Welcome! Updated: May 2, 2013
New Summer Class! I'm excited to offer Kozo and Color at the wonderful Seastone Papers on Martha's Vineyard - June 9th.
I'm very pleased to be participating in the new Open Studios Residency at Haystack in May - June.
Summer 2013 Exhibitions:
May 10 - June 20: Humans Being 2, curated by Riva Lehrer, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago IL
July 27 - August 31: The 750 Show, ZIA Gallery, Chicago, IL
I've recently returned from two months on the road, enjoying a residency at the Ragdale Foundation, the Watermarks conference, and a full fellowship residency sponsored by the Joan Mitchell Foundation at the Vermont Studio Center.
I'm very pleased to be able to to offer you the opportunity to read Without Words, an excellent interview by Richard Minsky for his column in Fine Books and Collections magazine, in the Autumn 2012 issue.
Here is another excellent Q&A interview by Shannon Gallagher for ZIA: Gallery.
I'm proud to have contributed the back cover notes to Hanji Unfurled: One Journey into Korean Papermaking by Aimee Lee, published by Legacy Press (October 2012).
I'm honored to be included in the 21 International Contemporary Paper Artists section of Helen Hiebert's new dvd, The Papermaker's Studio Guide, released in Fall 2012.
Rust Belt Chic: The Cleveland Anthology is now available. I'm happy to be included in an article about odd early art activity by David C. Barnett: Tales of the Regional Art Terrorists.
I was honored to have been chosen as an inspiration for Laurie LeBreton's lovely paper installation River Song, in Inspired By: Celebrating Illinois Women Artists, August 24 - September 27 at Woman Made Gallery, Chicago.
I was pleased to see (S)Edition featured in a lovely article in Quiet Lunch Magazine.
I'm happy to have a few works included in 1000 Artists' Books, edited by Sandra Salamony and Donna and Peter Thomas. Available here or better yet, at your local bookstore.
Winter 2012 Exhibitions:
December1, 2012 - January 16, 2013: Melissa Jay Craig and Jonathan Ricci, ZIA Gallery, Winnetka IL
December 6-9: Art Aqua Miami, in conjunction with Art Miami / Basel, with ZIA: Gallery
Summer / Fall 2012 Exhibitions / Events:
May 25 - September 8: Instructor's Exhibition, Blain Galleries, Arrowmont, Gatlinburg , TN
June 3: Ragdale Day, exhibition and demo, Lake Forest IL - free!
July 13 - August 16: 20th Anniversary Invitational: 20 Jurors, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago IL
August 3 - September 1: Gallery Artists' Summer Exhibition, ZIA Gallery, Winnetka IL
August 24 - September 22: Paper III, Gallery Shoal Creek, Austin TX: Featuring new bookworks!
September 1-30: Re:Morse, solo exhibition, Art on Armitage, Chicago IL
September 16 - October 3: The Art of Handmade Paper, Featherstone Center for the Arts, Martha's Vinyard, MA
October 1 - 27: Thinking Outside The Book, Werkspace, Chicago IL (Chicago Artists' Month)
October 12 - November 10: Melissa Jay Craig, Jim Pernotto, Sally Matia: Artists Working In Paper, William Busta Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio (conference reception October 19)
Sensing Language (solo), Catch Gallery, St. Ambrose University Davenport, IA, January 17 - March 2
Paper In Space, Haggerty Gallery, University of Dallas, TX, February - April
Natural Cycles, co-curator with Shawn Sheehy, Ryerson Woods Preserve, November - December, 2011