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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Rogue Gallery

2018 Celtic Celebration at Rogue Gallery: Margaret Stermer-Cox, Watercolor, Irish Breakfast Tea

On St. Patrick’s Day, the Rogue Gallery will host a special evening event featuring Celtic art, music, and Irish food.

Musicians and choral groups will perform traditional Irish music. The evening also includes a singing competition of the best rendition of the song “Danny Boy”. A special Celtic themed art show by Rogue Gallery artists’ members will be on display from March 14 through March 22, 2018.

The Celtic culture has a long and rich tradition in music and art. The Rogue Gallery & Art Center celebrates the art of the Celts with music and art. Music performers include Pat O’Scannell and the choral group Blarney Tones. On display will be an Irish themed art show that includes acrylic, oil, and watercolor paintings as well as photography and collages. Realistic interpretations and abstraction of Celtic themes are reflected in the diverse work. The evening also includes

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Sketchbooks and Art Journals – New Year, New Start

Travel Sketchbook – “Handbook 5″x 8″I always start my new year with 2 brand new sketchbooks. A travel sketchbook that I take with me everywhere and a studio book. I wanted to share the books I use because it seems most artists pass over that part. I ha…

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Teaching in Albuquerque, NM

I am teaching Urban Folk Primitives in Albuquerque, NM, September 30-Oct 1, 2017. There is still room to join me. I love this workshop because it is a true “mixed media” experience. We get to make a doll (no prior sewing skills required) and use my fav…

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Teaching in Albuquerque, NM

I am teaching Urban Folk Primitives in Albuquerque, NM, September 30-Oct 1, 2017. There is still room to join me. I love this workshop because it is a true “mixed media” experience. We get to make a doll (no prior sewing skills required) and use my fav…

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New Studio Workshops Added

Fresh from my retreat at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico, I am ready to get back to teaching. I have decided to do a series of classes on Mixed Media Acrylic Painting. The first two will be all about expressive fun painting, no drawing or drama! Eventually, …

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New Studio Workshops Added

Fresh from my retreat at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico, I am ready to get back to teaching. I have decided to do a series of classes on Mixed Media Acrylic Painting. The first two will be all about expressive fun painting, no drawing or drama! Eventually, …

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My first ONLINE Workshop the Stuff of Dreams

I am so excited to be part of the Artful Gathering 2017 Workshops. This will be my first official online class and it is PACKED full of info, explorations and techniques.Both painting and doll making!Here is a video teaser of what is included.You can g…

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My first ONLINE Workshop the Stuff of Dreams

I am so excited to be part of the Artful Gathering 2017 Workshops. This will be my first official online class and it is PACKED full of info, explorations and techniques.Both painting and doll making!Here is a video teaser of what is included.You can g…

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Woman Made Gallery Call for Art March 2017

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Woman Made Gallery Call for Art

Group exhibitions at Woman Made Gallery are open to all artists unless otherwise noted. The application fee for WMG’s juried exhibitions is $30 for up to three images of work with addition of one detail view per work, if needed. A limited number of artists who experience financial hardship may be exempt from paying the entry fee; please send us an email to request a fee waiver to: [email protected] We appreciate artwork that is recent, but there is no restriction in the creation date. Applicants should submit an artist’s statement of max. 250 words, explaining how their work relates to the exhibition’s themes. Accepted artworks must not exceed 72″ horizontally and must not have been previously shown at WMG.

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Jurors: Deb Flagel + Pamela Callahan

May 5 – June 17, 2017 Entry Due Date: March 18, 2017

Open to

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Re-visiting My Creative Roots

I have set a goal this year to expand my mixed media work by returning to my first love….fabric! I am lucky enough to join a local “journal quilt” group which meets monthly. 
Journal quilts are generally small – often A4 size or 12” x 12”, are made regularly – weekly, monthly etc and are used as a way to experiment and to document. No rules except the size. 

My first journal quilt was last December. I shared the results in my last post, but I could not stop myself from using the shape to make a doll. Here is my finished quilt:


and here is the doll:

And a “series” is born! 
For 2017 our theme is colors and January was Grey. 
Here are photos of my process…..
Playing with ideas…

Things are taking shape

Faces done on vintage paper that is collaged to muslin so I can sew them on.

Ready for hand stitching….

 And here is the final piece….
 I just could not bear to cover up the beautiful hankie so…..
Here are photos of the doll I made, inspired by the quilt
The bear was made from an old grain sack and the sweater is a sleeve from an old sweater I felted.

 

The sweater had holes, so I made them a feature!
A quilt, a doll and now I think, a painting inspired by them….

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