The Petaluma Arts Center

I've joined the Petaluma Arts Center and am showing my rugs when they fit the various shows. First up was a show on 'Love and Remembrance', so I showed my portrait of my mother, 'Emma, Rug Artist'. It was mounted on a narrow wall and looked very good!    Next is the members' show and I'll put in one of my landscapes

Rug Hooking Magazine Celebrations Hall of Fame

Visit their site to see many of my Celebration rugs: Celebration Hall of Fame - Class 2018    You can link from there and see all the other rug artists and their rugs!

Hooked Rugs on the Wall at Pacific Textile Arts

the Pacific Textile Arts in Fort Bragg, CA. invited me up for a show of my rugs, a presentation on the art of 'Rug Hooking' and a class in February 2018! I had a great time joining this group of artisans and sharing a new, but old technique of fiber art!

Caswell Impressions

In celebration of the Caswell Carpet, created by Zeruah H Guernsey Caswell 1832-1835.  ~ 78 small matts, adapted by Laura Pierce & hooked with friends

A collection of lively and colourful matts, inspired by Zeruah Caswell, hooked by Western fiber artists and showing at various venues!

It was a wonderful project and I'm delighted I could share it with many friends and aquaintances. Mostly joined in this endeavor by friends in the West and a few honorary Westerners; the project created a feeling of connection between us and Zeruah in 1835 Vermont, and the community of rug makers over the ages.

I've shown the original Caswell Carpet and several hooked matts from the project on my blog: Laura's Loop! The original resides at the Metropolitan Museum and you can see it close-up on their website!

Over 60 of the Caswell Impressions were shown at LRI Rug Camp in November 2016; it was good to finally put them up on a wall and see how they went together. I asked everyone to 'do ’em their way'!
In July 2017, the whole collection of Caswell Impressions showed at Hooker Hill Rug Retreat.    Thank you Wool Poppies!
In August, my friend, Barbara and I took the collection to Archbold, Ohio to show these wonderful rugs at Sauder Village Rug Week. The collection showed beautifully (thank you Kathy Wright) and people asked what my next project will be... ha!

'Rug Show at Black Mountain Artisans'

Show runs from August 29 through September 14, 2014

Please join us for our opening on Friday, 4-6pm, August 29th, 2014!
11245 Hwy 1, Pt.Reyes Station, CA 415 663-9130

Marli has invited me to show my rugs, etc. at her wonderful little shop in Pt.Reyes Station; Black Mountain Weavers/Artisans.
It's a great place to support your local artisans! Buy a rug, a pillow, some cards, hand-spun, hand-dyed yarn, gifts and unique apparel!   Thursday - Monday.

The Sebastopol Center for the Arts

Show runs from September 11 - October 18, 2009
~ Opening: Friday 6-7:30pm September 11, 2009

6780 Depot St, Sebastopol, CA (707) 829-4797

The Sebastopol Center for the Arts hosts a juried show of 'Portraits'.

It feels good to get a Traditional Hooked Rug into an Art Show at SCA.   It's a small rug with broad strokes of color.   I hope my little self-portrait shows proudly in the show. Please join me at the Opening!

Pelican Art Gallery

June 16 - August 2, 2009
~ Opening: Friday 5-8pm July 10, 2009

143 Petaluma Blvd. No., Petaluma, CA

Pelican Art is hosting an Art Show based on 'Hope and Optimism'. I have 5 rugs in the show; my Crow Series.  I hope you'll come by and enjoy the show!  

Join us at the 'Opening' on Friday night, 5-8pm, July 10th, 2009, in downtown Petaluma.   143 Petaluma Blvd. No. is the old Woolworth building;  you'll remember if you were here in the early 60's.  It is a wonderful space for Art, and I'll see you there!

Black Mountain Artisans

April 9 - May 4, 2009
~ Opening: Friday 4-6pm April 10, 2009

11245 Hwy 1, Pt.Reyes Station, CA 415 663-9130

My first Show is at a wonderful little shop in downtown Pt. Reyes Station, in 'West Marin'. Marlie deSwart is the Owner/Artist of the Black Mountain Artisans and showcases several other Craft Artists as well. She also has a great selection of knitting yarn and specialty spun yarn. Next door is Marty Knapp, famed Photographer of Marin Coastal area. Pt. Reyes Station is on a back road called Hwy 1 where people run into friends at the Feed store, with the espresso machine next to bales of hay.

Come out and see us! From Marin, just follow Sir Francis Drake Blvd until it ends in Olema, turn right on Hwy 1 and head into Pt. Reyes Station. From Petaluma, take D street west into the country side, past the Cheese Factory, past the Nicasio Reservoir down to a stop sign at a painted bridge. turn right and a few miles later, turn left onto Hwy 1. Come down the hill and Hwy 1 turns left and there are 3 or 4 blocks of town. Black Mountain Artisans is in the middle on the right.