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 

Friday, October 27, 2017

October 21, 2017 MA/RI Regional Meeting

October 21, 2017 MA/RI Regional Meeting

Held at Allison Wilbur's Studio in Bristol, MA

Topic of Discussion:  Home Studio vs Remote Studio - Pros and Cons

Fifteen members attended a regional meeting held at Allison Wilbur's sunny studio in Bristol, MA.  Located in the classroom of an old decommissioned school, the large space holds Allison's long arm, examples of Allison's artwork, books, supplies, and places to sit and enjoy the inspiration of a dedicated art space.  Attendees enjoyed a lengthy discussion regarding the home art studio versus the remote art studio.  Members shared their experiences with both.  Practical setup and organization of the studio was also addressed.  Following lunch and a short business meeting, show and tell was held.  A review of the "Explorations" call for entry helped the attendees understand in greater depth the details.

The next MA/RI regional meeting will be held March 24, 2018 at Franklin Mill Store in Franklin, MA from 10 am to 2 pm.  The topic will be "Exhibiting Your Work and the Jurying Process".  A mock jury will be held to acquaint attendees with the details involved in choosing artwork for an exhibit.

Please email Margaret at if you have any news or information on an exhibit that you would like to share in this blog.  Profiles of individual members are always welcome!

Thursday, October 19, 2017




The following pieces have been recently added to our Trunk Show by Suzanne Munroe and Janice M. Jones.  Enjoy!

"Eve's Sister" by Suzanne Munroe


"City Cycling III" by Janice M. Jones