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Yep! It’s finally here (isn’t it amazing how things are months away, and you have tons of time and then suddenly, BANG!, they’re here), the opening of “Put the Needle on the Record,” at Twilight Gallery, Seattle! So very excited! The work is fantastic!!

Here’s a final preview, and then I’ll post pictures tomorrow of tonight and links to buy online.

"No Woman, No Cry" by Anya Astapova

“No Woman, No Cry” by Anya Astapova

"Release the Bats," by MacKenzie Mollo

“Release the Bats,” by MacKenzie Mollo

"(American nostalgia #5) Blanket " by Luke Haynes

“(American nostalgia #5) Blanket ” by Luke Haynes

"Ani DiFranco" by Jessica Pambianco

“Ani DiFranco” by Jessica Pambianco

Hope to see you tonight! Please say hi if you’re there!!

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Are you excited for Saturday night? I am!!

I’m flying up (I’ll be fashionably late, as my flight lands as the show opens), so I hope to see you at “Put the Needle on the Record!”

Here’s a couple of sneaky peaks at works!!

"Boy You Should Have Known By Now" by Billy Kheel

“Boy You Should Have Known By Now” by Billy Kheel

"Bjork" by Jess DeWahls

“Bjork” by Jess DeWahls

"Bjork" by Jess DeWahls

“Bjork” by Jess DeWahls

 

 

"Drake - Nothing was the Same" by Koe - Zee

“Drake – Nothing was the Same” by Koe – Zee

"Lee Scratch Perry" by Sophie Tomlinson

“Lee Scratch Perry” by Sophie Tomlinson

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work by Anya Astapova

This show is going to rock, if you’ll pardon my terrible word choice. Here is the list of artists who will be showing in “Put the Needle on the Record,” at Twilight Gallery, Seattle, opening Saturday, August 1st:

Anya Astapova, Alise Baker, Mark Bieraugel, Croshame, Jess de Wahls, Giddy Girlie, Kathy Halper, Becca Hammond, Luke Haynes, Daniel Hernandez, Bascom Hogue, Billy Kheel, Michelle Kingdom, Koe-Zee, Emma Rose Laughlin, Katharine Lawrie, Jenny Lee, Kate Madeira, Mackenzie Mollo, Matthew Monthei, Carie Musick, Ries Niemi, Jessica Pambianco, Carol Powell, Julie Sarloutte, Ellen Schinderman, Pete Seazle, Sophie Tomlinson, Meghan Willis, Wu Stitch, Darcy Yates

So excited! Coming at you, Seattle!!

Hello lovelies! I’ve been a bit AWOL. Had a job that had me travelin’, but that’s done, and these dusty boots are comin’ home to rest (thank all the gods). And you know what home means, art shows!! Two openings this Saturday, hope to see you at one of them.

Screen Shot 2015-05-20 at 9.52.03 AM First up is the opening of “We’re Here, We’re Queer,” at the brand new LGBT Center on 4th, in Santa Ana (from 4pm-10pm), where Miss Laverne will be on display through July 30th.

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Come out Saturday night and start celebrating Pride month!!

And, it’s also time for the Hive Gallery’s yearly Circus extravaganza!

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I made a little something something this year.

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It’s finally getting warm, I can feel the summer nights calling… Hope to see you out and about soon! Come and get your art on!!!

So pleased and proud to announce that Laverne will be in “We’re Here, We’re Queer,” celebrating the grand opening of the Brad Brafford LGBT Center on 4th, in Santa Ana, opening May 30th, just in time for Pride Month!

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She and I hope to see you there!

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Hey all! I’m curating a second show this year, Put the Needle on the Record, at Twilight Gallery, Seattle! Very excited for this one, all music stuffs! Here’s some basic info:

Put the Needle on the Record at Twilight Gallery, Seattle, will explore the constant connection between visual art and music. They feed back and forth. Images inspire the music and the music surely inspires visuals. Cover art has been a part of the music experience since the first pieces of sheet music were published. Photos and portraits of musicians catch our imagination and allow us to feel what it might have been like to be there, at that show…

Artists, please submit musically themed works – needlepointed album covers, amiguri rockers, embroidered portraits, lyric explored (please push yourself creatively if doing this). All types of stitched work are welcome for submission: knitting, crochet, embroidery (machine, free hand, black work, crewel….), needlepoint, cross-stitch, quilting, plush, appliqué, tapestry, needle felting (i know it’s not stitched, but there’s needles and often blood, so it fully counts!), beading, mixed media (where fiber is a main component)… and any other stitchy forms i’ve forgotten (or woven or threaded or poked), please submit.

Please note we are looking for contemporary interpretations of theme and medium.

Please go HERE for more details.

So much thanks to everyone who made Saturday night’s opening of Stitch Fetish 3 such a resounding success: the artists who attended, and those who couldn’t but made amazing work, all the wonderful people who came out in support of stitchery (and naughtiness), and of course Nathan Cartwright and all the folk at the Hive Gallery and Studios.

It was a blast of a night, but if you weren’t there, it’s okay, the show’s up until 2/28, and the gallery is open late this coming Thursday (2/12) for art walk. I’ll be there all night, happy to chat about the work and the artists. And if you can’t get to that either, or you’re nowhere near LA, all the work is online to be perused and purchased (just scroll down the page a bit).

Here’s some snaps from Saturday, thanks again to everyone who made it such a magical (and dirty) eve!

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Got most of the hanging done today, tomorrow final bits, and sorting, labels… Saturday’s going to come and go before I even realize it, so I’m trying to slow down enough to enjoy this. I have to say, with only a few minor glitches, it’s been pretty wonderful. Here’s today’s peek:

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And here’s a link to a nice blurb in LAWeekly (scroll down, we’re the 3rd show mentioned – many thanks to Shana Nys Dambrot for the shout out!): http://www.laweekly.com/arts/the-best-la-art-parties-this-week-5367813

So much stuff, but what good stuff! Tomorrow, the hanging!

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Crazy art prep over here in stitch-fetish-land! Such great work! So excited for Saturday night! The work’s at the gallery, going to unpack today and start laying out; tomorrow and Friday actual hanging, and then Saturday‘s the opening. So crazy that it’s actually here, it was so far in the future for so long and now, here we are!

Finished up my contribution the other night. I wanted to continue working with the large scale cross stitch, but I didn’t want to make a large piece, so I made my first small(er), large scale piece, “Sucker,” 12″x12″:

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Here’s another taste of some of the deliciously naughty things that are in Stitch Fetish 3, opening at the Hive Gallery, Saturday, February 7th. So soon!

erika2“Tender Touch” by Erika HagbergJockstitch (worn) - Matthew Monthei“Jock Stitch” by Matthew Monthei Pen15_Pennants“Penis Pennants” by Robert Marbury

See you there!

Less than a month until Stitch Fetish 3…. where does the time go?? Just a little peak of a couple pieces by a couple artists in the show. Both these ladies were featured on Huffington Post Arts this year, Heather Marie Scholl and Sally Hewett, so proud to have them in the show!

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