Jane Varda: pastels and oils

Jane Varda Artist Statement: I work concurrently as a freelance art director and painter in my office and studio. Trained in a variety of media, I paint primarily in oil and pastels en plein air. During snow season, I work in the studio, either from still life or my own photo references. My subject matter…

Karen Timm: paper and book art

Karen Timm Artist Statement My artwork expresses a lifelong love of paper and using my hands to create in a 3-dimensional way.   The subject matter I most often find myself illustrating is what surrounds me, nature.  There is a beauty in shapes, patterns, colors, textures and details of what we see each day that is…

A sown together fabric that is made to look as though it were the inside of a cut tree, with rings inside the tree showing its age.

Cynthia Quinn: Fiber

Cynthia Quinn Artist Statement My predilection to draw and paint was first exhibited as a young child. My mother would set me in front of an easel and I would paint for hours at a time. As I grew older, I loved to spend most of my time filling entire sketchbooks every few months and…

Rhonda Nass: Acrylics, Colored Pencil, Graphite

Rhonda Nass Artist Statement: “You’ll NEVER be an artist.” (quote from my high school art teacher) If you’ve ever been told you “can’t do” something, there swells an incredible motivation to reach for the unreachable, right? My teacher’s edict was just the impetus an immature, stubborn, German girl needed to catapult her into the field…

John Miller: Printmaking and Acrylics

John Miller Artist Statement: When I was a child I was inspired by graphic newspaper comic strips and Japanese prints introduced to me by my mother. I clearly remember pouring my attention into these images as though I was experiencing space for the first time. My reaction was visceral and I was aware of a…

Linda Koenig: Watercolor

Linda Koenig Artist Statement Be outside. Embrace solitude. See with fresh eyes. Write. These are tools of my studio practice, actions that come before and in conjunction with the application of paint, habits that inform the work. Alongside my sketchbooks are dictionaries, both old and new, and an assortment of journals for thoughts, lists, random…

Technicolor quilt that resembles a large multicolored square with polygonal patterns inside the frame of a multi-colored hollowed out rectangle.

Betty Gruber: Quilting

Betty Gruber Artist Statement Hello…my name is Betty and I’m a fabric-aholic. I have been sewing all my life and quilting for more than three decades. I have four wonderful children and started making clothes for them, and when they no longer wanted “home-made clothes,” I changed to quilting. Although I appreciate contemporary quilts, I…