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Diane Mularz

206 James Thurber Court

Falls Church, VA. 22046

needlescape@hotmail.com

 

Shows & Exhibits

Celebrating Virginia's Quilters

Virginia Quilt Museum

June - September 2000

Quilts from the Garden

Green Spring Gardens Park

December 1999-April 2000

Featured Artist

Maryland Quilts: Maryland Public Television Special

August 1999

Featured Artist

QuiltQuest, Inc., an online gallery

(http://www.quiltquest.com)

June 1999

Featured Artist of the Month

http://www.compuquilt.com/

February 1999

Traditional Quilts By Marylanders (Juried Show)

Senate Office Chambers, Annapolis, MD

January –April 1999

Needlescape: Fiber Art Fantasies

G Street Fabrics, Centreville, VA

November 1998

Needlescape: Fiber Art Fantasies

G Street Fabrics, Rockville, MD

October 1998

Woodlawn Plantation Annual Needlework Exhibit

Woodlawn Plantation, VA

1994

Woodlawn Plantation Annual Needlework Exhibit

Woodlawn Plantation, VA

1991

Commissioned Work

Hearts of Maryland, commemorative wall hangings for "Hearts are Wild in VEGAS" show, 1999.

Instructors

Wendy Etzel

Kaffe Fasset

Harriet Hargrove

Donna Radner

Jane Sassaman

Lois Smith

Judith Trager

 

 

Awards

Woodlawn Plantation Annual Needlework Exhibit, 3rd place, Adult Amateur, 1991

Woodlawn Plantation Annual Needlework Exhibit, 2nd place, Adult Amateur, 1988

Artist's Statement

Fiber as a medium for artistic expression has always had a place in my life but it was not until quilting that I discovered an effective form of self expression. And although my current focus is on the use of fabric in the layered form of quilts, my work often incorporates other fiber techniques that I have explored to include crochet, needlepoint, and embroidery. Fiber to me is a never ending palette of not only color, but pattern and texture. It provides the raw materials for expressing my emotions and thoughts as well as for interpreting the world around me. My creations include realistic and historically accurate works depicting a certain time period, event, or place as well as complete abstractions that serve as vehicles for the exploration of colors, patterns, and textures. This dichotomy exists in my work because at times a piece of fabric will be the inspiration for a work and at other times an idea will motivate the search and selection of fabric. Ultimately it is the ability to escape into a world of needle and thread from which emerges a unique fiber work that continually draws me to this medium; hence my logo – needlescape.