City Quilter | Fall Show

The Fall begins at The ArtQuilt Gallery·NYC with works by Kate Stiassni. Her show, Spaces in Between: Contemporary Textiles, will be presented from September 10 through October 19.

Kate’s unique vision produces spectacular results. Fabric is her paint, and her mastery of the medium with the use of hand dyed fabric gives her work a richness and depth of color that makes her strong and distinctive graphic compositions sing.

Kate Stiassni

Kate Stiassni 1

Kate Stiassni 2
Hope you will have a chance to see these 15 striking pieces. There will be a an opening on Monday, September 9, from 6 to 7:30pm, and a gallery talk on Thursday, October 3, starting at 6.

Luke Haynes | [The-American-Context-#5]-American-Gothic

Luke Haynes

90″ X 90″

This is the 5th piece In the American Context series where I am working with American Art icons on traditional american patchwork patterns. I have constructed the quilt base out of used and recycled clothes, linens, etc. The subjects are life size and reflect a contemporary demographic in the style of the one depicted on the original painting from which the title and pose are taken.

Taken from Luke’s website

I love this piece, check out his website to see the rest of his fantastic work.

New York Fiber in the 21st Century | Lehman College Art Gallery

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Michael Cummings – “Mecklenburg, North Carolina Cotton Picking Time”


Curated by Sandra Sider, New York Fiber in the 21st Century focuses on artists in and near New York City who work primarily in fiber and textiles. This exhibition offers a unique survey of 47 works by 30 artists and demonstrates the vibrant diversity of fiber art on the New York scene.


Reception: Monday, March 21, 6-8 pm


Lehman College Art Gallery

Bedford Park Blvd West

Bronx, NY 10468

(718) 960-8731


Marilyn Henrion | Solo Show

Jersey residents (New Yorkers welcome too!)….

If you missed Marilyn Henrion’s recent solo exhibition at Noho Gallery, or if you want to see it again with some additions, read on…………

Angelika 40x50


comes to New Jersey!

Soho Unfolded      18″x72″     Mixed media textile     Marilyn Henrion 2010

February 1-28, 2011
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Catalog available

Intermezzo Gallery
Upstairs at Bergen Performing Art Center

30 N. Van Brunt St. Englewood NJ 07631*

Tel: 201-816-8160 ext. 34

Hours:The gallery is open to the public  M-F 11-5 or by appointment



“The stark iconography of urban architecture takes on palpable sensuality in the distinguished textile artist Marilyn Henrion’s new “Soft City” series, which presents a magical mystery tour of familiar thoroughfares.”* In these works, the artist, a native New Yorker, reveals the soft side of New York,  with unexpected visual treats lurking around every corner. Once Gotham’s hard unyielding surfaces are peeled back, the beautiful and complex patina of each facade is illuminated. Henrion’s abstract works have always been informed by the urban architecture of her surroundings.  In Soft City, the artist’s strong connection to the images of  her Soho neighborhood can be fully appreciated.

The mixed media works featured in Henrion’s  solo exhibition represent a fusion of past and present. Ancient needlework techniques are combined  with digitally manipulated photography and inkjet printing  to create works of art that reflect contemporary aesthetic sensibilities. The presence of the hand stitching both animates the surfaces and, at the same time, softens  and humanizes the urban geometry by the irregular qualities of texture  inherent in the materials and construction techniques.

A graduate of Cooper Union, Marilyn Henrion is included in the Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Art in Washington, DC.  Her award winning artworks have been exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide. They are in major museum, corporate and private collections, including the Museum of Arts & Design in New York, the U.S. Embassy in Pnom Penh, Cambodia, SAS Institute,  Cary, NC, and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA., among others. They have also been featured in numerous publications including “Women Designers in the U.S.- 1900-2000, published by Yale University Press. Among the grants Henrion has received was one awarded by the Artslink Partnership, devoted to fostering excellence in the arts between the U.S. and countries of the former Soviet Union. In 2005, she was awarded a fellowship by the New York Foundation for the Arts. This is her 19th solo exhibition.

*Ed McCormack, Art Critic

Sustainable Quilting Bee

Sustainable Quilting Auction

Above is the C3 Design finished quilt for the IIDA Sustainable Quilt Auction. Again, sorry for the photography, but better images of this and all of the others will follow. The auction is being held at Openhouse Gallery at 201 Mulberry Street 12.15.10, it should be loads of fun. Tickets can be purchased at

Hope to see you there.

Canstruction | Raffle Quilt

Canstruction® is an international charity competition where architects, engineers, contractors and students they mentor, compete to design and build giant structures made entirely from full cans of food. The New York competition is now in its 18th year and takes place in November. At the close of the competition all of the food from the New York City competition will be donated to City Harvest.


They will be holding a raffle to raise additional dollars for the charity. Below is the raffle entry for C3 Design. I hope you like it.

Canstruction Raffle Quilt