Owner & Award Winning Quilting Artist | Pamela Loewen
Pamela Stillman Loewen started quilting over 30 years ago, as a traditional quilt maker. Her early work was juried into national shows, such as AQS in Paducah, Kentucky and the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas. In 1999, she moved to New Zealand where she and her family lived for almost 8 years. There she had a pivotal opportunity in 2002 to take a class with Master Quilt maker Nancy Crow. The experience inspired Pamela to begin pursuing quilt-making as an art form. She continued to exhibit her work in NZ at the local and national level and her quilts were published in several issues of the New Zealand Quilter magazine.
In 2006, Pamela and her family returned to the US and settled in Williamston, Michigan. She continued taking classes at the Crow Timber Frame Barn in central Ohio, where she studied with Nancy Crow and other leaders in the field of contemporary quilt-making for over a decade.
Pamela started dyeing her own fabrics in 2009 to have more control over the hue, value, and intensity of her textiles. Currently much of her design inspiration comes from nature and her extensive travels. Her work has been juried into and won awards at Quilt National (The Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, Ohio) and Quilts=Art=Quilts (The Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, New York). One of her pieces was recently acquired by the International Quilt Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska for their Quilt National Collection. Click Here To See Pamela's Website
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Gallery Director and Artist | Alisa Marie Lincoln
Alisa Marie Lincoln has a degree in graphic design from Western Michigan University. She worked in the design field with a company for a short time, but mostly pursued her degree through freelance work. It wasn’t until after college she began to pursue painting seriously. It started with watercolor portraits and some illustration work. Early on she had done some abstract paintings, but it wasn’t until 2008 she began to fully invest in abstract work. Alisa likes to use spontaneity in her work, letting the work itself speak and unfold as she goes. She enjoys the surprise, intrigue and mystery of abstraction, and says she can never fully know what’s about to happen when she adds color, texture, line, etc. “It’s a visceral experience of beauty unfolding right before my eyes.”
Alisa has had her work shown in many galleries and juried art shows over the years, and has had several solo shows both in Michigan and California. She has also had the opportunity to teach art classes and mentor others in loosening up their own creativity through the joy of abstraction.