Saturday, July 30, 2011

Trisha Hassler Exhibits at Visage Eyewear in Portland


Scrupulous detail.

Going forward, Trisha Hassler is committed to exploring each of these aspects in her work at a more purposeful level. This is the result of some personal experience and growth that is working it's way into her textile pieces. It's very exciting for her and she loves to talk about it, so please come out and ask her questions!

In August, Trisha will be showing a variety of wall pieces at Visage Eyewear in NW Portland. Visage is in the business of helping clients improve their vision, to see the world through a new set of "eyes", and one of the first things clients will be viewing is her artwork. Lately she is seeing the world differently too, so it's all about "vision" at the moment.

The detail above is from "Surrender To The Possibility Of A Complete Unraveling". It is from her newest Internal Landscape series. Her sense of pace has shifted to a new focus on hand-stitching, and she finds the time spent doing it to be quite wonderful!

If you are in Portland, please stop by the Visage Eyewear gallery during the month of August to see the work.

Visage Eyewear
1046 NW Johnson
Portland, OR 97209
Mon-Fri 10 - 6
Sat 11 - 5
Sun 12 - 4

My 3D work will be on display in August at:
Waterstone Gallery
424 NW 12th Ave
Portland, OR 97209
Gallery Hours:
Wed - Sat 12 - 6 pm
Sun 12 - 4 pm
Or by appointment ... we love visitors!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Bonnie Bucknam Wins Viewers' Choice at Rio Patchwork Design

Fracture by Bonnie Bucknam
36" w x 55" h

Looks like Bonnie Bucknam will be going to Rio! Three of her quilts were recently in the Rio Patchwork Design show, which was held in early July in both Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil. Bonnie's quilt Fracture won the Viewer's Choice award. The prize - a trip to Rio for next year's show!

Fracture, detail
(Photos by Mark Frey)

SAQA Oregon Exhibit in Sisters

I made the trip to Sisters, Oregon for the annual Outdoor Quilt Show.  I'd never been before, so it was a treat to see all the quilts hung about town.  The weather was a balmy, breezy 80 degrees, unusually cool I was told. The SAQA Oregon exhibit, Oregon: State of Diversity, was on display at the Sisters Public Library. There was also an outdoor show of Jean Wells Keenan's work at the Five Pine Lodge that day.  So I was lucky enough to see those two shows on Sunday.  Here are some photos of the SAQA Oregon quilts at the library.  A catalog of that show is available (see sidebar).
Bonnie Bucknam

Friday, July 1, 2011

Timeless Quilts at Oregon Historical Society in July

Timeless Quilts
Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97205
Contact: Rachel Butler (503) 306-5221,

Exhibition Dates: July 1 - July 31, 2011
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Artist Reception: July 16th 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

During the month of July, the Oregon History Museum will showcase a stunning selection of art quilts made by local and international artists. The exhibit began with booking Quilt Art 20, an exhibit featuring quilts created by 20 professional international quilt artists. Since its beginning in Britain in 1985, the traveling exhibit features artists from the United States and Europe, representing eight countries in total. To insert a local element to the exhibit, a selection of historic quilts from the Oregon Historical Society’s collection were added to the exhibit, as well as quilt art from 10 contemporary quilters in Oregon. Quilt Art 20 became Timeless Quilts.

Oregon Artists include: Ann Johnston, Hilde Morin, Jean Wells, Jeannette Meyer, Susan Bucharest, Quinn Corum, Wendy Huhn, Marjorie Post, Kathie Kerler and Helene Knott.