Winter/Spring 2022 Exhibits
--Texas Quilt Museum, La Grange, TX. My vessel,Gladness, is on display in the exhibition Musica! January 6-May 7.
--Fort Smith Regional Art Museum, AR. My double-weave tapestry, Like a Palm Tree, is in the invitational exhibition, Metamorphosis, February 8-May 22.
--Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, Ohio. My works--Heart Strings, Chicken Bathtub, and Chance It Might--are in the exhibition, Scribble and Play, Art for Kids, March 19-April 17. Click on the title and find my 3 works at 9:19, 12:22, and
14:39! Too fun!
--Florida CraftArt Gallery, St Petersberg, FL. My new work Why Do You Worry? will be in the exhibition The Artist's Question. April 25-May 14
--New Deal Studio & Gallery, Little Rock, AR. My vessels Withdrawn, Armored, and Protected are in the Knitting, Crocheting, Felting and Weaving for Peace exhibition April 23-30.
Winter/Spring 2022 Publications
My work is featured in two SAQA publications this year!
The book Art Quilts with Studio Art Quilt Associates Inc, Around the World, Vol. 2. Thirst in on page 48 and Gladness on page 126. What an honor to be in this book published by Schiffer.
My vessel, Strengthened, is featured on page 67 in the Art Quilt Quarterly, 2022, Issue No. 27.
November/December 2021 SAQA Exhibitions
Brings my grandma heart joy to have Chicken Who? selected for the virtual exhibition Legacies. I encourage you to check out it out!
June 2021 Artist Profile Page
I was a semi-finalist in the 2020 Engage Art Contest.
I'm honored that my artist profile page is now on their website.
Strengthened · Engage Art
May 2021 Form not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie Exhibition.
My vessel Strengthened was one of 23 selected from 358 submitted entries. It is on display May 14- June- July 17. http://carnegiecenter.org/exhibitions/2021-form-not-function-quilt-art/
April 2021 Another upcoming exhibit of Musica!
Musica! (SAQA Global Exhibition)
Yakima, Washington, USA
April 20 - May 22, 2021
Feb 2021 I recently received my Studio Art Quilts Associates (SAQA) Art Quilt Quarterly, Issue 22! It is a great issue and my work Parched Ground Will Become a Pool is featured on p. 70.
I invite you to take a look at their website and publications.
Jan 2021 Beyond the Mirror exhibition will be on display at the Loveland Museum Jan 23- May 9, 2021. My work is featured in the museum video, please take a look. The past venues had to be cancelled, so I am very pleased! (See April 2020)
A short video of each artist in this exhibition can be viewed at: Beyond the Mirror -- Meet the Artist: Deb Kuster - YouTube
Aug 2020 Threads Through Time exhibit at the UCA Baum Gallery
On display Aug 26 - October 15, 2020.
I'm pleased to have my vessels Hardship and Hopeful in this exhibition that is assembled as a celebration of the 100th
anniversary of women's suffrage.
July 2020 Slideshow of Opposites Attract exhibition artworks
Though this exhibition scheduled for view in April (see previous post) is postponed, here is a slideshow of the artworks. Enjoy!
June 2020 Published in SAQA Art Quilt Quarterly 2020
Issue 16, p.65
My vessel Thirst is featured along with 102 other art quilts!
You may purchase this and other issues through their website at: https://www.saqa.com/resources/art-quilt-quarterl
May 2020 Video of Musica! Exhibition
I had shared earlier that my work, Gladness, is on display at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky. The museum has reopened! Here's a video of the exhibition created by Laura Hendrickson, Registrar & Manager of the Collection: https://youtu.be/YERAq3mNx9s. It is long, but I loved seeing the works in the galleries. My work is shown beginning at 8:03! It made me happy to see it exhibited like on stage with a spotlight and dancing on top of a mirror! I invite you to take a look!
April 2020 Blog post for Engageart.org
I was invited to write a blog post for Engageart.org under the topic "Dear Younger Me" it was published on April 27, 2020.
I invite you to read it!
April 2020 Studio Art Quilts Associates Global Exhibition Beyond the Mirror
I have yet to attend the Quilt Festival Houston and now I have the perfect reason to make that trip! My vessel, Cautious, was one of 31 pieces selected for the SAQA Global Exhibition Beyond the Mirror by juror Andra Stanton.
Beyond the Mirror is scheduled to debut at Quilt Festival Houston on October 29, 2020. Additional venues are being sought and I will post those when secured.
Art Cards Game
I recently became a member of Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA) and it has been encouraging and inspiring!
I entered an EngageArtContest Engage Art Cards and have one of my artworks included! https://engageart.org/showcase/outwardly-wasting-away-inwardly-renewed/
These cards provide a fun and educational way to learn more about art and reflect on the Scripture that inspired each piece.
They are offering a physical deck of the Engage Art Cards for people who request them on their website. (here: https://engageart.org/ea-art-cards-order-form/). They are especially wanting to get the Art Cards into the hands of art educators (high school, college, and adult) and ministries that would be a good match for the content and have access to or relationships with artists. I want to invite you to request a deck and if you know of people who should have a set of these, please feel free to let them know where to make a request.
Comfort and Joy Exhibition
What a great exhibition for the Christmas and New Year season! I have two vessels, Joy and Hopeful on display at the Foundry Art Centre in St Charles, MO. Bryan Hayne was the juror for this exhibition. He selected fifty-three works from artists in sixteen states and Taiwan. December 20, 2019 - January 24, 2020
Fiber Arts Show at NLR Argenta Branch Library
If you live in Central Arkansas, I want to invite you to a Fiber Arts exhibit at the North Little Rock Argenta Branch Library Gallery from Oct 18-Nov 9, 2019. The opening reception is Friday (the 18th) as part of NLR's 3rd Friday Artwalk from 5-8 pm. (http://www.lamanlibrary.org/page/172/argenta-artwalk and https://arktimes.com/to-do-list/arkansas-fiber-arts-exhibition-2). I have 2 works, Hurt and Chance It Might, on display. This has become an annual exhibit in NLR Library. If you are a teacher, please encourage your students to visit as well.
I missed the opening, but here are 3 dear attendees!
Studio Art Quilts Associates (SAQA) Global Exhibition Opposites Attract
My artwork is going to places that I will probably never be able to visit! That brings me such joy! I just received notification that one of my most recent works, Outwardly Wasting Away, Inwardly Renewed was one of 34 pieces selected by juror Gail M. Brown. This exhibition will debut at the Australasian Quilt Convention (April 16 to 19, 2020) and travel to four additional locations in Australia!
SAQA Global Exhibition Musica!
My first international exhibition! My vessel Gladness was one of 31 pieces selected by juror Joe Cunningham. Musica! is scheduled to debut at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky in March 2020. I will post the additional information and venues when they are announced.
SAQA Journal, 2019, Vol. 29, No. 2
I was excited to see my work, Cautious, featured on page 28 in the Juried Aritst Member (JAM) Showcase section!
Blue Challenge in Memphis, TN
I am pleased to promote this great event--STITCHED!
Paula Kovarik has organized a wonderful celebration of quilting! I have one of my latest vessels, Thirst, on display. The exhibits are on view until July 28, 2019.
I hope to visit it again before closing!
UCA Art Department Newsletter
Our Art Department began a newsletter this school year. I wanted to share an article written by friend and colleague, Jeff Young as I completed my final semester, Spring 2019.
University of Central Arkansas Baum Gallery
Art Faculty Invitational
I have four works on display from January 24- Feb 15, 2019. Director Brian Young was interested in visitors experiencing our artistic processes and how they are conceived and developed.
Published in Art Quilting Studio!
I have an article in the Summer 2018 and Winter 2019! I invite you to get those issues and consider a subscription to this beautiful publication. "Dance, Dance, Dance" features my artquilt Got to Go Dance on pages 102-105. And in the current issue my article "A Hairy Tail Tale" features my work Mottled Memories in memory of my beloved dog Jake.
Fiber Arts Show at the Laman Library in North Little Rock
Curated by Rachel Trusty, this has become an annual show. I have two works on display, Withdrawn and Hopeful. The show is on display October 29th, 2018 - January 5th, 2019.
The Makings of a Teacher: Textile Art by Deborah Kuster
I get to start my final school year at UCA with a small exhibit of my work displayed at UCA Downtown, 1105 W Oak St, Conway, AR. It includes six of my wall quilt weavings and seven of my vessels. The show is on view August 6- Oct 1, 2018. It is open M-F from noon-5:00. The Reception is Friday, September 21st from 4-6:00. Refreshments are provided by the College of Fine Arts and Communication. In addition, I am presenting a Professional Development workshop 9-4:00 that same day. This all brings me much joy!