FADE TO RED Ink and colored pencil on Bristol paper 18 x 24 inches 2023   FADE TO RED is one of the drawings that will be displayed as part of ON THE GRID at Riffe Gallery in Columbus, OH curated by Kelly Dietrick. ON THE GRID July 27 – October 4, 2024 Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery, Columbus, Ohio OPENING Saturday, 27 July from 2-4 77 S High St,

This is the Future of Non-Objective Art

My piece, SHELL, will be displayed as part of the non-objective exhibition, This is the Future of Non-Objective Art, to be held at Atlantic Gallery, a cooperative artist-run gallery in NYC. Shimmering Quality of Light This drawing is part of an exploration into color and the creation of shimmering light with juxtaposing lines (“threads”) and cross-hatching (“weaves”)–a geometry achieved using the simplest of materials: a set of children’s colored pencils.

CE QUI SE TRAME (What’s Going On) Paris

This work will be shown as part of a group show of 11 international artists exhibiting abstract textiles at a gallery in Paris (11ème) that is solely dedicated to non-objective, abstract art. CE QUI SE TRAME (What’s Going On) Abstract Textiles group exposition 19 February – 2 March 2024 Vernissage (Opening) Wednesday 21 February 6pm to 9pm Galerie Abstract Project, 11 ème, Paris (5 Rue des immeubles Industriels, 75011)  

Rethinking the Landscape

    Rethinking the Landscape LAND ROCK MOUNTAIN is in an online group show at Conversations with Artists from October 1st – November 30th, 2023 Land Rock Mountain Triptych III (Green) is on permanent display at Conversations with Artists. This is the story of my chase for an elusive blue I had seen in a photograph of Iceland. This blue represented everything I wanted–still, frozen, pure. I had never been

Biennale internationale d’art non objectif

My work has been accepted into the Biennale internationale d’art non objectif for international abstract artists in Le-Pont-de-Claix FRANCE, opening 14 September 2023. The title is Encore Nous (Us Again). I hope to attend the opening to meet the other artists. Curated by painter Roland Orépük. For more information about Roland and his long association with abstract art and the development of contemporary art in Grenoble, see https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roland_Or%C3%A9p%C3%BCk.

Social Justice Art of the Twenties

RAINBOW WAVE (US 2022 midterms), 2022, Ink and coloured pencil on paper 19 x 24 inches unframed “The subject matter often chooses me. I could have been content to create shiny, happy artworks except for the fact that the world is in bad shape and it was calling out to me.” I am honored to share that my work is part of this collection by Jacqueline Amy Jackson, which showcases

Residency at Galerie Abstract Project, Paris

In August, I will be Artist-in-Residence at Galerie Abstract Project in Paris, France for two weeks. Galerie Abstract Project 5 rue des immeubles industriels 75011 Paris Residency: 14 Aug – 31 Aug 2023 _________________ mon texte en français: la mémoire de la couleur dépend du jour Le travail en techniques mixtes de Klare présente une esthétique contemporaine explorant l’abstraction, la précision, la géométrie, la matérialité et le processus, évoquant une présence

The Drawing Box group show in Glasgow

  This work is part of my research on color. The Drawing Box is an international initiative of independent artists, started by Diane Henshaw from Northern Ireland.  I have been observing and enjoying the work of its members for several years and I recently decided to join in the group exhibit Call-and-response/Antiphony/Flyting to be shown in Glasgow, September 2023.     From the Artist Brief: “In Scotland, an old poetic

Simultaneous group exhibitions: Berlin + Bridgeport CT

I am exhibiting at the inaugural “Art-teenth” show and live celebration of creative freedom on the Juneteenth holiday in Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA. In addition, as well as the simultaneously running “Exquisite Codes” exhibition in Berlin, Germany. In this show SHIM repurposes the exquisite corpse technique to break down barriers to entry in the art world and promote inclusivity. By leveraging the concept of the exquisite corpse to create a collaborative

ART NEWS: August in Paris

News from the latest newsletter (to be added to the list, go here): ___ ART NEWS: August In Paris EXPERIMENT COLOR STUDY From Paris to Le-Pont-de-Claix Hello Art Friends ! I will be Artist-in-Residence at Galerie ABSTRACT PROJECT in Paris in August, then to Le-Pont-de-Claix (near Grenoble) for a group show of international abstract artists. I would love to have you with me on this journey. Les Moulins de Villancourt,

LAUNCH: Ethics and Aesthetics of the Useful

My small sculpture work has been included in the bilingual (English/French) publication, Of Socially Engaged Art in Québec: Ethics and Aesthetics of the Useful, in the essay on a collaborative project, What is art for? (2020) by Kathleen Vaughan, MFA, PhD. Launch event is at Centre Skol on Thursday, August 31, from 5 to 7 p.m.  Skol is at 372 Ste-Catherine St. W. (also known as the Belgo Building), unit 314,


I made this piece for the virtual show NATURAL IMPRESSIONS curated by Museu Têxtil (founded in São Paulo, Brazil, and currently located in New Orleans LA). Working from maps, graffiti art, and vintage boro pieces I found as my inspiration.   Here is the text from the NATURAL IMPRESSIONS catalogue: Cloth as a metaphor: thread transforms into a line, and fabric becomes paint. Rescued textiles, objects, drawings, text, and various

Strange Artifacts to be shown at TOTAL DESIGN

strange artifacts I (small), strange artifacts II (large) Pottery fountain shards, thread, PVA Small: approx 1 (or 2) x 2 (or 3) x .5 inches, large: 7 x 5 x 2 inches and 3.5 x 6 x 3.5 inches TOTAL DESIGN at Troppus Projects, Kent OH (USA) Art. Design. Craft. Furniture. Functional. Nonfunctional. Wearable. Livable. Audible. Kinetic. Urban. Rural. High-brow. Low-brow…

Social Justice Art of the Twenties

UK-based artist, curator, activist, and collector Amy Jackson (https://www.instagram.com/thisisamyjackson/) will be including my work, RAINBOW WAVE, in her upcoming book, Social Justice Art of the Twenties. MORE DETAILS TO COME!   RAINBOW WAVE (US 2022 midterms) Ink and colored pencil on paper 19 x 24 inches unframed

Exquisite Corpses and Juneteenth

  I am happy to report that my work will be included in the following exhibition as part of SHIM Social Justice:   Juneteenth Location: Court Square Exchange, Connecticut, USA Opening Date: 19th June 2023 Projected Close Date: 10th July 2023   A group exhibition, where a selection of ‘Exquisite Corpses*’ will be displayed representing different SHIM Groups. All members from SHIM Social Justice are invited to include a piece of work, which

I’M ON THREADS (loosely)

  The logo for Threads doesn’t make a lot of sense to me. Here is my proposal for a new Threads logo, which looks more like how actual modern conversations go.   Anyhow, visit me on THREADS here–my profile looks a bit lonely.


    My work will be included in Miami Art Week/Art Basel as part of SHIM ART NETWORK’s Social Justice exhibition. Five of my textile drawings are on the Artsy page for sale. Miami Art Week From November 27 through December 6, 2020, South Florida’s leading art institutions organize over sixty exhibitions and events, on-site and also online.


FLAG ME DOWN Nov 4 to 27 Chaddock-Morrow Gallery Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens OH Ragged Textiles and Drawings This installation is an exploration of the concept of flag, of cloth and thread as symbols of war and peace (or surrender). It is not for me to comment on politics, only to draw attention to what is happening in our world. To wave one’s arms so that others stop moving.

Fundraiser for Working Gear, Vancouver BC

Excited to be among this great group of artists for the Grand Reopening / Fundraiser for the benefit of Working Gear. You can find the Artist Catalogue here. Working Gear Clothing Society assists low-income unemployed men re-entering the workforce by providing work appropriate clothing and more. Sept 10th, 2022 – Artist Opening and Sneak Preview, noon – 4 pm Sept 15th, 2022 – Auction, 6 – 9 pm THIS GALLERY (THISGALLERY.org) 227-475

VANISHING reviewed

A REVIEW OF VANISHING Disappearing suddenly and completely, from sight, especially quickly; becoming invisible. An online exhibition curated by Shannon Pawliw and Barbara Bryn Klare of THIS GALLERY (see https://thisgallery.org/vanishing/)   The complete PDF is below: