Stella magazine (Denmark) is about to release their first issue, which opens with "Why Patchwork is So Damn Cool". I'm thrilled that they asked to include my artwork on the back cover. Read more about this on Embroidery As Art.
It's been too long since I spent some time on my own embroidery work. I've been working really hard on updating some older pattern sheets and stitching those samples. But, as I was cleaning up my desk, I unfolded my ongoing collaboration with Jim Woodring of numerous, dancing jivas. Sigh. If only I could make art all day long. Jim also has a new book out: Weathercraft (Fantagraphics). Jim Woodring Embroidery Patterns SnB with Mary Woodring
"Somewhere in the Reef II" by Erin Paisley The group show, "Lost At Sea", is still on display (until June 11th) at Gallery Hanahou in NYC. I have three works in the show, of stitching and colored pencil on bristol. Some of my favorite pieces available are by Erin Paisley. All of the work is affordable, unique -and sadly, the subject matter is timely and poignant considering the catastrophic events taking place in the Gulf Atlantic. Purchase works from "Lost At Sea"
Things have been so busy around here that I didn't even have a chance to post about my solo show that opened this past Saturday, May 1st here in Austin. "Study Hall Drawings" are pencil portraits of students from my own high school year books embellished with hand-drawn embroidery "stitches" in colored pencil. There are 15 drawings in all. I have work in two more shows opening this week in NYC and Indianapolis, so be sure to check my exhibitions schedule over on JennyHart.net and my Embroidery As Art blog for full details on each show. Study Hall...
Check out Ryan Berkley's embroidered contribution to a group show of modern stitching! (Has the world finally gone contemporary embroidery crazy? I've been waiting for this day.) "One Stitch Forward, One Stitch Back" @Redux Gallery, Portland, Oregon 811 east Burnside #110 Portland, Oregon Show runs: April 2nd through May 6th Related: Ryan Berkley on Dinosaurs + Robots