November 2015

TBD

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October 2015

TBD

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Deborah Fell

 

My art is a reaction to my world and my experiences.  I use quilting as elements of art.  Thread is line.    Fabric is shape and paint or dye is color.  Materials include cloth, paint, paper, repurposed found objects and stitching.  Layering, organic mark-making and line are prominent elements in my work. 

I allow myself to listen to the art.  I follow where it takes me and the process of creating continues to teach me to be honest and to have the […]

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August 2015

TBD

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Demos and Other Delights

TBD

Posted in Upcoming Meetings

June 2015

TBD

Posted in Upcoming Meetings

Panel Discussion Healing Arts

The panel is Jude Keller, Mary Williams and Nancy Noyes.
The Healing Arts program within the Centura Health System is sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Adventist Healthcare Foundation.The mission of the Healing Arts program is integration of the arts into healthcare, creating an environment not just to treat illness, but to provide an inspiration for living.  The panel will discuss the role of the arts in healthcare and in medical facilities.

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Patti Hawkins Take a Concept! Matisse it!

Matisse said “Paper cutouts allow me to DRAW in color”

He felt he said all he could in painting. With his illness, his solution was cutting simple shapes from gouache colored papers, he called “improvisations in color and rhythm”.

I invite us to open our eyes to SEE shapes everywhere: contours in nature, trees/tree bark, rock walls, river contours, shadows, reflections in skyscraper windows and water, sidewalk cracks, things in a row, stacks of items, hubcaps, on and on.

I invite us to abstract these FOUND shapes, […]

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Gay Lasher | The Digital Thread

TBD

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Jean Herman Using the Masters for Inspiration

Jean is a fiber, mixed media artist from Denver, Colorado.  She has been working and refining this technique in her art quilts over the past five years.  Jean has had several one woman shows and has shown her work  at Visions Museum, where her piece ‘Katherine a la Picasso” won “The 2014 Brakensiek Caught Our Eye Award” and her piece “Krishna Brings the Rain took 2nd place at The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum Evolutions 2012 Show

Posted in Upcoming Meetings

Jean Herman Using the Masters for Inspiration

Jean is a fiber, mixed media artist from Denver, Colorado.  She has been working and refining this technique in her art quilts over the past five years.  Jean has had several one woman shows and has shown her work  at Visions Museum, where her piece ‘Katherine a la Picasso” won “The 2014 Brakensiek Caught Our Eye Award” and her piece “Krishna Brings the Rain took 2nd place at The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum Evolutions 2012 Show

Gay Lasher | The Digital Thread

TBD

Portfolio 2015 – Best of 2014

Juried Contemporary Fiber Art and Art Quilt Exhibition
Web-based Exhibit, FRCQ Website, March 1 through December 31, 2015

Portfolio 2015 – Best of 2014 is a web based exhibit open to members of the Front Range Contemporary Quilters. The annual show is the home page feature for FRCQ and is used to display the best work of it’s members completed in 2014.

Jurors: Greg Katz, Melody Randol, Carol Ann Waugh.
Jurors are all past presidents of FRCQ and accomplished artists.

Calendar

  • January 21 – Entry Deadline
  • February 2 – Notification of Acceptance
  • February 16, 2015 – Exhibit Posted On-line

Eligibility

  • Artists must be a member of FRCQ in 2015 to enter this exhibit.
  • Entries must meet the SAQA definition for art quilt: “The art quilt is a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered structure.”
  • Single, diptych, triptych, or other multiple piece works, framed, mounted and three dimensional or wearable works may be submitted.
  • The work must be original.
  • Since this is a web based exhibit, the quality of the image is critical.

How to Enter

Entries will be accepted online at http://frcqportfolioentry.org between January 1 and January 21, 2015.

For more information

If you have any questions, please contact Linda Strand at FRCQExhibits@comcast.net. If you have technical questions about the on-line system, please contact Lisa Ellis at lisa@ellisquilts.com.

Patti Hawkins Take a Concept! Matisse it!

Artist Stmt #2

Matisse said “Paper cutouts allow me to DRAW in color”

He felt he said all he could in painting. With his illness, his solution was cutting simple shapes from gouache colored papers, he called “improvisations in color and rhythm”.

I invite us to open our eyes to SEE shapes everywhere: contours in nature, trees/tree bark, rock walls, river contours, shadows, reflections in skyscraper windows and water, sidewalk cracks, things in a row, stacks of items, hubcaps, on and on.

I invite us to abstract these FOUND shapes, by simplifying them to basic stylized geometric shapes.

FOCUS on shapes only, NOT the subject.

I also invite us to play with unique colors, COLOR adds emotion.

Be aware of the need to create depth with interesting backgrounds, cutting “focus shapes”, as Matisse did.

When teaching my various classes, I encourage exploring these simple shapes with construction paper exercises, glueing or fusing, to create fun compositions.

Sharing many images, I will show that the sky’s the limit in taking these construction paper collages into fantastic fabric collages.

Thanks to our mentor, Helen Davis, I remind us of the 3 Bears (odd numbers, dark/medium/light. REMEMBER CONTRAST! Also; small, medium and large; using repetition and exaggeration.

Come join me!

One of the original six founders of FRCQ, Patty has been dedicated throughout her career to developing contemporary textile art and artists. She has exhibited widely, including being juried into 3 Quilt Visions and 8 Quilt National exhibits, and has given classes across the country. Patty also has served an Artist Residency in Rocky Mountain National Park. Of particular interest to Patty is the play of light in nature, which she interprets with fabrics of her own creation, often inspired by the surroundings of her home in Estes Park, CO. 

Patty grew up in Louisiana, from 10 years old, after moving 36 times (Dad worked for an oil company, Mom said she slipcovered and draped the United States). Her mother taught her all about sewing; spent 15 years trying to do watercolor, could only do skies; which feeds into her love of loosely dyeing fabrics.

Panel Discussion Healing Arts

The panel is Jude Keller, Mary Williams and Nancy Noyes.
The Healing Arts program within the Centura Health System is sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Adventist Healthcare Foundation.The mission of the Healing Arts program is integration of the arts into healthcare, creating an environment not just to treat illness, but to provide an inspiration for living.  The panel will discuss the role of the arts in healthcare and in medical facilities.

June 2015

TBD

Demos and Other Delights

TBD

Portfolio 2014 – The Best of 2013

FRCQ Website Portfolio
January – December 2014

This show is the year-long web based exhibit of selected pieces created by FRCQ fiber artists in 2013. The juror for the show was Katie Pasquini Masopust. The show can be seen on the home page and on our gallery page.

The exhibit catalog is available at www.blurb.com/b/4967856-portfolio-2014-best-of-2013. New this year, the catalog can be ordered as in print or as an e-book.

August 2015

TBD

Deborah Fell

 

dfellMy art is a reaction to my world and my experiences.  I use quilting as elements of art.  Thread is line.    Fabric is shape and paint or dye is color.  Materials include cloth, paint, paper, repurposed found objects and stitching.  Layering, organic mark-making and line are prominent elements in my work. 

I allow myself to listen to the art.  I follow where it takes me and the process of creating continues to teach me to be honest and to have the courage to keep moving forward.

Deborah Fell is a full time studio artist committed to the art quilt medium.  She is a professional member of the Studio Art Quilt Associates and ArtQuilt Network.  Deborah’s art focuses on abstract, organic shapes while using surface treatment such as dyeing and painting fabric.  Deborah has been a professional educator for over 30 years.  Besides teaching at risk high school students in a public high school setting, Deborah has taught various art workshops at national symposiums, community college and continuing education. 

Deborah obtained a Master’s degree from Northern Illinois University as well as graduate work at University of Illinois, University of New Hampshire and a fellowship at Northwestern University.  In 2010 Deborah was asked to assist the host of CBS’s television show, Extreme Home Makeover, in creating the art piece for the master bedroom project for the new house build in the east central Illinois area. The fall of 2011 Deborah received an artist-in-residence at the Mendocino Arts Center in Mendocino, California. 

In 2012 Deborah started teaching art quilt related courses at the University of Illinois through OLLI program. The winter 2012 issue of Art Quilting Studio features Deborah’s work on the front cover.  In 2013 Deborah completed an Artist-in-Residence at the University of Illinois Figure One Gallery in Champaign, Illinois.

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Quilt Collage Inspired by a Favorite Artist

Date: Fri & Sat Jan 30 – Jan 31, 2015
Time: 9:30am – 4:00pm
Place: First Plymouth Congregational Church 3501 S. Colorado Blvd, Englewood, 80113
Teacher: Jean Herman

You may sign up electronically (no form required) or via US Mail with the paper form.

 

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About Jean
Jean is a fiber, mixed media artist from Denver, Colorado.  She has been working and refining this technique in her art quilts over the past five years.  Jean has had several one woman shows and has shown her work  at Visions Museum, where her piece ‘Katherine a la Picasso” won “The 2014 Brakensiek Caught Our Eye Award” and her piece “Krishna Brings the Rain took 2nd place at The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum Evolutions 2012 Show.  She has created several series using this collage technique as a medium of choice. You can look at her work on her web site JeanHerman.com

About this Workshop:
Day One: Bring a photo or art book with pictures from an artist you love. Learn to interpret an artist’s style through line, shape, color and composition choices. Then free yourself from patterns, Misty Fuse, Steam a Steam, and Wonder Under; just create work in cloth freely and see how your design and ideas flow in a new way.  Learn how to use large blocks of fabric to create your composition using a design board and pins.  Once a composition is blocked in you will use gel medium and small pieces of various fabrics to create your new collage piece.  

Day two:  Bring your sewing machine and finish your piece.  You will learn how choosing the best stitching motif will enhance your finished piece. The teacher will provide gel medium, cheap scissors, brushes, fabric paint, boxes of scrapes and other fabrics to share.

October 2015

TBD

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November 2015

TBD

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January 17 2011 – Tom Lundberg

Fear, Comfort, and Mortality: Fiber in Contemporary Art

Tom LundbergTom Lundberg, tomlundberg.com

Tom Lundberg, professor of art at Colorado State University, presents a survey of contemporary art that incorporates textile methods and materials. The lecture looks at how textile traditions are reinterpreted and expanded in a wide variety of expressive forms.

Microcosms, a traveling exhibition of Lundberg’s work spanning 20 years, was on view during 2009 at the Knitting and Stitching Show expos in England and Ireland, and in 2010 at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. In May and June 2011, he will teach in CSU’s Study Abroad program in Tuscany.

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Stamp-o-rama and Mono Print Palooza

Date: Saturday, March 14, 2015
Time: 9:30am – 4:00pm
Place: American Mountaineering Center, 710 10th Street, Golden, CO
Teacher: Jeanne Gray

You may sign up electronically (no form required) or via US Mail with the paper form.

Registration Form »

Jeanne’s work has been juried into Quilt National and Quilt Visions. She is an inspiring artist, generous teacher and free spirit. Her carefree and whimsical approach to making art printapaloozaphotois infectious and fun!

About this Workshop:

It’s a stamp and print party with Jeanne Gray as we learn her techniques for making beautiful and unique art fabrics. Jeanne will cover 3 different ways to make our own stamps. She will then teach us how to use these stamps, in conjunction with mono printing, to make gorgeous fabrics. This fun filled day will leave you with some serious art fabrics to add to your stash.

Celebrate 25 Years of FRCQ

Dairy Center, Boulder Colorado
January 24 – March 7, 2014

The exhibit catalog is available at http://www.blurb.com/b/5066405-celebrating-25-years-of-frcq.  This catalog can be ordered in print or as an e-book

 

BIG

BIG ExhibitJuly 5 – mid-August, 2012
Red Rocks Community College – Lakewood Campus
Marvin Buckels Library
13300 West Sixth Avenue
Lakewood, Colorado 80228

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Friday – Saturday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

The juror for the show is Judith Trager, an internationally known quilt artist whose work has appeared in many major exhibitions including Quilt National, Art Quilts at the Sedgewick, Crafts National, The Quilted Surface, and the International Quilt Festival. Judith’s highly sought-after work is in many public, museum, corporate, and private collections.

Copies of the exhibit catalog are available for purchase on Blurb.com.

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Members Only

Welcome to the FRCQ Members area. This area is secured by login to current FRCQ members only.  The following features are accessible from this area:

  • My Profile: In this area you can manage your publicly viewable membership profile. In this section you can upload a picture of your work, publish your website, blog and Facebook URLs and write short artist profile. This profile data is displayed publicly on the FRCQ website and is a great resource to those of you who want to market your art.  You can choose to hide your profile.  
  • My Contact Info: In this area you can edit your contact information that is stored along with your membership.  This information is the data that is used to create the membership directory each year and is used to send the monthly newsletter each month. 

Terms & Conditions

Welcome to the Front Range Contemporary Quilters (FRCQ) website.

If you continue to browse and use this website, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy govern FRCQ’s relationship with you in relation to this website. If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions, please do not use our website.

The term ‘FRCQ’ or ‘us’ or ‘we’ refers to the owner of the website whose registered mailing address is PO Box 351551, Westminster CO 80035-1551. Our company is a 501c3 registered non-profit operating in the state of Colorado. The term ‘you’ refers to the user or viewer of our website.

The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:

  • The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.
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Member Websites

Many FRCQ members are accomplished fiber artists and maintain web sites that highlight their body of work. We encourage you to see the other work by our members.

Collage: The Essence of Shapes

Date: April 17, 18, 19 2015
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Place: American Mountaineering Center, 710 10th Street, Golden, CO
Teacher: Patty Hawkins
 
THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL. TO BE PLACED ON THE WAIT LIST, PLEASE SUBMIT THE REGISTRATION FORM AND CHECK VIA US MAIL.
 
 
 IMG_5036Slow down to focus on the essence of your subject! Abstract & Simplify, 
Exaggerate, Repeat! Savor Nature’s tranquility; savor industrial shapes; interpret their patterns. 

Get viewers’ attention with Design Elements tricks & the THREE BEARS! Work with your photo (favorite locale or detail) that captures your attention; focus on the essence of your subject!

#1 Write a simple haiku, letting your photo introduce itself to you, not to read aloud!

#2 Construction paper exercise, seeing values AND the BIG shapes.

#3 Create a fabric collage by fusing your composition. Your mosaic of colors & values will give depth to your (Nature or Urban) landscapes.

Come to have fun! Throw angst out the window!

Quilts – Past, Present and Future

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Golden Colorado
May 1 – July 29, 2014

This show demonstrates the progression of art quilting from historical quilts selected from the RMQM archive to the work created by today’s fiber artists.  Eight quilts from the archives are hung with 30 modern pieces with comparisons related to color, design, intent, theme. 

The exhibit catalog is available in print or e-book at Blurb. Get the EXHIBIT CATALOG »

 

February 21 2011 – Silent Critique

Silent Critique of FRCQ’s Connecting Threads Exhibit

Facilitator: Mary McCauley

Paint, Stitch, Create Quilts

September 18-20, 2015
Deborah Fell

deborah-fell-image-1Using pads of canvas paper, students will create small art quilts that can work in a series.  Emphasis will be on using design elements to make each piece relate to the other.  Students will first paint a wash on the canvas, choose multi-media elements which will connect each piece visually, add stitching and then finish the piece either by framing or quilting. 

Students will have the opportunity to create anywhere from 4-10 pieces depending on how fast they work and how long the workshop session is.

  • Beginner to Advanced
  • Sewing Machine Optional
  • Students responsible for supply list

“CREATION” Health

“CREATION” Health – Rocky Mountain Adventist Healthcare Foundation’s Healing Arts Program

January 1 2015 – November, 2015

Opening reception for CREATION is at the Parker Adventist Hospital on Thursday, January 15; 5 – 7 pm.

The show is sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Adventist Healthcare Foundation’s Healing Arts Program. The exhibit will travel for 10 months and rotate throughout the five Denver Adventist Hospitals: Porter Adventist Hospital, Parker Adventist Hospital, Littleton Adventist Hospital, Castle Rock Adventist Hospital and Avista Adventist Hospital. 

The mission of the Healing Arts program is integration of the arts into healthcare, creating an environment not just to treat illness, but to provide an inspiration for living.

This exhibit will feature contemporary fiber art inspired by “CREATION” Health.

“CREATION” Health is about wellness and serves as an acronym for full health. This model is the core of the Adventist Health System’s understanding of health and healing.   The program promotes learning to live the 8 essentials of optimum physical, mental and spiritual health:

“C” – choice
“R” – reset (relaxation)
“E” – environment
“A” – activity
“T” – trust
“I” – interpersonal relationships
“O” – outlook
“N” – nutrition

 

March 21 2011 – Ann Johnston

ann-johnston-broadclothTexture and Relief for Quilters
Ann Johnston, www.annjohnston.net

March 21, 2011

Ann Johnston is artist who followed several careers before discovering her passion for dyeing fabric and then stitching it.  She has a B.A. in literature from Stanford University and a M.A. in geography from the University of Oregon.  She taught new math for the Peace Corp in Peru and raised two sons with her husband Jim.  She lives, teaches workshops, and creates art from her home and studio in Oregon.

read more about March 21 2011 – Ann Johnston »

April 18 2011 – Jean Herman

jean-herman-artThe Evolution of an Artist, a Circular Path
Jean Herman, www.jeanherman.com

April 18, 2011

All artists’ grow and change as life experiences influence their art.  Jean believes that her journey is unique, but there will be key pieces that will connect with our own personal artist’s voyage.  Jean is a “Gemini”, an extroverted business women who shares herself with her introverted artist self.  Her artist’s journey reflects the influence of the masters, as well as supporting teachers, friends and mentors. 

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May 16 2011 – Linda Colsh

Linda ColshShades of Gray
Linda Colsh, www.lindacolsh.com

May 16, 2011

The concepts of place and time figure significantly in the artwork of Linda Colsh.  Passing time, lives lived, experience earned show in the characters that people her art.  Using surface design on cloth and stitch, Linda portrays older women and men who capture her attention and set her mind and hands to work imagining their stories.  This lecture shows where she finds images and how she develops characters and surrounds them with imagined stories and scenarios in a manner that reflects her background as a writer and an artist.   Known for using a neutral palette, Linda talks about how living overseas colors her choice of subjects and how she draws on her American roots for the themes of her art. 

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June 20 2011 – Gwen Hatchette

Gwen HatchetteFabric Collage Visions
Gwen Hatchette, www.gwenhatchette.com

June 20, 2011

Gwen Hatchette will give a combined trunk and Power Point program of her journey from watercolor, glass and traditional quilting to fabric mixed media.

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July 18 2011 – Desserts & Demos

Desserts & Demos

Our Desserts and Demos night is always one of the highlights of the year! Bring your friends to share FRCQ with them on this wonderful night!

  • Picture Perfect by Barbara Beasley: Learn how to turn your favorite photo into a work of fiber art. These easy steps will work for photos of people, pets, places, or anything else.
  • Painted Layers by Dianna VanderDoes: Learn a new way to add complexity, color and texture to the surface of your quilt using painted fusible web. This technique creates wonderful organic patterning on cloth. It is also neat to apply and easy to control. You can make your layers bold and opaque, or subtle and transparent, hard-edged and geometric, or flowing and organic. This demo will help you understand all of the variables involved in creating that effect that you want.
  • Gelatin Monoprints by Sheryll Robbins: Printing on a gelatin plate will demonstrate the process of creating monotypes (one of a kind prints). This simple plate made of unflavored gelatin and water is an amazing surface on which to apply paint and make marks. The process yields instant gratification and a bounty of detailed and textured prints. A variety of tools and techniques will be demonstrated.
  • Polymer Clay by Helen McKee: Polymer Clay is a remarkable medium.  It can be carved, textured, painted, buffed, stamped, and drilled.  It can simulate ivory, stone, glass, and other materials.  It remains flexible until it is bakjed.  Helen will show some of these possibilities.
  • Sewable Metal by Phillippa Lack: Who says you can’t sew into metal?  Phil Lack will show you first in fact that thin sheets of copper will take machine stitching very well, with no harm done to your machine!  This obliging metal can also be crimped and manipulated to add texture and shine to your fiber artworks.
  • Layered Marbling by Jo Fitsell: Learn a new approach for an ancient technique.  Marbling is the process of floating thinned paint on the surface of thickened water.  Create wonderful organic shapes on paper and fabric.

August 22 2011 – Paulette Reading

Textile Conservation
Paulette Reading
www.msaconservation.com

August 22, 2011 New Date! One week later than normal!

Paulette Reading is a Textile Conservator who will talk about durability and archival qualities of techniques and materials art quilters are currently using.

September 19 2011 – Cynthia Corbin

Cynthia Corbin - Textile ArtistBread Crumbs Or Sign Posts:  Finding A Way
Cynthia Corbin
www.cynthiacorbin.com

September 19, 2011

Figuring out how to work in a way that reflects personal voice doesn’t come with a road map.  Too bad, we could use one!  Cynthia decided there is no right or wrong way to go about it, and this lecture reflects the convoluted path she has taken.  She focuses on her own process — asking questions of the work she does, and using the work to find the answers.  It’s all about the process, the experimentation, and even the mistakes.

SEPTEMBER 2011 MEETING LOCATION HAS CHANGED!

Plymouth Hall
First Plymouth Congregational Church
3501 S Colorado Blvd (Colorado & Hampden)
Englewood, CO 8011 (Map)

October 17 2011 – Susan Brooks

Mud by Susan Brooks Susan Brooks
www.susanbrookstextileartist.com

October 17, 2011

Susan will be speaking about what it means to find a voice in the making of her art through her journey as a story teller.  Her presentation will include early work in the craft of textiles and conclude with “Rush of Water” her collaborative show including how she used fabrics, paints, and symbols to tell the story of a young woman’s pain turned to triumph.

November 15 2010 – Carol Shinn

General Meeting

Carol Shinn, www.carolshinn.com

Carol Shinn is a studio artist from Fort Collins, CO. She is known internationally for photo-realistic machine-stitched images. She has taught many classes and workshops across the United States and her work is in numerous public and private collections. She recently won the ‘Fine Arts’ award in the 2009 International Pfaff ArtEmbroidery Challenge. Her work has been featured in such publications as American Craft, Embroidery, Fiberarts, Georgia Review, and Southwest Art, Surface Design Journal and in books including Color and Composition for the Creative Quilter by Katie Pasquini Masopust and Brett Barker, The Nature of Craft and the Penland Experience, Discovery: 50 Years of Craft Experience at Haystack Mtn. School of Craft, Celebrating the Stitch by Barbara Lee Smith, Fiberarts Design Book Six, and Fiberarts Design Book Seven. Carol has authored the book Freestyle Machine Embroidery: Techniques and Inspiration for Fiber Art available through Interweave Press.

November 21 2011 – Alyson Stanfield

Alyson B Stanfield - Art Marketing ConsultingAlyson B Stanfield
Art Marketing Consultant
www.artbizcoach.com

November 21, 2011

Alyson B. Stanfield, of Golden, Colorado, is an art business consultant for artists, galleries, and organizations. Her work is distinguished by extensive experience working with viewers of art, in addition to working with art and artists themselves. She founded ArtBizCoach.com in 2002 to help artists promote themselves and build their businesses.

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Dorothy Caldwell

September 15-18, 2016

Details coming soon!