About the Artist

Rose Rushbrooke
Rose Rushbrooke

This is the more formal blurb…….

Born in London, England. Lived abroad since 1986; moving to Antigua in the West Indies, then to Virginia, Florida and now living in Oregon. Met her American husband in the Islands and was imported to the States in 1996.

Initially she worked in her Caribbean studio with gouache on paper and painted island scenes.

Once settled in America her interest in modern fractal geometry led to using these fascinating images as a starting point for textile work. This artwork ranges from tiny pieces of embroidered silk; to large hand stitched fabric wallhangings. Five quilts were selected for ‘The Marriage of Art, Science and Philosophy’ exhibition at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland.

Recently she has veered away from paint and textiles and now works with tiny glass beads and other shiny objects to create 3-dimensional standalone pieces and the occasional piece of jewelry.

Exhibits nationally and internationally.

Filmed by HGTV for ‘Simply Quilts’, and by Adelphia for ‘Artscape’; she is no longer owed her fifteen minutes of fame.

Exhibitions

Solo:

  • Museum of Science and Industry, Tampa, Florida
  • Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia
  • George Washington University, Ashburn, Virginia
  • Handley Library, Winchester, Virginia
  • Harmony Hall, Brown’s Bay, Antigua, West Indies
  • Loudoun County Government Offices art gallery, Virginia
  • Middleburg Library, Middleburg, Virginia
  • Safety Harbor City Galleries, Safety Harbor, Florida

Joint:

  • The Byrne Gallery, Middleburg, Virginia
  • C’Ville Coffeehouse, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Center for the Arts, Manassas, Virginia
  • Round Hill Art Center, Round Hill, Virginia
  • Sage Moon Gallery, Charlottesville, Virginia

Group:

Museums

  • American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • Appalachian Cultural Museum, Boone, North Carolina
  • Baltimore Museum of Art Holiday Shop, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Eugene Field House & Toy Museum, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Virginia Quilt Museum, Harrisonburg, Virginia

Galleries

  • Verum Ultimum Gallery, Portland, Oregon
  • Florida Craft/Art Gallery, St Petersburg, Florida
  • Del Ray Artisans Gallery, Alexandria, Virginia
  • Gallery of Contemporary Art, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Glenview Mansion Art Gallery, Rockville, Maryland
  • Rendezvous Gallery, Leesburg, Virginia
  • Royal Street Gallery, Leesburg, Virginia
  • American Artists’ Studios, Purcellville, Virginia
  • Chessman Gallery, Lincoln City, Oregon
  • ArtReach Gallery, Portland, Oregon

Art Centers and Other Venues

  • American Crafts Council SE Region, Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, Farmville, Virginia
  • Artsplace Ponca City, 319 East Grand, Ponca City, OK
  • City Arts Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Blackrock Center for the Arts, Germantown, Maryland
  • Blue Ridge Windows, The art space at Imaging Acceptance Corporation, Warrenton, Virginia
  • Greens Spring Garden Park, Annandale, Virginia
  • Manassass Center for the Arts, Manassass, Virginia
  • Osceola and Carnegie Galleries, Clearwater Main Library, Clearwater, Florida
  • Safety Harbor City Galleries, Safety Harbor, Florida
  • Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis, Maryland
  • Venable, Attorneys at Law, Washington, DC
  • Waterford Annual Homes & Crafts Fair, Waterford, Virginia
  • Aldie Mill, Aldie, Virginia
  • Burwell-Morgan Mill, Burwell, Virginia
  • Governor’s Mansion, Richmond, Virginia
  • Justice Center, Portland, Oregon
  • Oatlands Plantation, Leesburg, Virginia
  • Latimer Quilt & Textile Center, Tillamook, Oregon
  • Oregon State Fair, Salem, Oregon – awarded First Place and Best in Division

Quilt Shows

  • Festival of Quilts, NEC, Birmingham, England
  • Quilts 2002, Alexandra Palace, London, England travelling to RDS, Dublin, Ireland and International Halls, Harrogate, England
  • 21st American Quilters’ Society Annual Quilt Show, Paducah, Kentucky
  • International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas
  • International Quilt Festival, Chicago, Illinois
  • Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, Chicago, Illinois
  • Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, Hampton, Virginia
  • National Quilting Association’s 31st Annual Quilt Show, Reno, Nevada
  • Pacific International Quilt Festival, Santa Clara, California
  • Quilters’ Heritage Celebration, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • Road to California, Ontario, California
  • NYQuilts!, Troy, New York
  • Clarke County Needlework Show, Berryville, Virginia
  • St. Francis Quilt Show & Country Fair, Georgetown Pike, Great Falls
  • Oklahoma City Winter Quilt Show, Cox Convention Center, One Myriad Gardens, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • American Sewing Guild, Gaylord Opryland- Nashville

Bead Shows

  • Bead & Button Show, Milwaukee, WI – Finalist in Bead Dreams 2018

Curator

  • Managing curator for SAQA Creative Force 2010

Museum Collection

  • Michigan State University Museum, East Lansing, Michigan

Corporate Collection

  • Venable, Attorneys at Law, New York Avenue, Washington, DC

Selected Private Collections

  • The Mellon Family, Mill Reef Club, Antigua, West Indies
  • Governor’s Mansion, Richmond, Virginia
  • Mary Ann & Frederick Brussat, New York, New York
  • Catherine Rickert, Chicago, Illinois
  • Margaret Patterson, Half Moon Bay, Antigua, West Indies
  • Mrs Kenneth Green, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
  • Hedy Campbell Joseph, Picton, Ontario, Canada
  • Joyce Carrier, Purcellville, Virginia

Publications

Books and Catalogues

  • National Parks Quilt Project Published by Schiffer Publishing Ltd – Spring 2016
  • 1000 Quilt Inspirations Published by Quarry Books – March 2015
  • Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. Portfolio 21 Published by Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc – October 2014
  • Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. Portfolio 20 Published by Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc – October 2013
  • Geometric Beadwork Published by Jean Power – November 2012
  • Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. Portfolio 19 Published by Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc – October 2012
  • Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. Portfolio 18 Published by Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc – October 2011
  • Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. Portfolio 17 Published by Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc – October 2010
  • Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. Portfolio 16 Published by Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc – October 2009
  • Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. Portfolio 15 Published by Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc – September 2008
  • 1,000 Artist Journal Pages: Personal Pages and Inspirations by Dawn DeVries Sokol. Published by Rockport Publishers/Quarry Books – July 2008
  • Innovative Digital Imagery C&T Publishing – Fall 2007
  • Creative Force 2007 SAQA Catalogue Published by Janome America – Fall 2007
  • Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. Portfolio 14 Published by Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc – September 2007
  • Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. Portfolio 13 Published by Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc – September 2006
  • Creative Quilting: The Journal Quilt Project Published by Quilting Arts, LLC – October 2006
  • On The Wall Studio Arts Quilts Association exhibition catalogue for the Gallery of Contemporary Arts, Colorado 2006
  • Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. Portfolio 12 Published by Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc – September 2005
  • Fabric Art Gallery A Leisure Arts Publication by Banar Designs August 2005 ISBN 1-57486-570-6
  • Quilts 2002 Catalogue ‘The Best in Contemporary Quilts’
  • Women of Biblical Proportion CD Rom Catalogue 2003

Magazines

  • Quilts Japan magazine – October 2019 issue
  • Bead & Button magazine Bead Dreams finalist – October 2018 issue
  • SAQA Art Quilt Quarterly Portfolio – May 2018 Issue #11
  • Bead & Button magazine Runner up in Margie Deeb’s ‘Speaking with Color’ competition – April 2014 issue
  • Beadwork magazine – June/July 2013 issue
  • Bead & Button magazine – February/March 2012 issue
  • Quilters Newsletter Magazine – November 2007
  • Magic Patch March 2007
  • Quilters Newsletter Magazine – Fall 2005
  • American Quilters’ Society Magazine – Winter 2004
  • Quilt magazine Fall 2003 issue
  • Surface Design Exposure – Spring 2003
  • Élan Magazine December 2002 and February 2005
  • Crafts Report October 2002
  • Loudoun Art April 2001

Television

  • Gallery Talk – Charlottesville, VA – November 2005, Sage Moon Gallery opening
  • HGTV Simply Quilts – first airing December 27th, 2004
  • Adelphia Cable TV Channel 3 Artscape – first airing September, 2004

Database

  • TELA, the National textile art database -Textiles Department, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Other

  • Advanced Diploma in Character Animation – Animation Mentor, Emeryville, CA
  • Toastmaster – Toastmasters International, Mission Viejo, CA

Memberships

  • Board member and Webmistress for Portland Bead Society, Portland, Oregon

Masterclasses and Workshops

  • Beadweaving: Nancy Cain, Marcia DeCoster, Jean Power, June Huber, Judi Walker
  • Quilting: Michael James, Elly Sienkiewicz, Karen Kay Buckley, Ruth McDowell