Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Artist Victoria O'Neill at Art on Bridge Phoenixville

RESIDENT ARTIST AT ART ON BRIDGE 

      

 

HOURS are

Thursday: 12-6

Friday: 12-8

Saturday: 11-7

Sunday: 10-3


 There are 11 of us Resident Artists 

and a few Guest Artists.

This is an ongoing permanent gallery offering my paintings, fiber collages, dolls, soft sculptures and wearable art. 

   We are taking turns working in the gallery. I will be there in person on Sundays, and occasional other times.


Visit Art on Bridge 


Saturday, April 6, 2024

FROG HOLLOW ART SHOW SPRING 2024

 FROG HOLLOW ART SHOW 

MAY 31st, JUNE 1st, JUNE 2nd!

This bi-annual show is a fabulous HAPPENING

at the historic home of John and Markels of 

Diving Cat Gallery in Phoenixville.

We have been doing this together in the spring and in the fall for many years. We love it and so does everyone who comes to it.










Saturday, February 10, 2024

If you desire with all your heart friendship with every race on earth.....

 This piece is 35" high by 15" wide. Inspired by and included text from The Baha'i Faith Sacred Writings. This was created with fabric, cardboard and glue.











Thursday, January 25, 2024

Layered Fiber Art by Artist Victoria O'Neill

This multi layered fiber art 26" work is coming along, scroll to the bottom to see where it started. This is fabric adhered to cardboard. I've used giant brads to hold it together.

The next step is to integrate a prayer within, or out, the figure about Race Unity. I'm in the process of figuring out how to do the prayer!









                                                     The face is where it began.


Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Creativity Workshops and Family Nights Out with Artist Victoria O'Neill

I've been partnering with  Communities That Care and En Familia for the past couple of months to create and conduct afterschool Creativity Workshops on Mondays at Ann's Heart. These are all non profit organizations in Phoenixville. I am so happy to be back working with kids on a regular basis. Our group consists of about 10 mostly elementary aged with a couple of middle schoolers here and there.


As always my program is focused on creative self expression, offering open ended art and craft activities designed to bring out the best in all participants. So far we've been drawing, made drawn and paper shapes mandalas, made a couple of types of collages, created articulated gnome puppets and beautiful tin ornaments.

We recently met with another like minded non profit in town Barnstone Art for Kids and are going to start collaborating with them, to share supplies, ideas and other resources as needed.


Communities That Care sponsors Family Night Out each month and I will be offering the activity for some of these nights in 2024. Last month we made snowflakes and this month we are going to be focusing on The Golden Rule.


Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Artist Victoria O'Neill "Aviary" at Triptych Gallery in Phoenixville

 

                     Nov 24th through December 31st 2023

AVIARY

Triptych Gallery on Gay St in Phoenixville

An assortment of bird related textile arts



Sunday, November 5, 2023

Wreaths with Birds by Artist Victoria O'Neill at Frog Hollow Art Show Nov 10, 11 and 12 2023

 

This is definitely Bird Season for me. I have made so many of these birdies, putting them in nests, and attaching them to LED trees wrapped with various yarns.
For the past few days bitten by a wreath making bug. I was surprised by the prices on homemade wreaths, until I made one. It took forever, tough on the hands, had to get some new tools and the materials to make them are expensive.
I also wanted the birds to be waterproof for wreaths, so have been making them out of outdoor waterproof fade free fabrics, then painted them with acrylic glitter paint. Added some little sparkly pine cone crowns to add some playful spirit!
This wreath is huge.....2 ft wide by 3 ft high. It will be available for purchase at the Frog Hollow Art Show coming up next weekend!











Monday, June 19, 2023

Summer Respite

 It's been a busy year, now taking some time to regroup my studio. It was looking and functioning hunky dory and then rug hooking supplies and weaving supplies were added. 

I have an entire shelving unit filled with fringe blankets ready to become jackettes, and many quilts that will becoming coats. They will most likely debut in November at Frog Hollow Art Show.

A new skill: free motion handwriting with my sewing machine. I hope to integrate more of this going forward. I am a Baha'i and these are some words of wisdom from the Prophet and Founder of The Baha'i Faith, written in a book called The Hidden Words.

24" x 24" vintage fabrics fiber collage hand embellished with glass beads

for more information about The Baha'i Faith https://www.bahai.org/