Surrounded by Family & Friends is a series of six life-sized thread-on-fabric tableaus that depict culturally diverse family groups and individuals who are caring for a loved one who is dying. This work invites a broad spectrum of response about dying as a natural part of life within the context of community and relationship.

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  • CONTENTS:  6 framed thread on fabric two-dimensional works: 2 measuring 56 x 44” and 43 x 55”, and 4 measuring 43 x 37”; 4 framed drawings: 2 each 23 x 20”; and 2 each 15 x 14”.
  • RUNNING FEET: Approximately 60 running feet -flexible.
  • MATERIALS SUPPLIED BY ARTIST: Exhibition Letter of Understanding, signage, labels, gallery checklist. 
  • PR MATERIALS: Images for Postcard, statements, quotes, and availability for publicity in conjunction with the exhibition.

EXHIBITION CATALOG: In full color. Also, artist’s books and prints available –on consignment.


SHIPPING & INSURANCE: Responsibility of borrowing institution, both ways.

CRATES: 4 Strongboxes: 51 x 66 x 5”; 2 Strongboxes: 34 x 42 x 4”.

ARTIST PRESENTATIONS: Key Note Lectures and Workshops under separate agreement.


2015     First Congregational Church Wolfeboro, Wolfeboro, NH

2013     Bigelow Gallery, United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, MN

2009     Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, NC

2008     American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine, Humanities Award

2008     “Holding Our Own”, film on Vermont Public Television broadcast

2008      The Mary Brogan Museum, Tallahassee, FL

2008      The Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, FL

2007      Hebrew Union College–Institute of Religion Museum, NYC, NY

2006     Maltwood Art Museum, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC

2005     Drury Gallery, Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT

2004     Washington Center for the Performing Arts, Olympia, WA

2003     Genet Gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

2003      Hospice of Central New York, Syracuse, NY

2003      Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH

2003     Thirty Distinguished Quilt Artists of the World, Tokyo, Japan

2002     Karl Drerup Gallery, Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH

2002      International Congress on Care of the Terminally Ill, Palais d Congres, Montreal, Canada

2002      San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, CA

2001      Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, VT