>Contemporary Bead Art in Plattsburgh, NY


I announced this on my Facebook page the other day. On Tuesday, I made the 5-hr. drive to Plattsburgh, NY. I dropped off 11 of my beaded paintings for this month’s Contemporary Bead Art Show at the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts! This will be the largest amount of my work ever shown in one place! Other bead artists showing their works include:

Diane Fitzgerald
Suzanne Golden
Marcia Decoster
Wendy Ellsworth
Robin Atkins
Carol Berry
Huib Petersen
Carolyn Baum
Carol Perrenoud
Jean Campbell
Liz Smith
Melissa Grakowski
Sherry Serafini
Kelly Angeley
Carol Cypher
Laura McCabe
Jeanette Cook
Laura Willits

There will be beaded paintings, sculpture, books, jewelry, handbags, and other beaded objects (82 pieces of beadwork in all)  on display through the month of November. If you live in upstate New York, Vermont, or near Montreal, Canada, please consider making the trip to check it out. Many works will be available for sale. 

WHERE: North Country Cultural Center for the Arts.
EXHIBIT DATES: November 6 – 29, 2010.
HOURS: Tuesday- Friday: 9am-4pm, Saturday: 11am – 4pm. 



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Enjoy the show! ๐Ÿ˜€

>SSAC Blue Ribbon Members’ Show


Today, I was planning on posting the progress of my beadwork, but then I remembered that I have another show to announce! Shows have really been keeping me busy lately! 

This week, I dropped off my beaded White House painting, Taken By Storm, at the South Shore Art Center for their annual Blue Ribbon Members Show! Opening reception is tomorrow night from 6-8pm. If you happen to be in Boston, MA or on the South Shore in the next month or so, stop by & check it out! Also, please check my Facebook page for a sneak peek! ๐Ÿ˜€

EXHIBIT DATES: July 16 – August 29, 2010.
HOURS: Mon. – Sat. 10am – 4pm., Sun. 12 – 4pm. 
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, July 16, 6-8pm. 
Hope to see you there! ๐Ÿ™‚ 


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>Honorable Beadwork


This morning, I received the following email from 18 Hands Gallery in Houston, TX. It announced the award winners at the Contemporary Beadwork II exhibit. My beaded Boston Trolley painting, Gasoline District, was awarded an Honorable Mention! Please click the pics for larger images. To see more photos of this show, check out 18 Hands Gallery’s Facebook page. For those just learning about this show, the exhibit runs through July 31. If you happen to be in the Houston area, do stop by and check it out! ๐Ÿ˜€

>CAA New Members Show 2010


Here are a few photos of Saturday’s reception for the Cambridge Art Association’s New Members Show! Despite the summer heat, the event turned out to be a great success – the gallery was packed! I enjoyed meeting some of the new members, as well as a few of the old! I got quite a few questions about my beaded Yellow Submarine and my artistic process, too! I am very excited about being a new member of the Cambridge Art Association. It is a fantastic organization with many opportunities. I think it will be a wonderful stepping stone in my beading career! ๐Ÿ˜€



The Lone Beader's CAA New Members Show 2010  photoset The Lone Beader’s CAA New Members Show 2010 photoset

>Reception for New Members Show


Just a quick reminder to those in the Boston, Massachusetts area. Tomorrow, (Saturday, July 10) from 12-2pm, is the opening reception for Cambridge Art Association’s New Members Show! The New Member Show displays the work of artists who have joined the Cambridge Art Association in the past year. If you happen to be in Cambridge or Harvard Square, please stop by the Kathryn Schultz Gallery to check out my beaded Yellow Submarine painting, The Hijack, as well as many other works! This exhibit takes place at 25 Lowell St. Cambridge, MA, and runs now through July 28, 2010.

Also, don’t forget to stop by University Place Gallery (124 Mt. Auburn St.) for the Art Fair to view more of my beadwork! The Art Fair features work that is all priced at $200 and under at University Place Gallery.  Take advantage of this opportunity for affordable art!  The exhibit is on display through August. Hope to see you there! ๐Ÿ˜€ 

>Contemporary Beadwork Exhibit & Magazine Mention!


Today, I would just like to remind those who are in Texas that I will be showing 3 of my largest bead paintings at 18 Hands Gallery in Houston. Opening reception for Contemporary Beadwork II is this Saturday, July 10 from 6-9pm. Stop by to view/ purchase original beaded jewelry & artwork. Exhibit runs through July 31st. Please click the image below for more information, a list of participating bead artists, as well as directions to the gallery! ๐Ÿ™‚


Also, I just received an email from Jo at Beads Unlimited UK. She sent me a scan of her interview in the recent issue of Make Jewellery Magazine. She was kind enough to mention me as one of her inspirations! I am honoured! *blush* ๐Ÿ˜€

Which reminds me, if you missed my interview on Beads Unlimited’s Bead Barmy blog, be sure to check my ‘Featured’ page for the link. That’s the news for now. Back to beading!

>CAA New Members Show & Art Fair


Today, just a quick announcement to let you know that this year, I will be participating in Cambridge Art Association’s New Members Show! This is an un-juried show featuring works in all mediums! Most works will be available for sale including my beaded Yellow Submarine painting, The Hijack. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

The infamous beaded Yellow Submarine hijack of 1968 is the most probable explanation for all of this anti-music… MEDIA: glass seed beads, acrylics. 24″ x 36″.

This exhibit will be installed at:

Hours: Tuesdays through Saturdays 11am to 5pm.

*The exhibit runs from July 2- July 28, 2010. 

If you happen to be in the neighborhood, I hope you’ll stop by! 

I will also be submitting a few small works for Cambridge Art Association’s annual summer Art Fair. The Art Fair takes place at University Place Gallery, 124 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge, MA. This event features works in all mediums priced $200 or less. The Art Fair takes place during July & August. If you happen to be in Harvard Square on a regular basis, I highly recommend checking this out sooner rather than later – before your favourite artwork sells! That’s the news for now! ๐Ÿ˜€