Dream House Remix Sat, Jul 8, 2017 - Sun, Oct 8, 2017

Sat, Jul 8, 2017 - Sun, Oct 8, 2017

Pennisula Fine Art Center
101 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606  United States

The galleries at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center will be transformed into various rooms of the home -- living room, dining room, kitchen, bedroom, library, bathroom.  The theme is home is where the art is when you step into this exhibition.  The exhibition stretches our imagination about what home is and how these very familiar objects are transformed visually.  


Review in Washington Post

The Washington Post reviewed the Material as Medium exhibition at the Target Gallery earlier this year and even featured Pelt in their review!  The show was juried by Aaron Macintosh and featured a number of artists pushing the boundaries of the textiles field.  

Haystack Open Studio Residency

I will be heading up north to Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine for the month of June.  

I am honored to be one of the artists selected for the Open Studio Residency Program.   The residency provides two weeks of studio time and an opportunity to work in a supportive community of makers. The program accommodates approximately 50 participants—from the craft field and other creative disciplines—who have uninterrupted time to work in six studios (ceramics, fiber, graphics, iron, metals, and wood) to develop ideas and experiment in various media. Participants can choose to work in one particular studio or move among them depending on the nature of their work.  The Open Studio Residency fosters a dynamic exchange of ideas among peers. The school’s fab lab will also be open, providing an opportunity for experimentation with digital fabrication as a way for residents to augment and complement their creative practices. In addition to open studios, there will be time for participants to share work and discuss ideas across disciplines.  Residents include established and emerging artists working in a range of visual art and craft media.  The residency program is supported by Haystack’s Windgate Foundation Endowment for Programs. Other than the application fee, there is no charge to attend. It will run from May 28 - June 9, 2017. 


When the residency is over, I will stay up at Haystack for another two weeks to assist Jaydan Moore with his class, Found, happening during session 1.

Talk about dreams coming true, getting to call Haystack home for an entire month!

Homeward Bound: Juried Triennial March 3, 2017 - July 16, 2017

The Taubman Museum of Art is pleased to announce its first juried triennial Homeward Bound, a major exhibition presenting work in all media by artists living in the state.  Juried by Bradley Sumrall, chief curator of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, Louisiana, Homeward Bound showcases creativity from the Commonwealth.

Selected artists include:

Jennifer Anderson, Susan Bacik, Gerry Bannan, Michael Broth, Caryl Burtner, Carolyn Capps, Agnes Carbrey, Genesis Chapman, Mary Chiaramonte, JJ Cromer, Mariam Eqbal, Donna Essig, Suzanna Fields, Mercedes Fleagle, Juan Manuel Granados, Chris Gryder, Todd Hale, Jennifer Hand, Tim Harriss, Sarah Hazlegrove, Travis Head, Jay Hendrick, Barbara Iobst, Susan Jamison, Kelly Johnson, Aimee Joyaux, Maria Karametou, Kathleen Kennedy, Kurt Kindermann, L.S. King, Ryan Lauterio, Matt Lively, Lorie McCown, Edward Miller, Mead Mitchell, Anthony Norris, Tim O'Kane, Nikki Painter, Nina Rizzo, Eva Rocha, Matt Rose, Fiona Ross, Mary Ruff, Bill Rutherfoord, Alyssa Salomon, Jimmy Sconyers, Brian Sieveking, Robert Sites, Kristin Skees, Jacob Smith, Steve Stinson, Leigh Suggs, Toobz Muir, Sarah Vaughn, Kendra Wadsworth, Ronald Walton, Dane Webster, Kyle Wilson, and Millicent Young.

Whurk Magazine: Issue 47 Kathleen Kennedy Interview

Natalie Beyer interviewed me for Whurk Magazine.  Check out her article in the January 2017 issue or in the link above!

Material as Medium December 3, 2016 - January 15, 2017

Public Reception: Thursday, December 8 • 6 – 8pm • Juror Talk at 7pm

Target Gallery explores the future of contemporary fiber and textile art with Material as Medium. The juror for this exhibition is Aaron McIntosh.

We are pleased to present the artists selected for this exhibition:

Meg Arsenovic, Richmond, VA

Emma Balder, Denver, CO

Diana Baumbach, Laramie, WY

Arisa Brown, Everett, WA

Danielle Burke, Black Mountain, NC

Brooks Dierdorff, Orlando, FL

Julia Gartrell, Durham, NC

Lindsay Hall, Arlington, VA

Krista Heinitz, Eugene, OR

Hannah Hiaasen, Brooklyn, NY

Kathleen Kennedy, Richmond, VA

Tiffany Lange, Menomonie, WI

Matthew Paulson, Rockaway Beach, NY

Suzanna Scott, Ruston, LA

Meaghan Westfall, Rock Hill, SC

Katie Westmoreland, Brooklyn, NY

VOLUME: Quirk Gallery, October 6 - November 13

“This exhibition is centered on the idea of sound, space and growth and what happens when one singular voice, thought or idea is multiplied and magnified. Throughout history, and today, our collective female voice has been softer, easily cast aside. This show is about changing that dynamic; it is about turning up the volume. The artists featured represent a multitude of female voices that surround and inspire me. Each artist has approached the idea of volume and voice uniquely, but with the common themes of this exhibition drawing them together.” – Leigh Suggs, Curator

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