Curious Curium – An Alternative Quilt & Journal

Last year I made a quilt using alternative materials for an exhibition called Radical Elements. Each artist in the show selected an element from the periodic table and was asked to create a quilt to the same size dimensions and without relying on traditional fabric and thread. We were also asked to make a journal incorporating work samples. Since I used my …


Uncommon Threads exhibition at Evangel University

Uncommon Threads group exhibition Evangel University  – Barnett Fine Arts Gallery 1111 N Glenstone Ave, Springfield, MO 65802 Monday – Friday 8:00am-5:00pm, Saturdays 8:00am to noon Free and open to the public March 15-28, 2014 Uncommon Threads is a network of art quilters of 15 fiber artists from the surrounding Springfield area working in the contemporary art quilt medium. Each fiber artist …


Roxie Castro exhibition at Arts & Letters

Math to Go — Anywhere, March 7-28, 2014 at Arts & Letters, 214 S. Campbell, Springfield, MO, (417) 830-8186 Mon – Fri: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm, Sat: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Math to Go — Anywhere is a clever idea by Roxie Castro to create paintings on vinyl fabric inspired by her sister, the “Mad Mather.” This body of work on exhibt …

Giant Girl in the City by Pam RuBert

Metamorphosis Show at the Creamery

Suddenly I thought of what I could enter in this show. I made this small 12″ x 20″ quilt last summer for a Squidfoo show. It’s stretched on a gallery wrapped canvas and called “Giant Girl in the City.” Our SRAC Visual Arts committee thought up the theme for the show because the Creamery will be undergoing sort of a …

Marlin Co's corporate gallery

Spaces and Places at Gallery Marlin

One of the reasons I was anxious about doing this show was the challenge of the spaces. Gallery Marlin is a new corporate gallery in the reception area of Marlin Company, an agency that specializes on the food service industry and had invited me to do the first in a series fine art solo shows. Marlin Company is a corporate …


Gallery Marlin

Gallery Marlin 305 W. Mill Street, Suite 300 Springfield, MO 65806 Opening reception Thursday, June 16, 5-7 p.m.  

"St. Louis - Wish You Were Hair" contemporary art quilt by Pam RuBert

Fiberart International opening on April 30th

Fiberart International 2010 opens at the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, NY this Friday, and I’m sorry I won’t be there. Well, I will, sort of — by phone. Last month the Curator of Education for the gallery, Marlene Hamann-Whitmore sent a request to all the participating artists to call into a system that records a short message. During the …

Annie Helmericks-Louder's butterfly frame

Art behind the Art

Looks like art, huh? What a lot of people don’t realize is there’s “art” behind the art. The art of making things work, the art of presenting, the art of bringing things to completion. These are just a couple of photos from last week’s take-down of the Vital Threads show at Stephens College in the Davis Art Gallery. Annie Helmericks-Louder’s  …