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Thankful Generations: Heroes Found exhibit underway! 

October 2023 - May 2024, Doss Heritage & Culture Center

To view the full exhibit catalog, click here>>>

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February 2024

 

The Thankful Generations: Heroes Found exhibition opened October 7, 2023, with over 2,000 visitors to the Doss!  What a great kick-off for my first-ever full exhibition.  If you are in the area, the exhibit has been extended through May 2024 at the Doss Heritage and Culture Center, 1400 Texas Drive, Weatherford, TX!  Visit their website at www.dosscenter.org for more information about this amazing free community museum.

In person "Artist Tours" are scheduled for the following Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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  • May dates 11

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Closing out 2023, it is fun to reflect on the excitement of entering my artwork for the first time into various competitions with a number of successes!

  • Two tapestries, "Anna Mae Shellenbarger" and "Joseph Kubes" were selected for inclusion in the international American Tapestry Alliance juried exhibit in the summer of 2023

  • My "Jack Lescure" tapestry was published in Artistonish Magazine February 2023 edition 

  • The "Harvel" wedding day tapestry took 1st place in the Valentine 2023 exhibition

  • "Doris Neuren, WWII Wave" tapestry placed 4th in the Woman 2023 exhibition in celebration of International Women's Day

I completed a recent intensive effort to prepare a tapestry for submission to a National Portrait Gallery competition, with the finishing touches on December 31, 2023 ... it would have been nice to use the existing "Marine in Saipan" tapestry* I finished in July 2021, however in order to meet submission guidelines my artwork must have been created between January 2022 and January 2024. No worries, though. This allowed me to use my expanded color palette to recreate this important tapestry of a battle weary Marine in Saipan. My dear friend, Jeff Payne, sums up my intentions with the following quote:

"This anonymous hero begins your story as one of so, so many soldiers and others involved in past wars whom we have no obvious personal connection with. For someone new to your works it compels the viewer to want to know more. If they are fortunate enough to see more of your images along with the narratives, they begin to realize that they all have real stories, even the hundreds of thousands that we never learn about. Bead by bead you have asked us to participate in that honor, and to never forget.

*based on National Archives photograph from 1944 of Marines in Saipan (127-GR-113-83414)

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