Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Judy is interviewed on Weave: podcast

The interview went online on May 25.
You can listen to this gentle interview at this direct link

Or subscribe to the Weave podcasts from where you usually get podcasts.

Perivale Gallery goes virtual in 2020

 Like a Star in My Sky
3 layers of wool, hand stitched
Sold into private collection through Perivale Gallery in early May 2020
 The Cloud In Me
hand stitched cotton and silk velvet quilt
available through Perivale Gallery this season - online only
Dear Earth
flannel quilt dyed with local plants
available through Perivale Gallery this season

3-D Expressions panel is recorded and available on youtube

The 3-D Expressions panel discussion is on you tube.

Follow this link to view it.  It's about an hour which includes questions and answers.


Sunday, April 26, 2020

Online Panel Discussion about 3-D Expression April 29

Not To Know But To Go On 2013  found fabrics, cotton floss, artist canvas, hand stitch 13" x 220 feet, now showing at St Bonaventure University Art Gallery until April 30 - (gallery closed to public because of pandemic)
Judy Martin will be part of a panel discussion about the 3-D Expression global exhibition currently on display at the Regina A quick Center or the Arts at St. Bonaventure University New York state.   Other artists on the panel are Betty Busby, Shannon Dion and Patty Kenneedy-Zafred.  They will be interviewed by Evelyn Jones Penman, the assistant director of the gallery, and the discussion will be moderated by Martha Sielman, executive director of Studio Art Quilts Association (SAQA).
 Judy was asked to send images of other 3-D work she has made for the power-point presentation.  She sent an image of Cloud Of Time 2014.  (above)
 Red Moon 2014
 Moon Cloth / Female figurine  2016
 Red Catalogne (journal paper stitched to old linen table covering)  2019
and Flowers Started Blooming Inside Me - a re-purposed wool blanket, stitched with spirals and yoni shapes   2019

The panel discussion will go live on Wednesday April 29 at 2 pm EDT.  Click this link to register for the free webinar.     3'D panel discussion   

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Toronto Star article April 11 2020

Toronto journalist Debra Norton interviewed Judy Martin in the middle of March for an article she was preparing to write about hand-stitching, specifically Soshiko and Boro visible mending.

The article was published in the Easter Weekend edition of the Toronto Star.  In the paper edition, all four images that accompany the article are of Judy's work.
Other artists included in this interview are:
Kate Theriault who teaches mindful mending in Guelph Ontario
Stacey Sproule who teaches it in Toronto and Julie Cathro-Silver who is mending her jeans with hand stitch.

Here is a link to the online article.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

SAQA virtual conference March 19-21

Thank you and congratulations to Studio Art Quilts Association for organizing the virtual conference and giving us the ability to share our project with the membership during this surreal and frightening time.
It is a pleasure for me to be able to speak to you today about the exciting experience of collaborating on an exhibition with Penny and Miranda.
In my part of our presentation, I will share how my work has changed over time and discuss what I hope to express in my work now.
My work for this exhibition is an exploration of our vast inner world.
I feel that it is my truest work, very simple and abtract.
Until I was 60, myt art quilts were visual stories about my family.
My husband and I (he's on the ladder in the photo) have four children, now grown up.
I was an exhibiting artist for their entire lives....


This is the beginning of the presentation 'handwork, homework and heartwork' that was viewed live on Friday March 20 at 2:30 pm Eastern Daylight Time.  Judy Martin and co-presenters Miranda Bouchard (emerging curator) and Penny Berens (nova scotia artist-colleague) about their upcoming exhibition "In The Middle Of The World"
The presentation was recorded along with the other wonderful presentations at the conference and will be available to the membership who paid their conference fee until the end of June.  This conference entitled Mosaiqa was supposed to be held in Toronto Canada but was changed to a virtual conference because of the world pandemic that is threatening us all globally.

Congratulations to the conference committee (Maggie Vanderweit and team) and to SAQA staff and board members who came together to successfuly produce this innovative solution.  

Thursday, March 05, 2020

Colour With a U

Colour With a U
an exhibition of 35 art quilts made by Canadian artists
this exhibition will tour Canada until 2023
the first venue is at the Homer Watson House and Gallery, Kitchener Ontario
The exhibition will be open to the public March 13 - May 31 2020
The opening reception is Saturday March 21 at 2 pm
Colour With a U Too
An exhibition of nine art quilts made by Canadian artists
This exhibition will also tour Canada until 2023
The first venue is at the Riverbrink Art Museum, St Catherines Ontario
The exhibition will be open to the public March 13 - Sept 5 2020
The opening reception is April 23 at 5 pm

Judy Martin was the secretary of the SAQA committee that organized this juried exhibition.
Tracey Lawko is the chairperson of this committee
The jurors were Faith Hieblinger, Alan Syliboy, Jayne Willoughby and Debra Antoncic

Sunday, March 01, 2020

Judy Martin is awarded Craft Project grant from the Ontario Arts Council

Judy Martin is one of 22 Ontario, Canada artists or organizations to receive a project grant from the Ontario Arts Council for the October 2019 deadline.

Judy's project is to complete work for two exhibitions in 2021.

Red Thread My Heart - Working Title for solo exhibition at the Gore Bay Museum, Manitoulin Island May -October 2021.

In the Middle of the World - a 2 person exhibition with Penny Berens from Nova Scotia at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum October 2021 - January 2022.

Judy is also in a group exhibition at the Mississippi Vallety Textile Museum in January-March curated by Susan Avashai.

Lots of work for Judy to complete.
Judy Martin is appreciative of the Ontario Arts Council for supporting these projects. 
THANK YOU OAC!!
(Judy Marrtin with one of her new pieces for In The Middle of the World, wool blankets with hand stitch)

Sunday, February 09, 2020

3-D Expressions in New York state

Not To Know But To Go On  2013 by Judy Martin
220 feet by 13 inches, 1000+ skeins of embroidery floss, found fabrics
hand couched to artist canvas, a daily journal for three years
part of the SAQA 3-D Expression exhibition in St. Bonaventure, New York
Beneath the Surface  2019 by Lys Axelson
78 x 60 x 44 inches in front of Judy Martin's Not To Know But To Go On
3-D Expressions opens February 8
Regina A Quick Center for the Arts
St. Bonaventure, New York
continues until April 30