Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Fall 2013

Handmade Indiana
 November 2nd
Indiana State Museum
Bloomington Spinners & Weavers Guild 28th Annual Fiber Arts Show & Sale 
November 8 & 9
Bloomington, Indiana

Deja Vu Fine Art and Craft Show
November 16th
 Columbus, Indiana


Saturday, August 24, 2013

August 2013

A few new pieces completed this summer.


Monday, July 8, 2013

ARTLINK Member Exhibit

ARTLINK Member's Show
 July 19 - August 27
Ft. Wayne, IN 46802

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Monday, June 3, 2013

Juried Exhibition - The Honeywell Center

Two Paper Art Quilts were selected for a themed art competition at the Honeywell Center in Wabash, Indiana. The 2013 theme is "Quilts"

June 5 to July 10, 2013
The Clark Gallery at The Honeywell Center
275 W. Market St. 
Wabash, IN 46992

Saturday, May 11, 2013

June 2013 By Hand Gallery and Gallery Walk

Walk the Walk: Art Lives 
Paper Art Quilts: 2013  
By Hand Gallery

Exhibit dates May 23 - July 18, 2013


In honor of the 10th Anniversary of the Bloomington Downtown Gallery Walk, we can celebrate the indomitable spirit of the Arts in our community. From the small seed of an idea, shared and nurtured by a committee of persistent individuals, The Downtown Gallery Walk was born and has evolved into the community institution that it is today. As part of the June 2013 Gallery Walk we celebrate those artists who create and present their work and those patrons who, on first Fridays, “walk the Gallery Walk” and partake in the rich diversity of the visual arts in our downtown gallery spaces, proving that “Art Lives” in Bloomington.

Mary Hambly, a founding member of that committee of persistent individuals in January 2003, is honored to present a selection of “Paper Art Quilts: 2013” at the By Hand Gallery as a contribution to this celebration.


Hope to see you on June 7th at the Gallery Walk Reception 5 - 8 pm

The Paper Art Quilt is a joining of contemporary art and traditional craft, a blending of individual elements in such a way that the joining allows for a richer and more meaningful whole. In the creative process stenciled, marbled, printed, and over dyed papers are cut, pieced, and then stitched using a zig zag sewing machine. The resulting “quilt blocks” are then laid out in a composition, sometimes born out of the repeating pattern concept of traditional quilting, sometimes not. The “quilt” is then completed with a border, also of paper, and the result is a one of a kind image. 

The rich and exotic papers which form the foundation of each Paper Art Quilt provide the opportunity to forge complex and unique combinations of design elements: dark & light, pattern & variation, harmony & discord, hard & soft, cool & warm, symmetry & asymmetry, flat & dimensional. Each element of color, texture and pattern retains its unique individual character yet is enlivened by the union of the whole. The result is a modern art form grounded in a rich textile tradition of process and design.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Arts in Harmony

Come out and enjoy the Spring in Southern Indiana.


Saturday, May 4, 2013 from 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday, May 5, 2013 from 12 - 4 pm. 

Friday, March 1, 2013

Next Up! Bloomington Open Studio Tour

Saturday April 27th and Sunday April 28th 

I will present my Paper Art Quilts at the I Fell Building (corner of 4th and Rogers) 
Visit with area artists, see their work and support the visual local arts community. 

Monday, February 11, 2013

Bloomington Local Artists Showcase - February 24, 2013

Bloom Magazine and Ivy Tech Community College present..

The 2013 Local Artists Showcase

Sunday, February 24
  Bloomington Convention Center