A blog that documents and promotes exhibitions curated by Joetta Maue.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

down to sleep.

down to sleep is a wonderful show. So many of the wonderful talented artists came out for the opening. It was an honor to meet them and an honor to share all of the incredible work in the exhibit.

a shot of the opening.
Me at the opening "sleeping" in Sherry Aliberti's bed
A detail of Paula Chung's amazing quilt, so many folks loved hearing more about this work.

A shot looking toward one side of the gallery.

Bren Ahearn's sampler, so many people wanted to know more about him and his work. I wish he could have been there. Next time Bren!

A little display corner with an amazing "bed book" by Tamar Stone and some truly poetic works.

come on, if this view does not intrigue you what will?  So many wonderful works to see!

 Get inspired and go see it.

and order your catalogue now.

Thursday, February 28, 2013


Opening Tonight!!!!!

See you there from 5-7pm.

An exhibit curated by Joetta Maue
Chester F. Sidell Gallery
March 1 - April 12, 2013

The bed is a powerful locale in our daily life - with most of us beginning and ending our day here. We experience our most intimate moments of vulnerability, love, passion, sadness, and weakness here.  Most of us begin and end our life in this place that is piled with soft sheets and pillows.  As a metaphor we can experience all the most significant emotions of human life in this one simple place of our daily life.  This exhibit is work that explores this liminal space with contemporary fiber practices.

Participating Artists:
Bren Ahearn, Caroline Kirton, Eunkyung Lee Hagar Vardimon, Jenne Giles, Jen Pettus, Jody Oesterreicher, Julia Elsas, Karri A Dieken, Kristin La Flamme, Laura Bisagna, Laura Mongiovi, Marissa Fisher, Marissa Lehner, Mary Goldthwaite-Gagne, Maureen E Patrick, Micha Michelle Melancon, Michelle Urbanek, Paula Chung, Rebecca Fricke, Sabina Hahn, Sherry Aliberti, Susan Lenz, Susan Moss, Tamar Stone, Tom Whitton.

Get the details here.

get inspired

Jen Pettus

Down to Sleep artists links:

Bren Ahearn

Paula Chung

Caroline Kirton

Eunkyung Lee

Hagar Vardimon

Jenne Giles

Mary Goldthwaite

Jody Oesterreicher

Julia Elsas

Karri A Dieken

Kristin La Flamme

Sabina Hahn

Laura Mongiovi

Rebecca Fricke

Jen Pettus

Susan Lenz

Tamar Stone


Laura Bisagna

Marissa Fisher

Maureen Patrick

Micha Michelle Melancon

Sherry Aliberti

Michelle Urbanek

Tom Whitton

Susan Moss

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Down to Sleep

down to sleep
An exhibit curated by Joetta Maue.
 Chester F. Sidell Gallery, Essex Art Center, Lawrence, Massachusetts

March 1 - April 12, 2013
Opening Reception: March 1, 2013 5-7pm
Participating Artists:
Bren Ahearn, Caroline Kirton, Hagar Vardimon, Jenne Giles, Jen Pettus, Jody Oesterreicher, Julia Elsas, Karri A Dieken, Kristin La Flamme, Eunkyung Lee, Laura Bisagna, Laura Mongiovi, Marissa Fisher, Marissa Lehner, Mary Goldthwaite-Gagne, Maureen E Patrick, Micha Michelle Melancon, Michelle Urbanek, Paula Chung, Rebecca Fricke, Sabina Hahn, Sherry Aliberti, Susan Lenz, Susan Moss, Tamar Stone, Tom Whitton

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

small stories.

Eileen Hoffman

Sarah Bahr

Caroline Kirton

I went into the city to de-install small stories yesterday and it was an easy fast day. All things went smoothly and I got to chat with a few of the artists as they came by to pick up their work. Definitely my favorite part of being a curator is getting to meet and know more artists and this show was no different.

Di Ellis

Millicent Bradleigh

Jane Lee Horton

Now I just have the tedious task of packaging all the works and getting them sent off to their homes. But I did choose to buy a piece that I adore and am excited to find its place in my home.

Rachel Rose

Susan Lenz

Just to leave you inspired I chose to share some details of the works...

Jan Johnson

Bonnie Sennott

Di Ellis

Peg Grady

Skid Lo

Kristy Bishop

I want to see YOUR work in my next show...

Lora Rocke

So make sure to check out my current call for work!! Info here.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


down to sleep, work inspired by the bed.
down to sleep, is the first New England exhibit curated by Joetta Maue, in this exhibit we will showcase fiber and fiber related works that have to do with the bed. Joetta has been fascinated by the bed in her own work and critical writing for a number of years and is excited to explore this liminal space while simultaneously introducing the New England area to her unique curatorial style and the incredible quality of contemporary fiber work that is being made today.
Work can directly or indirectly reference the bed in any way; the actual bed itself, the experience of the bed, the acts that occur within the bed, the emotional space of the bed, sleep, and/or the bedroom itself. Please interpret openly.
Please note we are looking for contemporary interpretations of fiber and textiles. Other mediums that are representations of or castings of fiber are welcome and invited. Installation work is welcomed. Video is accepted, artist must provide equipment.
The Chester F. Sidell Gallery at the Essex Art Center is a large and beautiful exhibition space with high wood beamed ceilings, 2 large street windows, a smaller intimate space, a large open gallery and was recently voted the BEST art gallery in Merrimack Valley.
The Essex Art Center is a renowned exhibition, teaching and studio space north of Boston.
Exhibition dates: March 1 - April 12, 2013
Opening event: March 1, 2013 5-7pm
DEADLINE December 1, 2012

Submission Details:Eligibility

  • All artists over 18 are eligible.
  • Work can utilize any medium but must strongly reference fiber or fiber techniques.
  • Work must be original.
  • Work must be created after 2006
DEADLINE: December 1, 2012
Submit by email
Email all submissions to: joettamaue (at) gmail {dot} com
Mail submissions to
Attention: Joetta Maue
785 Somerville Ave, #3

Somerville, MA 02143


  • Entries must be emailed by December 1, 2012.
  • $25 entry fee
  • Submit up to 5 works- a maximum of 1 detail image per work.
  • Images must be correctly sized-300 dpi, Largest dimension 8 inches MAX, jpeg only. Either email as jpeg attachments or via DropBox. DO NOT SEND MULTIPLE EMAILS WITH IMAGES. You can size down the images so that they can fit into one email.
  • Artist statement- 300 words or less. (optional)
  • All work details including title, dimensions, technique, materials, & date.
  • Name:
    Email address:
    Website or blog url:
  • Pay submission fee ($25) by personal check or money order (made to curator Joetta Maue) or via the paypal button below.

    About the Curator:

Joetta Maue is a full-time artist, curator, critic, and arts writer mostly working in fibers. Joetta has curated 5 large fiber exhibitions in the NY area and regularly writes about fiber work on her own blog, Little Yellow Bird, the Textile Arts Center Blog, and Mr. X Stitch. She exhibits her work widely across the country and internationally. Her work has been featured in the books Indie Craft & Push Stichery, and the journals Martha Stewart Living, Fiber Art Now, Needle Magazine & many more. You can see her critical writing in the Surface Design Journal.

Joetta is excited to be curating her first exhibit in the New England area.

You can see images and features from her most recent curatorial exhibitions here.
To see Joetta's work her website www.joettamaue.com.

Further Details:

-Press Release and promotion will be extensive in the Boston and NY area
-Work will be professionally installed and exhibited.
-The artist is responsible for all shipping costs.
-Any works sold will have a 15% commission taken.
-Selected artist will be featured in Little Yellow Bird.
-Artwork is insured during the duration of the exhibit.

Deadline for receipt is December 1, 2012.

Friday, June 29, 2012

small stories installation images

Featuring work by:
Neta Amir, Sarah Bahr, Kristy Bishop, Millicent Bradleigh, Danielle Burgos, Nathan Carnes, Marcy Chevali, Marie France Cournoyer, Julie Anne Danylewich, Jane Waggoner Deschner, Autumn-Grace Dougherty, Ann Duggan, Di Ellis,Kelly Fleek, Veronica Fuentes, Peg Grady, Eileen Hoffman, Jane Lee Horton, Jan Johnson, Caroline Kirton, Susan Lenz, Skid Lo, Sanna Majander, Anny Mefford, Laura Mongiovi, Nicole Monjeau, Ruth Moskell, Meg Pierce, Astrid Philipps, Patricia Reis, Laura Reyes, Lora Rocke, Dawn Rogal, Rachel Rose, Bonnie Sennott, Beverly Y. Smith, Ruth Tabancay, Katya Usvitsky, Ansie Vanderwalt, Leni Levenson Wiener