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Jan Rickman : Art Quilts


Art Quilts by Jack Rickman
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Fabric artist, art quilter, designer, and creator of clothing and accessories, Midwesterner transplanted to the west, inspired by the landscape and open skies of Colorado, animal lover, horsewoman, gardener and contributing citizen of the Unaweep canyon—all these make up Jan Rickman’s character and influence her artwork.

After studying art in college and building a creative foundation for years in drawing, graphic design, and working with fabric, she has concentrated in the past 15 years on textile art. This has led her to exhibiting in juried and invitational shows throughout the United States and she has won numerous awards. Her work was featured on the cover of the Visions exhibit in San Diego and the following year her work was recognized in that exhibit with the President’s Choice Award.

The newly released book, 500 Art Quilts: An Inspiring Collection of Contemporary Work, features one of her commissioned pieces.

Her artwork was exhibited in a solo show sponsored by the Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture and Jan was chosen as the fiber art representative in the Western Colorado Center for the Arts Permanent Collection.

Jan’s piece “After the Ride” was displayed in one of the Telluride, Colorado Fantasy Homes featured on the HGTV television network and her work has also been featured in Cowboys & Indians and Western Horseman magazines.

She also collaborated with a local sculptor to create an installation for an office building in Grand Junction, Colorado.

She holds workshops that cover many aspects of fiber artwork, including surface design, machine embroidery techniques, framing, and hand-dyeing fabric. She also gives presentations to quilting guilds on her techniques and welcomes invitations to do workshops and lectures.

The intricate process Jan has developed in working with textiles is hands-on and depends on the tactile manipulation of fabric and the addition of intense detail. Her sense that art should be fun keeps her palette vivid and designs energetic—she loves life and wants her work to exhibit vitality by the creative fusion of media based on her unique vision and designs.

Jan lives on a ranch in western Colorado with her husband of 35 years. They have two horses and three dogs and are learning organic gardening.

For more information about Jan Rickman, visit www.JanRickman.com.


Art Quilts of Textile and Mixed Media by Jan Rickman
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