ThreadLines 2008 deadline approaches

June 5, 2008Exhibitions

It’s fun to get snail mail these days when most everything comes by email. The best part is looking at all the beautiful stamps and interesting postmarks. The entries are starting pile up for the ThreadLines 2008 exhibition. Tomorrow should be another heavy day for the mailman, since it’s the final deadline. I told him … Read More

What did I say at the Lux?

April 9, 2008Exhibitions, Other Artists, Quilts

Can’t remember really. Something about how I used to draw and do digital art, but missed the joy and funkiness of the handcrafted object, and so began to combine my drawing with making quilts. Also, how I was inspired by the mis-matched patterns of old-time patchwork quilts, and tried to preserve that kind of spontaneity … Read More

Distinctive Directions postcards

March 24, 2008Exhibitions, Press

Postcards are going out for our Distinctive Directions show that opens at the Lux Center for the Arts on April 4. The cards look sharp — lucky we have Deidre Adams in our group to design them! The DD show and Lisa Call‘s solo show at the Lux open one week after the grand opening … Read More

Working in a Series with Distinctive Directions

January 26, 2008Exhibitions, Inspiration

I’m excited to be part of a small group of artists including Jeanne Williamson, Joanie San Chirico, and Deidre Adams who will be showing at the Lux Center for the Arts, in Lincoln, Nebraska, April 4-26, 2008. Lisa Call who is the curator for the show will also have a solo show at the Lux … Read More

Solo Show at Driskill Gallery

January 20, 2008Exhibitions, Quilts

Contemporary Art Quilts by Pam RuBert January 22 – February 13, 2008 Driskill Gallery Jester Learning and Performance Center Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, MO Gallery hours: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., M-F Gallery Director: Dianna Callahan 417-328-1651 Although it was short notice, I was happy to be asked to do this one since I hope … Read More

Hanging a Solo Gallery Show

January 18, 2008Exhibitions, Quilts

Last night as I was packing up quilts for my upcoming solo show at the Driskill Gallery, I was thinking one is easy to roll up and ship to a show, but sixteen is a lot to handle. Then I got to the gallery this morning, and I remembered why I started making art quilts … Read More

Announcing ThreadLines 2008 Call for Entries

January 11, 2008Exhibitions, Uncommon Threads

Finally after months of work on this project, I’m pleased to announce that my local group Uncommon Threads has teamed up with Missouri State University Art & Design Gallery to organize ThreadLines 2008, an exhibition of contemporary art quilts. Our juror will be Jason Pollen — artist, teacher, and president of the Surface Design Association. … Read More

Quilt National (section A) heads to Houston

October 27, 2007Exhibitions, Quilts

Yesterday was the last day to see Quilt National 2007 in full at The Foundry Art Centre. Today the exhibition will be split into three parts and sent to different venues. The section with my quilt “It’s Only a Leaf” will be at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, October 29 – November 4. This … Read More

The World of Robert E. Smith

September 21, 2007Exhibitions, Inspiration, Other Artists

Robert E. Smith, a self-taught outsider artist who has been featured in the Museum of American Folk Art, will be 80 next month. To put together this show at the MSU Art & Design Gallery that spans over thirty years of work, collectors loaned 140 of his paintings for the exhibition. It’s a rare opportunity … Read More