Thursday, June 27, 2013

Dayton Landmark Quilts Redux on exhibit through Aug. 31, 2014

Original photo taken by Ronnie Doyal.

"Dayton Landmark Quilts Redux: Industrial Dayton" #1 made by Dianne Boley, #2 made by Chris Landis, and #3 made by Pam Geisel.

Since the members of the Miami Valley Art Quilt Network had such a good time making the Dayton Landmark Slice Quilts, we decided to make another goup. Above is just one of the seven sets of quilts that were made.

This time everyone was randomly assigned a slice from one of the seven photographs, although trading was allowed.

We already have five venues lined up to display the quilts through August of 2014. Here's where you can see the quilts:

Jul 1-Aug 31:
Dayton Metro Library
, 215 E Third St, Dayton, OH

Oct 1-27:
The Schuster Performing Arts Center, 1 West Second St, Dayton, OH 

Jan 6-Mar 9, 2014:
Aullwood Audubon Center, 1000 Aullwood Rd, Dayton, OH
Both the original set and the redux set will be on display at Aullwood.
There will also be a reception TBA. 

Mar 16-May 11, 2014: 
Southminster Presbyterian Church, 7001 Far Hills Ave, Centerville, OH 

July 1-Aug 31, 2014:
South Park United Methodist Church, 140 Stonemill Rd, Dayton, OH

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If you'd like to read about how I made my slice (with lots of step-by-step photos) click here and follow the links.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Seasons of Life: Aullwood's Annual Art Quilt Exhibition

"Seasons" fabric mosaics by Pam Geisel, frame sizes are 5" x 7", art is 2.5" x 2.5"

When I make my fabric mosaics I arrange small pieces of fabric on a backing fabric or innerfacing then I cover them with tulle and quilt the layers together and frame them. For this set of four, each one features a tree in a different season and the mats were cut so they appear in a different place in the black wood frame. The frames are 5" x 7" but the art is only 2.5" x 2.5".

For "Spring" I used a light green for the background and sage green, white, and pink for the new leaves and blossoms.

For "Summer" I used a richer, darker green for both the background and also the leaves.

For "Autumn" I used yellows, oranges, and reds for the leaves both on the tree and on the ground.

For "Winter" I used a white background to represent snow and no leaves on the tree but there is a tiny cardinal sitting on a branch.

More about Seasons fabric mosaics

These pieces will be in the 21st Annual Art Quilt Exhibition at the Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm which is June 29-Aug. 25. Aullwood is located at 1000 Aullwood Road in Dayton, Ohio and is open Mon.-Sat. 9 am-5 pm and Sun. 1-5 pm. There will be an artist reception on Sun., July 14 from 2-4 pm.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Springfield Museum of Art's Annual Members' Show

"Inside of a Dog," 22"w x 17"h x 7"d, Mar. 2012

The Springfield Museum of Art's 67th Annual Members' Juried Exhibition is June 22-Aug. 11 with an opening reception on Sat., June 22 from 5:30-7:30 pm.

The museum is located at 107 Cliff Park Rd., Springfield, OH 45504 and they are open Wed.-Sat. from 9 am-5 pm and Sun. 12:30-4:30 pm. Admission is $5 although Sundays are free.

"Inside of a Dog" and "Early Morning Nine Patch"

Monday, June 10, 2013

"Home Tweet Home" in Miniature Show

"Home Tweet Home," 3" x 2", made by Pam Geisel, April 2013

We had a great Yellow Springs Street Fair last weekend and are looking forward to the Yellow Springs Art Stroll this Fri., June 14. There are several galleries open late that night including Would You, Could You In a Frame who is hosting their biennial "Miniature Show." All of the art in the Miniature Show is 2" x 3" or smaller.

My piece, "Home Tweet Home" (above) is shown unframed because the shop frames all the pieces, so I haven't seen it in the frame yet.

The Miniature Show runs from June 14-July 6. The gallery is located at 113 Corry St. in Yellow Springs and is open Tues.-Sat. from 10 am-6 pm. The opening reception is this Fri., June 14 from 6-10 pm. 

More about Home Tweet Home

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Village Artisans is hosting an interactive gallery "How Does Your Garden Grow." The walls in the Hall Gallery will be covered with large, blank paper and guests of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to draw their own garden visions with the crayons, markers, and color pencils provided.

Village Artisans is located at 100 Corry St. and will have refreshments from 6-9 pm on Fri., June 14. Several other galleries and restaurants will also be open late. To find out more about what's open, visit the Yellow Springs Chamber website.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Street Fair in Yellow Springs!

New bookmarks made with hand-dyed fabric.

For the first time since I've started selling at art fairs, I didn't have a show in May, so my first show of the year is the Yellow Springs Street Fair, this Saturday, June 8, from 9 am-5 pm.

We'll be in our usual spot, booth #185 (if you're facing the Little Art, we're to the right on the same side of the street). The Yellow Springs Street Fair is located on State Route 68 in downtown Yellow Springs.

One of the things that's makes the Yellow Springs Street Fair different from other art fairs is that we're allowed to sell baked goods along with the art. This year we'll have Springerles, German anise cookies made from my husband's family recipe. The cookies are $3 for a half dozen and the last time we sold them they were sold out by 2 pm. We also hope to have single-serving strawberry-rhubarb pies for $3 each.