Somewhere Else

“How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.”
Buckminster Fuller

Each artist was to make two pieces of work for this exhibition. To begin with, she designed a piece of fabric that reflected her own work in some fashion. Inspiration sources ranged from photographs they had taken to designs from a sketchbook. Then each artist had two yards of fabric printed, one to use herself and one to give to another person in the group. Our curator, Trudi Van Dyke, made the pairings between artists with the ultimate goal of stretching the artist’s comfort zone. The only requirement was that there had to be enough of the printed fabric in the piece to be recognizable.

During the creative process, the artist kept a journal that tracked her sketches, feelings, frustrations, and successes. A common theme that ran through many journal entries was how difficult it was to work with someone else’s fabric design. Trying to incorporate an unfamiliar vision into one’s own work proved to be a significant challenge. Trudi had achieved her goal.

New Image printed two catalogs to accompany this show. The first contains images of the individual fabrics and the two works by each artist, along with detail images. The second and larger catalog includes the above and also the journal entries. For more information about purchasing catalogs and venue bookings for Somewhere Else, contact Trudi Van Dyke.

Below are the images of the work with a description of the fabric being used.

SE - Adams - Desert Wild Flowers

BJ Adams
Desert Wild Flowers
8 8″x8″ panels
Photographs of desert wildflowers

SE - Adams - Beyond Gray

BJ Adams
Beyond Gray
8 8″x8″ panels
Using fabric by Dominie Nash

SE - Nash - BigLeaf30

Dominie Nash
Big Leaf 30
46″ x 38″
Images of various leaf prints printed on fabric

SE - Nash - StillsFromaLife43

Dominie Nash
Stills from a Life 43
49″ x 40″
Using fabric by Verena Levine


Verena LevineLast Days of Summer30" x 30"Design using a machine embroidered spider web

Verena Levine
Last Days of Summer
30″ x 30″
Design using a machine embroidered spider web

SE - Levine - Along the River

Verena Levine
Along the River
30″ x 30″
Using fabric by Catherine Kleeman

SE - Kleeman - Indigo Sun

Catherine Kleeman
Indigo Sun
33″ x 33″
Image of fabric from a previous quilt

SE - Kleeman - Alleyways

Catherine Kleeman
35″ x 35″
Using fabric created by Sue Pierce

SE - Pierce - Vivid Memories

Sue Pierce
Vivid Memories
28″ x 45″
Colorized photos of decaying walls

SE - Pierce - Fantasy Fields

Sue Pierce
Fantasy Fields
42″ x 28″
Using fabric created by Ginny Smith

new image challenge

Ginny Smith
One Bird
35″ x 30″
Created fabric from sketchbook drawings

new image challenge

Ginny Smith
Two Birds
42″ x 42″
Using fabric created by Candace Edgerley

SE - Edgerley - Construction

Candace Edgerley
36″ x 31″
Image of deconstructed screen printed fabric

SE - Edgerley - Deconstruction

Candace Edgerley
33″ x 34.5″
Using fabric created by Lesly-Claire Greenberg

SE - Greenberg - Grounded

Lesly-Claire Greenberg
38″ x 42.5″
Images of restored walls at The Alamo

SE - Greenberg - Flight

Lesly-Claire Greenberg
38″ x 39″
Using fabric created by Jeanne Benson

SE - Benson - Box Elder Copters

Jeanne Benson
Box Elder, Copters
40″ x 39″
Maple keys drawn with colored pencil on paper

SE - Benson - Box Elder Leaves

Jeanne Benson
Box Elder, Leaves
40″ x 39″
Using fabric created by Mary Beth Bellah


Mary Beth Bellah
Feather Tree
57″ x 35″ x 3.5″
Images of guinea and pied peacock feathers


Mary Beth Bellah
A Murder of Crows
56″ x 27″ x 1″
Using fabric created by BJ Adams

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