Exhibitions

My Corner of the World-Canada

September 01, 2017 to December 30, 2018
France
https://www.patchwork-europe.eu/index.php?language=GB My work, "Arctic Sea Change" will be travelling to France! Sponsored by SAQA and Patchwork Europe, the show will make 4 stops: Sainte-Marie-aux-Miines; Sainte-Croix-aux-Mines; Liepvre and Rombach-Le-France through 2017-2018

Studio Art Quilts Association USA

April 22, 2017 to April 22, 2019
Lincoln, Nebraska
One of my silk screened art quilts will be part of the 2017 SAQA Trunk Show - SAQA Artists on Tour premiering at the 2017 Creation to Curation Conference in Lincoln, Nebraska. After the conference, eight trunks will be traveling to various locations across the United States and beyond.

Fibre Content 2016

September 08, 2016 to September 18, 2016
Burlington Art Gallery
Studio Art Quilts Association (SAQA) bi-annual Juried Show of Fibre Artists from across Canada. Always a beautiful show. This year I have 3 pieces accepted.

My Corner of the World Canada

May 21, 2016 to August 14, 2016
Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, Ontario
SAQA juried show featuring 40 submissions from across Canada and 40 International submissions. Runs May- Aug. 2016 in Stratford and then travels for three years.

Threadworks 2016

April 16, 2016 to May 29, 2016
Wellington County Museum and Archives
Flashback! A travelling juried exhibition of creative needlework. Inaugural Exhibition April 16 to May 29, 2016 Opening reception Sun. April 17 @ 2:00 pm

Kissing Bridge Trail Studio Tour

October 24, 2015 to October 25, 2015
St. James Lutheran Church, St. Jacobs
I will have Artwork, Cards and my book, Blaze of Colour: Embracing Creativity available for sale.

Transformation

May 26, 2015 to July 19, 2015
Uptown Gallery
Waterloo Town Square. Featured Artist May 26, 2015-July 19th. Opening Reception Sun. May 31, 2015...New Fibre Art works. My book, Blaze of Colour: Embracing Creativity will also be available.

Fibre Content 2014

September 07, 2014 to September 17, 2014
Burlington Art Gallery
My large work, Zip'd, has been accepted into the SAQA Annual juried show at the Burlington Arts Centre Sept. 7th-Sept. 17th, 2014.

Clearly Spoken 2014

September 02, 2014 to October 31, 2014
Duke St., Waterloo
Exhibition of large fibre arts pieces

Expressions of Warmth

June 05, 2014 to July 15, 2014
Uptown Gallery, Waterloo Town Square
My most recent large fibre arts works are featured through June and July 2014

Small Works Show

November 15, 2013 to December 24, 2013
The Kloepfer Gallery on Paisley St., Guelph
On display at The Kloepfer Gallery on Paisley St. in Guelph for Christmas is a new "Small Works Show". Works will be on display from November 15th till December 24th, 2013. I am pleased to be one of 12 artists featured in this exhibit. All art pieces will be under $250.00. Lots of gift ideas for the festive season from many local artists. Come in and take a look around! Give the gift of Art at Christmas.

New Hamburg Live 2013

May 27, 2013 to June 02, 2013
New Hamburg, ON
I will be participating as a visual artist in this year's Festival. Details to follow.

Threadworks 2013

April 20, 2013 to June 09, 2013
Wellington County Museum and Archives
My fibre piece, Abstract Art Quilt has been accepted into Threadworks 2013 Threadworks is a special project of the Ontario Network of Needleworkers'(ONN ) It showcases exceptional and creative needlework by artists from across Canada. Wellington County Museum and Archives (WCMA) in Fergus, Ontario hosts, sponsors and supports the exhibition, and acts as the organizing venue. This year the theme is "Water" and the show runs from April 20-June 9th with the Opening Reception on April 28th 2:00-4:00 pm. You can see this piece on my art page

Perimeter Institute

January 02, 2013
Waterloo, On
Collographs and framed acrylics ongoing in the library

Uptown Gallery

January 01, 2013
Waterloo Town Square
Formerly Artbites Gallery. I have been a member of this gallery in Waterloo, Ontario since 2006. I always have framed artworks and photographs exhibited on a rotational basis here.

2012 Kissing Bridge Trails Studio Tour

October 27, 2012 to October 28, 2012
Winterbourne
This year I will be a guest at Frances Gregory's location.

Fibre Content 2012

October 27, 2012 to October 28, 2012
Burlington Performing Arts Centre
Two of my fibre works have been accepted into this juried show which features over 100 works of art created by more than 50 artists. There will also be a vendor's market of related art merchants. Visit Fibre Content on facebook and at

KWSA Contemporary Juried Show

September 16, 2012 to October 13, 2012
Gallery Double T, Waterloo
"Heat", a new work made from hand-painted fabric is on exhibition in this show until October.

Grand Fibre Guild exhibition

September 01, 2012 to October 06, 2012
Greenwood Quiltery, Guelph, Ontario
This exhibition, featuring the work of the Grand Guild Fibre artists, runs from Sept. 1, 2012 to Oct. 6, 2012. Opening Reception is Sat. Sept. 8, 2012 from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm. Everyone is welcome

Featured Artist

July 20, 2012 to September 09, 2012
Uptown Gallery, Waterloo Town Square
"Out of the Blue" July 20-Sept. 9, 2012 features 4 of Uptown's artists. Opening reception is Sun. July 22, 2012 2:00 pm -4:00 pm. Everyone's invited.

2012 Quilt and Fibre Festival

May 22, 2012 to May 26, 2012
St. Jacobs, On
My work will be in The Silos as part of the Grand Fibre Guild's exhibition for the week of the quilt festival. Hours are 10:00 am-6:00 pm. Everyone is welcome: lots to see and do.

KWSA Annual juried show

February 06, 2012 to March 12, 2012
Homer Watson House and Gallery
Two experimental acrylics on canvas: The Wonder of Erosion and The Wonder of the City at Night. Both works can be viewed on the artwork page.

Kissing Bridge Trails Studio Tour

October 22, 2011 to October 23, 2011
River Chase studio, Mary Hill Road

Blaze of Colour

September 16, 2011 to November 16, 2011
Uptown Gallery, Waterloo Town Square
Acrylic and multimedia on canvas. One of three featured artists along with Elaine Cowan and Louise Maree. Opening Sept. 16.

String Theory #3

August 30, 2011 to November 30, 2011
CIGI
Works are hung in various locations of the building. Not open to the public.

Big Bang

June 15, 2011 to November 30, 2011
Perimeter Institute
Single work from String Theory exhibition in PI library

Prints in a Series

May 16, 2011 to June 16, 2011
Uptown Gallery, Waterloo Town Square
A series of collagraph prints using curves made from string and washers to represent growth, flight etc.

String Theory #2

April 02, 2011 to July 04, 2011
Woolwich Township Admin Building
String Theory solo show

Comet Trails in the Night Sky

March 14, 2011
Perimeter Institute
from the "String Theory" collection, Feb. 2011

String Theory

February 06, 2011 to March 12, 2011
Homer Watson Gallery
Solo show of most recent works, including multimedia acrylics and original collagraphs. Opening is Feb. 6, 2011 2-4:00 pm.

Frederick Street Art Walk

November 06, 2010 to November 06, 2010
Kitchener

Kissing Bridge Studio Tour

October 23, 2010 to October 24, 2010
Winterbourne
An exhibition of art works by 5 artists including Helen Csont, Frances Gregory, Dawn LaBelle and Brenda Luscott

Quilt National

May 09, 2010 to June 12, 2010
Homer Watson House and Gallery
An elegant jacket featuring my handpainted material made in collaboration with Karen LeDrew

KWSA juried show

May 02, 2010 to June 13, 2010
Edissi Gallery, Kitchener

Harriston-Minto Heritage Art Gallery

April 16, 2010 to May 22, 2010
Harriston Ontario
Vibrations in Colour and Calligraphy (April 16- May 22 2010) An exhibition with Lois Sander, also of Waterloo. View details including map at http://www.mintoartscouncil.ca/page/home

Kloepfer Gallery

March 06, 2010 to March 28, 2010
Guelph, Ontario
An exhibition of my most recent work including acrylic and fibre pieces as well as collographs and original prints through the month of March.

KWSA Juried Show Feb. 2010

February 06, 2010 to March 05, 2010
Homer Watson House and Gallery
Kwsa Annual juried show. This year I have two pieces in the show. One is a collograph with collage and the other is an acrylic, collage and stitch piece, "Expanding Universe: Particle and Wave", which won the bronze award.

Kitchener Public Library

May 01, 2009 to May 27, 2009
A solo show of my most recent work

KWSA Juried Show Feb.09

February 01, 2009 to March 22, 2009
Homer Watson Gallery
'Swept Downstream', a recent work featuring acrylic, collage and stitch has been awarded the gallery's Curator's Choice award for innovation and growth. This show runs February and March 09.

Kloepfer Gallery and Framing

November 01, 2008 to November 30, 2008
Guelph, Ontario
Kloepfer's Gallery and Framing, Paisley Road, Guleph Ontario during the month of November. An exhibition of my most recent work including acrylic and fibre pieces as well as collographs and original prints.

Kitchener Superior Court

January 25, 2008 to March 03, 2008
11 original non-digital unretouched framed photographs

Protecting Mother Earth

October 01, 2007 to October 26, 2007
KPL Annual Artists' Exhibition

Events

Kissing Bridge Trails Annual Studio Tour

October 23, 2016 to October 24, 2016
I am taking part in the KBTST studio tour this year. Dawn Labelle, Neil De Boer and I will all be at the church across from the Stone Crock on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00-4:00 pm

Local Artists pop-up show

September 10, 2016 to September 10, 2016 10:00 am-4:00 pm
The Kissing Bridge Trails Studio Tour artists are featuring a one-day show and sale of their work as a kick off to Studio Tour season!

Expanding Creativity

October 21, 2015 to October 21, 2015 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
This hands-on workshop will equip writers with creative strategies for dealing with the blank page. From invoking the muse (or all 12 of them!), to letting go of old patterns to dancing out the negative thoughts, we will explore ways to commit to our writing and get those words on the page. This author has first-hand experience with so many of the obstacles to writing that it’s amazing she was able to create this workshop description. This workshop is suitable for both fiction and non-fiction writers.

Celebrate our Authors

September 20, 2014 to September 20, 2014 12:00 pm- 2:00 pm
We will be celebrating our authors, illustrators and book designers with a book-signing at Uptown Gallery, Waterloo Town Square on Sat. Sept 20, 2014 from noon-2:00 pm. Pick up a book, have it signed and browse our new show, Reclamation, all at the same time. And all our books have pictures! I will be signing copies of my book, Blaze of Colour; Embracing Creativity.

Writing Advocacy workshop series

July 08, 2014 to August 05, 2014 1:30 pm-3:30 pm
Sharing Our Stories- Sharing Our Voices Select stories will be featured in the upcoming book, Finding My Way: Self-advocacy

Expanding Creativity

March 26, 2014 to March 26, 2014 6:30 pm-8:00 pm
for the Storywell Writers Group. Topic covered include: creative dreams and vision; honouring the dream; the role of the internal critic; blank page strategies

Marbling for paper and fabric

January 10, 2014
Jan-Mar 2014 published by Maggie Grey for her Workshop on the Web. Everything you ever wanted to know about marbling.

Marbling Workshop

March 26, 2013 to March 26, 2013 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
A workshop to explore marbling techniques

Artist in Residence

June 01, 2012 to June 30, 2012
As Artist in Residence at KPL for the month of June, I will be demonstrating the art of Collage June 2, and June 16th. Location to be determined.

Card-Making

April 28, 2012 to April 28, 2012 12:00 pm-4:00 pm
Create beautiful handmade cards with decorated paper and calligraphic lettering. Learn the basics of a calligraphy alphabet and incorporate it-or your own printing and handwriting. 12-4:00 pm KW Art Gallery http://www.kwag.ca/en/programs/AdultClasses.asp

The Amazing Possibilities of the Art Journal

July 19, 2010 to July 23, 2010 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
This week long class at the Elora Summer Art School is suitable for artists of all types and experience levels. We will explore the advantages of the commercial journal and create our own over the course of the week. Along the way we will conquer the blank page and explore the principles of design as we create our beautiful journal pages each day.

Art Journal Workshop

May 15, 2010 to May 16, 2010 9:30 am- 4:30 pm
We will explore many techniques to use in art journals during this weekend workshop at Mohawk College, Fennel St. Hamilton. For information and registration go to http://ce.mohawkcollege.ca

Art Journal Workshop

November 07, 2009 to November 08, 2009 9:00 am-5:00 pm
We will explore many techniques to use in art journals during this weekend workshop at Mohawk College, Fennel St. Hamilton. For information and registration go to http://ce.mohawkcollege.ca Click on 'Fall Catalogue' icon, click on Creative and Visual Arts, scroll to Design under Visual Arts…this course is in the centre of page 25.

Creative Process Day

September 09, 2009 to September 09, 2009 9:00 am-4:30 pm
Western University [Master's of Environmental Sustainability workshop] Wrack your brain, stretch your mind and meet new people as we explore that most sustainable of natural resources, our own creativity. Review the steps of the creative process (preparation; incubation; illumination; implementation and revision) and try your hand using it to solve some real-life environmental problems. Explore your own vision for the environment along the way, and put that infernal internal critic on notice as we gear upfor the academic year. Bring a notebook or journal, pen or pencil and a willingness to engage. See you there.

The Amazing Possibilities of the Art Journal

July 20, 2009 to July 24, 2009 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
This week long class at the Elora Summer Art School is suitable for artists of all stripes and experience levels. We will explore the advantages of the commercial journal and create our own over the course of the week. Along the way we will conquer the blank page and explore the principles of design as we create our beautiful journal pages each day.

Women's Words: Summer Writing Program

June 01, 2009 to June 05, 2009
From writing to art and back again: the amazing possibilities of the journal. In this week-long class (mornings only) we will combine individual and group art and writing exercises to create beautiful and very personalized journals

Ink Links 09

March 28, 2009 to March 28, 2009
Go Green in Three In this half-day- class, there will be three stations for decorating papers, both new and recycled, as follows: 1) Paste paper 2) Calligraphy and stamping 3)Collage for texture. You can also explore the techniques of each station in a journal or altered book if you have one.

Artist in Residence

January 24, 2009 to January 25, 2009 10:00 am-2:00 pm
This weekend workshop is part of the Kitchener Public Library's Artist-in-Residence program. We will explore some of the traditional and non-traditional methods of suminigashi marbling using inks floated on water to make patterns on paper.

ArtWorks

November 01, 2008 to November 02, 2008
I will be demonstrating Suminigashi marbling on Sat. Nov. 1 and again on Sunday Nov. 2 at ArtWorks, the Arts and Crafts Fair at Bingeman Park in Kitchener. I will also have some of my art works on display in the ArtBites Gallery booth at ArtWorks. Stop by and say hello!

Art Journaling

October 04, 2008 to October 05, 2008
This workshop at the Creativity Coaching conference, Lake George, New York state, is suitable for creative people of all persuasions. More information about registration can be found on the Creativity Coaching Association website.

Creative Process workshop

September 08, 2008 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
A one day workshop for the Environment and Sustainability Graduate Program at the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario to explore the creative process as it applies to these issues.

The Amazing Possibilities of the Art Journal

July 28, 2008 to August 01, 2008 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
This week long class at the Elora Summer Art School is suitable for artists of all stripes and experience levels. We will explore the advantages of the commercial journal and create our own over the course of the week. Along the way we will conquer the blank page and explore the principles of design as we create our beautiful journal pages each day.

Art and Psyche Conference

May 01, 2008 to May 04, 2008
This workshop to be presented at the Art and Psyche conference in San Francisco is sponsored by the Jungian Analysts of San Francisco. I will be discussing my own creative journey and the kinds of images, both emergent and transcendent that have guided me.

Paper Weaving

April 11, 2008 7:30 PM
A class to experiment with various paper weaving techniques at the Royla City Calligraphy Guild monthly meeting in Guelph.

Journaling, Collage and Calligraphy

March 20, 2008
In this series of workshops to be offered at Spark of Brilliance in Guelph, we explore the arts of calligraphy and collage and use them to develop journal pages about the various issues in our lives. Spring 2008

Watercolour Techniques

January 30, 2008 to January 30, 2008 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
In this class we will explore a variety of techniques that make watercolours such a versatile medium. We will explore wet-on-wet and wet on dry as well as resist techniques.Suitable for all levels.

Workshops

Introductory Classes and Workshops

Art Journals

Fibre Arts

Writing