"The Mattoon Street Arts Festival features 100 exhibitors, food vendors, and strolling musicians.
Parking at the TD Bank lot and admission are free. We are just three blocks from I-91. Come join us at this family-friendly event. Great for holiday shopping, seeing new craft ideas, or just walking on a beautiful Victorian street."
“Inspired by Science”, has been installed at it’s premier location - Zahn Gallery. The exhibition will open January 11 and the opening reception, which will be catered, is on Jan 25 from 6-8 pm.
I have one piece in the show and look forward to seeing all of the other fabulous art quilts and hopefully I will see you too!
I hope to see you out at this amazing auto show. I will have a tent, offering prints of my classic car series.
Here is what the website says: MEDFIELD on the CHARLES ANTIQUE, CLASSIC & CUSTOM AUTO SHOWwill be held Sunday June 25, 2017. Dee Jay Doc will be playing the tunes and providing information as our MC for the Show . He is the voice of many a car show and his lengthy career speaks for itself. He is considered one of the best. We Thank Doc very much for anchoring our show. Four on the Floor band will step up on the stage for hours of great music which you have all enjoyed over the years. Their performance is always talked about long after the show. You can book these guys for a gig or check out their website to see where they are playing locally. There will be a large Food Court to take a break and relax during the day. Listen to some nostalgic music while having lunch before hitting the acres of show fields of chrome and glimmering paint jobs.
I will have a table at the event on June 10th. The art will be on display for the month of June.
The Windham Textile & History Museum (WHTM) hosts a Textile Duo event along with a month-long Fiber Art/Quilt Show in June 2017. The WTHM Textile Duo event is an opportunity to highlight some of the best work being created in our region.
Friday evening 5:30-8:00 pm there will be tons of delicious food and most artist (me for sure) will be there to talk about their work.
I will be showing several large textiles in this show and will bring prints to sell as well. I will be there with the prints Friday evening and part of Saturday and Sunday (please contact me to check which weekend hours so I don't miss you!)
I am excited to announce that I will be showing my art in the beautiful Click Workspace February-March. There will be an Ukulele band for the Northampton Arts Walk on March 10th, 6-8 pm, and I will be there to great you as well.
In Full Bloom highlights two series by fabric artist Dawn Allen. All of the pieces are made from fabric using modern art quilting techniques and her own method of transforming the usually flat quilt medium into three dimensional art.
The first “Larger Than Life Flowers” series created in 2015 was inspired by the moment in the Wizard of Oz when the movie turns to color and the camera pans across giant colorful flowers. This series is fun, exiting, and happy.
The second series, The “Doris and Irma Go Wine Tasting” created in 2016 is inspired by the exaggeration of gardens. Allen says, “I thought about stones, wood, sky and flowers and how those natural elements could be made to look more three-dimensional, more colorful, and have extreme patterns and texture.”
Friday 5-8 pm and Saturday 10-2 pm
A group of artists will have tables set up in the beautiful open space.
I will be selling: Small art quilts, Art Quilt Kits, handbags, prints from my Cars with Curves series, and gluten-free cookbooks.
More details on the Click Workspace Website.
A solo exhibit highlighting my fabric art from the past two years, will be at the Rinnova Gallery in Westfield, MA, September through October. Most of the artwork from the "Larger Than Life Flowers" series will be there as well as several new and not yet exhibited pieces.
The “Larger Than Life Flowers” series is inspired by the moment in the Wizard of Oz when the movie turns to color and the camera pans across giant colorful flowers. This series is fun, exiting, and happy. These original art pieces hang on the wall and bring cheer to your space.
All of the pieces are made from fabric using modern art quilting techniques and my own method of transforming the usually flat quilt medium into three dimensional art.
I will be showing one piece in this juried quilt exhibit and hope to see you at the opening.
"All artists seek to make an impression on the viewer with their creations. For LastingImpressions, we asked quilters to take that sentiment a step further and use stamps, dye, stitching, and other techniques to make their fabrics as striking as their designs. With quilts comprised of at least 50% handmade fabrics, this eclectic exhibition showcases the breadth of technique and style that can be achieved through the quilter's manipulation of her medium." Visit the Whistler House website.
General Vineyard Hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday 12-6
“Irma and Doris Go Wine Tasting” is a veritable garden of three-dimensional fabric flowers and foliage. You’ll want to get “up close and personal” to fully appreciate and enjoy its size, intricacies of beads and thread, and vibrancy of color. The cotton sateen fabrics themselves feature Dawn’s original designs—bright graphic patterns created from her own photographs of flowers and nature. Dawn’s exclusive hidden-wire technique brings each piece to life in three dimensions. Do not miss this glorious garden!
Dawn Allen started quilting and beading when she was a child. She loves creating three-dimensional fabric art—“happy art”—that brings color, whimsy, and beauty into any space. Her work has recently been exhibited at the Fuller Craft Museum and at Highfield Hall and Gardens. Her home studio is in Westfield MA.