Over the Fence Designs Gallery



Fine Woodworking by Wayne Walma--Art Quilts by Pam J. Beal in Mass City, Michigan.



Owner-member of Artistree Gallery Cooperative, Land O' Lakes, WI




A COLLABORATION

COLLABORATION
Phyllis Schuit--Pam Beal--Wayne Walma

PHYLLIS: I have embroidered on and off all my life. Age, more confidence in my artistic nature, and the support of Artistree Gallery has inspired me to take my embroidery to another, more original and creative level. Now I look for inspiration in nature, draw it and paint it with embroidery threads. Because the embroidered piece needed a frame to accentuate it's craft and creativity, I asked Wayne and Pam to complete it. The collaboration has enhanced my tree beyond my expectations.

PAM:  Phyllis has accomplished exquisite embroidery, and the use and blending of color is artful. The leafless tree appeared to be in waiting for what will come, and my imagination turned to the dramatic presentation of the four seasons in the northwoods. Adding quilting stitches and a border to accent the tree planted in center stage would be enough. Quilters have engaged in a practice called a "Round Robin" in which one person completed a center, and subsequent "rounds" of borders were completed by others. Our effort with this tree is reminiscent of that practice.

WAYNE:  I wanted a modest frame that would not detract from the embroidery and the piecing/quilting. Quarter sawn white oak was chosen with minimal figure and ray fleck. I placed the work toward the front of the frame to allow light to accent the texture of the fiber art.

Available at Artistree Gallery Cooperative in Land O' Lakes, WI

NEW WORK FOR A NEW SEASON

Work in progress...scheduled for delivery to Artistree Gallery May 1st. Just in time for the new season when the gallery is full of new work.

Floating Top Table: White Spruce, Walnut, Spalted Maple  
32" H x 43" w x 16" D





From the Shop to Artistree Gallery


 TINKER TOYS?



 CENTIPEDE....MILLIPEDE?




IN PROCESS







MORE SOPHISTICATED RUSTIC WOODWORK BY WAYNE...NOW AT ARTISTREE GALLERY





Also new at the gallery "Repuposed Trees"

WAYNE WALMA & PAM BEAL at ARTISTREE GALLERY


YOU CAN'T QUILT THIS



POPLAR SIDE TABLE WITH MILK PAINT and MARKS

marks by pam...some say they look like my quilting stitches...some say they look like an ancient language...maybe both are right.


WILD APPLE WITH CEDAR
BARK WITH SAPSUCKER MARKS
QUIET FOREST PIPES
CHOKE CHERRY BURL, UBIQUITOUS BRUSH 
NORTHWOODS HOOK
OLD GROWTH LOG
CEDAR, OAK, COPPER 
CEDAR ON FLAME YELLOW BIRCH

REGISTRATION IS OPEN--WOODCRAFT WORKSHOP

Wayne is scheduled to teach with the Land O' Lakes Artisans Saturday September 17, 2016--10 am to 3 pm.

TREE APPLIQUÉ IN WOOD...Students will explore use of small pegs to appliqué wood to wood and design a stylized tree wall hanging.  Hope to see you in class!

More info can be found at the LOLA site Land O' Lakes Artisans 




Free Range Quilt Triangles

Hanging around with quilters can influence the goings on in the workshop.  Improvisation is free ranging.  Look what can be done with scraps of wood, similar to working with scraps of cloth.



This Trio of Trees is included in Free Range Quilt Triangles by Gwen Marston & Cathy Jones published by the American Quilter's Society.   Here are the links to get your copy of this book--



These trees from the free ranging forest have been popular with collectors at Artistree Gallery Cooperative in Land O' Lakes, WI where Wayne is a member/owner.  ArtistreeGalleryWI.com

Visit with Pam

Quiltmaker Pam Beal has a blog to highlight the quilt work and events.  Don't miss the Small Strip Study class she is teaching at AQS QuiltWeek in Grand Rapids, MI August 12-15, 2015.

www.pambealartquilts.blogspot.com

Madrona Confetti 10 1/2" x 18"

Madrona Confetti was inspired by a trip to Northwest Washington State, Oak Harbor.  The Madrona tree attracted our attention with it's fascinating peeling bark.  It reminded us of the white and yellow birch in our neck of the woods, Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula.

Sky High the Raven 18" x 14"

Bark Pocket Maple frame by Wayne Walma

Spring Cleaning and Set Up

 Artistree Gallery Cooperative....cleaned and rearranged.  Ready to greet you!


Behind the scenes look into a working gallery.  Good company makes for pleasant work.












MORE WORK ARRIVING AT ARTISTREE GALLERY

Presenting more new work for Artistree Gallery 2015

WALL BROOCH


SPLASH O' COLOR QUILTS


IN LAND O' LAKES


FRAMED SMALL STUDY


PIECED & APPLIQUED TREES



WALL BROOCH

HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON!  ARTISTREE GALLERY COOPERATIVE

DOWNTOWN LAND O' LAKES, WI  May 1st--Dec. 31 Mon-Sat. 10am to 4pm, Sun 10am to 2pm
January--March Wed-Sat. 10am to 4pm, April by appointment.

ARTISTREE GALLERY

SOON TO ARRIVE AT ARTISTREE GALLERY: Land O' Lakes, WI -- May 1st.


Small Study Quilts mounted on standing dead red pine log rounds.   These little works 5" x 5" offer a nice organic presentation.

Also coming soon.  More photos of Wayne's Wall Brooch pieces.  Stunning sculpture for your wall.

Delivery to the DAP in Ironwood,MI

"Hey Wayne, if you set the Gnome Chair next to the stool, I'll bet the stool will look like a table."  Ha, ha a gnome banquet in the making.  I'm easily amused!



Look!  A gnome arrives.


Yet another guest.


The Gnome Chair and Yellow & White Birch Stool are being delivered to the Downtown Art Place in Ironwood, MI.  (Gnome and big white dog not included)  Visit the DAP to see other items by Wayne and regional artists.

New Work New Season...continued

March came in like a lamb, not going out exactly like a lion, more like the lamb is dragging it's tail.  We just had a rain, sleet, snow shower move through.  Hence shop time!  Introducing three new pieces in the Wall Brooch series: all approximately 22" x 22"

PENDULAR
Cherry, Birdseye Maple

THE BASS PLAYERS SHIRT
Walnut, Maple

EQUINOX APPROACHING
Birdseye Maple, Cherry, Copper

WHAT'S HE GOT IN MIND WITH THIS?
Corrugated Roofing, Cherry, Walnut Blocks, Copper, Milk Paint


New Work New Season

Wayne has been busy with new artwork.  Here is a preview of what Wayne calls Wall Brooches.





Then he made a trio of benches so he could take a seat and relax.


May 1st. is the start of the 2015 season at Artistree Gallery in Land O' Lakes, WI and Wayne is ready!