Fibre 15, a local fibre arts group I am part of, is preparing for an upcoming gallery show - we've called it Conversations, and described as:


What is a conversation?
Employing a diversity of fibre media, Fibre15 members explore this theme, challenging assumptions about how and what we exchange.

There are 10 of us in this group show being held June 4-26, 2022, with the vernissage on Friday, June 3rd from 6-8 pm, at the Stone School Gallery run by Art Pontiac, at 28 Rue Mill, Portage-du-Fort, Quebec. The gallery is open Thursdays through Sundays from 11 am to 4 pm.

The support from the gallery has been superb as we get ready for this show. Even though I have an events management background, I'm always surprised just how much work and detail shows such as this can take: 

  • agreeing on the theme
  • preparing the proposal and photographs for our application 
  • taking photos of works for the poster (poster was made by the gallery)
  • deciding who brings what food for the vernissage
  • organizing who will work at the gallery which day
  • writing and collecting artist statements and bios
  • preparing price tags and labels for all the art
  • promotion - through social media, video, etc. - and collecting photos and words for this purpose
  • preparation for set-up, and take-down - and who will collect and deliver the works to the gallery - and the set-up day

Of course, someone really needs to be the lead on this whole effort, to ensure no tasks are overlooked, communicating with the gallery, getting answers to questions.

All this while we still had to find time to make our art. That, after all, is what the show is about - our art and the theme.

I have six works ready (4 are pictured below), but am not yet sure which of the six will actually be in the show. A curating team has been assembled who will make the final decisions around space, cohesiveness etc. 

And three of us also applied to teach during this show - I will be teaching collage & embroidery on paper. Here is the same piece - there is more information on the Art Pontiac website at

Hope to see you at the show!


"Don't think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It's self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can't try...