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Fibre Content 2018

I am very pleased to announce that you will be able to see some of my work on display at the upcoming Fibre Content Show that will be at the Art Gallery of Burlington from September 6-16, 2018. The show will display 90 pieces from 60 artists from across Ontario including one of mine! 


photos of artwork for Fibre Content 2018 Exhibit

Opening Reception is Sunday September 9th from 1:00 to 3:00.  The Art Gallery of Burlington is open from 9:00 to 9:00 Monday through Friday, and 10:00 to 5:00 on Saturday and Sunday.  Admission to the show is free, parking is a minimal charge and catalogues will be available for $10. 

In conjunction with the show, there are six Artists Talks and Hands on Events that require tickets to be purchased.  They are scheduled for both Saturdays, the 8th and the 15th, and all details are on the links and websites.

I hope you plan a visit to the Fibre Content Show to see an outstanding display of textile work.

Far left: Arizona Glow, Albert Cote
Top mid: Floating in Blue – Triptych, Gunnel Hag
Mid left: Spring Thaw, Tracey Lawko
Mid right: Gratitude, Pat Hertzberg
Top right: Alight, Mita Giacomini
Bottom Right: Prairie Sunrise, Chandra Rice

Fibre Content 2018: the misses!

At the encouragement of a friend I submitted three pieces into the Fibre Content 2018 show being held in the Art Gallery of Burlington from September 6 to 16, 2018. One of the three was accepted! Fibre Content is an exhibit of Canadian fibre art with works in fabric, yarn, paper, and mixed media.

Pixelation I

Artist Statement 

Pixels are the smallest unit of information that makes up an image. What do the they reveal in Pixelation 1?

Pixelation I textile painting by Doris Lovadina-Lee, small bright mosaic squares fused and machine quilted in black frame
Pixelation I by Doris Lovadina-Lee
11 x 14 inches, fabric, dye, thread
Data 2.0 textile painting by Doris Lovadina-Lee
Data 2.0 by Doris Lovadina-Lee
27 x 41.5 inches, fabric, dye, thread

Data 2.0

Artist Statement

Data 2.0 explores the connection between the pixelation occurring in digital formats and the ancient technique of mosaics. One obscures while the other creates patterns.

To see the textile painting that made it along with 90 other fibre art pieces, join me at the Opening Reception at the Art Gallery of Burlington on September 9, 2018 from 1pm to 3 pm. The show will be on from Sept. 6-16, 2018. Visit the Burlington Art Gallery to see some of the best Canadian works in fibre. See you there!

Artfest on the Esplanade 2018

Join me Saturday May 26, 2018 at the Artfest on the Esplanade from 11-5. This annual event takes place at The Esplanade Park in the City of Pickering. I will have a booth displaying my hand dyed shibori scarves. 
poster for Artfest 2018
I have kept busy this winter creating a line of unique and beautiful snow dyed scarves.

snow dyed crinkle linen rayon scarf hand dyed doris lovadina lee

The Canadian snow collection of hand dyed scarves need to be seen in person to appreciate the subtle changes of colour and pattern. No two scarves are the same and no scarf is identical from one end to the other!

canadian snow dyed crinkle scarf by toronto artisan doris lovadina-lee

The Artfest on the Esplanade has partnered with the Lishman family to provide inspirational art, film and sculptures form the late Bill Lishman.

The photographs above showing images of a couple of scarves is in reality the photograph of one scarf!. The entire scarf can be seen below.

crinkle hand dyed shibori scarf by doris lovadina lee toronto

Hope to see you at this fun event. Come by my booth to say hello! Looking forward to spending some time outdoors after a long winter.


Wax & Wane Exhibition – Encaustic artwork

I attended the Wax & Wane: Exploring Encaustic & Cold Wax Paintings Exhibition at the Twist Gallery, 1100 Queen Street West, Toronto just before it closed. Artwork from eleven local artists were on display. The style of art ranged from representational to abstract and a few incorporated other mediums, such as photography.

twist gallery toronto ontario canada exhibit of encaustic art
Wax & Wane Exhibit at Twist Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

Twist Gallery is located on the second floor and has three large windows letting in the light. It is a great space for a gallery.

encaustic paintings in wax & wane exhibit toronto twist gallery 2018
Wax & Wane Exhibit at Twist Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Ian Varney Squiggle Coast 15B and 15A at twist gallery
Squiggle Coast 15B and 15A by Ian Varney


Maggie Doswell Floor and Reflecting encaustic paintings twist gallery
Floor (top) and Reflecting (bottom) by Maggie Doswell


Ann shier Return to Innocence encaustic wax painting by canadian artist wax and wane exhibition
Return to Innocence by Ann Shier


inside by Dania Al-Obaidi wax painting at twist gallery toronto
Inside by Dania Al-Obaidi


playful Intersection by Kato Wake canadian artist wax and wane art exhibit
Playful Intersection by Kato Wake


Dry Bark by Carolanne MacLean twist gallery encaustic wax exhibit toronto
Dry Bark by Carolanne MacLean


Encaustic wax exhibit with Canadian artist Carolanne MacLean detail of Dry Bark
Dry Bark detail by Carolanne MacLean

The photographs above represent a small portion of the artists and style that were on display.

I am captivated by the use of wax as an artistic medium. I admit to having purchased supplies and am eager to start working with encaustic wax and photo image transfers.


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