My passions include art and technology. I work with a variety of traditional media such paints, dyes, fabric, papers, and threads, and digital medial such as printers (Epson junkie), Macintosh computers (big time Mac junkie); and cameras (Nikon girl) to create my work.
I have authored or co-authored 15 books, have written tech columns and a variety of articles for vaious publications since 1996, and work as a graphic artist and website consultant. I am primarily involved with The Parkinson Alliance, the Parkinson's Unity Walk, Team Parkinson, and DBS4PD.org, working with them since early 2001. I also co-founded GloDerWorks, a full-service web design, programming, and hosting company with offices in the US and UK.
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A lot of nature photography! Please check my blog to see some shots! Additionally, I am doing a lot of painting and drawing. More news coming soon!
I was selected as one of the 100 artists selected to donate artwork to The 100 Fundraiser To Fight Cancer, a fiber art to benefit the American Cancer Society. On February 5, 2015, the fundraiser raised over $10,000 in only 2.5 hours. I'm honored that my piece, Yellow Squared, has a new home in Irvine, California.
"Small Wonders" - I have three works on exhibit at:
Etui Fiber Arts Gallery, Larchmont, New York — September 2 — October 15, 2014
opening reception on September 7, 2014.
"Monarch: About to Fly" included in "An Invitational Flutter of Butterfly Art Quilts"
April 3rd – June 29, 2014
Gallery 1, Texas Quilt Museum, LaGrange, Texas
I have two works included in Deux: Two Ideas, Two Inspirations, Two Complementary Quilts exhibited at:
– Interquilt, Girona, Spain, May 2014
– Prague Patchwork Meeting, Prague, Czechoslovakia, April 4–6, 2014
– Vicenza Festival, Vicanza, Italy, October 5–27, 2013
– Carrefour Europeen du Patchwork, Alsace, France, September 2013
– International Quilt Festival, Chicago, Illinois, USA, June 21-23, 2013
Squared Illusions 6 is included in ColorWhees of Emotion and will be exhibited at:
– Michigan State University, LookOut! Gallery, East Lansing, MI, May 19–September 19, 2014
– Denver National Quilt Festival IX, Denver, Colorado, May 1-4, 2014
– The Quilt Fest of New Jersey X, Somerset, New Jersey, March 6-9, 2014
– Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival XXV, Hampton, Virginia, February 27-March 2, 2014
– World Quilt Show-Florida V, West Palm Beach, Florida, January 9-11, 2014
International Quilt Festival, Digitial Imagery category division
and three photos in the Eye of the Quilter Photography exhibit - October 26-Nov 3, 2013
Houston, TX Art Quilts XVIII: Untegrating a Paradox - November 2 - January 20, 2013
Visions Gallery, Chandler, AZ - "Lost In Illusion" won a Chandler Arts Commission Purchase Award
International Quilt Festival, Digitial Imagery category division (award winner)
2nd International TECHstyle Art Biennial (ITAB) - through October 14, 2012
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, California
Juried into the MidAtlantic Quilt Festival in Hampton, Virginia where I won an Honorable Mention in the Innovative division.
January 29th - March 25, 2012 — "Quilts in Color" — Anderson Art Center, Kenosha, Wisconcin.
I had eight works included in the show which featured the work of Ann Fahl, Rhonda Rodero, Melody Johnson, Marcia Stein, Barbara J. Schneider, and me.
Sources of pride:
My solo exhibit, "Advanced Geometry: Gloria Hansen" at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles has concluded. The show, called "Advanced Geometry: Gloria Hansen," opened April 1st and went through June 8, 2008 The write-up for the show is incredibly flattering ... in part it says,
**" Blushing Triangles 3" has won the 2008 Best Wall quilt Award at the American Quilter's Society show in Paducah, Kentucky. This is a purchase award and now part of the permanent collection of The National Quilt Museum. Here's a picture
Squared Illusions 6" has won the Master Award for Innovative Artistry** at the 2007 International Quilt Festival held in Houston, Texas! Read more about it here.
I was selected as New Jersey's featured Artist of the Month for the month of August 2007 by the NJ State Council on the Arts/ ArtPride NJ.
Here's my exhibit page.
Design by Nature, Using Universal Forms and Principles in Design by Maggie Macnab. If you have any interest in design, check out this book!