QBL

THE SCHWEINFURTH
ART CENTER

MARIA SHELL


 Maria Shell’s work is grounded in the tradition and craft of American quilt making. She strives to take the classical components of a traditional bed quilt and manipulate them to create surprising combinations of pattern, repetition, and color. Maria is the recipient of a Sustainable Arts Foundation 2011 Winter Award, a Rasmuson Foundation Project Award, and a Rasmuson Fellowship. In 2012, Maria was one of 44 artists from the Northwest invited to participate in the Bellevue Arts Museum’s Biennial High Fiber Diet. In 2014, Maria was an artist in residence at the McColl Center for Art + Innovation, Charlotte, NC where she worked with formerly chronically homeless individuals to build a community quilt.

Location: ANCHORAGE, AK
Website: www.mariashell.com
Classes: 9. Making Prints Out of Solids
8. Abstraction through Color, Pattern & Repetition