The Tame and the Wild

Karin Franzen will have several pieces on display at the Pacini Lubel Gallery in downtown Seattle during the month of March in an exhibition titled "The Tame and the Wild". Pictured here is "Quietus", 42"h x 33"w. The techniques used are described by Karin as follows - "It actually has four layers of sheers - the top two are hand-dyed and printed. The lower two are synthetics that add some glimmer and deepen the hues of the piece. The images are built up from recycled clothing. And I did use some oil paintsticks on it and also hand stitching with heavy cotton thread." More information on the exhibition can be found at .

ArtQuilt Elements 2010

Linda Beach will have work in the upcoming "ArtQuilt Elements 2010" juried exhibition which will be on display from April 17 - May 19 at the Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA. More information on the exhibition can be found at .

Mark This

"Mark This" is an exhibition by the members of the Alaska Surface Design Association which opens with a reception on Friday, Feb. 19 from 6-8pm at the MTS Art Center, 3211 Mountain View Drive, Anchorage. Described as "a fresh perspective on line, symbol, signs, tokens, dent, landmark, score and scribe", the exhibition continues through March 12. The show will move to the Conoco Phillips Atrium for the weekend of March 13 and 14 as part of the Alaska Fiber Festival.

SAQA member Denise Gallup is co-curating the show as well as having work included that continues to explore the use of fabric/paper collage with stitching. Pictured here is "Her Topographies", a mixed media work by Denise. Julia March Crocetto also has work in the exhibition, a quilt titled "Summer".

More on 500 Art Quilts.....

A second SAQA member, Nelda Warkentin, also has work included in the recently published book "500 Art Quilts". Her piece, shown here, is titled "Palmaceae".


"Confluence/Influence", a Talkeetna Artists Invitational exhibition, will be at the MTS Gallery, 3147 Mountain View Drive in Anchorage on March 19-April 10. Julia March Crocetto is curating the show which will feature the work and collaborations of approximately seven artists working in a variety of media. Julia will have several small quilted silk pieces as well as an installation on display.