LORETTA DOMASZEWSKI and JANE QUINN display art at Sola in October and November
LORETTA DOMASZEWSKI will exhibit new original works at Sola Cafe in Bozeman at the corner of S. 3rd and Kagy during the months of October and November. The show is a benefit for the Greater Gallatin Watershed Council. There will be an artist reception with both artists on Friday October 7th at 4:30pm along with fellow exhibitor Jane Quinn.
GGWC link: http://www.greatergallatin.org
Jane Quinn will feature her original handmade quilts in a show entitled “Duets” at Sola Cafe at the corner of S. 3rd and Kagy during the months of October and November. Jane’s show is a benefit for the Gallatin Pioneer Museum celebrating its 100 year anniversary. An artist reception will be held on Friday October 7th at 4:30-6pm. For more information call 922-SOLA or visit solacafe.com.
“Waters Edge”, a collection of miniature oil paintings by Loretta Domaszewski will be featured at the Sola Café through October and November to benefit the Greater Gallatin Watershed Council. GGWC promotes conservation and the enhancement of our water resources while supporting the traditions of community, agriculture, and recreation. An Artist reception will be held Friday, October 7, from 4:40 to 6:00p.m. Also, through the month of October for every purchase of coffee in a personal mug, Sola will donate ten cents to GGWC.
Domaszewski is known for her nature inspired landscape paintings and murals highlighting the Gallatin Valley. Loretta spent her childhood exploring trails, beaches, marshes, and boatyards in Greenwich, Connecticut. As a teenager she studied and painted the landscape and wildlife of the salt marsh, learning the importance of watershed conservation. Benefiting non-profit organizations through creative works of art has been a long pursuit of Domaszewski. Nature’s constant motion is the inspiration for gestural brushstrokes and subtle blending transitions of saturated color. The movement of a touch of grass, flowing water, and changing cloud formations is apparent in her new miniature oil paintings.
Domaszewski has a BFA from the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts, Tufts University and a K-12 Art Teaching Certificate from Brandeis University. Before moving to Bozeman in 1990, Loretta worked as Gallery Director of the Artist Association of Nantucket, Massachusetts and lived at the University of Massachusetts Field Station, where she discovered plein air oil painting and pastels. Loretta exhibits her paintings nationally and locally in galleries, museums, and universities. She is a member of the American Impressionist Society, a recipient of the Montana Arts Council, Vermont Studio Colony, and has been awarded the Faber Birren Liquitex Color Purchase Award.
Domaszewski is a former art teacher at Bozeman High School, Nantucket Island School of Design and the Arts, and Beall Park Art Center. Loretta is committed to community outreach by teaching at senior independent living facilities, the developmentally and physically disabled at “REACH for the ARTS”, the Cancer Support Community Center, and the HIKE. BIKE. ART. CAMP. Loretta paints, sculpts, and teaches outdoor painting workshops in her studio, located at the Emerson Cultural Center. She can be reached at LorettaFineArt.com.
Jane Quinn’s Duets: Artist Statement:
Sola is a wonderful eating establishment thriving on Bozeman’s south side. Sola, the restaurant was named in honor of the sunlight and the direction south. The word sola is similar to the word solo. To me the similarity of these two words is an interesting coincidence as my first show at Sola was Solo. This show will feature a few duets. My quilts have been shown since the early 1980’s in many prestigious places.
In addition to visiting the showing I will be offering the opportunity to Lunch and Learn about the quilts at Sola on. Wednesday, October 19, 11:30am. Eat lunch, learn about the quilts, and adjourn to Quilting in the Country to explore more about the actual making of the quilts. Proceeds from the Lunch and Learn at Sola and Quilting in the Country will be contributed to the Gallatin Pioneer Museum. The cost is $30. Call 587-8216 for reservations.
After working many years in the quilt industry, I began Quilting in the Country nineteen years ago. Like Sola, it was a runaway success- a life time dream comes true. In 1998 my quilt shop Quilting in the Country was chosen one of the Top Ten Quilt Shops in North America by American Patchwork and Quilting (Better Homes and Gardens.) As the business continued to grow and thrive, I began creating more original designs and classes for quilters across the United States. Over the years I’ve designed scores of original patterns and 100’s of quilts. In addition to quilt designs and patterns, I’ve written books. This includes Retreat with Quilting in the Country and 4 cookbooks- Soup’s On, Salad Sampler, Daily Desserts, and Cookies to Share. Mostly recently, my book, Quilting in the Country, was published by Martingale (That Patchwork Place). I was honored when the book went into a second printing.
Over the years, Quilting in the Country’s Outdoor Quilt show became a destination quilt show with over 500 quilts on display and more than 6,000 visitors from across the US and foreign countries visiting. Even though the show was discontinued several years ago, the glorious tradition continues with an outdoor display of quilts created by participants at my quilting retreats. In addition, we continue a wonderful tradition – A Day in the Country. During this day, my husband Bill and I share our home (an original 1870’s homestead), the lovely gardens and creative surroundings with our guests who enjoy hands-on mini classes, demonstrations, and wonderful country food.
Quiltings in the Country and my designs have been published in many quilting publications. I’ve taught around the United States from Alaska to California and presented at the International Quilt Market. For many years, my designs have been featured in the Quilter Magazine, Irish Quilting, and QuiltMaker and numerous other publications. Twice I was chosen as one of the Top 100 Designers in the US. In early January 2010, my story of my Great Grandmother’s Blue and While Quilts and updates of their original designs from the early 1900s are featured in Quilter Magazine. Currently I have a design, Chocolate and Creams, featured in The Quilter Magazine.
Nearly all the designs in my second show at Sola are my original designs. In some cases, you will discover one design interrupted with different colors and fabric designs. Nearly all the quilts were enhanced by the expert quilting of Bev Palm.
I have a passion for what I do. I try to keep my soul alive by doing what I love, and I intend to express myself honestly though my quilts. I realize we are all creative and influenced by our surroundings. I have an intimate connection with the influences of my life experiences and my environment. The loyalty and support of friends and family make a positive impact on by work and make it possible.
We all make choices about people, places, and things and that influences our work. I continue trying new designs and colors combinations until something clicks. One thing always leads to the next. I take pleasure in what truly pleases me and then I move onto more creative discoveries and never forget to appreciate all the influences in my world. I feel blessed to live the life I do.
Thanks for the second opportunity to go Solo with a Few Duets, a second time! Jane Quinn
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