Wednesday, June 9, 2010

REDefined Opens this Friday!

This Friday, June 11th marks the opening of REDefined, the Midwives Collective & Gallery's annual members show and the official launch of SquidWhale Design's first collection, The Turkey Red Collection.

Beth designed a postcard for our first collection. The mouse print on the left is my first true repeat pattern. The one on the right is one of Beth's lovely abstract floral motifs. Both of the originals were painted in gouache on illustration board and scanned. In our show you'll see an installation that includes an 8'x8' section of hand-painted wallpaper, a collection of pillows made from our fabrics, an upholstered chair, embroidered vintage textiles and a limited edition Turkey Red City Mouse Pin (The City Mouse Pin will also be for sale in my Etsy shop by Sunday night!).

About the REDefined ...

REDefined: Annual Members Show

Annual Members Exhibition and Fundraiser for Midwives for Haiti

June 11th - July 10th, 2010
Opening Reception Friday, June 11th, 6-10 PM

Midwives Collective & Gallery
1241 Carpenter St., 2nd Fl., Ste. 2

REDefined is a show about “red”. Some of us appreciate the beauty and visual impact of the hue, the lightfastness of the pigment, the passion it conjurs up, its political implications or the moods or emotions it has come to represent. However the word is interpreted, this is one show that will truly define who the Midwives are. We all rigorously explored the depths of our artistic limits to present our works in the forms of painting, installation, textile design, sumi e brush painting, embroidery and photography.

Featured artists:

Ellen Bonett
Kelly A. Burkhardt
Carol Deutsch
Sarah Louise Hunt
Christiana Kugel
Cheryl Rybacki
Elizabeth J. Smith

We have also created a redwork quilt that will be raffled to raise funds for Midwives for Haiti ( Raffle tickets are 2 for $5 or 5 for $10. To purchase raffle tickets, contact In addition to the quilt raffle ticket sales, 20% of the sale of any art in REDefined will be donated to the cause. Midwives for Haiti is a nonprofit organization that sends nurses and midwives to Haiti to provide a clean and safe environment for pregnant women during the birthing process.

If you can't make the reception, as always gallery hours are Saturdays from noon-5 or by appointment. Just contact us at

For more about the artists and their work and images of our quilt, please visit our website soon:

We hope to see you there!

-Sarah (The Whale)