Safe Keeping Online Gallery

Held in partnership with 108|ContemporarySafekeeping, SDA’s 2023 member exhibition, celebrates diverse works that push the evolution of textiles through the use of color, design, process, material, and concept. Juror Anita Fields, selected 42 artworks from more than 375 submissions. From zip ties (thats me!) to native prairie grasses, the exhibition incorporates a stunning range of materials to explore the concept of “safekeeping.” There are 40 artists included in the exhibition representing 26 states across the U.S. as well as three international artists.

See the show Online HERE

If you are in Tulsa OK, the exhibition is on display at 108 Contemporary; 108 E. Reconciliation WayTulsa, OK through July 23, 2023.

New Emotional Baggage Cart Commission

I am pleased to announce that the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh has commissioned a new emotional baggage cart for their collection.


Woebegone: Emotional Baggage Cart

Neon painted recovered shopping cart, waterproof reflective tape and blacklight strip

woven with plastic grocery & newspaper bags, paracord and t-shirt yarn.

42” x 24” x 42”, 63 ½ LBs

I even wrote a poem for the occasion….

Woe Be Gone

Woeful news likes to go viral.

I will not let this despair settle in, like forlorn fog.

I will find something to rejoice.

Convert bad news into cheerful song.

And unshackle this emotional baggage from my spirit.

Woe Be Gone…

I am so grateful to have my bottlecap pony bead braids included in Surface Design Association Spring 2023 online exhibition. Take a look at all the fantastic work included in the show.

Curator Statement

Afterlives, our Spring 2023 Selections Online Exhibition, features artists who consider an artwork’s lifespan before and beyond the moment of creation. Whether material or conceptual, their artistic transformations foreground lived experiences including migration, childhood, disability, and climate anxiety. These artists pull us in close and invite us to connect through shared identities or empathize with those outside our own.

Destini Ross (she/they), Guest Curator

June Exhibitions & Beyond


Surface Design: Safekeeping

Exhibition Dates: June 2- July 23

Textile Talk Virtual Program – June 21, 2023

Location: 108 Contemporary; 108 E Reconciliation Way Tulsa OK

Free Your Mind@ MAFA 2023 Conference

Exhibition Dates: June 22- June 25, 2023

Location: Millersville University, Millersville, PA


Each One Teach One: Preserving the Legacy in Perpetuity 

Exhibition Dates: March 17 – August 27, 2023

Location: The Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road Morristown, NJ

Triggered, Truth & Transformation @ Wa Na Wari

Exhibition Dates: April 22, 2023- July 17, 2023

Location: Wa Na Wari, 911 24th Avenue, Seattle WA 

For Venus & Serena @ Governors Island

Exhibition Dates: May 5- October 2023

Location: Art Crawl Harlem, 406B Colonels Row, Governors Island, New York NY

Black Art in the Sun

Exhibition Dates: May 15- August 15

Location: Atrium Gallery; 10 Court Street, Morristown NJ

Afterlives – SDA’s Spring 2023 Selections Online Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: May 19-June 30

See it HERE


Triggered, Truth & Transformation @ The Lab

Exhibition Dates: July 1, 2023- September 17, 2023   

Location: The Lab at Krasl Art Center.  707 Lake Blvd, St Joseph, MI

Excellence In Fibers

Exhibition Dates:August 23, 2023 – January 7, 2024.

Location: San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles; 520 S First St, San Jose, CA

My work is…

My work includes two-dimensional works, sculptural pieces, and installation in which the surface details draw the viewer inward to explore materiality. 

Detail view, Head Full of Joyful Noise, Purple Orchid