SERVICES FOR COLLECTORS, ARTISTS,
I offer a variety of curatorial and consulting
services to collectors, institutions, and artists. I have worked
with quilt, decoy, and folk art collectors and served as a consultant
to a number of museums as well as to Sotheby's auction house.
Please don't hesitate to call or write me for more information.
CONSULTANT AND ART ADVISOR
Knowledge is power. Every serious collector
needs and relies on unbiased expert advice. My expertise and
many years of experience can save you time and money and help
you avoid costly mistakes. I have worked with many museums, businesses,
and private collectors to analyze and catalog collections and
set goals for collection development and care.I can act as your
private curator and help you focus your collecting activities,
set realistic goals, and find and acquire appropriate objects.
I can also advise on museum-quality care, display, and conservation
of your collections. For more information, click here.
I can plan and organize your
exhibition, make arrangements for object loans, photography and
shipping, and write and edit catalogs. I have curated exhibitions
at the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian Institution's
Renwick Gallery, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, the Shelburne
Museum, the Dallas Museum of Natural Science, the University
of Michigan Art Museum, the New England Quilt Museum, and many
other institutions. I have also curated major exhibitions at
major quilt festivals in the US, Europe, and Japan (including the landmark exhibition, "The 100 Best American Quilts
of the 20th Century," shown at International Quilt Festival
in 1999), and written and contributed
to many exhibition catalogs.
Current, accurate, market-based appraisals
are essential to every collector, institution, or artist. I offer
formal written appraisals of quilts for tax and insurance purposes.
I have appraised objects for artists, collectors, and institutions
wishing to establish and document insurance values for their
work and for collectors donating to museums.
AUTHOR, EDITOR, BOOK PACKAGER
I have written many critically
acclaimed books, articles, and essays on traditional and contemporary
folk art and hand crafts, and have edited and have produced books,
catalogs, and calendars for museums, corporations, publishers,.and
individuals I can help you produce a high quality publication
and provide expert design, photography, printing, and distribution
options to you, taking your idea from concept to bound book or
facilitating anything in between. For more information on books
I have written, click here.
SHOW AND CONTEST JUROR
I have acted as judge or juror
for dozens of quilt shows, contests, and competitions, including Quilt National, Quilt Visions, The
Husqvarna Gallery of Quilt Art, The Millennium Quilt Contest,
The Great Arkansas Quilt Festival, The Front Range Quilters "Elements"
exhibition, Hands All Around: International Quilts, and Tactile
Architecture. My extensive curatorial knowledge and broad artistic
perspective will lend depth and credibility to any show or contest.