Mary Diamond   www.squareonpoint.com


 biography

  
  Fabric artist Mary Diamond fashions wall
  quilts, wearable art and soft sculpture. Her
  work is inspired and influenced by her
  natural surroundings in her beloved Finger
  Lakes region of upstate New York. Through
  her exploration of nature's palette and
  textures, the teaching of fiber art
  workshops and the exhibition of her work in
  fiber art venues nationally and
  internationally, Mary keeps her artistic
  horizon expanding.

  "Although I start the creative process with a particular idea and with a collection of natural
  objects such as leaves, stones, and shells, the fiber piece will quickly take over." Mary
  explains the serendipity of the creative process and claims that it is definitely the fiber art
  muse who leads her on. Some of her pieces elicit a thoughtful response from the viewer, and
  others, with their sense of whimsy, fetch a smile.

  Presently Mary is focusing in cloth portraiture, looking at the human identity in relation to its  
  environment.  She also enjoys working with African prints, strongly influenced by a half-year
  residence in Kenya.


invitational exhibits, show competitions, publication inclusion and awards

2010      Historic Quilts Celebrating Women’s Issues; White River Valley Museum, Auburn, WA

              The Festival of Quilts; National Exhibition Center, Birmingham, England

              Evolutions 2010; Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Golden, CO

              Lowell Quilt Festival, Lowell. MA

              AQS Quilt Show & Contest, Knoxville, TE

              Cheers; Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival XXI, Hampton, VA

              AQS Quilt Show & Contest, Lancaster, PA

              500 Art Quilts, Lark Books, 2010, p.127

                 Secrets of Digital Printing – From Camera to Quilt, Lura and Kerby Smith, 2010, p.91

 

2009      It’s the Getting There . . .; Pacific International Quilt Festival XVIII, Santa Clara, CA

              Northeast Quilts Unlimited, Arts Center / Old Forge, NY

                     Viewers’ Choice Award

              Northwest Quilting Expo, Portland, OR

                     Art Quilt – First Place

              AQS Quilt Expo, Knoxville, TE

              Tappan Z Gallery, Tarrytown, NY

              Cannery Row Studios, Redondo Beach, CA

              The Loft Gallery, San Pedro, CA

              2009 Musings, SAQA, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum, Grand Rapids, MI

                 Tri-State Quilt Competition, The Quilt Festival of NJ, Somerset, NJ

        

2008      Virginia is for Quilters; Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival X, Hampton, VA

              A Personal Landscape: Contemporary Art Quilts; Tyler Gallery of Art, SUNY at Oswego, NY

              Images: Lowell Quilt Festival, Lowell, MA

                     Honorable Mention

              Quilting with Altitude; Denver National Quilt Festival, Denver, CO

              Quilters' Heritage Celebration, Lancaster, PA

 

2007      Quilts=Art=Quilts; Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY

              Circle of Life, A Quilters’ Gathering; Eastcoast Quilters Alliance, Bedford, NY

              Northeast Quilts Unlimited 2007, Arts Center/Old Forge, Old Forge, NY

                      Master Quilter Division, Honorable Mention

 

2006      2006 World Quilt Competition, World Quilt Show X - New England; On Tour

                     Best Use of Color Award

              Artist as Quiltmaker XII; Firelands Association for the Visual Arts, Oberlin, OH

              On the Cutting Edge; Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival XVII, Hampton, VA

 

2005      Northeast Quilts Unlimited, Old Forge, NY

              Quilts for a Cause; Quilters' Heritage Celebration, Lancaster, PA

              Quilts of Central New York; Avenue Art Gallery, Endicott, NY

               


2004      World Quilt & Textile: Grand Rapids, MI, Manchester, MA: On Tour

              Small Art Quilt Works; The Main Street Gallery, Groton, NY

              Blue Heron Gallery; Wellfleet, MA

              Quilter’s Holiday; Quilters Consortium of NYS, Inc., Syracuse, NY

                        Chapter of the National Quilting Association, Inc., First Place

        

2003      Quilts=Art=Quilts; Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY

              Uptown Quilts; Westerville, OH

                 Quilt Safari; Quilters’ Heritage Celebration, Lancaster, PA

                 

2002      Masterpieces: A Voyage of Self-Discovery; International Quilt Festival, Houston TX: On Tour

                 Celebrate Diversity; Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Golden, CO