Crossing Lines: The Many Faces of Fiber

Presented by the Textile Study Group of New York, Crossing Lines: The Many Faces of Fiber celebrates contemporary fiber art. Exhibition runs through April 1, 2012.



World Financial Center Courtyard Gallery

Three World Financial Center

220 Vesey St. (entrances on Vesey and West Sts.), in lower Manhattan, New York City.

 Hours: Tues.-Sun., 12–4 pm (closed Monday)

Book As Art – Beyond The Limits

Book arts have advanced the book as a vital contemporary art form and inspired diverse artists and learners with creative and interpretive experiences. If you are inspired in any way by the physical presence of the book, as a vehicle for transmitting information, as a personal object or as a multiplicity of ideas, you will no doubt be moved by the visual power of word and image presented.

Exhibition dates: September 30 to October 14, 2011. Opening reception Friday, September 30, 7 pm.

The Gunslinger from “Stories in Black and White”

Arc Gallery

4801 East Fowler Avenue

Tampa, FL

The Meticulous

The Meticulous celebrates artists whose work is defined by laborious process; art where the working procedure is meticulous, requiring countless hours of unsung commitment. The act of art-making blurs the line between obsession and introspection, and the artists are connected by a collective investment to their work. Exhibition runs from January 7th – January 18th.

Desotorow Gallery

2427 De Soto Avenue

Savannah, GA 31401

37856 stitches, 100 colors

I can’t remember exactly when I started this…but it is finally complete. Submitting it to an exhibition tomorrow.


It’s been a busy semester with lots of adjustments in terms of time management. But, wow, did I get a lot done!

The street scene is *still* in progress. I’m so close to finishing it, yet other project ideas have pushed it to the back of the hopper. I would like to finish it within the next week or so to find a show for it.

I’ve started a massive project involving the Y2K image. I may be crazy for attempting what I’ve got planned. But if I can finish it, it will be superb.

I’ve also been arranging trades with my artist friends for the little tiles that make up the piece that was shown at ArtPrize. Next to the full image is an example of how they look individually framed. I like them that way so much better than all together.

The piece with text is something that a friend mentioned offhand that I said I could make. I usually don’t go in for the ironic needlepoint text pieces, but I actually like the way this pattern has turned out – it’s both sweet and funny, with the tiniest wisp of vulgarity. The background is based on a (much more genteel) pattern designed by Katherine Martin Tripp who offers many free patterns on her website.

Below that is something I started (finished?) based on a postage stamp. Lately I’ve been drawn to internet ephemera as source images – an endless supply of really great images. I’m still on the fence as to whether it needs a background or not. If not, the work is finished. If I go with the background, I’m looking at probably another 8 to 10 hours of work (on a tiny 3″ square needlepoint). Below the two girls are two other stamps that I’d like to do next. All three of these are to be submitted to an upcoming exhibition in Brooklyn.


My work entitled 20216 stitches, 50 threads in 28 pieces has been accepted into ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I will be exhibiting at the Riverview Center (678 Front Ave.) between September 22 – October 10, 2010.

Painted x-stitch window design

Artist and designer Alex Merto used a cross-stitch aesthetic to create a beautiful window display for the Tools For Living store in Soho.

looking out from the inside

Visit Alex’s website for more images.


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