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           It's an Honor to Be Here  September 30- December 31, 2023

                       An invitational exhibit of Ohio artists sharing their interpretations of nature.

                       Decorative Arts Center of Ohio, Lancaster, OH.

                       The Gift, Cicada Love, Jack in the Pulpit, Hungry Monarch Caterpillar on Milkweed.

             ARTifacts Created at Home, Dublin Arts Council, Dublin, OH,  March - April 2021.

                        Equinox; After the Hurricane; A Sedge of Cranes

           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.

                        The Awakening

           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.

                        Reggae Singer

           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 and Museum in New York City.

                        2021 Shown in "Never Forget" exhibit at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY.




            Earth Up Close; Notice the Changes, Dublin Arts Council, Dublin, OH, July 13-August 30, 2024.

                       Fiber art by Marty Kotter and Deb Baillieul illustrating a closer look at the natural world and the                                            ecological changes that it is undergoing.


           Sanctuary 2, First Unitarian Universalist Church, Columbus, OH, January 3 - February 29, 2024.

                       Fiber art by Marty Kotter and Deb Baillieul illustrating sanctuaries in the natural and human realms.

           Sanctuary, Grange Insurance Audubon Center, Columbus, OH, May 4 - July 5, 2023.

                       Fiber art by Marty Kotter and Deb Baillieul illustrating sanctuaries in the natural and human realms.

           Reconnecting to the Earth , Loft Gallery of the Columbus Cultural Arts Center, February 18 - March 26, 2022 

                       Columbus, OH.  24 art quilts were shown reflecting landscapes, their inhabitants, and  climate change

                       issues facing them. 



           Best of 2024, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH, May 4 - July 6, 2024.  

                       Hungry Monarch Caterpillar on Milkweed.

           Bryn Du Art Show, 2024, Bryn Du Mansion, Granville, OH, March 1 - 23, 2024.  Excellence Award for The Gift.

           Best of 2023, Ohio Designer Craftsmen, Ohio Craft Museum May 5 - July 9, 2023,

                       Wassenberg Art Center, Van Wert, OH July 31 - August 31, 2023.

                       Bristlecone Pine 1.

           Bryn Du Art Show, an annual exhibit of 2d and 3d works, Bryn Du Mansion, Granville, Ohio, March 3 - 25, 2023.

                       Lehman Cave Fantasy


           Harmony, a collaboration with Sacred Threads, Broadway Gallery, Alexandria, VA, June 1 - August 31, 2022.

                       University of Chicago Medical Center, September 2022- April 2023.

                       Variations on a Theme


           Best of 2022, Ohio Designer Craftsmen, Ohio Craft Museum, May - June 2022, Kent State University, Aug-Sept.                              2022. 

                       The Gift  - People's Choice Award

           Centered 2022 - Student and Faculty Exhibit, Columbus Cultural Arts Center, Columbus, OH.  May 13- June 18,


                       Interconnections - 3rd Place Award

           Best of 2020/2021, Ohio Designer Craftsmen, Ohio Craft Museum, May - July 2021, Mansfield Art Center August -                         September 2021. 

                       Lake Superior Beach Pebbles

           Backyard Escape, 2020/2021, National Institute of Health Bethesda, MD. Sponsored by Sacred Threads.                                            Jack-in-the-Pulpit

           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,

                       Blue Giant


           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

                       Resting Place

           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 

                        Blue Giant  


           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 

                       2009  Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Peggy Rising

                       2005  Reynoldsburg, Ohio.  Safe Journey Home  



April - May 2024, Lassen Volcanic National Park, California

           September - October 2022, Great Basin National Park, Nevada

           May- June 2022, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

           August 2021, Allagash Wilderness Waterway State Park, Maine

           August  2019, Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park, Michigan

           See Artist in Residence Page.

Marty Kotter, Leslie Sims and Amy Casey, artists, and Ilona Westfall, author.  "Natural Selections" in Ohio

            Magazine 5(8): 16-17 (Sept-Oct. issue) featuring the "Its and Honor to Be Here" exhibit at the Decorative Arts                       Center of Ohio, Sept-Dec 2023. My piece Hungry Monarch Caterpillar on Milkweed was featured.


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

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