Sunday, April 24, 2016

Gallery Artists exhibition at David Kaye Gallery

Two of Judith Martin's Time, Dream, Memory van dyke and wool collages are part of the exhibition Gallery Artists March 31 - May 1 2016.  
This exhibit is in David Kaye's main space, the west gallery.
Time Dream Memory: Time  by Judith Martin 2014

Time, Dream Memory: Dream  Judith Martin 2014

 Also in this exhibit, Sylvia Ptak's framed stitch and pigment piece, The Unicorn and the Date Palm
and below, Barbara Klunder's collage, Either Love or Fear
In the East Gallery at David Kaye's are the Saidye Bronfman award winners, ten of which exhibit with David Kaye.  That exhibit includes textile artists Dorothy Caldwell, Susan Warner Keene, Sandra Brownlee, Kai Chan and the 2016 winner, Jane Kidd.  See their work here.
The gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday, closed Monday and Tuesday.

Friday, March 04, 2016

now on view at David Kaye Gallery

David Kaye told me that this piece is currently on display in the wall case in his gallery.

If you go into that gallery in Toronto to see the Tracey Lawko exhibition that is opening this weekend, look for this piece of mine.  Full view is over here.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

stitch collage workshop

Judy Martin taught a Stitch Collage at the library in Little Current, Manitoulin Island on Wednesday January 13.  All materials were provided, including vintage photo frames and plant dyed wool fabrics.  Most of the participants chose to work with raw edges rather than turned under.


Working with small bits of layered fabric lends itself to abstract art.
Judy Martin
Maureen Armstrong
Judy Kift
Waiting for more photos of finished collages and shall post them here.

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

stitch collage workshop

Wednesday January 13, 9 am - 4 pm.
Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands public Library,   Little Current, Manitoulin Island
free one day workshop for seniors

register at the library  50 Meridith Street West
705 368 2444
all supplies included

Friday, November 20, 2015

Nouveau Louvre

How To Live Series:  Be Born   block print,needle prick, Judy Martin 


Hundreds of piece sof artwork fromlocal and out of town artists will be on sale during the 2015 edition of the nouveau louvre.

November 21 - December 23 2015
Galerie Du Nouvel-Ontario
Sudbury Ontario Canada
How To Live:  Survive Love and Loss    Block print, needle prick by Judy Martin 
Each year, the GNO invites artists to show their work and put it up for sale at the nouveau louvre. All works of art are for sale at single price of $200 each.  As the artist-run centre's most important fundraising activity, the profits are shared between the artist ($125 and the GNO ($75).  It is an ideal opportunity to acquire an original work of art while supporting the GNO and Northern Ontario artists.

Opening at the GNO  Saturday November 21 at 2 pm.
It is possible to purchase art over the phone or through email.  Click gno-org and scroll down to see some of the other art available.

Friday, November 13, 2015

slow stitch continues

Slow Stitch continues every Thursday between 1 - 4 pm at the United Church Hall in Little Current, Manitoulin Island.  Currently, there is no common project.  We are just bringing our own stitching and connecting with each other.

Judy Martin leads the group when she can.

When Judy is not able to be at Slow Stitch, one of the group opens the meeting place.

This post shows the variety in the work brought in between September and November 2015.
 Karen finished her moon piece.
 Maureen visited Scotland over the summer and purchased this plaid fabric.
Siska has several projects under way.  Above, she uses fabrics that she has woven together in combination with crochet, cheese cloth, eyelet stitch (detail)
Siska's project b is a watery table runner for her wooden canoe.
Jocelyne made a kantha from dyed fabrics over the summer
Jocelyne also has several projects.  Above is one of her pieces that uses domestic cloth.  It's hard to tell from this photo, but there are two embroideries of a tree, one of them on sheer fabric overlay.
 Jackie put quilt blocks appliqued when she was a teen together with modern fabrics.

 Sally uses silk that she has dyed with plants and prefers raw edge applique
Judy is making a small picture inspired by a 1796 Swedish folk embroidery

Join us on Thursdays if you are in the area.
The United Church Hall is on Robinson street, down town Little Current, Manitoulin Island Ontario.
Email Judy Martin if you have a question about attendance.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Quilts=Art=Quilts 2015

Lake was juried into Quilts=Art=Quilts.
This is an annual exhibition of art quilts held at the Schweinfurth memorial Art Centre in Auburn, New York.  The jurors this time were Mary Anne Jordon, critic and professor at the Kansas City Art Institute and critic, Linda Colsh quilt artist from Belgium and Cynthia Corbin, quilt artist from Washington state.
The exhibition is open to the public October 31 2015 until January 3, 2016.