Beading is my vehicle. Moving across felt using needle & thread, I stitch tiny glass beads to a canvas, slowly bringing each subject to life. A beaded taxi cab speeds down the Avenue of Americas beneath the light of a marquee. A beaded fire truck and Dalmatian come to the rescue. A beaded Time Machine journeys into the future. A beaded trolley brings me home.. Beadwork stitched to a painted canvas suddenly transforms a familiar place into a new world, stirring youthful imagination and wonder. Beads can turn a common object into a complex work of art offering unique destinations only the viewer can explore.
Selected Juried Exhibitions
2015- 14th National Prize Show. Cambridge Art Association. Cambridge, MA.
2013 – Bead Dreams. Bead & Button Show. Milwaukee, WI.
2012 – 11th National Prize Show. Cambridge Art Association. Cambridge, MA.
2011 – Northeast Prize Show. Cambridge Art Association. Cambridge, MA.
2011 – Thunder at CAM – Motorcycles & Art. Coos Art Museum. Coos Bay, OR.
2010 – Contemporary Beadwork II. 18 Hands Gallery. Houston, TX.
2010 – Northeast Prize Show. Cambridge Art Association. Cambridge, MA.
2010 – Media Mix. South Shore Art Center. Cohasset, MA.
2010 – 36th Annual Winter Juried Show. Duxbury Art Association. Duxbury, MA.
2009 – RED: It’s more than a color. Cambridge Art Association. Cambridge, MA.
2009 – Northeast Prize Show. Cambridge Art Association. Cambridge, MA.
2009 – Focus on Fiber II – Fiber Open. Studio Channel Islands Art Center. Camarillo, CA.
2008 – Celebrating Beads, a journey of… Bead Museum. Washington, D.C.
2008 – Bead International 2008. Dairy Barn Arts Center. Athens, OH.
2008 – Dimensions 2008. Associated Artists of Winston-Salem. Winston-Salem, N.C.
2007 – Bead Dreams 2007. Bead & Button Show. Milwaukee, WI.
Selected Invitational Exhibitions
2016 – Between Abstraction and Reality. Cambridge Art Association. Cambridge, MA.
2010 – Contemporary Bead Art. North Country Cultural Center for the Arts. Plattsburgh, NY.
2009 – Under the Microscope. Bead + Fiber Gallery. Boston, MA.
2015 – Bronze Medal. Fire Mountain Gems & Beads Seed Bead Jewelry Making Contest. Grants Pass, OR.
2010 – Juried 3rd Place Mixed Media. 36th Annual Winter Juried Show. Duxbury MA.
2008 – Juried 1st Place Mixed Media. 11th Annual Quincy Artsfest. Quincy, MA.
2007 – 2nd Place NonWearables. Bead Dreams 2007 (Bead & Button Show). Milwaukee, WI.
Mastering the Art of Embroidery by Sophie Long. 2013. Jacqui Small.
Beadwork Magazine. Featured Bead Artist. Feb/March 2013.
Creative Beading Magazine. Volume 6.3. 2010. Australia.
Great Dogs Artists – Canine Art Today Amazing by Jan Irving. 2009. Createspace.
РУЧНАЯ РАБОТА (Handmade Magazine) 2008, Russia.
Bead International 2008. Dairy Barn Arts Center. Ohio University Press.
Bead & Button Magazine (Bead Dreams Special Supplement). October 2007.
Bead & Button Magazine (Your Work). December 2007, June 2007, December 2006, June 2005.
2012-present – New England Bead Society. Lexington, MA.
2009-present – Cambridge Art Association. Juried Member. Cambridge, MA.