In the Galleries for February 2018

In the Galleries for February 2018
Sarah Jillard

Fiber Arts by Sarah Jillard

” Texture, Color, and Light:

A February Escape” 

in the Gallery for February 2018

Susan Dickinson’s Studio


Artists showing: 


              Susan Dickinson, oil paintings

Quilt 2 by Irene ChandlerIrene Chandler, quilts

Sarah Jillard, fiber arts

Barbara Stone, wearable art


Exhibit: Friday, February 2nd through Sunday, February 25th.

Barbara Stone

Wearable Art by Barbara Stone

Second Saturday Artists’ Reception

February 10th   

5:00 – 7:30 p.m. with music and light refreshments.

About our artists: 

Susan Dickinson studied art at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.  She lives on the Eastern Shore on the Choptank River, with her husband, three dogs, and four cats.  Her love of the natural world forms her earliest memories and fills her paintings.  “I have painted and drawn since I was old enough to hold a crayon or a brush” says Dickinson.  “My medium is oil painting.  My technique is pointillism, a method of painting that uses distinct dots of color to form images.  My genre is joyful surrealism, filled with light and clear bright colors.”

Irene chandler is from Sussex County, Delaware, and has been quilting for 40 years.  As a child, she inherited a treadle machine and taught herself how to sew.  Inspired by nature, color and living near the water, Irene has taken hundreds of classes over the years which together have shaped her into an award-winning quilt maker.  Irene has been long arm quilting for 17 years.  She also enjoys teaching quilting classes and giving private lessons to others.  There is no aspect of the quilting process that Irene doesn’t love!

Sarah Jillard is from Accomack County Virginia, and began quilting in 2012, with her mom, during high school.  She attended Towson University and studied Graphic Design.  Sarah took a brief break from quilting, but resumed the craft when her children were born.  Sarah’s work in influenced by her children and by nature.  One-of-a-kind pieces are created by painting fabric, raw edge applique and free-motion quilting.  They are then finished using traditional binding techniques.  Sarah’s work is often inspired by her kids, but it also serves as her “escape” from them when needed!  

Barbara Stone is co-owner of Blue Heron Yarns in Talbot County, formed in 1995 along with her son Demian Savits.  Their mission is to provide the finest quality knitting, crocheting and waving years in the most amazing colorways.  Most of their yarns are made in the United States, with each batch meticulously hand-painted in an art studio setting.  Barbara creates exquisite scarves, vests, jackets, and coats from these artful fibers.  Visitors are welcomed in the Easton Shop Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with other times by appointment.

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