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Artisans Studio Tour 2017

Come visit us for the 23rd annual Artisans Studio Tour, on November 11 and 12, 2017. During the weekend forty-five artists in 24 studios in the Charlottesville area will display their work. Patrick Gibson will be showcasing his beautiful pottery again this year. I will introduce new art during the tour as well as journals, scarves, pillows, and sachets. Treats and refreshments from A Pimento Catering and Albemarle Baking Company will be offered. I hope you will join us! We will be open from 10 am – 5 pm each day. The address is inleaf studio, 721 park street, charlottesville, va 22902. For more information about the tour and its participants visit the website


Indigo: The Seventh Color at LABspace, Hillsdale, NY

Disintegration, by Lotta Helleberg, 2017, Japanese mulberry paper, Strathmore printing paper, indigo dye, and botanical contact prints, hand and machine stitching, 34" x 25"

Disintegration, by Lotta Helleberg, 2017, Japanese mulberry paper, Strathmore printing paper, indigo dye, and botanical contact prints, hand and machine stitching, 34" x 25"

I am excited to be part of this intriguing exhibit at LABspace—a gallery in Hillsdale, NY. Indigo: The Seventh Color is a group exhibition of works on indigo paper curated by Lorrie Fredette and Brece Honeycutt. It runsfrom October 14 – November 4, 2017. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, October 14 from 5:00-7:30 pm and thereafter the gallery will be open weekends 11 to 5 p.m. and by appointment. 

“The beauty of Indigo magnetically attracts the viewer. It's richness and depth is an intoxicating visual drink. Dots, dashes, cosmologies; burn marks, rusted tones, twisted strands; grids, stains, topographies; chronicle the works by Christine Aaron, Beth Dary, Grace DeGennaro, Lorrie Fredette, Valerie Hammond, Jeanne Heifetz, Lotta Helleberg, Brece Honeycutt, Patricia Miranda and Paula Overbay.

Indigo gives us pause to take notice; this regal color demands our attention triggering an avalanche of history. Linnaeus named the plant, Indigofera “after its land of origin and the Latin verb fero meaning ‘to produce.’ Throughout history, Indigo symbolizes royalty for the Egyptians, denotes Krishna in Indian miniature paintings, tells of the social order in Guatemala and clads Odin in Nordic Sagas. Sought by royalty and worn by the working class in the form of uniforms and bluejeans, Michael Taussig rightly deems “indigo is the crossover color.”


In Death at Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts

This insightful and thought provoking exhibit includes work by over 20 renowned fiber artists from across the United States. I am honored to have my piece reverence / dogwood  included. The show will be on display until December 3, 2017. For more information contact WMQFA.


2017 Arrowmont Instructor Exhibition

I am proud to have my work Emergence on display for this exhibit at Arrowmont School of Arts and Craft, alongside work by many of the talented and accomplished artist who will teach at the school this year. The show is open from May 13 – July 22, 2017. My workshop Botanical Bounty runs from October 1 - 7. There may be a few spots left and you can register via the class page or contact Arrowmont for more information, 865-436-5860.

 


P’s and Q’s
at Virginia Quilt Museum

A handful of regional artists will display contemporary work in this exhibit that focuses on art quilts that incorporate photography and printmaking techniques. Three of my pieces are featured in the show, including entanglement (right). that opens on February 14, 2017 and runs through the end of May. For more information about the Virginia Quilt Museum and the exhibit, visit their website.


January exhibitions

My work is included in two exhibitions in Charlottesville during the month of January. Green Mind is a group exhibit at Chroma Projects Art Laboratory, that will feature several of my artist books. The show originated in Washinton DC, based on the botanically focused paintings of Sharon Fishel and Beverly Ryan. Chroma Projects is expanding the concept to include my work as well as drawings by Linda Wachmeister, sculptures by Sonja Weber Gilkey, and an installation by James Yates. Green Mind is on display January 6 - 28, at Chroma Projects new gallery space downtown Charlottesville. There is an opening reception Friday, January 6 from 5 -7. I am also part of the New Member's Show at McGuffey Art Center, along with 13 other artists who were juried in as new members in 2016. Several of my recent wall hangings will be on display. There is also a fantastic show in McGuffey's main gallery in January featuring work by Nini Baeckstrom, Carol Grant, and Scott Smith. Bot shows are up from January 4 - 29, 2017, and the opening reception is Friday January 6, 5:30 - 7:30.


The properties of imagination opening in Waynesboro, Virginia

The exhibit highlights fine craft and includes work by fifteen Virginia artists. My quilt Scenes from a landscape is one of the pieces on display.

The exhibit will be featured in the Exhibit Gallery on the second floor of the Wayne Theatre, from December 1, 2016 – February 26, 2017. Visit the Wayne Theatre website for hours and additional information. The opening reception is Thursday, December 8, 5 - 7 pm.


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Artisans Studio Tour 2016

My studio will be open for the 22nd annual Artisans Studio Tour, on November 12 and 13, 2016. During the weekend forty-two artists in 23 studios in the Charlottesville area will display their work. I am excited to host Patrick Gibson and his beautiful pottery again this year.  I will introduce new art during the tour as well as artist books, journals, scarves, and sachets. Treats and refreshments from A Pimento Catering and Albemarle Baking Company will be offered. I hope you will join us! We will be open from 10 am – 5 pm each day. The address is inleaf studio, 721 park street, charlottesville, va 22902. For more information about the tour and its participants visit the website


Fiber transformed

I am honored to be part of the upcoming group exhibit Fiber transformed at McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville, VA. Fiber Transformed is a regional group of textile artists that meet monthly for exchange of ideas and informal critiques. A selection of my work will be on display along with work by the five other  members: Mary Beth Bellah, Jill Jensen, Jill Kerttula, Lorie McCown, and Wrenn Slocum.

Fiber Transformed, October 4 - 30, 2016

McGuffey Art Center, Upper Hall Gallery, 201 Second Street NW, Charlottesville, VA 22902 

Opening reception October 7, 2016, 5:30 - 7:30


Photo courtesy Wave Hill.

Photo courtesy Wave Hill.

Wave Hill 

I am honored to be part of Arbor Week, at Wave Hill Garden in the Bronx, NY, later this month. I will be a guest artist in the garden shop on Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1, 2016, from 10 am - 4 pm each day. I invite all to come by to experience this wonderful place, and would love to have a chance to meet and share my work. I will bring along small artworks, notebooks, sachets, and scarves among other things. Visit the Wave Hill website for more information about the event and the beautiful garden.


second nature

I am honored to announce my solo exhibit "second nature" at Art on Ivy, Virginia Arts of the Book Center (VABC), in December. The show will feature current work, documenting plants and colors from our local surroundings. 

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prints on paper, books, and textiles by Lotta Helleberg

December 1 - 31, 2015
Mon – Fri 10 - 6, Sunday 10 - 4

Opening reception, Friday December 4, 5 - 6:30.

Art on Ivy, Virginia Arts of the Book Center, 2125 Ivy Road, suite 5, Charlottesville, VA 22903


Artisans Studio Tour 2015

The weekend of November 7 and 8, thirty-five artists in 17 studios in the Charlottesville area will display their work. My Charlottesville studio will be open and this year I am hosting Patrick Gibson and his beautiful pottery during the tour.  I will have new wall art on display, as well as artist books, journals, scarves, pillows, and more. Treats and refreshments from A Pimento Catering and Albemarle Baking Company will be offered. I hope you will join us! We will be open from 10 am – 5 pm each day. The address is inleaf studio, 721 park street, charlottesville, va 22902. For more information about the tour and its participants visit the website


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My quilt Reverence / Dogwood is included in the exhibit Quilts=Art=Quilts at Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, New York. This international group show was juried by Mary Anne Jordan, Linda Colsh, and Cynthia Corbin, and includes 68 artists from across the US, in addition to Australia, Canada, Netherlands and Taiwan. The exhibit is open from October 31, 2015 to January 3, 2016.


Reverence /dogwood has been accepted for Sacred Threads, a biennal art quilt exhibit in Herndon, Virginia. The show includes work that explore themes of spirituality, joy, inspiration, peace, grief, and healing. The exhibit runs from July 10 - 26, 2015, with an artist reception on July 11, from 2 - 4 pm.


My book Quercus Alba will be part of the upcoming exhibit Hello Hedi at 23 Sandy Gallery, in Portland, Oregon, this summer. All work on display will be inspired and influenced by the renowned book artist Hedi Kyle. The show runs from June 5 to July 25, 2015, with an artist reception on June 26.


Pulp

Pulp, an exhibit all about paper, is on display during the month of February at LibertyTown Arts Workshop, in Fredericksburg, Virginia. My book What Lies Beyond, will be included along with works by artist from all over the world. The show runs from February 6 to March 1, 2015. There is an opening reception on Friday, February 6, from 5 - 9 pm.


small works

My still life / pecan and still life / false indigo, will be on display along with over 100 other small works by local and regional artists at the Warm Springs Gallery in Charlottesville in December. This invitational exhibit will be up throughout the month of January and there is an opening reception on Friday, December 5, from 6 - 8 pm.


Artisans Studio Tour 2014

The weekend of November 8 and 9, forty artists in 22 studios the Charlottesville area will display their work and greet visitors. I will be one of them. For the first time I will open my own studio doors during this prestigious event. I will hang new wall art and display artist books, journals and home goods. Treats and refreshments from A Pimento Catering and Albemarle Baking Company will be offered. I hope you will join me! We will be open from 10 am – 5 pm each day. The address is inleaf studio, 800 east jefferson street, charlottesville, va 22902. For more information about the tour and its participants visit the website

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Fledging, Flourishing, and Falling

Three printmakers showcase their nature-influenced work at the Barn Swallow this upcoming month. Lotta Helleberg will display naturally dyed and eco-printed textiles, artist books, and journals. Emily Hancock will bring hand-typeset and letterpress printed poems and other texts, as well as hand-bound journals. Lana Lambert will exhibit intricate Japanese woodblock prints.

Please join us for an opening reception on Sunday, October 5,  2014, from 1 – 3 pm. The artists will offer demonstrations of traditional typesetting, Moku Hanga block printing, and simple book binding techniques.

Fledging, Flourishing, and Falling
Prints, Books, and Words influenced by nature

Works by Lotta Helleberg, Emily Hancock, and Lana Lambert

October 2 – October 31, 2014, The Barn Swallow

Opening reception and artist demonstrations October 5, 2014, 1 – 3 pm

Exhibitions

 

Artisans Studio Tour

open studio weekend

November 11 – 12, 2017
10 am – 5 pm

Artisans Studio Tour
Charlottesville, VA

 

Indigo: The Seventh Color

Invitational group exhibit

October 14 – November 4, 2017

LABspace
2642 NY Route 23
Hillsdale, NY 

 

In Death

Invitational group exhibit

July 13 – December 3, 2017

Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Art
N50 W5050 Portland Road
Cedarburg, WI 53012

 

2017 Arrowmont Instructor Exhibition

Group exhibit

May 13 – July 22, 2017

Arrowmont School
of Arts and Crafts

Sandra J. Blain Gallery
556 Parkway, Gatlinburg,
TN 37738

 

P's & Q's

Group exhibit

February 14 – May 20, 2017
Reception
April 29, 2017,

Virginia Quilt Museum
301 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801

 

New Member's Show

Group exhibit

January 4 – 29, 2017
Opening reception
January 6, 2017,
5:30 - 7:30 pm

McGuffey Art Center
201 Second Street, NW
Charlottesville, VA 22902

 

Green Mind

Invitational group exhibit

January 6 – 28, 2017 -
Opening reception
January 6, 2017,
5 - 7 pm

Chroma Projects
201 East Main St.,
2nd floor
Charlottesville, VA 22902

 

The properties of imagination: the art
of fine craft

Invitational group exhibit

December 1, 2016 -
February 28, 2017
Opening reception
December 8, 2016,
5 - 7 pm

Wayne Theatre
521 W. Main St., Waynesboro, VA 22980

 

Artisans Studio Tour

open studio weekend

November 12 – 13, 2016
10 am – 5 pm

Artisans Studio Tour
Charlottesville, VA

 

Fiber Transformed

Group exhibit

October 4 - 30, 2016
Opening reception
October 7, 2016,
5:30 - 7:30 pm

McGuffey Art Center
201 Second Street NW, Charlottesville, VA 22902

 

Wave Hill Arbor Week

Guest artist in the garden shop.

April 30 - May 1, 2016
10 am - 4 pm

Wave Hill Garden
675 West 252nd Street
Bronx, NY 10471-2899 

 

second nature

Prints on paper, books,
and textiles

Solo exhibit

December 1 - 31, 2015
Opening reception, Friday December 4, 5 - 6:30

Art on Ivy
Virginia Arts of the Book Center
2125 Ivy Road, Suite 5 Charlottesville, VA 22903

 

Quilts=Art=Quilts

juried group exhibit

October 31, 2015 –
January 3, 2016

Quilts=Art=Quilts
Schweinfurth Art Center
Auburn, NY

 

Artisans Studio Tour

open studio weekend

November 7 – 8, 2015
10 am – 5 pm

Artisans Studio Tour
Charlottesville, VA

 

Sacred Threads

juried group exhibit

July 10 – 26, 2015

Sacred Threads
Floris United Methodist Church
Herndon, VA

 

Hello Hedi

juried group exhibit

June 5 – July 25, 2015

23 Sandy Gallery
623 NE 23rd Avenue
Portland, OR 97232

 

Pulp

juried group exhibit

February 2 – March 1, 2015

LibertyTown Arts Workshop
916 Liberty Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

 

Small works

invitational group exhibit

december 2, 2014 – january 31, 2015

warm springs gallery
105 Third Street NE
Charlottesville, VA 22902

 

Artisans Studio Tour

group exhibit

november 8 – 9, 2014
10 am – 5 pm

inleaf studio 
800 e jefferson street
charlottesville, va 22902

 

Fledging, Flourishing, and Falling

group exhibit

october 2 – 31, 2014

The Barn Swallow