“Cloth Works”

Quilt Artists Explore Surface Design

Showing June 12th - July 25th 

Artist reception Saturday, June 26th, 5-7 pm

Works are available for purchase as soon as they are posted here.

*Due to size constraints, marked pieces are not in the gallery, but can be viewed upon request. Please contact the gallery to make an appointment. 

   The Peninsula Gallery’s June/ July exhibition features four contemporary quiltmakers, exploring the medium of “surface design” in their quilt work. In creating these works, the artists have manipulated and changed the surface of the cloths by panting, dyeing, printing, applying resists, and stitching the fabric, as well as utilizing a traditional Japanese Shibori technique. From this, each artist is able to build a body of work that utilizes their own unique designs, allowing them to exemplify their individual artistic voice.  Each artist quilts their work, often using a dense machine or hand stitching with various threads, creating the final layer of each piece.   

   All of the artists in this show have spent many years studying with quilt artist, Nancy Crow, one of the leading figures in the development of the art quilt movement of the 1970s and 1980s.

 

   Margaret Black, of Boswell, Pennsylvania, is a retired accountant turned full-time textile studio artist.  A sewing machine has been central to her life since the age of eight and as a 4H leader, she has taught sewing and tailoring for over 30 years.  In 2017 Margaret was honored to receive Best of Show at Quilt National at the Dairy Barn Art Center in Athens, Ohio.  Recently she received Best of Show at Biennial 2020, a regional multi-media show.  Margaret has received many awards beyond these and has work in several private collections.  Margaret identifies as an improvisational textile artist.  Using rhythm and repetition of pieced fabric, cutting pieces to create new configurations and rejoining them to create vibrant, abstract structures.  For this show, Margaret has completed several pieces using Shibori techniques.

 

   Julia Graziano, of Syracuse, New York, came to fiber art through an appreciation of traditional quilting.  The engagement of color, fabric, thread, pattern, and texture draws her into the studio every day.  In the works exhibited in this show, Julia was engaged by utilizing paint, dye, design, and finally, heavy stitching to create pattern and texture in each work.  Challenges of construction and engineering influence the underlying emotion of her work.  Julia’s work has been accepted into Quilt National, Quilts=Art=Quilts, and Circular Abstractions, a show curated by Nancy Crow.  Julia is also a long arm quilter, quilting her own pieces and for several accomplished artists.

 

   Donalee Kennedy, of Columbus, Ohio, was a jeweler for 25 years selling to Macy’s and other retailers as well as several galleries across the country.  Since she has worked as a textile artist, Donalee is known for her textural and colorful fine art quilts.  Donalee has taught workshops on meditative stitching, improvisational piecing, and quilt design.  Among many exhibitions, Donalee has been accepted into Quilt National 2021.  In this exhibition, Donalee combines three of her favorite art forms - printing, fabric, and meditative hand stitching.  The prints and patterns of her work are from her hand, either directly or indirectly.  She has created her original designs using watercolor painting, pen and ink, and mono printing.  After scanning the artwork into her computer and thoughtfully manipulating it, she then commercially prints her own fabric.  Direct handwork is also incorporated into her work.

 

   Sarah Pavlik, of Lewes, Delaware, has curated this exhibit with the support of Peninsula Gallery owner, Tony Boyd-Heron to offer the Delaware community the opportunity to view these gorgeous works.  Sarah has been juried into Quilts=Art=Quilts in New York, Form Not Function in Indiana as well as the Strathmore Art Center and additional galleries in Maryland where she previously resided and worked as a school counselor.  Currently, Sarah is working on a series of surface design quilts using bicycle tires for mark-making, as well as screen printing, painting, dyeing, and mono-printing fabric. During the pandemic, Sarah’s bicycle rides and her spin classes were her refuge.  While exploring surface design techniques she admired the varied treads indented in the soil on the trails.  And so the wheels turned, leading to vibrant works of art. 

Margaret Black

Artist Margaret Black

"Resistance" 20" x 17" fiber $340 sold

Artist Margaret Black

"Under Currents" 49" x 45.5" fiber $2,230

Artist Margaret Black

"Square Hole Round Peg" 31" x 27.5" fiber $855

Artist Margaret Black

"Solitude" 69.5" x 40.5" fiber $2,815

Artist Margaret Black

"Sea Meadow" 31" x 30" fiber $930

Artist Margaret Black

"Arashi Meets Pleated by Stitch” 20.5” x 16.5” fiber $340

Artist Margaret Black

"Out of the Blue" 59" x 35" fiber $2,065

Artist Margaret Black

"Ori-Nui" 29.5" x 33.5" fiber $990

Artist Margaret Black

"Ocean in Motion" 15.5" x 19.5" fiber $305 *viewable upon request

Artist Margaret Black

"Ne Maki" 47.5" x 15.25" fiber $725 sold

Artist Margaret Black

"Doc Over Troubled Water" 19.5” x 23” fiber $450

Artist Margaret Black

"Darkness Looms" 51.5” x 23” fiber $1,185

Artist Margaret Black

"Deconstructed" 13.5” x 21” fiber $285 sold

Artist Margaret Black

"Into the Light" 53.5" x 39" fiber $2,090

Artist Margaret Black

"60 Degree Maneuver: Indigo Shibori 3" 71.25” x 17.5” fiber $1,245

Artist Margaret Black

"Green Door" 68.5" x 40.25" fiber $2,760 *viewable upon request

Artist Margaret Black

"Frame of Reference: Out of Context" 36" x 26" fiber $940

Artist Margaret Black

"Floating in Space" 20" x 16" fiber $320 *viewable upon request

Artist Margaret Black

"Entrapment" 22.5" x 19.5" fiber $440

Artist Margaret Black

"60 Degree Maneuver: Indigo Shibori 1" 18.5" x 18.5" fiber $345 sold

Artist Margaret Black

"60 Degree Maneuver: Indigo Shibori 2" 58.5” x 49” fiber $2,870 sold

Artist Margaret Black

"60 Degree Maneuver: Indigo Shibori 4" 28” x 29.5” fiber $825

Artist Margaret Black

"Curb Appeal 38: MX Dyes Meet Soy Wax Resistance" 67” x 49.25” fiber $3,300

Julia Graziano

Artist Julia Graziano

“Bitter Sweet” 59” x 29” fiber $1,700

Artist Julia Graziano

“Composition in Red” 37” x 19.5” fiber $725 sold

Artist Julia Graziano

“miles” 57.5” x 35” fiber $2,100

Artist Julia Graziano

“Red Orange over Plum” 67.5” x 36” fiber $2,500 sold

Artist Julia Graziano

“Seeing Red” 64” x 33” fiber $2,200

Artist Julia Graziano

“Stitching on Paint” 48” x 22” fiber $1,000 *viewable upon request

Artist Julia Graziano

“Textured Red I” 67” x 22.5” fiber $1,500

Artist Julia Graziano

“Textured Red II” 67” x 22” fiber $1,500

Donalee Kennedy

“Wild Violets #3” 19” x 18” fiber $395

Artist Donalee Kennedy

“Linen Window” 19” x 19” fiber $395 sold

Artist Donalee Kennedy

“Sky, Sand, and Water, Kelidoscope” 18” x 15.25” fiber $295 sold

Artist Donalee Kennedy

“Sky, Sand, and Water, Columns” 17.75” x 15” fiber $295 sold

Artist Donalee Kennedy

“Sky, Sand, and Water, Equals Calm” 23” x 23.5” fiber $595 *viewable upon request

Artist Donalee Kennedy

“Sentimental Plaid” 22.5” x 22.5” fiber $595 *viewable upon request

Artist Donalee Kennedy

“Mustard Half Tee” 24.75” x 23.25” fiber $595 *viewable upon request

Artist Donalee Kennedy

“Fiber Fusion #16” 10” x 10” fiber $100 sold

Artist Donalee Kennedy

“Fiber Fusion #12” 12” x 12” fiber $125

Artist Donalee Kennedy

“Fiber Fusion #5” 8” x 8” fiber $75 sold

Artist Donalee Kennedy

“Fiber Fusion #6” 12” x 12” fiber $125 sold

Artist Donalee Kennedy

“Fiber Fusion #7” 10” x 10” fiber $100 sold

Artist Donalee Kennedy

“Fiber Fusion #8” 8” x 8” fiber $75

Artist Donalee Kennedy

“Fiber Fusion #14” 8” x 8” fiber $75 sold

Artist Donalee Kennedy

“Fiber Fusion #15” 8” x 8” fiber $75 sold

Sarah Pavlik

Artist Sarah Pavlik

“About Red” 16” x 40” fiber $395 sold

Artist Sarah Pavlik

“Side by Side” 48” x 24” fiber $675

Artist Sarah Pavlik

“Within” 40” x 16” fiber $395 sold

Artist Sarah Pavlik

“Wipe Out” 42” x 48” fiber $1,195

Artist Sarah Pavlik

“Silk Road” 41” x 17” fiber $495 sold

Artist Sarah Pavlik

“Properly Propelled” 46” x 27” fiber $595

Artist Sarah Pavlik

“On Your Left” 52” x 41” fiber $1,095

Artist Sarah Pavlik

“In Tandem” 45” x 42” fiber $1,095 *viewable upon request

Artist Sarah Pavlik

“Get Your Bearings” 56” x 27” fiber $895

Artist Sarah Pavlik

“Freedom Ride” 44” x 36” fiber $1,095

Artist Sarah Pavlik

“Fork in the Road” 47” x 38” fiber $1,095

Artist Sarah Pavlik

“Crank It Up” 48” x 12” fiber $395 sold *viewable upon request

Artist Sarah Pavlik

“Far From the Maddening Crowd” 35” x 45” fiber $1,095

Artist Sarah Pavlik

“Childhood VII” 57” x 39” fiber $1,195

Artist Sarah Pavlik

“Come Alive” 41” x 47” fiber $1,195