INVITATIONAL INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITS AND PROJECTS
Jewelry Quilt Project 2009 - 2012
An international quilt project to portray artistic movements, history and ethnicity in through jewelry exhibited in Japan, France, and the United States.
Music Quilt Project 2004 - 2006
An international quilt project to portray musical genres, musicians and instruments. The project was exhibited in Japan, Germany, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, and the United States.
September 11 Quilts 2001 - present
An international quilt project for quilt artists and guilds to memorialize the events of September 11, 2001. The exhibit toured to Yokohama Quilt Week in Japan 2002. My quilt was chosen for the show poster. Exhibit toured throughout the United States in 2002-2003. The 94 quilts are now housed in the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City. www.september11quilts.org
Best of 2020/2021, Ohio Designer Craftsmen, Ohio Craft Museum, May - July 2021, Mansfield Art Center August - September 2021. Online at https://ohiocraft.org/ocm-exhibitions/
Lake Superior Beach Pebbles
ARTifacts Created at Home, Dublin Arts Council, Dublin, OH, March - April 2021.
Equinox; After the Hurricane; A Sedge of Cranes
Circles and Cycles, Studio Art Quilting Association, Marathon Arts Center, Findlay, OH July - August 2020.
Gems of the Ocean II, Polly Plumb Productions, Yachats, Oregon, February 2020,
Best of 2019, Ohio Designer Craftsmen, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH May - July 2019, Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, OH, September - December 2019
Tybee Island Birds
30 Years of QSDS, Art by Participants of Quilt and Surface Design Symposium, Dairy Barn, Athens, OH, May 24 - July 12, 2019
Hypothesis: Art Inspired by the Many Worlds of Science 2018, Columbus Cultural Arts Center, Columbus, OH
Beach Pebbles Lake Michigan
See My Voice Exhibit 2018, Quilt Surface Design Symposium, Ross Museum, Delaware, OH
Aullwood Audubon Center Annual Quilt Show Dayton, OH Quilts in this show reflect nature themes.
2017 Swallowtail; Blue Giant – Innovation Award
2016 Falling Petals
2015 Green Man I; Sunflower Woman – Viewers’ Choice Award
2014 Ladybug; View of Olentangy
Sacred Threads- quilts reflecting joy, inspiration, spirituality, healing, grief and peace.
2015 Herndon, Virginia. Glimpse of Freedom 2005 Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Safe Journey Home
2009 Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Peggy Rising
2005 Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Safe Journey Home
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAMS
August 2021, Allagash Wilderness Waterway State Park, Maine
August 2019, Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park, Ontonagon, Michigan.
See Artist in Residence Page.
Eye Contact, Creating a Connection published by Sacred Threads, 2019. Quilts: "Blue Eyes," and "Rainforest Eyes."
Sacred Threads Exhibition, 2015. CQS Press, Rockville, MD, My quilt, "Glimpse of Freedom" is included.
Martha Kotter, artist. Karen Bell, photographer. Tenth International Quilt Week Yokohama 2002 Poster. Published by Yokohama International Quilt Week, 2002. My quilt Reflections was the backdrop for the 2002 International Quilt Week poster.
Martha M. Kotter, artist. Vermont Threatened and Endangered Species Poster. Acrylic on Illustration board. Published by Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department. 1991.
B.S. Biology and Human Ecology, College of Idaho
M.S. Zoology, The Ohio State University