Amy Meissner | artist

November 2017

Hey, that newsletter I rarely write...

...because I'm head-down working, and winter.

Hello from Alaska!

You're receiving a fall update because you've signed up for a monthly(ish) newsletter on my website (thanks!), or because I'm interested in starting or continuing an art-related conversation with you. ​

(You can opt out at any time, but I hope you won't!)

Current & Upcoming Exhibitions

Layers, Manipulations, Sarratt Gallery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN (Jan 15 - Feb 23). David Heustess, curator.

Gilding the Lily: 200 Years of Embroidery in QuiltsNew England Quilt Museum, Lowell MA (Aug. 31 - Dec. 30). Pamela Weeks, curator.

In Death, Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts, Cedarburg WI (July 13 - Dec. 3). Alessandra Piano, curator.

Quilt NationalFoundry Art Center, St. Louis, MO (Oct. 6 - Dec. 1). Nancy Crow, Petra Fallaux & Art Martin, jurors.

Recent Blog Posts


Of course, no place like Nome.

24 hours anywhere is never enough, but a trip to Nome, Alaska, last week left me with a deeper understanding and a longing to return.
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Gilding the Lily 

I also traveled to Boston this fall to visit the New England Quilt Museum where I have 8 works in a current exhibition (below is the video we shot while there). The post includes other contemporary and historical works included in the exhibition.
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Inheritance Project Update


I've been engaged in a beautiful series of collaborative textile art workshops at the Anchorage Museum, made possible in part by a project grant from the Rasmuson Foundation. As of last night, we've completed 53 panels, on our way to over 70. Stay tuned for a blog post about that experience.

On December 2, I'm also offering a Family Workshop -- Needle & Story -- at the Anchorage Museum. There is still space, so local folks with kiddos, click the link to register before it fills right up!

I'm still receiving items for the Inheritance Project, and while I'm not officially crowdsourcing, I'm generally not turning anything away, either...but you may have to sweet talk me. Which is remarkably easy, apparently. For a recent post, see The 26th boxes of mystery.

Inheritance: makers. memory. myth. -- the body of work made from these raw materials and powerful narratives sent to me from all over the world -- will open at the Anchorage Museum May 2018, then travel to the State Museum in Juneau in December. The collaborative art project, this new mythology created by a new set of makers, will travel with it. 

Well done, makers.

You have my deep gratitude for your time, needle skills and stories.

XO Amy