Notions-Drye Goods Studio Diary

Thanks for checking in. I am a fiber artist and designer. My currant emphasis is on eco printing and other wildcraft with a touch of up-cycling thrown in. You can also catch up with my wanderings on my Facebook page Drye Goods Studio.

Past Lives

I have been a working fiber artist for 19 plus years. Since I can't imagine anyone really wanting to slog through 19 years of retail art fairs I will begin with 2015 and then throw in some highlights from the past. If, for some reason, you really need the whole thing, contact me and I will send you a copy for your reading pleasure!

2016

Art Fairs
* Custer's Spring Arts and Crafts Show, Spokane, WA
*Best of the Northwest Spring, Seattle, WA
*Moscow Renaissance Fair, Moscow, ID
*Art for the Park, Spokane, WA
*Art Fest, Spokane, WA
*Edmonds Arts Festival, Edmonds, WA
* Art in the Park, Lake Oswego, OR
*Trunk Show, Entree Gallery, Nordman, ID
*Anacortes Arts Festival, Anacortes, WA
* Southside Artisan Market, Southside Senior and Community Center, Spokane, WA
*Art in Bloom, Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens, Spokane, WA
*Little Spokane River Artist Studio Tour, Spokane, WA

Awards
Honorable Mention, Art in the Park, Lake Oswego, OR

Solo Exhibits
September "Walk in the Woods" solo exhibit new eco print works Downtown Spokane Public Library
June/July "Time Stands Still" retrospective at Moran Prairie Library, Spokane, WA

Teaching
Private Eco Printing Classes at my studio March, August
Alchemy with Plants Workshop, Urban Art Cooperative, July
Alchemy with Plants Workshop, Entree Gallery, Nordman, Idaho, July
Alchemy with Plants Workshop, Frame It Gallery Coeur d'Alene, ID
Alchemy with Plants Workshop, Urban Art Cooperative, October

Publishing
Altered Couture Magazine, August 2016 issue. Art Tie Necklace project design and article
Haute Handbags, Autumn 2016 issue, Hold the Phone project design and article
Jewelry Affair, October 2016 issue, By the Seashore, featured work

Galleries
Pottery Place Plus, an artisan's cooperative gallery. Spokane, WA
The Schack Art Center, Everett, WA
Essential Glass, Moscow, ID

Community
Board President, Pottery Place Plus, an artisan owned cooperative gallery-i.e. herding cats.
Member of Urban Art Cooperative

Education
Writing Essentials, Gale Course, Spokane County Library
The Business of Writing, taught by Samuel Ligon sponsored by Artist Trust of Washington state.

 2015

Art Fairs
* Custer's Spring Arts and Crafts Fair, Spokane, WA
* Best of the Northwest Spring, Seattle, WA
* Moscow Renaissance Fair, Moscow, ID
* Art Fest, Spokane, WA
* Edmonds Arts Festival, Edmonds, WA
* Art in the Park, Lake Oswego, OR
* Mendocino Summer Arts Festival, Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA
* Anacortes Arts Festival, Anacortes, WA
* Sausalito Art Festival, Sausalito, CA
* Art on the Bluff, Spokane, WA
* Little Spokane River Artist Studio Tour, Spokane, WA
* Art on the Prairie, Spokane, WA
* Best of the Northwest Fall, Seattle, WA
* Urban Art Co-op Holiday Bazaar, Spokane, WA
* Kendall Yards Artisan Fest, Spokane, WA

Awards
Booth Merit Award, Edmonds Festival of the Arts

Galleries
Pottery Place Plus, Spokane, WA
Studio 107, Coeur d'Alene, ID
The Schack Art Center, Everett, WA

Teaching
Alchemy with Plants, eco printing, Urban Art Cooperative, Spokane, WA


Education
Advanced Hand Building, Spokane Potter's Guild
Wire Wrapped Jewelry, Urban Art Co-op

Highlights from Days of Yore:

Galleries
Essential Glass, Moscow ID
Artisan's Wares, Spokane, WA
Entree Gallery, Nordman and Coolin, ID
Tinman Gallery, Spokane, WA
Ruby Slipper, Spokane, WA
Chase Gallery at City Hall, Spokane, WA

Group Shows
2012
"Only time will Tell"  Riverspeak Collective at The Chase Gallery, Spokane, WA.
My piece "Time out of Mind" was selected for the exhibition postcard
2011
Raw Space, Spokane, WA
Artist in Action, Spokane, WA
2010
"Four Artists" Spokane Art Commission, The Chase Gallery
Raw Space, Spokane, WA
Artist in Action, Spokane, WA
2009
Raw Space, Spokane, WA
Artist in Action, Spokane, WA
2008
Raw Space, Spokane, WA
2007
Spokane Valley Studio Tour, Spokane, Wa
Raw Space, Spokane, WA
2006
Spokane Valley Studio Tour, Spokane, WA
Raw Space, Spokane, WA
2005
Spokane Valley Studio Tour, Spokane, WA
Raw Space, Spokane, WA
2004
Raw Space, Spokane, WA
2003
"Beautiful Burlap" Inland Northwest Textile Association invitational, Spokane, WA
Raw Space, Spokane, WA
2002
Inland Northwest Textile Association Group Show at the Fox, Spokane, WA

Solo Shows
2004
Never Ending Garden, Spokane, WA
2003
"Whatever Happened to Feminism?" Spokane, WA
2001
Visual Art Tour featuring commissions done for Tech Group Inc, Spokane, WA

Commissions
2001
Art inspired by and reflecting the medical environment for Tech Group Inc.

Awards
2003 (?)
Recycled Materials Merit Award, Art Fest, Spokane, WA

Publications
2013 Jewelry Affair Magazine; project design and article
2008 Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine featured artist
2005, 2006 Spokesman Review feature articles
2005 Festivals Directory Northwest featured artist

Teaching
2011, 12 and 13 Sun Printing Class, Fort Wright Mukogawa, Spokane, WA Japanese textile students
1999 Glass etching and polymer clay classes for Institute for Extended Learning, Spokane Community College system
1998/99 Weekly art classes for 6th graders as a volunteer for the East Valley School District, Spokane, WA
1988/89 Substitute Music Teacher, Butte MT

Community
* Visual Art Tour steering committee
* Spokane Art Commission volunteer
* Board Member, Pottery Place Plus, and artisan's cooperative gallery

Business
Drye Goods started in 1997-ish Before that I had a long and storied career in retail including: sales, management, buying, visual merchandising, and inventory control. I worked for Macy's, Mercantile Stores and The Bon Marche-with maybe a very short run at Dillard's due to some retail upheaval in the 1980's in Kansas City, MO. A very, very, long time ago. 2012, 2013 and 2014 I worked on the merchandising team for the now defunct downtown Macy's store in Spokane, WA.

Education
2014
"I am an Artist" workshop sponsored by Artist Trust of Washington State
Glass Fusing, at the Art Coop, Spokane WA
Basic Hand Building, Spokane Potter's Guild
2013
Soldering Workshop, The Art Coop, Spokane, WA
2010 (?)
Eco Printing workshop, The Western Gathering, Spokane, WA
2003
Basic Drawing, Spokane Art School
1984
Bachelors of Arts, University of Missouri at Kansas City Major: Music. Minor: that fabulous course of study called "General Studies" It was probably pretty telling that my favorite class was Art History

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