Quilt National 2019
You Don't Own Me #14 Protest Series is currently on view in Quilt National 2019. I was videotaped talking about this work by Nick Bolin. Click here to watch.
The Gallery of Lucidity
What a fabulous concept! Listen was recently exhibited in the Gallery of Lucidity Busnegie Museum of Art
A gallery of images displayed in a bus stop outside the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh. Delighted to be part of this idea. Thank you Suzanne Werder!
Quilt + Resist: Art, Politics, Storytelling
Fight the Power #15 Protest Series was on exhibition in Quilt + Resist: Art, Politics, Storytelling at The Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois November 9 – December 1, 2018
Sew the Vote: Pole-2-Polls
We had a wonderful visit with Will Simmons from Pittsburgh Orbit who chatted with us about our project and took some fab photos of some of our dedicated volunteers. Thank you for sharing the news about our project!
eXtreme fiberart exhibition at the ideaXfactory
I was invited by the fantastic artist Pam RuBert to be in the eXreme fiberart exhibition at the ideaXfactory I've been familiar with Pam's work for a long time, and finally had the opportunity to see her work here in Pittsburgh when we both had quilts in Fiberart International Pam was in Pittsburgh recently and stopped by my studio to interview me and visit. Here's the interview. So sorry I couldn't get to Springfield to see the show!
Pole-2-Polls is in the news!
We received a nice promo from Lisa Cunningham in the City Paper! Thank you Lisa!
Pole-2-Polls brings alternative for artists, crafters to join resistance Handmade signs encourage voter participation
Stop in the Name of... #6 Protest Series and (For God's Sake) We Got To Get More Power to the People #12 Protest Series will be on exhibit November 4 - January 20, 2018 at The Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, New York
Objections and Connections, Fiber Artists Talk Back
I am super thrilled to be asked to be part of this exhibition. So Close Yet Out of Reach and three new blankets will be on exhibit at The Sculpture Gallery in Cleveland, September 15 – October 27, 2017. This show is being held in conjunction with The Nowness of Then: Lilian Tyrrell’s Disaster Blankets.
"Telling One Big Story"
Artist Residency at MASS MoCA
I am thrilled to announce that I was an artist in residence at the Massachusetts Museum of Art (MASS MoCA) February 3 - 23, 2017.
John Riegert Review Surface Design Journal
A photo of my quilt John Riegert: A Partisan Portrait was published in a review by Charles Rosenblum in the Fall Issue of the Surface Design Association's Journal.
Article in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette on our community project Pole-2-Polls
Review of Platform in Lawrence Art Center
I received a mention in Omar Sanchez's review of Platform on exhibition through January 7, 2017 at the Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, Kansas.
Embedded Messages Opens
Review Fiberart International 2016 Surface Design Journal
Martha Wasik, my collaborator, and I were delighted to receive a mention in Charles Rosenblum's review of Fiberart International 2016 for THIS Revolution Will Not Be Televised #13 Protest Series in the Surface Design Association's Journal Summer Edition 2016.
Fiberart 2016 Review in City Paper
Martha and I received a mention in Bill O'Driscoll's review of Fiberart International 2016 for THIS Revolution Will Not Be Televised #13 Protest Series.
Stories of Migration
I was one of the featured artists in an article by Neroli Henderson in the Fall Issue of Textile Fibre Forum.
Review Fiberart International 2016 by Mary Thomas
We received mention in Mary Thomas' thoughtful review of Fiberart International 2016 in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Fiberart International 2016 Review by Kurt Shaw
Martha and I were delighted to receive a mention in Kurt Shaw's review of Fiberart 2016 in the Tribune Review.
Best In Show Fiberart International 2016
My collaborator, Martha Wasik, and I are honored to announce that THIS Revolution Will Not Be Televised #13 Protest Series was chosen Best In Show in Fiberart International 2016. Our quilt will be on exhibition at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts through July 31st the other half of this amazing exhibition is on view at the Society for Contemporary Craft.
Honored to be selected and part of the exhibition Threads at the Governor's residence with my dear friend and mentor Tina Williams Brewer. I was interviewed in an article by Valerie Potell about Threads an exhibition curated by the Pennsylvania Council for the Arts. Needle Point will be on view through August, 2016.
Needle Point on exhibit in Threads
Needle Point is currently on exhibit at the Governor's Mansion in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania through August, 2016. Click here for more information
In Bloom opens March 12 - 26th at The Spinning Plate Gallery
I Could Just Eat Color #3 (detail) will be on view in In Bloom at the Spinning Plate Gallery 5821 Baum Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15206 March 12th – March 26th, 2016 and a photograph of it will be included in a journal published by the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh proceeds to support Fiberart International 2016.
Review Stitches: Contemporary Fiber Exhibition
I received a great mention in the review of Stitches: Contemporary Fiber Exhibition Art Sew Good by B. Toy in the Erie Reader.
Review of Stitches Contemporary Fiberart Show
Stories of Migration: Contemporary Artists Interpret Diaspora
Super excited to announce that "The Past as Road to Tomorrow" was selected by jurors, Rebecca A.T. Stevens and Lee Talbot for Stories of Migration: Contemporary Artists Interpret Diaspora at The Textile Museum in Washington, D.C., Opening April 15, 2016, through September 4, 2016 sponsored by Studio Art Quilts Associates
Fiberart International 2016
Very excited to announce that THIS Revolution Will Not Be Televised #13 Protest Series was juried into Fiberart International 2016 a tremendous opportunity to promote discussion on issues of race and social justice. This quilt is a collaboration with the ever awesome Martha Wasik!
2015 War on Women Art Show
"Never Wear Your Stress on Your Sleeve" is available for auction on November 19th for Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania (PPWP) in collaboration with the Planned Parenthood Advocates "This year's event will be held at Clear Story Studio is Southside (1931 Sidney Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203) on Thursday, November 19th. This one night show and auction provides an important opportunity for attendees to consider works from artists that frame the narrative on the topics of gender equality, contemporary politics and the fight for reproductive freedom." Click here for details
Stitches: Contemporary Fiber Art Show
I was delighted to be asked to exhibit with Tina Williams Brewer, Marion Coleman, Jane Burch-Cochran, Carolyn Carson, Alice Beasley, Allyson Allen in Stitches: Contemporary Fiber Art Show opening November 9, 2015 - January 3, 2016 at the Cummings Art Gallery, Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pa. Opening reception Saturday November 14th 2:00 - 4:00 pm
International Fiberarts VII
Everybody Look What's Goin' Down #11 Protest Series is Goin' East!
Materialities: Contemporary Textitles
So excited that "For New Urban Trend, Look Back 50 Years" NY Times 2/17/2014 was accepted in Materialities:Contemporary Textiles which opens at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts August 27 - October 31, 2015. This exhibition is held in conjunction with Surface Design Associations conference Made/Aware: Socially Engaged Practices.
The Protest Series at the Society for Contemporary Craft BNY Mellon Gallery
Interrupted by a gallery renovation The Protest Series is back on with NEW Work #13 THIS Revolution Will Not Be Televised. Renovations are complete at the Society for Contemporary Craft's Satellite Gallery located in the lobby of the Steel Plaza T-Station 500 Grant St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 through September 19th!
Interview with Sally Brown Deskins
I AM AN ARTS LOVER
I am one of the artists featured in the Pittsburgh I AM AN ARTS LOVER Project. "This publication aims to connect people through arts by introducing the selected 2014 artists, sharing interesting stories of arts managers, and talking about unique Pittsburgh arts scene."
"Never Wear Your Stress On Your Sleeve" NY Times 3/7/2014 and "Pills That Aren't What They Seem" NY Times 11/3/2013 Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh were selected by juror Sandra Jane Heard for the Membership show at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts November 21, 2014 - February 1, 2015.
Photo: "Never Wear Your Stress On Your Sleeve"
Tom Fitzpatrick photographer
Associated Artist of Pittsburgh Group Show
I was invited to show "Solitary Lives Abruptly Interrupted" NY Times 1/12/2012 and "Bliss Must Just Be Around The Corner" NY Times 1/1/2014 in the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Group Show at Most Wanted Fine Art at the Waterfront in Homestead in the Towne Center section June 27 - July 9 with an opening reception on June 28, 2014.
World of Threads Festival 2014 Toronto, Ontario
Art We Use
Art We Use
A Permenant Crease in Our Right and Wrong
"Pills That Aren't What They Seem" NY Times 11/3/2013
The Society for Contemporary Craft's annual fund raiser will be held on Saturday March 29, 2014 and "Pills That Aren't What They Seem" NY Times 11/3/2014 will be on auction. Save the date.
Photo by Tom Fitzpatrick
Edge to Edge Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh at Borelli-Edwards Gallery
Lost and Found Invitational
I was asked to be in Lost and Found alongside 11 artists who work in found and re-purposed materials at the Hoyt Center for the Arts in New Castle, Pa January 7 - February 28,2014 This the the debut of What's Black and White and Red All Over? Series
The New Collective
It's Curtains was accepted in the New Collective on exhibit at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts November 22, 2013 - January 19, 2014. Particularly great to be accepted because one of the jurors was Renee Stout who accepted Needle Point and awarded it a prize in the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh's Annual Exhibition 2003 which set me off on my journey. Love her work Renee Stout and am forever grateful.
Knit the Bridge
I was co-director of Knit the Bridge a community made fiber art installation (yarn bombing) on the Andy Warhol Bridge. It was the outreach project for Fiberart International 2013 produced by the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh and we made the news in a big way. I was interviewed about the installation in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Review Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 102nd Annual Exhibtion
I received a mention in Mary Thomas' review of the Associated Artists 102nd Annual Exhibition.
Listen to Sly isn't it about everybody? #1Celebration Series and What's Goin' On? #7 Protest Series are on exhibit in CELEBRATE FIBER Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh June 2 - August 18, 2013 at Indiana University of Pennsylvania The University Museum Sutton Hall, 1011 South Drive Indiana, PA
Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 102nd Annual Exhibition
Everybody look what's goin' down...#11 is on exhibit in the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 102nd Annual Exhibition at the Carnegie Museum of Art - June 23, 2013.
Radio Interview with Larkin Page-Jacobs
Larkin Page-Jacobs interviewed me for her series Artist On-Air featuring Pittsburgh artists on WDUQ.
You can listen to the interview on wduqnews.blogspot.com/2011/04/artist-pr?
Home is where the needle marks POP Tart Gallery
I am thrilled to have Let the dead past bury it's dead Things We Found in our Parent's House #4 accepted into Home is where the needle marks POP Tart Gallery Los Angeles, California June 16 - July 7, 2012
#9 Protest Series in Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh's show
You Better think THINK think about... #9 Protest Series on exhibit in
Lenses and Filters Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh Juror Susan Brandeis at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts Pittsburgh, PA May 11 - July 22, 2012
Westmoreland Juried Biennial 2012
Stand! #8 Protest Series is on exhibit in the Westmoreland Juried Biennial 2012 at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art
Greensburg, PA April 28 - July, 22, 2012
Takin' it to the Streets #10 Protest Series
Takin' it to the Streets #10 Protest Series is on exhibit in Flying Machines: A Show of Uncreateables Jurors Natalie Conti and Staci Offutt April 14 - May 21, 2012 at The Headkeeper, Greensburg, PA
My piece Listen was purchased for exhibition in the the Pittsburgh Public Schools. What is so cool about this is that the students picked it.
SAQA Sense of Adventure
Board Games is on tour with Studio Art Quilts Association first stop on the tour International Quilt Festival Houston November 1 - 4, 2011
Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 101st Annual Exhibition
Let the dead past bury it's dead Things We Found in our Parent's House #4 and Listen were accepted into the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 101st Annual Exhibition Society for Contemporary Craft Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
November 11, 2011 - January 14, 2012
Review Fiberart International 2010
I received a mention for Damn Good Whacking #5 Protest Series in Rebecca Rafferty's review www.rochestercitynewspaper.com/entertai?
Review Fiberart International 2010
I received a mention for Damn Good Whacking #5 Protest Series. in Stuart Low's wonderful review of all things fiber in Rochester, New York
My quilt Make Me Gotta Holler #3 Protest Series has been accepted into radius250 2011 artspace @ Plant Zero www.artspacegallery.org
OPens June 24 - August 21, 2011. Juror Leigh Anne Chambers
SAQA Sense of Adventure
My quilt Board Games will travel with SAQA (Studio Art Quilts Association) exhibit Sense of Adventure to International Festival of Quilts Houston, Cincinnati and Long Beach. Juror Dr. Jacqueline M. Atkins.
Listen to Sly isn't it about Everybody? Celebration Series #1
juried into Unveiled presented by the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh.
Unveiled opens at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts April 8 - May 22, 2011
Damn Good Whacking #5 Protest Series
Tracing Memories with each Stitch
I was interviewed in an article in PA Caregiver Magazine this summer.
Check it out pacaregiver.caring.com/articles/tracing?
Review 100th Annual Exhibition of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh at the Carnegie Museum of Art
I was interviewed about What's Goin' On? by Kurt Shaw in his review of the 100th Annual in the Tribune Review
Review Making Connections Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh
I was interviewed about My Dad's Pads in Making Connections by Kurt Shaw Tribune Review www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib?
Review The Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 99th Annual Exhibition at the Carnegie Museum of Art
I received a nice mention in Mary Thomas' review in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Review 97th Annual Exhibition of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh at the Carnegie Museum of Art
I received a nice mention by Kurt Shaw in his review of the 97th Annual in the Tribune Review www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib?
The Commercial Woman The Woman Made Gallery post on Flavorpill
Unchained? was featured on Flavorpill in the culture guide in Chicago
Review Car Culture Hera Gallery Providence, Rhode Island
I received a mention in Bill Rodriguez's review in the Providence Phoenix providence.thephoenix.com/arts/15534-hi?
Review Hanging by a Thread le-poire Gallery by Becky Hershberger
I was interviewed by Becky Hershberger Tribune Review Group on my work in Hanging by a Thread www.yourcarlynton.com/news/article/prom?
Article: Quilts on display at McCandless library
I received a mention in Joan Greene's article about the Fiberarts Guild quilt show at the McCandless Library
Review Up Over Down Under Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh
I received a mention in Mary Thomas' review in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Review Associated Artists 95th Annual Exhibition Andy Warhol Museum
I received a mention in Mary Thomas' review in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette www.post-gazette.com/pg/05152/513449-42?
Making Connections Review
I was mentioned in Kurt Shaw's review of Making Connections at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.