2021 Art Quilt

The Art Quilt is a group project created by members with a "Color of Light" theme to benefit our Art Scholarship and the Dedham Food Pantry. Our members created these 4"x4" miniature masterpieces at home in the medium of their choice.


Click here to enter the drawing for the framed Art Quilt with proceeds going to the Dedham Art Association Art Scholarship.


Madeline Flynn

Madeline Flynn

This miniature painting was inspired by my love of the outdoors and all things in nature.  My favorite time of the year is the springtime when the world seems to come alive with light and hope for things to come.

Fall at Adam's Farm, oil by Julie Cordonnier

Fall at Adam's Farm, oil by Julie Cordonnier

I attended a few art classes (taught by Rosemarie Morelli) in the fall of 2020 at Adam's Farm in Walpole. The weather was nice all fall so I returned to paint with a friend. This piece is an attempt to capture a fall day at this special place.

Yellow Flower, watercolor by Nancy Present-Van Broekhoven

Yellow Flower, watercolor by Nancy Present-Van Broekhoven

This was originally part of a large piece of art that didn't seem to work - except for this small flower.

Light on Carson, South Boston MA, photograph by JoAnne Rose Foley

Light on Carson, South Boston MA, photograph by JoAnne Rose Foley

In sunlight there is beaming white light. "The Color of Light" when all the rainbow colors (VIBGYOR) integrate into a single point, it puts together beaming white light.

Sunset Sail, watercolor by Nancy Sally

Sunset Sail, watercolor by Nancy Sally

Photo of sailboat on Santa Maria Island, Florida

Adirondack Moon, oil by Robin Western

Adirondack Moon, oil by Robin Western

This 4x4 was inspired by a photo I took from the porch of our cabin in the Adirondacks. It was a very still late afternoon and the moon reflected light on the lake.

My Crabapple Tree, oil by Sandra Berejik

My Crabapple Tree, oil by Sandra Berejik

It’s about my crabapple tree…. I ask myself which is more beautiful, the flowery petals in the Springtime or the treasure of fruit in the Summertime?

Crazy Light, silkscreen by Gail Hansen

Crazy Light, silkscreen by Gail Hansen

Light beams shooting from everywhere

Tiny Garden, pastel by Jodi Traub

Tiny Garden, pastel by Jodi Traub

Saw this and was inspired to do a small colorful pastel that I had not done in a long time. It was cheerful and bright on a dreary and grey day.

The Thinker, drawing by Keith McClelland

The Thinker, drawing by Keith McClelland

Peabody Essex Museum Auguste Rodin exhibit in 2016; dramatic lighting of "The Thinker."

In Memoriam, oil by Catherine Perrone

In Memoriam, oil by Catherine Perrone

The art of Wolf Kahn brings me joy. The way he plays with color somehow brings light out of the canvas into my spirit, leaving a sense of peace. Wolf Kahn 1927- 2020

Summertime Roses, paint and collage by Nan Daly

Summertime Roses, paint and collage by Nan Daly

My mother's rose garden

Lunar Luminaria, watercolor by Naomi Wilsey

Lunar Luminaria, watercolor by Naomi Wilsey

Being fascinated by full moons, I have been painting a series of made-up landscapes that include full moons. This miniature is of a full moon in the winter that looks like a luminaria (candle lantern) when lighted.

Poppies, watercolor by Nan Daly

Poppies, watercolor by Nan Daly

We will need bright flowers in this dark winter of 2020.

Endurance, watercolor by Diane Johnson

Endurance, watercolor by Diane Johnson

This fall day it was cold and snowy as I passed it and decided to plan it for a summer outing instead. I found this scene refreshing with the cool water running and the clean white snow cleansing the ground. The rustic quality of the old mill building drew me back in time as well as forward. This strength, endurance and forward thinking replicates what I needed in 2020. The snowy day slightly blurs the view of the future without stopping your progression into the scene.

Dawn-Star Island, oil by Barbara Reynolds

Dawn-Star Island, oil by Barbara Reynolds

The skies over Star are beautiful. For the reference photo I got up early and captured the sunrise.

Happy Heart, paper collage by Joan Onofrey

Happy Heart, paper collage by Joan Onofrey

A heart, a sea turtle, and a wonderful word - Believe - all put together makes me happy.

Dedham Autumn, watercolor by Cindy Mootz

Dedham Autumn, watercolor by Cindy Mootz

This was inspired by a walk in Dedham this fall.

Christmas Light, watercolor by Randa Khuri

Christmas Light, watercolor by Randa Khuri

Hoping that the light of Christmas will spread peace and love in our world today.

Holiday Sparkle, acrylic by Brenda O'Connor

Holiday Sparkle, acrylic by Brenda O'Connor

This ornament represents, to me, the color of light, red, green, blue, and then so many possibilities.

Yellow Collage, collage by Lauren Kinghorn

Yellow Collage, collage by Lauren Kinghorn

Yellow warmth spreads over the art like a caged pig in a blanket helping to make the best of 2020.

Watching Waiting, watercolor by Peter Shaw

Watching Waiting, watercolor by Peter Shaw

A gap I saw in a stone wall in the woods, I imagined a fox standing there, watching.

Golden Hour, oil by Mary Hudson Gillis

Golden Hour, oil by Mary Hudson Gillis

The sunset and all of its varied hues of color as well as the dramatic clouds has long given me joy! I often try to capture the breathtaking sunsets outdoors and from my studio windows!