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Brooke Atherton

Billings, MT

I use the landscape of the western United States, the mountains, rivers and plains, as backgrounds for textile-based work, adding graphs and found objects to refer to things I’ve found and learned on my own voyage of discovery. 

These have been shown extensively in the US and England.  “Twenty Feet Deep” was included in a special exhibit at the Lowell (Mass.) Quilt Show, not part of the judged show, but it came home with all three of the Judge’s Choice awards (Martine House, Joe Cunningham, and Susan Carlson).

Selected Exhibitions and Honors

Quilt Visions, 2010.

Quilt Visions, Innovation Award, 2012.

Art Quilt Elements, 2012.

Artist As Quiltmaker XV, 2012.

Quilt National 2013, Best of Show.

Montana Arts Council, Innovation Award, 2013.

Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV.  Walter Gropius Master Artist, 2015.

Yellowstone Art Museum, Weft of Time, Border to Border, 2015.

Montana Triennial, 2018.

SAQA shows, including Radical Elements and Earth Stories.

Things That Matter, Coalition of Artists With Purpose. Several venues, 2018-2019.

Pink Progression, Arvada Center for Art and Humanities, Arvada, CO.

One person show at Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT, Nov. 2020-Jan. 2021. 

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