Smithsonian Show Opens Today – My Model Becomes Reality

April 10, 2014

Birdseye view of my booth Setting Up the Book Hello from Washington, DC where the 32nd Annual Smithsonian Craft Show is about to open. I don’t have time to write much as I need to get to my booth and straighten up a few things after the preview last night, but I wanted to share [...]

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Quilts: The New Geometry

April 3, 2014

Pure Abstraction – Yep – We Got It As I am preparing for the Smithsonian show another fabulous exhibit (including 2 of my textile paintings) is getting ready to open in Dallas. I absolutely love the curator’s (Sue Benner) statement for the show: Long before Mondrian’s Composition with Grid, quilters were making glorious geometric abstractions [...]

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ACC Baltimore Wrap up

April 1, 2014

My Booth – ACC Baltimore 2014 The Retrospective How’d Baltimore go?  Glad you asked (and many of you did!)  It’s taken a while to get around to writing this blog post because I came home and immediately jumped into teaching and preparing for the Smithsonian Show coming up next week. But as I prepare for [...]

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The Value of Questions – aka Smithsonian Prep

March 29, 2014

First scale model of my booth New Booth Setup One of the tasks on my list for Smithsonian Craft Show prep is to figure out how I am going to set up my booth. I’ve only done 2 previous booth shows and both times my booth was 8×15′ – this will be my first standard [...]

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Textile Paintings at the Smithsonian

March 22, 2014

Smithsonian Craft Show 2014 The Smithsonian Women’s Committee and I cordially invite you to the Smithsonian Craft Show, the country’s most prestigious juried show and sale of fine American sculptural objects and design. Join us for the 32nd annual celebration and enjoy:  A dazzling exhibition of creativity, innovation and technical mastery at the elegant and [...]

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Can’t make it to Philly? Images from my Adventure Art Exhibit!

March 12, 2014

Adventure Art on the Walls I traveled, I got inspired, I made art.  To complete the cycle, I now share my art back to the world that inspired me. I invite you to stop by my second solo exhibit at Bluestone Fine Art Gallery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania through March 29, 2014 to enjoy the textures [...]

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Adventure Art in Philadelphia

March 6, 2014

Postcards from Thailand #21 ©2014 Lisa Call 6 x 6 inches fabric, dye, thread, batting on stretched canvas $150 Last Week I’ve been home from Baltimore a week 10 days- much of that time a blur. Apparently the 2 hours of sleep I got between finishing tear down for the show Sunday night (repacking 500 [...]

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Being an Artist – The Master Class

February 25, 2014

Gregory Vasgerdsian Dusk 8 Mustard 15, Mustard 16 Mustard 13, Mustard 12 Mustard 17, Mustard 9 Mustard 19, Dusk 4 Mustard Spring 2013 ©2013 Gregory Vasgerdsian Oil on Canvas Gregory’s website “In 2013 I took the Master Class from Lisa Call with the idea of gaining extra momentum, focus and purpose with my painting. Stretching [...]

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Times up!

February 16, 2014

Conversations #1 ©2014 Lisa Call 6 x 18 inches fabric, dye, thread, batting on stretched canvas $425 Out of Runway In 11 hours I board the plane and head to Baltimore for the American Craft Council show. I’ve only got 3 big things left on my todo list: make the signs for my booth update [...]

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Yes to your unfolding future, Yes to your potential

February 11, 2014

Making It Happen I don’t watch many videos online because I find if I go down that path hours can go by and the room gets dark and next thing I know it’s bedtime and no artwork has been made. But for some reason the other day I watched This Video (I actually didn’t watch [...]

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