russ little

mixed media fiber artist

 

JURIED, INVITATIONAL & SOLO EXHIBITIONS

(J juried; S solo; I invitational)

  • "Transgressing Traditions: Contemporary Textiles by the Surface Design Association," 2016 (J)
  • "Anything Goes," Art Cloth Network, 2015 (J)
  • "Material View," Art Cloth Network, 2014 (J)
  • “Moving in Circles: Art Quilts by Russ Little,” Greenbelt Community Center Gallery, 2013 (S)
  • “Interpretations,” Art Cloth Network, 2012 (J)
  • “Quilts=Art=Quilts,” Schweinfurth Art Center, 2012 (J)
  • “ArtLibs,” Harmony Hall Regional Center, 2012 (I)
  • “Art Quilts,” Johns Hopkins University, Rockville Campus 2012 (I)
  • “Beyond the Line”, Art Cloth Network, 2011 (J)
  • “What Remains: New work by the Greenbelt Community Center Artists in Residence,” 2011 (J)
  • “24 X 80″, Art Cloth Network, 2010 (J)
  • Laurel Art Guild 41st Annual Open Exhibition, 2010 (J)
  • “My Island: New work by the Greenbelt Community Artists in Residence,” 2009 (J)
  • “Unexpected Patterns: Quake!”, Art Cloth Network, 2009 (J)
  • Laurel Art Guild 40th Annual Open Exhibition, 2009 (J)
  • “Amazing Art Quilts”, Studio Art Quilt Associates, 2008 (J)

COMMISSIONED WORKS

  • Advent Altar Hangings, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, College Park, MD
  • Liturgical Stoles, Various Private Collections

PRESENTATIONS & LECTURES

  • “Lecture: “Making Marks on Cloth: The how and why of mixed media fiber art,” Laurel Art Guild, May 2012.
  • “A Spiritual Journey in Cloth: Reflections on art and faith”, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Feb 2009.
  • “Art Cloth: How plain white cloth becomes colorful and lively art”, Explorations Unlimited, Greenbelt Community Center, Nov 2008

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Art Cloth Network, juried member (2008 – present)
  • Artist-in-Residence, Greenbelt Community Center (2008 – 2013)
  • Studio Art Quilt Associates
  • Surface Design Association

EDUCATION

  • BS, Geography, James Madison University, 1985
  • MA, Geography, State University of New York at Binghamton, 1988

ART TRAINING

Jane Dunnewold

  • “Complex Cloth Intensive,” Pro Chemical & Dye, 2006
  • “Eye of the Hurricane”, 2012

Kerr Grabowski

  • “Two of a Kind: Think of Silkscreen & Batik,” (with Rayna Gillman) Peters Valley Craft Center, 2007
  • “Merging Pattern & Content,” Crow Timber Frame Barn, 2008
  • “Deconstructed Retreat/Workshop,” Artist’s studio, Bay St. Louis, MS, 2012

Carol Soderlund

  • “Color Mixing for Dyers I,” Pro Chemical & Dye, 2008
  • “Color Mixing for Dyers II,” Crow Timber Frame Barn, 2010
  • “Layers Upon Layers”, Crow Timber Frame Barn, 2010
  • “Dyeing to Discharge, ” Pro Chemical & Dye, 2011
  • “True Colors: Developing a Personal Palette,” Crow Timber Frame Barn, 2012
  • “Neutral Territory: 50 Shades of Gray & 50 Shades of Brown,” Crow Timber Frame Barn, 2014

David Hornung

  • “COLOR: A Workshop for Artists & Designers,” Crow Timber Frame Barn, 2009
  • “Collage,” Crow Timber Frame Barn, 2014
  • “Elements of Design & Composition: Part I & Part II” Crow Timber Frame Barn, 2015

Dorothy Caldwell

  • "Human Marks," Crow Timber Frame Barn, 2016

Nancy Crow

  • “Best of Strip Piecing I & II”, Crow Timber Frame Barn, 2010

Jan Myers-Newbury

  • “Pole, Fabric and Dye: A Perfect Combo,” Newark Museum, 2011