INVITATIONAL EXHIBITS AND PROJECTS
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.
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 and Museum in New York City. www.september11quilts.org
2021 Shown in "Never Forget" exhibit at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY.
SOLO AND DUO EXHIBITS
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 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,
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
2009 Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Peggy Rising
2005 Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Safe Journey Home
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAMS
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.
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