This page highlights my adventures in the textile arts and information on projects and exhibits.
Your Body of Water, Part II, April 5 – July 3, 2017
My art quilt Abandoned Water Structure, quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe is being shown 04/05 – 07/03/17 at the Seattle Municipal Tower Gallery, Seattle, WA, as part of the Your Body of Water, Part II exhibit by the City of Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture.
From the website:
Your Body of Water, Seattle Public Utilities’ (SPU) newest additions to their portable works collection, are a visual exploration of our connections to water and how it is protected and cared for by SPU. The poet Jourdan Keith, who created the theme, explained it to mean the following: “We are all bodies of water, connected to one another through the water web. Your Body of water is connected to streams, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, and tides, to toilets and faucets…to present homes, childhood homes and ancestral ones by memory, by the water cycle, by stories.” The exhibition will feature 15 contemporary artworks ranging from paintings, photography, prints and sculpture.
IMPROVISATIONAL TEXTILES November 2016
The Wardrobe Meets the Wall is now Improvisational Textiles. All posts from The Wardrobe Meets the Wall blog have been transferred to Improvisational Textiles: A Collaborative Art Quilting Journey.
In the The Wardrobe Meets the Wall January 2016 blog post No Limits, No Boundaries, my collaborative partner, Betty Anne Guadalupe and I shared our decision to enlarge the scope of our collaboration. We have enjoyed focusing on art quilts with recycled garment making materials and recycled clothing, however we not want their collaboration to be limited to just those mediums.
The original plan was to expand/evolve the The Wardrobe Meets the Wall into Art Quilts by Guadalupe & Hogan. The name seemed cumbersome and did not translate well for a website URL. After much thought, we decided on Improvisational Textiles.
PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL QUILT FESTIVAL (PIQF) October 2016
UPDATE: See the post “Ohio Shifted” Returns from Road Trip to PIQF for an update.
I was invited by Wendy Hill and Pat Pease, authors of Creative Quilt Challenges (C&T Publishing, 2016) to participate in their invitational exhibit: Shape Shifting.
Creative Quilt Challenges is a Special Exhibit at the Pacific International Quilt Festival (PIQF) , October 13-16, in Santa Clara, California. Shape Shifting will be an exhibit within their Creative Challenges exhibit. Please see the post Creative Quilt Challenges: Shape Shifting for more information about the creation of this piece.
DOORS EXHIBIT September 2016
Our Central Oregon SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) group is showing our Doors exhibit at Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty Gallery.
My piece, Recycled Doors (2016), is in this show which opened during the First Friday Art Walk on 09/02/2015 and will run through September.
This show first opened at the 2016 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show as a special exhibit (see the post 2016 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show Part II for more of the story on this exhibit and for photos of most the innovative art quilts in this show inspired by the concept of a “door”).
CITY OF SEATTLE PORTABLE WORKS COLLECTION August 2016
My collaborative art quilt – Abandoned Water Structure has been selected for purchase by the City of Seattle for the Seattle Public Utilities’ Portable Works Collection, part of the City of Seattle’s Public Art Collection
Please see the post Seattle Public Utilities’ Portable Works Collection for more details.
Brief synopsis of the program and what will happen to the artwork from the City of Seattle:
The artworks will be exhibitioned throughout the public spaces of Seattle Public Utilities in Seattle. These public spaces include lobbies, entry hallways, reception areas and conference rooms. In order to encourage involvement and understanding of the diversity of artwork in the collection, employees participate in the selection of artwork for their own areas. The artwork moves throughout the offices on a rotation basis, thereby increasing viewing opportunities of the art by employees and the general public. The collection is also occasionally borrowed by museums and galleries for exhibitions.
SISTERS OUTDOOR QUILT SHOW July 2016
Recycled Door (2016) will debut at the 2016 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show on Saturday July 9, 2016. It will be part of the Central Oregon SAQA Exhibit – Doors.
MOTT GALLERY SHOW May – June 2016
Betty Anne Guadalupe and I are part of the Summer Members’ Show opening at the Mott Gallery in Richmond, VA that opens June 4, 2016 and runs through June 19, 2016. We will be showing 6 pieces from our The Wardrobe Meets the Wall Collection. Please see the post Upcoming Show: Mott Gallery for additional details.
Note: Of course I spent up to the last minute sewing labels on the back of the art silk quilts before shipping them across the country to VA in time for the show.
Update – Show Opening 06/04/16
My sister attended the opening and took photos. Our 6 recycled silk pieces from The Wardrobe Meets the Wall Collection were featured together on their own wall of the gallery:
For a listing of the pieces shown, please see the post on The Wardrobe Meets the Wall blog page: Mott Gallery Show Opening.
TWIGS GALLERY SHOW March – April 2016
Our show The Collaboration opened at Twigs Gallery Friday March 25 and will run through April 2016.
I had 4 pieces in the show. If you would like to see photos from the show they are on The Wardrobe Meets the Wall blog post – Twigs Gallery Show: Photos.
We appreciate all who came out for the show opening – current art quilting friends and people from the community attending the 4th Friday Art Quilt Walk in Sisters, Oregon.
PREPARING FOR COLLABORATIVE SHOW January – March 2016
Betty Anne Guadalupe and I spent January – March preparing for our show, The Collaboration, which opens Friday March 25, 2016 at Twigs Gallery in Sisters, Oregon during the 4th Friday Art Walk. Please see the post The Collaboration for additional details.
FEATURED IN SAQA PRINT AD December 2015
I was selected to be featured in the SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) Winter 2015 Edition of Fiber Art Now a quarterly magazine for contemporary fiber arts and textiles. The ad is on page 30 of the Winter 2015, Vol. 5., Issue 2 edition of Fiber Art Now.
To read the whole story behind this ad, please see the post Good, but Embarrassing News.
NEW PIECE IN SHOW November 2015
My collaborative piece, Archeological Dig: The Vessel, debuted in its first show at the QuiltWorks Gallery’s “November Inspirations: Small Quilt Show” which opened during the November First Friday Art Walk on 11/6/2015 and will be on display through the month of November.
I designed and pieced this art quilt using recycled silk garment manufacturing samples set in a tonal variegated burnt orange cotton background. My collaborative partner on The Wardrobe Meets the Wall, Betty Anne Guadalupe, creatively quilted the piece to give the background strong dimension and depth.
Originally the piece was titled: “Floating Vessel”, but I was inspired by a comment from a friend that the piece looked like “something found during an archeological dig”. Inspired by the thought of the quilt representing something ancient that was unearthed, and I renamed the piece “Archeological Dig: The Vessel”.
Photos taken by “Terry the Quilting Husband” who attend the opening on my behalf as I was out of town:
MY FIRST BLOGGER SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT October 2015
I have been invited to speak about blogging at the next Central Oregon SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) meeting and I am excited and honored. Here is the posting on the SAQA Oregon page by Jan Tetzlaff our Central Oregon SAQA Representative:
“Quilter, blogger and SAQA member Tierney Davis Hogan will present on how to write and promote a blog, as well as blogging etiquette at the Thursday, Oct. 15 meeting of the Central Oregon group. The meeting will be from 3-4:30 pm at the Stitchin’ Post in Sisters. As quilters we often work in isolation. Find out why the Internet and blogging can be a part of making connections in the creative world.”
“Death by PowerPoint” – only 23 slides, I did not torture the audience too much…
If you would like to read some of the highlights of presentation, please see my post Blogging for Quilters.
NOVEL IDEA ART SHOW March/April 2015
I began entering art shows last year as part of my journey to someday (hopefully) become a professional artist. The juried shows (in order to be accepted into the show your piece is reviewed by a jury of experts and “juried in” or declined) I entered have been through the SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) Calls for Entries into shows. I have never entered a local juried show, until now.
Deschutes Public Library has an annual community read called A Novel Idea (all of Central Oregon is encouraged to read the same book and then the book’s author speaks at the annual Novel Idea book event). This year’s book was A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki.
As part of the annual Novel Idea celebration, an art show is held at the library for art inspired by the book. On a whim I entered this local art show and my piece Jiro’s Robe was juried in. Jiko’s Robe is the only textile art in the downtown library show, the rest of the pieces are paintings.
Jiro’s Robe will be shown at the Downtown Branch of the Deschutes Public Library March to early June 2015.
COLOR CHANGE ACCEPTED INTO PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL QUILT FESTIVAL OCT 16-19, 2014
Color Change (2012), another quilt from The Wardrobe Meets the Wall collection a collaboration between Betty Anne Guadalupe of Guadalupe Designs, and myself, was accepted into the Pacific International Quilt Festival.
The Pacific International Quilt Festival (PIQF) will be held October 16 – 19, 2014 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. According to the show’s website the show contains a ” collection of over 800 quilts and works of wearable and textile art” and is the largest quilt show on the West Coast.
ACCEPTED INTO FIRST JURIED SHOW August 2014
Random not so Random (2012) was selected to be shown at NEW DIRECTIONS ’14, Barrett Art Center’s 29th Annual National Juried Contemporary Art Exhibition. The New Directions ’14 exhibit will be on display from Saturday, September 27, 2014 through Saturday, November 8, 2014 in the historic Barrett Art Gallery 1850’s townhouse, located at 55 Noxon Street, Poughkeepsie, New York.
As exciting as the notification that one of my silk art quilts will be in a juried show, was with information about the distinguished juror for New Directions ’14 who selected the piece: Lynne Warren, Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL. “Random not so Random” was selected as one of 82 works by 74 artists from a total of 653 eligible entries from 202 artists nationwide.
I shared news of getting into this show with an artist/painter friend in NY and he said: “Of the few places to show throughout NY outside of NYC, the Barrett Art Center is pretty prestigious, and to be selected by a juror with such an illustrious affiliation: you should be walking on air.” I am walking on air!
1000 QUILT INSPIRATIONS June 2014 (Update April 2015)
I received some wonderful news – images from five of my quilts are going to be in a new art/quilting book: 1000 Quilting Inspirations by Sandra Sider. It will be published by Quarry Books and is due for publication mid Dec 2014 or early January 2015. The book is already listed on the Quarry Books website and you can view it from this link 1000 Quilt Inspirations.
Please see my post Look Look I am in a Book for more details.
UPDATE – Book was released April 2015
THE WARDROBE MEETS THE WALL May 2014
My friend Betty Anne and I are putting together our own collection of art quilts to hopefully show at galleries. Some of the quilts shown as part of the Quilting Meets Couture but that project “fizzled”. The name was trademarked, but we own rights to our own quilts of course. We came up the with name of our collection: The Wardrobe Meets the Wall. It is a collection of art quilts made from recycled garments, garment manufactured scraps and garment samples. I have been working on our blog for our collection (it is a work in progress):
I used the same blog template as I use for tierneycreates instead of learning a new template. I love how WordPress provides you with many template options but there is a learning curve with each of them. I need to spend my time instead working on more quilts for our collection!
QUILTING MEETS COUTURE
From 2011 – 2013, I participated in the Quilting Meets Couture project. My friend and quilting mentor, Betty Anne Guadalupe, Guadalupe Designs invited me to create art quilts silk scraps donated to a friend of hers from an Italian silk manufacturer in the early 1990s. These silk scraps were from textiles used to create high end couture fabrics in the 1990s and although they were “dated” in regards to current fashion styles, they were beautiful textiles for art quilts. I designed and pieced the following quilts (photos to follow) and Betty Anne long-arm quilted them in unique original designs.
The 13 fiber artists participated in the project and had their work exhibited at QuiltWorks gallery (http://www.quiltworks.com) during the First Friday Art Walk in September 2012 and then at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show (http://www.sistersoutdoorquiltshow.org) in July 2013.
Photography of all quilts shown below by Jeremy Koons of Jeremy Koons Photography