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

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

Also represented by the Downtown Art Place, Ironwood MI

Pam J. Beal in American Quilter

The November 2013 issue of American Quilter is out and the award winning quilt, "Suddenly..." is in.  Thank you American Quilter's Society.  www.americanquilter.com

American Quilter's Society, Grand Rapids

"Suddenly..." 35" x 45" by Pam J. Beal was awarded 2nd. place in the Wall Quilts-Hand Quilted category.  Three-quarter inch squares in a large composition was the starting point.  What if?  Persistence.  The hand quilting was done in a floor frame.  Suddenly, it is a quilt. 

Birdseye Table/Artistree

The unique birdseye maple table, 75" long x 27" deep x 40" high,  is now on display at Artistree Gallery Cooperative.  This hollow log design is a variation on a turn of the century upholsterer's table.  Designed and handcrafted by Wayne Walma. 
Overheard:  "There will never be another one like it."    www.facebook.com/ArtistreeGallery    

American Quilter's Society

PRESS RELEASE:  Paducah, Kentucky-  Pam J. Beal has been chosen to display the quilt, "Suddenly....", along with 328 others in the second year of the AQS QuiltWeek-Grand Rapids, Michigan, August 14-17, 2013 at the DeVos Place Convention Center in Grand Rapids, MI.  Three quilting authorities will judge this elite group in Grand Rapids, awarding First, Second, and Third place prizes in five categories, along with five overall awards.  Quilts were entered in this international contest from 42 U. S. states and 6 other countries.  The quilt artists employ a wide variety of techniques and design methods ranging from traditional designs, such as the Log Cabin and Lone Star, to original painted and embellished motifs.  AQS Founder and President Meredith Schroeder says, "Whether you enjoy the tried and true traditional quilt patterns, or enjoy the creativity being used in today's art quilts, there will be quilts of every size, color, and technique to enjoy."  For more information, please go to www.americanquilter.com.

Bonifas Arts Center, Escanaba, MI

A proposal was presented to the Bonifas Arts Center in Escanaba, MI.  Transitions: Making the Cut opens January 9, 2014. 

Show Statement:  A group show of multiple transitions; of style, of scale, of material.  The cut sets the tone.  From traditional quilting techniques of piecing and applique to freeform, improvisational manipulation of cloth, to the unexpected material- the use of wood.  Wood will be presented interacting with cloth, a complimentary expression of fiber.  Design transitions from traditional to the abstract presenting an exciting visual mix of color, texture, and size.  A fresh display of cutting edge artwork. 

Composition of Group:  This is a group of emerging and established artists, including award winning artists and authors.  Collectively they have presented solo and group exhibits nationally and internationally.  All are rooted in the classic tradition of art and fine craft and celebrate improvisation on this heritage.
Wayne Walma, Mass City, MI; Marjorie Tucker, Calgary, Alberta Canada; Kristin Shields, Bend, OR; Judy Rantz, Northport, MI; Gwen Marston, Beaver Island, MI; Pat Isaman, Harrodsburg, KY; Pat Haas, Annapolis, MD; Karen Duling, Laingsburg, MI; Cindy Bowker, Bozeman, MT; Pam J. Beal, Mass City, MI.

Blue Heron Gallery, Elk Rapids, MI

We are pleased to continue our relationship with the Blue Heron Gallery, established in 2000 and located in the serene bay town of Elk Rapids, Michigan.  The Blue Heron Gallery brings to Northern Michigan artistic creations by Michigan artists.  We were featured artists at Art Beat 10/2012.  Art Beat 2013 is scheduled on June 1st., and October 5th.  www.blueherongallery-er.com

Artistree Gallery, Land O' Lakes, WI

We are very pleased to have been given the opportunity to become owner/members of Artistree Gallery, an artist owned and operated cooperative located in Land O' Lakes, WI.  Inspired by the Land O' Lakes Area Artisans, Inc. (LOLA) initiative as a venue to promote the arts in Northern Wisconsin and the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Artistree Gallery was formed by a group of artists in 2009.  The beautiful log building in the heart of downtown Land O' Lakes, is a space shared by Artistree Gallery and the LOLA Center for the Arts.  Artists show their original works in a variety of media including painting, fiber arts, jewelry, pottery, photography, glass and sculpture.  The gallery is tended by the artists and generous volunteers.  

Great Lakes Showcase 2013

Honorable Mention:  QUILL, 30" x 17" x 1"    Cotton, Flame Yellow Birch, Copper   SOLD