KAREN JOHNSON

Fibre Artist

 

Education:

1974 Teaching Diploma  University of British Columbia

1973 Bachelor of Home Economics (Clothing & Textiles Major] University of Manitoba

Numerous workshops by well-known quilt artists have helped me focus on the design and techniques that are a part of my ongoing quilt journey.

Exhibitions:

Solo:

2013 Langley Centennial Museum      Foyer Artist  Mar.15-May 15 “Circle” series

Duo:

2016 “Soul Journeys” Oct. 17 -23 with Katie Stein Sather; Unitarian Church of Vancouver

2008 Langley Quilters’ Guild Show     Featured Artist with Lil Erikson

Invitational:

2014 Canadian Quilters’ Association/ACC It’s Time for Colour Travelling Exhibit

         "On Basic Black”

Juried:

2018 Canadian Quilters' Association/ACC National Juried Show Vancouver, B.C. 

" Near the Nikomekl"

"Poplar Leaves #1"

"Streamside Stillness"

2015 La Connor Quilt and Fiber Arts Festival, La Connor Washington “Windowpanes” Fiber Art

2014 La Connor Quilt and Fiber Arts Festival, La Connor Washington

          “Woven Medley” Fiber Art

          “Yukata Blues” Wall Quilt

2013 Association of Pacific West Quilters, Tacoma, Washington

          "Green Moon of Darkover” Art Nonrepresentational

2013 La Connor Quilt and Fiber Arts Festival, La Connor Washington

          “Green Moon of Darkover” Original Design Abstract Pictorial Wall

2013 Canadian Quilters’ Association/ACC National Juried Show,  Penticton B.C.

          "Earth’s Beauty” Original Design Nonrepresentational Wall  Quilt

          "Paper Collaged Leaves” Original Design Nonrepresentational Wall Quilt

          "Green Moon of Darkover” Original Design Nonrepresentational Wall Quilt

          “Celebration” Original Design Nonrepresentational Wall Quilt

           "Layered Circles – Triad” Original Design Nonrepresentational Wall Quilt

          "Still Life Bouquet” Original Design Abstract Pictorial Wall Quilt

          “Colima Croton #1” Original Design Abstract Pictorial Wall Quilt

2010 Canadian Quilters’ Association/ACC National Juried Show, Calgary, AB

         " Fall”

2008 Canadian Quilters’ Association/ACC National Juried Show, St. John’s NFLD

         " Mexican Circles”

2004 Canadian Quilters’ Association/ACC National Juried Show, Winnipeg, MB

         "Earth Goddess”

Group:

2018 - 2020 Conversations Fibre Art Network "Moving Through Chaos"

2017 –2019 Botanical Reflections Fibre Art Network  “Polar Leaves #2

2016- 2018 Ekphrastic Fibre Art Network “Remembering Our Stories”

2015 -2017 On The Wind Travelling Show, Fibre Art Network

           "Seeking Wisdom (On the Wind)”

2015 -2017 Canadiana, Fibre Art Network “Roots”

2013 –2015 Fibrescapes, Fibre Art Network “Queen of Fibre Diamonds”

2013- 2016 Abstracted, Fibre Arts Network “Colours on the Rock”

2012 -2013 Langley Arts Council Artists in Residence Gallery  

2012-2014 Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) Best of the West Touring Show

          “Guacamole Still Life” 

Awards:

2018 Canadian Quilters’ Association/ACC National Juried Show, Vancouver, B.C.

         " Streamside Stillness" 3rd place for Art Abstract Wall Quilt

2015 Canadian Quilters’ Association/ACC National Juried Show, Lethbridge, AB

         " Yukata Blues” 2nd Place for Original Interpreted Traditional  Wall Quilt

         "Windowpanes” 3rd place for Original Design Abstract Pictorial Quilt

          Jurors: Mary Ann Musgrove, Bergen Rose, Larkin Jean Van Horn

2014 La Connor Quilt and Fiber Arts Festival, Washington

         "Woven Medley” received Honorable Mention

         Jurors :Mary Ann Musgrove, Bergen Rose, Larkin Jean Van Horn

2013 La Connor Quilt and Fiber Arts Festival, Washington

        " Green Moon of Darkover”  Honorable Mention

        Jurors: Opal Cocke, Sonia Grasvik, Pat Thompson

2013 Canadian Quilters’ Association/ACC National Juried Show, Penticton, BC

         " Earth’s Beauty” 2nd prize Original Design Nonrepresentational Wall Quilt

         Jurors: Judy Villette, Betty Manuel, Brenda Millar

Publications/Media:

Self-authored Articles:

FAN Newsletter Jan. 2017 “Deconstructed Screen Printing”

Canadian Quilter Magazine Winter 2013 “Surface Design Round Robin”

Canadian Quilter Magazine Spring 2013 “Couching Exchange”

Canadian Quilter Magazine Summer 2006 “Wearable Art Sparked an Interest in the

          Design Process”

Publications:

Quilters’ Connections Magazine Heather MacArthur Winter 2014/15 Show and Tell

          Featuring Karen Johnson

Langley Hospice Newsletter 2007 Langley Hospice Memorial Quilt: a Creative Work 

          of Art to Honour Our loved Ones”

Canadian Quilter Magazine  Autumn 2003 Emil Johnson Mother/Daughter Quilters

Commissions:

2010 “Fall” Private Collection

2010 “ Northern Skies” Private Collection

2006 “Circles of Life” (Wall Hanging) and “Circles of Life” (Quilt) Langley Hospice

2000 “Cayley, Alberta” Private Collection

 Teaching:

2015 On staff at the Langley Centennial Museum, Fort Langley as a fibre art instructor.

2005 – present Have taught a variety of art quilting and fabric dyeing techniques  to local guilds and groups as well as class projects with secondary school students.

Professional Activities:

2016 FAN Coordinator

2015 FAN Retreat Organizing Committee

2014 Co-organized the FAN Travelling Exhibit “Canadiana”

2009/10 and 2005/06 Program/Workshop Chair, Langley Quilters’ Guild

2002 Founding member and first president of the Langley Quilters’ Guild

Professional Affiliations:

Fibre Art Network 2013

Studio Art Quilt Associates 2011

Pacific Northwest Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum

Langley Quilters’ Guild 2002

Canadian Quilters’ Association/ACC

 

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