Peg Collins and Amity Nicholson Join Valley Art Co-op!

Some beautiful new work in the co-op gallery and shop…

Rio Grande Art and Gifts

Two new artists are displaying work in the Valley Art Co-op Gallery and Shop. They are Peg Collins, who does quilt wall hangings, and Amity Nicholson who does bead work inspired by Native American designs. Here are some examples of their work.

Bead work by Amity Nicholson Bead work by Amity Nicholson

IMG_2379 TINY beaded basket with beaded Indian corn with real corn husks by Amity Nicholson

Of her quilting, Peg Collins says,

“The word ‘quilt’ usually evokes an image of Grandma’s bed quilts. The quilts I make are Contemporary Art Quilts, and are meant to be displayed on a wall. My art quilts are made from commercial batiks and my own hand-dyed fabrics. I am inspired by the beauty of nature; especially the colors of Colorado.

I enjoy fabric as a medium for the texture and wide variation of color.  Dyeing my own fabrics is magical because I don’t know what color combinations and texture…

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2 thoughts on “Peg Collins and Amity Nicholson Join Valley Art Co-op!

  1. How cool! Wonder how she got those star dots onto the fabric? They’re fortunate to have you to help promote, Martha! Seeing new art really brings out the drive to DO it, doesn’t it?

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