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I designed a shirt for the Curated Tee http://www.thecuratedtee.com/

November 2014

I now have some hand-printed cards availible at the CCA Shop!  Full Moon Calendars and Holiday Pretzel Cards are now availible in Santa Fe


I am showing some works at the Inpost Artspace in Albuquerque.  The opening reception is Friday November 7th from 5-8pm.


August 2014

PLUSH - A Stuffed Portfolio is finished! Kit Leffler and I have been working hard to get this pritmaking portfolio finished for MAPC - Detroit.  It turned out really fun and I would love to do another one.  Yay for stuffies!

July 2014

Carrot Man is on the Etsy Blog!  Check it out.


June 2014

My installation Build/Re-Build was selected to be a part of SURFACE: Emerging Artists in New Mexico at the Harwood Art Center in Albuquerque.  Through the program I was able to attend a fantastic professional developement workshop. I also recieved a future show at Inpost Gallery.


April 2014

Happy Spring!  There is a new print availible in the shop PretzelPretzel

March 2014

I am excited to have PLUSH (a stuffed portfolio) accepted into MAPC PRINT CITY: Detroit 2014

This project invites participants to explore the world of printed, plush and stuffed objects. The portfolio, which will be soft in nature, will be formatted to fit inside a fabric carrying-tote. The 12 artists included are asked to explore non-traditional format through fabric printing and sewing. This portfolio will scrutinize attitudes on high vs. low art and handmade vs. manufactured products. Through this process the concept of binaries as related to art will be challenged and considered by both maker and viewer.

Stay tuned for the artists and updates on the project!

December 2013

Happy Holidays!  I received these tiles from the kiln some time back.  A few will be posted here for sale.  Also a holiday card.  https://www.etsy.com/shop/pretzelpretzel

July 2013

During my June travels I dropped off some hand printed stuffies to Wonder Fair Gallery and Shop in Lawrence, KS.  Meet Good Day/Bad Day Cat!


March 2013

"Bear Skin Rug" Silkscreen and Embroidery

I have donated this piece to the Lawrence Arts Center 2013 Art Auction.


January 2013

I have moved!  My new location is in beautiful Santa Fe, NM.  It is a huge transition.  I am excited to get to know my new terrain.

"In The Background" portfolio has been accepted into the RISD Museum's permanant collection.  It is a great portfolio.  Yoonmi Nam did a wonderful job making it come all together.  Read more about it here.

September 2012

"Tangle" Love Library Artist Book

The Love Library is coming to the Spencer Museum of Art and I have been asked by Michael Krueger to be a part of it! Take a look at artist Chido Johnson's great project: http://letstalkaboutlovebaby.com/english/kansas.html

I have been invited by Wonder Fair Gallery to create a paper mask for an upcoming exchange print exhibition in October.

September 2012

I spent a few days in Joplin, MO as a visiting artist while setting up my show.  I had had so much wonderful help and met some great people.  This is an installtion shot of the show.

August 2012

I will be showing some new drawings and an installation in the Spiva Gallery on the Missouri Southern State campus (Joplin, MO). 

June 2012

I have been working on a temporary public art project through the Avenue of the Arts in Kansas City, MO that will be up through September.  My installation the "Ice Storm" is located on Central & 10 Street KCMO.

I am excited that it is almost complete and that the outcome is very close to my proposal visually.  The project has been challenging in terms of scale and working with the natural elements.  I had some supportive and helpful people working with me along the way.  The opening for all of the installtions for Avenue of the Arts is Friday, June 15th (4:30-6:30).

May 2012

I love living Lawrence, KS.  It is a great community!  When a local record store, Love Garden, asked me to put some work in the shop I was really excited.  I went to work creating some special porcelain lp's.  They will be up for the month of June.  Here is a little write-up:


April 2012

Ceramic Endeavors!  For the past year I have been taking ceramic lessons at the Lawrence Arts Center where I teach community printmaking classes.  I really have fallen in love with hand-building and surface decoration and I am excited to continue to make more things.  I have brought the small cat heads to Wonder Fair  to be sold in the shop during their upcoming "Cat People" show.  Other works will be displayed this summer.


March 2012

I have 2 pieces included in this exhibiton.

Right Here Over There

Lexington Art League - Loudoun House Gallery - Lexington, KY

March 23 – May 13, 2012

Right Here Over There is an exhibition exploring the physical, mental, and metaphoric landscapes of place and their indelible link to memory. Throughout our lives we are surrounded by a world punctuated by varying spaces, climates, geographies, buildings, and cultures. Accumulating in layers over time, pieces of our physical world provide visual reference points for how we understand one another and ourselves.  Curated by Becky Alley (LAL Exhibitions and Programs Director). 


I am really excited about this portfolio exchange that I am in based on repeat imagery for SGC 2012.  


"Sisters" silkscreen and woodcut

In The Background
Themed Portfolio for 2012 SGCI Conference in New Orleans, LA
In The Background exchange portfolio will be a tribute to our decorative and commercial printmaking history. The styles, patterns and the subject matters depicted in each print reveal how we locate ourselves geographically, socially, culturally, and historically: where we live, where we came from, and where we want to go.

Often in the background, the use of wallpaper throughout history has been of an ephemeral nature. Whether it was used to transport ourselves to a picturesque French landscape in our own living rooms or to cover and conceal what lies underneath, wallpaper has the ability to create a mood and atmosphere. As styles changed over time, so did the coverings on our walls.

Artists will make their own wallpaper designs based on their diverse interests and backgrounds while addressing the culture of this man-made environment and the potential transformation of an interior space. Using both conventional and unconventional subject matters, each print will be a sample wallpaper section with the potential to expand to become a continuous pattern. The completed portfolio could resemble a high-end wallpaper sample book providing a sense of potential to be used as wallpapers, and at the same time, each print will be able to stand alone as an image.

There are some great artists in this portfolio (Artists: Kristi Arnold, Katie Baldwin, Laura Berman, Teresa Cole, Christa Dalien, Kristina Estell, Adriane Herman, Mary Anne Jordan, Mari LaCure, Yoonmi Nam, Serena Perrone, Nicolette Ross).  Take a look at what they have been working on.
Nicolette Ross http://www.hellochicagoblog.blogspot.com/2012/02/in-background-update.html
Yoonmi Nam http://yoonminam.wordpress.com/2012/01/19/my-toile-wallpaper/

January 2012

I am donating the following work to the 2012 Kansas City Artist Coalition art auction which will take place on February 18th.  http://www.kansascityartistscoalition.org/auction/auction.html

9" x 12" acrylic & pencil on paper

December 2011

Are you looking for some handmade holiday gifts?  I am participating in a Sip&Shop event in Lawrence, KS on December 9th with some great artists.  I will have some screen printed stuffies and letterpress cards available.  



November 2011

Here is a cool video made by Wonderfair of the fireplace installation from their "Hibernation" show using my screen printed bricks.

Installing Christa Dalien's Screenprinted Fireplace from Wonder Fair on Vimeo.

October 2011

My friends at the Wonderfair Gallery in Lawrence, KS do some great things.  I am excited to see what they have in store this weekend for the new "Hibernation" show which is going to feature some quilts by my grad school pal Kim.  Her quilts are so nice, see some here http://www.etsy.com/shop/kimem.  They have also turned my screen printed bricks into a cozy fireplace!  http://www.wonderfair.com/index.php?/news/

This image I designed is going to be printed on the pint glasses at the 3rd Annual Friends of the League Party.  I really love the Social Service League and am so excited they decided to use my image (inspired by all the great things I a have found while shopping there).  Come out on November 5th and for a small donation get a pint glass and support the League.  http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=178105932268498

I am currently working on works on paper/installation for a show at the Jacqueline B Charno Gallery in Kansas City, MO. 

OCTOBER 14 - NOVEMBER 18, 2011
Artists talks begin at 6:00pm
Reception to follow 7-8:30pm


Here is a couple shots of the gallery taken by the KCAC.


I am really excited that spring 2012 Kansas City Avenue of the Arts is a go!  I will be creating a temporary public artwork through this great program. http://www.kcmo.org/CKCMO/Depts/GeneralServices/Facility/MunicipalArtCommission/AvenueoftheArts/index.htm

The Charlotte Street Foundation is a fantastic organization in Kansas City that supports artists in many ways.  In 2009-2010 I was awarded a Studio Residency, and I have been a part of a few exhibitions at Paragraph Gallery.  They used one of my images as a button for a recent fundraiser.


April 2011


I did a small installation in a local storefront window for a show put together by a friend, Alicia Kelly.


> My work was selected as a purchase award in the show

I have a few drawings in the faculty show at the Mulvane Museum.  The museum is located on the Washburn campus in Topeka, KS.


I spent 2 wonderful weeks in August creating work at the Kimmel Harding Center for the Arts in Nebraska City, Ne.


A portfolio I am organizing of printed paper toys is going to be exhibited at the MAPC conference in October.  If you are in Minneapolis check this conference out  . . . . it is going to be great!