Just returned from a visit to the new artist's book exhibition at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art entitled "Chapter 9 - Local Heroes, Local Book Artists of Washington State." The show features a large collection of wonderfully varied artist's book from artists working all across the State, displayed beautifully in the upstairs book room (Sherry Grover Gallery). These books will be on display through February 5, 2017, and I'm proud that two of my books, including "The Needle and the Sword," (below) are part of this collection. BIMA is open every day, 10-6, and it's always free!
Definitely worth a visit. The Museum is also featuring some outstanding Indigenous Art ("Native Hands: Indigenous Art of the Salish Sea), and there is a collection of Catherine Alice Michaelis pieces in the downstairs gallery, both of which you will want to spend some time with. Then, you should wander into the Museum's cafe, the Bistro, and have a beautifully constructed, superlatively tasty late lunch. You deserve it!
The Needle and the Sword: The Early Women's Movement In Twenty-Four Hankies
Fabric artist's book, modified Japanese stab-style binding, 2013 (unique)
On display at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Winslow, WA
"Marvelous!" is an international exhibition of Collage, Assemblage and Construction, which will show January 6 - February 12, 2017, at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts, in Sebastopol, CA. It looks like a wonderful show, with works from all over the world (Belgium, Uruguay, Germany, Greece, Japan, Canada France, Turkey, the Netherlands...), including these two pieces from little ole Mercer Island:
I recently finished a new altered book project -- the Goode's School Atlas -- a revision and re-imagining of a vintage 1947 school atlas. New maps include (1) the Map of Geologic Perils, (2) the Map of American Serial Killers, and (3) Butterflies of Mexico. Many pages were hand-cut to excise the land and expose collage work; others were hand-painted and/or hand-sewn. The finished book has 54 pages, and materials used included book & magazine scraps, thread, acrylic paint, candy wrappers, cancelled postage stamps and spray paint. Here are a few details:
I have collage pieces in two interesting December exhibitions:
Verum Ultimum Gallery in Portland, OR, is showing a lovely exhibition entitled "A Generous Kingdom" this month (December 3 through early January), including this piece Go see it!
Beasts of the Northern Wild
Down in lovely Laguna Beach, CA, the "Small Works-BIG TALENT" exhibition will show at Las Laguna Gallery, December 1 - 30. The show features works no larger than 16" in any direction, and I'm pleased to be included. It looks like a wonderful show, well worth a visit.
Currently on view at the wonderful 23 Sandy Gallery in Portland, OR, is an exhibition of lively movable books, including pop-ups, tunnels, volvelles, pull-tabs, etc. It's a wonderful collection of books, and, as always at 23 Sandy, you are allowed to handle and play with them. You can find the on-line catalog here. The exhibition will be on view in the Gallery November 4 through December 17...DEFINITELY worth a look. I'm proud to have contributed two books to this show:
Mary Oliver, born 1935, is a major American poet who has won both the National Book Award and a Pulitzer Prize. She gives us lovely guides to natural things -- hummingbirds, owls, still ponds -- and finds a place for herself and humankind in the midst of the natural world. Here is a small series of collages I adapted from a recent artist's book to illustrate several lines from the verses of Mary Oliver:
Lovely Artist Reception last night (with the most incredible pastries!) for the opening of a joint exhibition between Cancer Lifeline and the Northwest Collage Society. The show features original collage work by members of NWCS created in response to poetry written by participants in Cancer Lifeline's writing program. You can see my contribution inspired by a poem called "Finding my Identity" written by Allison Totey (below) and other wonderful art and poetry through December 19, 2016, at 6522 Fremont Avenue North in Seattle.
The National Collage Society presents a juried collage exhibition each year, and this year's 32nd (wow!) show is now on view here. You'll see some lovely work from all over the country, including a small piece of mine (below) from a series called "Man Kind." Click the link and check it all out...
Marchand de feuilles, a small publishing
house out of Montreal, Canada, is publishing a reprint of the popular novel Marie-Helen au moins de mars by Maxime Olivier Moutier. One of my collages (above) is privileged to reside on the cover...perhaps you should all learn French and go buy this lovely little volume...