The New Textiles:  Transformed
October 3 - November 7
Mobilia Gallery
358 Huron Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
Reception:  Saturday, October 24, 3-5pm

A group invitational, The New Textiles: Transformed will include works showcasing a variety of unique techniques and unlikely materials that mirror the look of textiles and explore the definition of what a textile truly is. This exhibition will transform the possibilities of textile art through textural forms and media. Textiles can spring from unlikely sources including paper, glass, metal, silicone and plastics. The New Textiles celebrates the bold sculptural forms of baskets, the graphic imagery of tapestries and all surfaces that are embellished both narrative and abstract.


Biennale Internationale du lin de Portneuf:  Work & Worth
June 20 - September 27, 2015  
Curated by Lalie Douglas and Barbara Wisnowski
Deschambault, Quebec, Canada (at various historical sites)

(My artwork can be viewed in the Moulin de La Chervrotière building)

The very existence of art challenges notions of useless versus productive work. The 23 International artists exhibiting question this assessment through references to artistic traditions, domestic and textile work or other undervalued practices. Similarly questioning the attribution of value to materials themselves, the Biennale artists explore the physical properties of flax in all its forms and ask: is a material intrinsically valuable or is it a function of its abundance, rarity, usefulness, or historical or marketing.


A Common Thread
The San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles
Guest Curated by Susan O’Malley
March 7th – July 5th
520 S. 1st Street, San Jose  CA

A Common Thread brings together the artwork of seventeen contemporary artists from across the United States who examine and sometimes subvert the centuries-old tradition of needlework.  Representing a sampling of a larger wave of stitching fanatics, the artists in A Common Thread find inspiration in the medium’s history, materials, technique, and process to create works that are surprising, provocative, and at times, deeply personal.  The exhibit runs from March 7 – July 5, 2015 with an opening reception March 15, from 2-4 pm. 

Artwork by: Emily Barletta, Gwenn Beope, Chandra Cerrito, Joe Cunningham, Lauren DiCioccio, Josh Greene, Aubrey Longley-Cook, Joetta Maue, Stacey Page, Maggy Rozycki Hiltner, Jeana Eva Klein, Rebecca Ringquist, LJ Roberts, Hadar Sobol, Jessica Tang, Claudia Tennyson, and Amanda Valdez.

Many people far and wide are reeling from news of the sudden passing of beloved Bay Area artist and curator of this exhibit, Susan O’Malley, who collapsed last Wednesday, Feb. 24th, and never regained consciousness while in her last week of pregnancy with twins, who survived only briefly. I hope this exhibit helps to honor her life and celebrate her legacy.  Please visit http://morebeautifulthanyoucouldeverimagine.com/ for more information.  


Paula Overbay's (detail) "Energy" acrylic on paper, 2012

Peregrinations, Constellations
curated by Jeanne Heifetz
Schema Projects
92 St Nicholas Ave, Brooklyn NY
February 27-March 29th, 2015 
Opening reception, Friday February 27th, 6-9pm

We live in the age of "big data." Through the reach of the internet, researchers in almost every field can now analyze thousands, even millions, of discrete bits of information, uncovering patterns and significance that smaller data sets could never reveal. Like "big data" researchers, the artists in our show make discoveries that are only possible through the aggregation of multiple small bits of information. Whether drawn or painted, stitched or torn, stamped or struck with a typewriter key, these works' patterns and imagery emerge from the process itself, a painstaking accumulation of tiny repeated marks. 

Participating artist are: Emily Barletta, Janice Caswell, Clint Fulkerson, Colleen Ho, Sarah Morejohn, Sharyn O'Mara, Paula Overbay, Jessica Rosner, Mia Rosenthal, Karen Schiff, Drew Shiflett, Allyson Strafella and Robert Walden.


I'm really excited to be participating in this group show opening this Thursday November 13th at The Steam Factory (La Fabbrica del Vapore) in Milan, Italy, curated by Nila Shabd Bonetti & Marta Grasso.  You can get more information on their website here.  The works in the show are related to weaving in contemporary art making.


I'm very excited to have 3 new artworks in this upcoming exhibit opening Friday November 7th, curated by 2 lovely ladies, Lisa Solomon and Susan Schwake.  All the art in this show will be posted to view and purchase on the gallery's website here:  Artstream.


The Vital Flux
Curated by Angela McQuillan
Gallery 107
107 Main street
North Adams, MA 01247
July 31 – August 24, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday July 31, 2014 6-10pm

In August 2013 at Little Berlin Gallery in Philadelphia, six artists working in diverse mediums presented work in an exhibition entitled Growth and Decay. One year later, these artists come together again in another biomorphic art exhibition entitled The Vital Flux. The concept behind this exhibition is the importance of change. Living organisms are constantly evolving and adapting to new circumstances. This artwork is a continuation of where they left off, and an indication of the many different directions they are heading. Each artist has their own unique visual language and creative interpretation of the living world, providing a unique viewing experience that combines elements of biology with a delicate mix of surrealism and abstraction.

Participating Artists: Emily Barletta, Alana Bograd, Jackie Brown, Marguerita Hagan, Samantha Jones, and Angela McQuillan

You can view some of the new art I made for this exhibit on my website here.


I'm so happy to have my work included in Flow Magazine.  I just received my copy and it is one of the most visually fun magazines I have ever seen.  It is DIY oriented, and even though I can't read it, I still really enjoyed flipping through the pages, and I'm looking forward to trying out some of the activities, (the materials are included!)


I would like to announce my participation in this exhibition and invite you to the opening reception.

Fresh Air
Opening Reception:  Wednesday, May 28th, 7 - 9pm
205 E. 64th Street
New York, NY

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is committed to sharing contemporary art that both fascinates and inspires visitors within its outpatient centers.  Fresh Air, our 3rd ArtSpace64 art exhibition, is featured on all four floors of the 64th Street Outpatient and Innovation Center and invites visitors to connect with nature.  Through a wide variety of styles and media, each artwork offers a reminder of the world both within and beyond the New York City skyline.  This expansive exhibition features artworks from the MSK permanent art collection as well as over 70 artworks generously on loan through March 2015.

Featuring works by:  Elana Adler, Ben Altman, Pat Badt, Frank Badur, Gordon Baldwin, Emily Barletta, Michelle Benoit, Rachel Burgess, Kelly Chiello, Julia Colavita, Mary Ellen Doyle, Karen Fitzgerald, John Folchi, Lauren Gidwitz, Lois Gold, Patricia de Groot, Suejin Jo, Suejin Jo, Robert M. Kulicke, Donna Levinstone , Robert Mangold, Robert Moore, Ricardo Morin, Judith Murray, Sabina Pauta Pieslak, Fairfield Porter, Eric Rosner, Roy Secord, Helaine Soller, Victor Vasarely, Andre Vignoles, Sanford Wurmfeld, Robert Yasuda, Sung Won Yun

If you would like to join me at the opening please RSVP to emilybarletta@gmail.com by May 20th.  Thank you.


The Creative Block book launch in NYC, with me and some of the artists in the book: Trey Speegle, Sidney Pink, Martha Rich, Mary Kate McDevitt, and author Danielle Krysa, The Jealous Curator.  


I'm so excited to announce that the book Creative Block, by Danielle Krysa aka The Jealous Curator is now out in most book stores.  I've just received my copy and it's awesome.  Not only is it a beautiful, solid, heavy block of a book, but with 50 artists, there's so much to read.  I really enjoy the creative challenges each artist has written.  I have already tried at least one and it's nice to do something artistic that I never would have thought of myself (because I am in the midst of a creative block at the moment.)  

Danielle is hosting book signings across the country.  I'm excited to say that there's going to be one in NYC April 2nd from 6 -9.  Tickets are $25 dollars, which gets you a copy of the book plus refreshments.  I would love to see you there.  

(The other parties are not ticketed, so you can just show up.)  There is one in San Fransisco on March 5th at Little Paper Planes and one on March 22nd in Los Angeles at Skylight Books

And lastly, The Jealous Curator is hosting a giveaway over on her site for a copy of the book. 


My artwork is included in the lovely new issue of Working Class Magazine.  
Pick up a copy here.


I recently received these beautifully printed 2014 calendars.  They are quite large (24 x 17 inches) and also not in English, which seems to be okay because they are mostly visual and highlight the artworks each month.  My art is January and August.  All of the other artists have the common theme of using paper as a medium to create their artworks.  They are in limited supply and I will be offering them on my website until December 23rd for $10.00 to cover the cost of shipping within the US only. 

Click here to purchase.

***This offer is limited to US residents only.


I'm excited to be participating in this exhibit opening this weekend.


I am super pleased to announce my participation in this upcoming exhibit.  

Repetition & Ritual: New Sculpture in Fiber
November 7 - January 19, 2014
Opening Reception:  Thursday, November, 7th 7 - 8:30 p.m.
332 N. Robert Street,
Pioneer Building, St. Paul, MN

Curator, Sonya Yong James, selected artists for this group exhibition who have what James describes as a “tremendous capacity for tedious, painstaking, and repetitive activity.” For artists that use fiber, process is often an integral part of their work, which can be very repetitive. Traditional fibers techniques are presented with a modern approach in this exhibition.  James selected artists who use the fiber medium for sculptural rather than textile work, that challenges preconceptions of what fiber art is and defies easy and typical categorization.   

Featured Artists:  Emily Barletta, Karen Ciaramella, Susan Cipcic, Jennifer Crenshaw, Elisa D’Arrigo, Meredith Re’ Grimsley, Amy Gross, Pat Hickman, Sonya Yong James, Clay McLaurin, Ruben Marroquin, Kim Matthews, Karen Searle, Vadis Turner, Katya Usvitsky


So I know it's still a long way away, but it's not a secret anymore.  I'm very excited to announce my participation in this awesome book, Creative Block.  It's the brain baby of Danielle Krysa aka The Jealous Curator and can see her post on the book here along with the complete list of artists included.  It's made up of interviews with 50 artists, with their thoughts on the creative process and those inescapable periods of artists block.  It also includes exercises by each artist for working through it.  It's set to be on shelves in February 2014 and you can pre-order it here on amazon now.


I'm so excited to be included in this upcoming group exhibit opening next Friday August 2nd from 6-11pm

Growth and Decay
Little Berlin
2430 Coral St., Philadelphia PA
Curated by Angela McQuillan
August 2nd – 24th, 2013

Growth and Decay is a group exhibition featuring six artists working in diverse mediums with roots in biomorphism, or art that refers to or evokes living forms. This show aims to explore the dialog between the structured organization and order of systems in a state of development and growth, contrasted with the chaotic nature of decomposition and the breaking down of components during their inevitable decline and decay. Each artist has developed their own visual language and creative interpretation of the living world, providing a unique viewing experience that combines elements of biology with a delicate mix of surrealism and abstraction. Featuring work by: Emily Barletta, Alana Bograd, Jackie Brown, Lindsay Chandler, Marguerita Hagan, and Samantha Jones.


I'm so happy to announce that my work is now available as prints and original works of art on Mammoth & Co.


work in progress

It is the last week to go see Ritual & Repetition at the Hudgens Center for the Arts.  If you can't go read the review here.