Current & Upcoming Exhibitions

“Past & Present – Textural Scottish Landscapes”
Julie Crabtree, December 2021 – February 2022
You may already have admired Julie Crabtree’s meticulously stitched landscapes – from miniature scenes on pendants to large, framed tapestries. She uses hand and free motion machine stitching to bring together hand spun and dyed yarns, felting, sheers, and netting, painted and dyed backgrounds, and distressed fabrics to create the unique effect she is striving for. Steeped in color and texture, Julie’s textile art finds endless inspiration in nature: rocks, trees, foliage, and the sea with needle, thread and paint. This show will feature work inspired by her travel to Scotland. Julie says, “I felt a huge connection to the Orkney Island, its bleak austere land. The magnitude of archeological history; Viking culture, rugged cliffs and crashing sea, it is a land to its own, with so much to give the artistic soul.”

“An Artist’s Guide to Hibernation: Finding Beauty in Industry”
Amanda Ann Palmer, December 2021 – February 2022

We are also featuring Amanda Ann Palmer’s wonderful pottery for the home. You probably know her as the artist who makes the heart mugs. Amanda Ann earned her BFA with a concentration in sculptural ceramics and has been honing her skills and cultivating her aesthetic of clean lines and smooth geometric forms for twenty years. She says, “In my ceramic work, I explore the shapes and tactility of rural industry, referencing often the imposing form of the grain silo and the heavy texture of corrugated metal. My pots are wheel thrown with strong horizontal contours and I use an iron-red clay that shows through the glaze on the textured areas. Working in series, each pot is hand made with mix and match sets in mind. Having fun is important and I want my ware to encourage playfulness.”