Ann Baldwin May

 

Ann Baldwin May,Quilt Artist  Artist’s Statement

     Fabric has been a major part of my life for a long time. The path from making and designing clothes, to the fabrication of quilts and on to art quilts seems the most natural progression for me. Art quilts free me to choose a wide array of colors, textiles and fabrics. I like the mixture of fabric and texture to draw the eye in several directions. Whimsical additions are always a possibility.Many of the materials are redirected from the San Francisco Design Center.

      Color and texture is where my projects start. My motivation comes from how the materials play together.The technique of layering of fabrics allows me to create a greater sense of depth and dimension. I choose to create an impressionistic view rather than a realistic one. I enjoy the serendipitous use of found objects, often giving them a new and unintended use.

    My encore career as an art quilter began June,2012 after 38 years in the public school system as a bilingual teacher and Bilingual Resource Specialist in Watsonville. I began sewing in junior high, and took two years of sewing as an elective in high school in Palo Alto. I received all of my education at UC,Irvine; BA,History, Elementary Teaching Credential and MAT, Spanish. My participation in Los Méxicas, the UCSC Ballet Folklórico Group deepened my understanding and appreciation for Mexican culture.

Awards-

Third place award- Vessels Neo Membreño 2013 Show, Western New Mexico University Museum, Silver City, New Mexico

Merit Award- Great Blue Heron at Dusk, Olive Hyde Art Guild, Fremont,California.2011

baldwinmay49@yahoo.com    831-345-1466

www.annbaldwinmayartquilts.com   http://annbmayartquilts.etsy.com  Art of Santa Cruz(Capitola Mall)

Sales Venues-

 Art of Santa Cruz(Capitola Mall), Regional Artisans of Monterey, American Tin Cannery, Pacific Grove, Local Color Big Sur, Santa Cruz Art League Lobby Shop

Organizations-

SAQA-Studio Art Quilt Associates-International Art Quilters Organization,Santa Cruz Art League members gallery www.scal.org

New Fiber Group, Santa Cruz County,San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles

Pajaro Valley Quilt Association- former president and secretary, member since 2003.

Solo Shows

Radius Gallery, Tannery Arts Center, 1050 River St. Santa Cruz,CA 95060 June 2-5, 2016 curator-Ann Hazels

SOFT Robert Blitzer Gallery, 2801 Mission St. Santa Cruz, CA January 2-25,2014

Open Studios Santa Cruz County, 1001 Center St. #4, Oct 8-9, Oct. 15-16,2016

Current ShowsArrangements in Black & White, a national Juried show at the Santa Cruz Art League. 526 Broadway St. Santa Cruz,CA. juror-Margaret Rinkovsky, painter and lecturer in art August 13 to September 11, 2016

Recent Juried  ShowsFiber Celebration 2016,Northern Colorado Handweavers,The Community Creative Center Gallery, 200 Mathews St in Fort Collins.  juror- Rebecca Mezoff

Contemporary National Fiber Art Exhibit 2016,Santa Cruz Art League, 526 Broadway St. July 8-August 7, 2016 juror- Robin Treen

SAQA NorCal/Nevada Regional Juried Show Inspirations II will next be seen at the Olive Hyde Gallery, 123 Washington St. Fremont, CA Oct-Nov.2016

2016 National Juried Exhibition, Willard Arts Center, 498 A Street,Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402  March 17- June 12, 2016  juror-John McMahonhttp://www.idahofallsarts.org/2016-national-juried-exhibition

 A Touch of the Blues,ARC Gallery,February , 2016 2156 North Damen Av. CHICAGO, Illinois, 60647 www.arcgallery.org

Beasts on Broadway, Santa Cruz Art League, 526 Broadway St. Santa Cruz,CA 95060 October 24-November 15, 2015 Beasts on Broadway is a National Exhibit. Juried by Melissa R. Pickford, Art Gallery Director, Monterey Peninsula College.       http://www.scal.org

Abrazos Del Alma-Hugs From the Heart,a Special Exhibition of 12 quilts at the Pacific International Quilt Festival , Santa Clara Convention Center, October 15-18,2015.

2015 10th National Juried Exhibition, Axis Gallery, 625 S St. ,Sacramento, CA 95811 July 31- August 23, 2015 curator-Max Presneill (53/1350)

Greater Bay Area Open,Los Gatos Art Association 2015 Juried Competition, New Museum of Los Gatos, 106 E. Main St. Los Gatos, CA August 1-30,2015 juror- Peggi Kroll-Roberts

47th Annual Textile Show, Olive Hyde Gallery 123 Washington St. Fremont, CA June 19-July 18, 2015

Fur,Feathers,Fins Pacific Art League, 668 Ramona St. Palo Alto,CA 94301 March 6-26,2015 www.pacificartleague.org 

Coastal Spirits ,Santa Cruz Art League, 526 Broadway St. Santa Cruz,CA 95060 March 6-22,2015    www.scal.org

2015 National Juried Exhibition, Willard Arts Center, 498 A Street,Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402 2015,2016

Fiber and Art Quilt Show, Escondido Municipal Gallery, 262 E Grand Ave. Escondido, CA. 92025 August 8-Sept.24,2014.

Fiber inForms, Michaelangelo Gallery,1111-A River St. Santa Cruz, August 1-24.2014.

Featured studio for the studio tour Pacific International Quilt Festival, Santa Clara Convention Center, October 17, 2014.

Abrazos del Alma(Hugs from the Soul) one woman exhibition Pacific International Quilt Festival, Santa Clara Convention Center, 2015

“MAYHEM” Arc Gallery 1246 Folsom St. San Francisco,CA May 4-25,2013 online gallery-www.arc-sf.com

Put Your Best Food Forward Foot Square Works for the NorCA/NV Region of SAQA,  Creative Framing and Gallery, Oakland, CA April 1-May 31,2013

Pacific International Quilt Festival, Santa Clara Convention Center, 2009-2015

Shelter-Tangled Fiber Show  Purple Pomegranate Gallery,Whitefish Montana, October,2013

Vessels Neo Membreño 2013 Show, Western New Mexico University Museum, Silver City, New Mexico  Third Place Winner!

Put Your Best Food Forward Foot Square Works for the NorCA/NV Region of SAQA,  Creative Framing and Gallery, Oakland, CA April 1-May 31,2013

45th Fiber Show Olive Hyde Art Guild,123 Washington Blvd. Fremont, CA May 10-June 8,2013

Snow Goose Festival, Avenue 9 Gallery, Chico, CA January-February, 2013

National Fiber Art Exhibit, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA August 11-September 9,2012

Tasty-Artists Playing With Food, Cabrillo Gallery, Aptos,CA Oct.-Nov,2011

Quiltessential Event, Cinema Place Gallery, Hayward, CA Sept-Nov. 2011

Whimsy/Fantasy Show,  Cinema Place Gallery, Hayward CA July-September,2011

Fiber Show, Olive Hyde Art Guild, Fremont, CA July-August 2011, merit award for Great Blue Heron at Dusk

Los Pájaros Show, Pájaro Valley Arts Council, Watsonville, CA Sept.-Oct.2010 Great Blue Heron at Dusk chosen to be on the publicity flyer.

 

 

Fiber-Arts, Textile