Thursday, March 22, 2018

Nature's Landscape Fiber Art Show

Nature’s Landscape
Fiber Art Show

  Summers Last Bouquet
By Karen Pulaski
Ellen’s Lambs
By Tricia Deck

Tricia Deck and
 Karen Pulaski
April 1-27
Reception April 15th 2-4pm
Lincoln Library
3 Bedford Rd.
Lincoln, Ma.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

The Fiber Art of Joan Blade Johnson

Joan Blade Johnson is a Hampton, Connecticut based fiber artist who exhibits nationally and internationally, and teaches a variety of surface design techniques. Her wall art is most often inspired by nature and her original nature photography, which she expresses through textile, thread, and other fibers as well as rogue media like: wire, metals, and various found objects.

Joan creates her own fabric using non-traditional methods and materials such as commercial or plant based dyes, paints, soy wax, printing, and rusting. Once the fabric and composition is created, she enhances it with machine stitch or other embellishment to create texture and dimension. Joan often frames her smaller pieces for sale. Occasionally her works are stretched over prepared canvas for hanging, but generally, they are hung tapestry-like on walls, allowing viewers to closely examine and appreciate the textural nature of the work.
When not working with fiber, Joan is a Registered Dietitian, and has worked at UConn in both Nutritional Sciences and as Adjunct Clinical Dietetics Faculty in Allied Health. You can find her art and hand dyed silk Eco Print, and “Gem” scarves in a number of local galleries, artisan gift shops, and at the New Britain Museum of American Art Gift Shop.
Please join her for a reception on Thursday, March 22nd from 4-6 pm at the Babbidge Library Plaza Gallery on the UConn Campus at Storrs.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Land & Nature Scapes

Land & Nature Scapes

at The Gallery

480 Main Street, Malden, MA
March 1 - 25, 2018

ARTIST RECEPTION is Thursday, March 8, 2018, 7pm - 9pm

Gallery Hours:
  Thursdays 11am - 8pm
Fridays - Sundays 12 - 6pm

For more information visit the

Featured artists:

Betsy Abbott
Tarja Cockell
Sue Colozzi
Kathleen Connors
Lisa DeCobert
Janis Doucette
Cathy Granese
Carol Anne Grotrian
Janice Jones
Anne Kimball
Jeanne Marklin
Madalene Murphy
Alanna Nelson
Valarie Poitier
Sharyn Raiche

Laura Bundesen's Neuro Art

 Laura Bundesen’s Neuro Art

Westhampton Library
February 1 through March 31, 2018

Fiber artist Laura Bundesen’s Neuro Art has been featured at the Westhampton Library, 1 North Rd, Westhampton, MA 01027 since February 1, 2018. Using a unique combination of fabric collage and hand embroidery combined with paint, Bundesen explores the terrain of the human brain through color and texture.

The exhibition closes on March 31st, 2018 from 10am to 12pm with a special event highlighting brain education. Laura will give an artist talk where she will share what she has learned about the complexity and mystery of the human brain while focusing on creating her unique mixed media pieces. She has also invited special guest Izzy Gesell, an Improv master, who will present a demo highlighting the connection of Improv, artistic creativity and brain function. Come watch him in action and learn about the process of Improv and the importance of humor.

Laura’s studio is located in Huntington, MA. She participates in regional art shows and sells originals and prints of her neuro mixed-media fiber art online at her website Her art has been collected by neurosurgeons, neurologists, neuroscientists, and both survivors of brain illness or injury, and their caregivers.

On the Horizon

Labyrinth Brain
Rainbow Brain Blue

Rainbow Brain Red

Friday, January 19, 2018

Anita Rabinoff-Goldman Exhibit

If you are looking to enjoy some beautiful art quilts in February, check out the exhibit of Anita Rabinoff-Goldman's work at the Weston Public Library.  Information follows, along with a couple of samples of the exhibit.  Congratulations Anita!


February 2-28, 2018
Open during Library Hours*

Weston Public Library
87 School Street
Weston, MA 02493
781- 786-6150

*Library Hours
Mon-Th    9am-9pm
Fri             9am-6pm
Sat            10am-5pm
Sun           12pm-5pm


Aerial Landscape
by Anita Rabinoff-Goldman

Ride Over Queensbury
by Anita Rabinoff-Goldman

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Textile Posters Exhibit

Textile Posters Exhibit

Travel Muse: Wanderlust

 and Travel Muse: Endurance

by Mary-Ellen Latino

I have been selected by SAQA to exhibit 2 pieces in the “Textile Posters Exhibit”: Travel Muse: Wanderlust and Travel Muse: Endurance, International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas, 11/2-11/5/17 and International Quilt Festival, Chicago, Illinois in 2018.

Travel Muse: Wanderlust
by Mary-Ellen Latino

Travel Muse: Wanderlust (detail)
by Mary-Ellen Latino

Travel Muse: Endurance
by Mary-Ellen Latino
Travel Muse: Endurance (detail)
by Mary-Ellen Latino

Here are parts of my artist statements for Wanderlust & Endurance:

Travel intoxicates my senses and fuels my soul. I can never get enough. I muse over what art I might create once I return home. The world is my oyster and there are still so many wondrous experiences to fill me up until my cup runneth over. “I have miles to go before I sleep, miles to go before I sleep”. (Robert Frost) Life is a series of convoluted circles, spirals, a roller coaster full of ups and downs, sometimes euphoria, at times hardship and despair. Trees are a metaphor for life: relentless strength, resiliency, endurance. How we choose to handle the day-to-day, how we embrace the limitless plethora of opportunities and challenges is up to us. I have faith that we can write our own destiny. Like the trees we get shaped by our environment and must beware of being swept away by the winds of conflict, stress and life provoking change.

Mary-Ellen Latino

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Congratulations to Heidi Proffetty!

Heidi won two ribbons at the Houston International Quilt Festival 2017 Show.  Her piece "Blossomed" took second place in the Art-People, Portraits and Figures Category.  Her piece "Daddy, Hold My Hand" took third place in the same category.  Both works of art utilize Heidi's own Mozaic Art Quilt technique.

"Blossomed" by Heidi M. Proffetty
Won 2nd Place

"Daddy, Hold My Hand" by Heidi M. Proffetty
Won 3rd Place

To see more of Heidi's work view her website at
  To contact Heidi, email her at