I was fortunate enough to be born into a very artistic family.  At a young age, I was taught by my parents and grandparents to draw, paint, sew, and do various other crafts.  As owners of a well-known live theater in Sacramento, California (JayRob Playhouse), my family allowed me to explore every aspect of theater arts, which in turn instilled a lifelong appreciation in all of the arts.

I was employed as a graphic artist as one of my first jobs and have used those skills throughout my life. During my children’s school years, I enjoyed teaching many different types of art in their classrooms such as drawing, painting, collage, tile mosaic, sewing, and landscape design.

 

One of my passions as an artist is to create art quilts because it allows me to incorporate many different types of media in my artwork.  I play with dyes, paints, beads, photographs, threads, and of course, fabrics such as cotton, batiks, and silk.  I would love for this type of art to be accepted and appreciated in main stream art galleries and this seems to be slowly happening with the help of organizations such as Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA).

SAQA’s mission is to promote art quilts through education, exhibitions, professional development, documentation, and publications.  As a member of SAQA, my quilts have been juried into exhibits at many venues including San Jose Quilt and Textile Museum, Blue Line Gallery (Roseville, CA), and international exhibits.  My “Angel of Silver” quilt was juried into the Celebrating Silver Exhibit (part of SAQA’s 25th anniversary celebration) and debuted at the Houston International Quilt Festival in October 2014.  The exhibit continued to travel for almost three years to major venues in the United States, England, China, and Australia. 

I also enjoy doing acrylic painting, pine needle basketry, and mixed media collages.  Having a variety of different art forms to play with keeps my mind sharp and racing with new ideas!  Please scroll down for a list of juried exhibitions and public experience.

Juried Exhibits:

  • “Always Winter” – Season After Season, SAQA global exhibit, debuts January, 2019, Texas Quilt Museum.  Tours internationally for two years including in 2019 Texas, France, and Czech Republic.

  • “A Cottage In The Woods” – Blue Line Art Gallery Member’s Show, Roseville, CA, August, 2018.

  • “Deconstructed Quilt #6” – Blue Line Art Gallery Member’s Show, Roseville, CA, August 2017.

  • “Glacial River”- A Thread Runs Through It, Sew Original and Creative Expo, Reno, Nevada, June 21 – 24, 2017.

  • “Chester” – To The Touch, Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA, March 3 – April 1, 2017

  • “Paint!” -  Inspirations II: Works from Northern California/Northern Nevada SAQA, San Jose Quilt Museum, San Jose, CA, May 5 – July 3, 2016.  Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont, CA, October 7 – November 19, 2016.

  • “Angel of Silver” – Celebrating Silver: SAQA’s 25th Anniversary, venues (first SAQA exhibit to be displayed on four continents):

International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas, October 30-November 2, 2014
International Quilt Festival, Chicago, Illinois, March 2015
Quilt! Knit! Stitch!, Portland, Oregon, August 2015
St. George Art Museum, St. George, Utah, September 12 through December 31, 2015
Original Sewing and Quilting Expo Atlanta, GA, March 10, 11 & 12, 2016
Original Sewing and Quilting Expo Lakeland, FL, March 17, 18 & 19, 2016
Original Sewing and Quilting Expo Cleveland, OH, March 31, April 1 & 2, 2016
Original Sewing and Quilting Expo Worcester, MA, April 7, 8 & 9, 2016
America Quilts Expo Des Moines, IA, May 26, 27 & 28, 2016
Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, UK in August 11-14, 2016
8th Asia Quilt Festival in Shanghai, China, September 23 – 25, 2016
Adelaide Craft & Quilt Fair, Adelaide, Australia, November 3 – 6, 2016
Hobart Craft & Quilt Fair, Hobart, Australia, February 17 – 19, 2017

  • “Farm to Fork”- Northern California Inspirations, SAQA Northern CA/NV, San Jose Quilt Museum,  San Jose, CA, May 3 – July 20, 2014.

  •  “Autumn” – Layered and Stitched: Works from the Northern CA/Northern Nevada SAQA members, Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA, June 6 – July 13, 2013.

  • “30 x 30” – 30 works of art in 30 days, Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA – November 21 – December 28, 2013.

 Non-juried Exhibits and Featured Artist:

  • “Glaciers”, Lottery For The Arts 2019, Honorable Mention, Blue Line Gallery, Roseville, CA, March 2019.

  • “Red Bull”, SAQA Benefit Auction 2019, donated for Fall 2019 online auction.

  • “Remnant Abstraction”, SAQA Benefit Auction 2018, donated for Fall 2018 online auction.

  • Chico Art Center Open Studios Tour, October, 2018.  Showing various works at artist’s studio.

  • “Abstract Threads”, SAQA Benefit Auction, Fall, 2018.

  • "Orange Pitcher" - Blue Line Arts Gallery, Roseville, CA, August, 2017.

  • “Deconstucted Quilts #5 and #6”, donated to NorCal Center for Deafness Benefit Auction, Spring, 2018.

  • "Birds In The Vineyard", Blue Line Arts Gallery, Roseville, CA, 2017.

  • “Autumn Barn” – Annual Membership Show, Chico Art Center, Chico, CA, January 6-27, 2017.

  • Featured Artist, Chico Art Center Gift Shop, Chico, CA, February, 2015.

  • Various artwork on display and for sale yearly at Chico Art Center, Chico, CA and Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA.

Publications:​

  • "Always Winter" - Season After Season, Exhibit Catalog, January, 2019; featured in Dr. Sandra Sider’s lecture at Texas Quilt Museum, March, 2019 (video posted on SAQA.com).

  • Chico Art Center 2018 Open Studio Tour catalog and online publicity.

  • “Paint” – SAQA Inspirations II, exhibit catalog, May, 2016.

  • “Angel of Silver” – Quilters Newsletter, August/September 2016, pg. 23, SAQA Celebrating Silver Catalog, 2014, and SAQA Quarterly, 2014. Also featured online at E-Quilter and “Go Tell It at the Quilt Show”, 2014.

  •  “Farm to Fork” – SAQA Northern California Inspirations, exhibit catalog, 2014.

  • “Readers Challenge” – Quilting Arts Magazine:

“My Little Pet Peeves” – Greatest Pet Peeves Challenge, Issue 54, January, 2012, pg. 46-47.

“Irregardless” - Greatest Pet Peeves Challenge, Issue 54, January, 2012, pg. 52.

“Ode to Gaudi” – What If? Challenge, Issue 58, August/September 2012, pg. 73.

“Ode to Dali” - What If? Challenge, Issue 58, August/September 2012, online gallery.

“Snowball Juggling Reindeer” - Winter Wonderland, Quilting Arts Gift Edition, December, 2012. 

Teaching:​

  • Mixed Media Art Class– seminar for teenage girls sponsored by Jennifer Pierce Photography, January, 2017.

  • Mixed Media Art Classes – various specialized art classes taught from 1991-2007, grades K-12, Chico and Sacramento area schools.

  • Landscape Design Classes – Paradise Charter Middle School, Spring Semester, 2003.

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