La Conner in Bloom results are in! We had a beautiful exhibit this year and the voting was very hot. Our 1st Place winner is Barbara Haugaard's piece, "Summer Color," a beautiful felted landscape. (Please forgive picture quality --it's framed and was very difficult to take without lots of glare and shadows!) 2nd Place is "My Next Garden" by Gale Schwarb and 3rd Place is "Mary's Blossom" by Becky deVries-Wong. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone who came to see the exhibit and vote!
"Deeds Not Words": Celebrating 100 Years of Women's Suffrage
Dr. Sandra Sider and
Pamela Weeks, Co-curators
May 4 - July 24, 2022
Emmeline Pankhurst, the famously militant British suffragist, in 1903 coined the motto “Deeds Not Words” for the newly formed Women’s Social and Political Union. History proved that while rhetoric was the impetus for radical change, actions were needed to finalize steps toward ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920. The suffragists were true revolutionaries, occasionally sacrificing their reputations and sometimes their freedom. Several of the artists in “Deeds Not Words” chose to celebrate a suffragist whose name they remembered from history lessons, while others felt a more personal relationship with their subjects. Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, for example, was inspired by a friend who is the daughter of an African-American suffragist; Martha Wolfe studied Sara Bard Field, who road-tripped from San Francisco to Washington, DC collecting signatures for women’s suffrage; North Carolina artist Hollis Chatelain honors Gertrude Weil; Alice Beasley’s quilt depicts the courageous Ida B. Wells; and, Jill Kerttula’s multi-part quilt reminds us that Belva Lockwood in 1884 ran for president, even though she herself was not permitted to vote. The 28 art quilts in this exhibition, all but one created for the tour, were curated by Sandra Sider, former curator of the Texas Quilt Museum, and Pamela Weeks, curator of the New England Quilt Museum.
Sponsored exclusively by eQuilter.com, with additional support from Karey Bresenhan and Nancy O’Bryant Puentes.
Jane Burch Cochran
Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry
Arturo Alonzo Sandoval
The Land of Happy!
2Dye4s: Vali Groening, Ellen Meents, Carla Osterby, Sonya Smith-Pratt,
and Diane Weeden
May 4 - May 29, 2022
Join the 2DYE4s in a journey to The Land of Happy. The 2DYE4s seek to demonstrate through fabrics and mixed media that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. This exhibit features five jointly-created pieces, plus over 40 original works of art. We invite you to experience our progress as textile artists.
We met about a decade ago at an Olympia-based group known as The Ruby Street Art Quilters. The five of us found each other and started arranging play dates. Soon, we realized we wanted to add purpose to our experimentation. In each of the last five years, we have committed to producing art that stretched our artistic limits and that may inspire others to do the same.
The 2DYE4s members are Vali Groening (sparkle and glamour galore); Ellen Meents (dye it, paint it and color it every way you can); Carla Osterby (creator of beautiful, amazing felted pieces); Sonya Smith-Pratt (why do two when you can have three dimensions and a splash of humor); Diane Weeden (nothing says lovin’ like something stitched by hand).
The Quilt Road:
Contemporary Korean Quilts
Misik Kim and Patti King,
March 30 - June 26, 2022
This exhibition features artists who have completed their study of the “Quilt Specialist Course” of Sookmyung Women’s University Museum. These artists have been invited to numerous exhibitions and have contributed significantly to the evolution of textile art and the foundation of Korean quilting.
The methods and materials utilized to work with textiles are becoming more diverse, and the demand for and execution of artistic production is gradually expanding beyond genres. You will discover the life of Korean quilting in a new light via the continuity of past, present, and future.
Congratulations to Patti King, Misik Kim and their collaborators on their efforts for this exhibition.
Kyoung-A Hong, Ph.D., Chief Curator
Sookmyung Women’s University
As I looked at the pieces that Misik Kim and Patti King have selected for this exhibit, my immediate impression was a timely - and relevant - reminder. Several of the first works I saw create stunning images using what appears to be thousands of very small bits of color, such as “The Winter Wind” and “Super Moon” – both gorgeous examples of this style. Both are beautifully crafted reminders that each of us are part of a cohesive whole and what amazing things we can achieve together.
The Quilt Road: Korean Contemporary Quilts offers a unique journey of exploration into the world of Korean art. Thank you to Misik Kim and Patti King for bringing us this remarkable exhibit. We are honored to be your host!
Amy Green, Executive Director
김미식 Kim, Misik
강양님 Kang, Yangnim
김경일 Kim, KyungiI
김자영 Kim, Jayoung
김지경 Kim, Jikyung
김창숙 Kim, Changsook
서혜영 Seo, Hyeyoung
엄현옥 Eom, Hyunok
오경하 Oh, Kyungha
윤형애 Yoon, Hyungae
이은희 Lee, Eunhee
장은미 Jang, Eynmi
조현주 Cho, Hyunjoo