximately 20 artists of all ages from around the world were selected to participate. The exhibition features the artwork of many different mediums and music provided by the Jersey City Free Public Library’s Community Awareness Services department and warm beverages from a local cafe.

Jersey City Free Public Library
Phyllis Greer, Communications Coordinator

Fronteer Open 2021

I’m pleased to announce that ‘Moors of Home’ has been selected by the Fronteer Gallery for the ‘Fronteer Open 2021’.

Fronteer Open 2021 Exhibition  poster
Fronteer Open 2021 Exhibition poster

Earlier this year the piece was also jury selected for the ‘In the Open’ Exhibition at Ryedale Folk Museum.

Moors of Home| Hand Embroidered Textile Art |21 x 27 cm
Moors of Home| Hand Embroidered Textile Art |21 x 27 cm

“Fronteer’s founders Michael Borkowsky and Sharon Mossbeck have been collaborating on exhibitions, events and open calls since 2014. They aim to provide an inclusive and supportive exhibition platform for all artists, and they also aim to establish regular events and workshops. The Fronteer Open in an annual art prize and exhibition for UK based artists. The open call has no theme and artists can submit work on any subject they like. There is a prize for Judges’ Choice and People’s Choice, bothof which consist of £100 cash and a one year Artist Membership on the Curatorspace website. The exhibition will run for two weeks in December 2021, at Yorkshire Artspace’s Exchange Place Studio, Sheffield. The exhibition will run from 3rd – 11th December, open 4 days a week. ” Fronteer Gallery.

Gallery opening times are: Wednesdays-Saturday 10-3; Exchange Place Studios, Exchange Street, Sheffield S2 5TR.

Please confirm opening times with the gallery.

One Red Thread 2021

The final stitch

I’m pleased to announce that Resilience will be exhibiting in the One Red Thread 2021 Exhibition in Australia. The exhibition takes place at Jervis Bay Maritime Museum & Gallery in New South Wales, 4th December 2021 – 13th February 2022.

One Red Thread 2021 exhibition poster featuring textile images and dates for the Australian exhibtiion venue - Jervis Bay maritime Museum in new south wales
One Red Thread 2021 Exhibition Poster

The piece shows a Lancastrian weaving shuttle in a Cotton Weavers hand. 

Size 24 x 24 cm. Central panel 21 x 21 cm, hand embroidered and hand stitched with vintage Sylko thread. Hand and Shuttle: Eco-leaf printed vintage Lancashire cotton cloth. Vintage Sylko thread. Outer border:  Linen, surface designed with bleach and discharge paste. Vintage Sylko thread. Designed and hand stitched in three weeks.

hand embrodery of a hand holding a weaving shuttle - Resilience part of One Red Thread 2021
Hand embroidered words around the artwork
Hand embroidered words around the artwork

Elizabeth Dubbelde of Berry Quilting set the challenge for embroiderers and textile artists to create a work under the theme EmpoweRED.
‘What can I do to make a stand about injustices, to raise my voice in protest? Hence “Empowered” gives us an opportunity through art textiles to raise our voices to show solidarity & support to victims of sexual assault. I urge you to raise your voice by creating a piece of work that relates to the theme of Empowered.’ Elizabeth Dubbeld, One Red Thread 2021.

Resilience is part of a body of work featuring Lancashire dialect.