ArtWorks 2013: Dartmouth’s Creative Employees in the Year of the Arts

I love my day job at Dartmouth College. I love the energy and enthusiasm that permeates the campus. This year, in celebration of the Hopkins Center’s 50th anniversary, Dartmouth declared a Year of the Arts.

The ArtWorks banner hangs above the Hopkins Center entrance, celebrating the creative & artistic talents of over 70 Dartmouth College Employees in Hanover, New Hampshire.

Banners celebrating ArtWorks and 50 Years adorn the front of the Hopkins Center.

ArtWorks 2013 celebrates the creative & artistic talents of over 70 Dartmouth employees, the largest number yet. Each employee can submit up to 4 pieces.

I chose hats in white & pastels, which suit the transition from snow to Spring for me:

One of my 4 entries into the 2013 Artworks Exhibit at Dartmouth College: 2012 Hat #44--Frosty Paw of caribou antler buttons

2012 Hat #44: Paw Print of hand-cut caribou antler buttons and tiny metal seed beads.

One of my 4 entries into the 2013 Artworks Exhibit at Dartmouth College: 2012 Hat #18--Pink Dragonfly with semi-precious gems

2012 Hat #18: Pink Dragonfly, with jasper beads and hand-cut caribou antler button.

One of my 4 entries into the 2013 Artworks Exhibit at Dartmouth College: 2012 #38 -- Lapis Dragonfly

2012 Hat #44: Dragonfly with lapis lazuli and agate beads.

One of my 4 entries into the 2013 Artworks Exhibit at Dartmouth College: 2011 Hat #88--Pink Mandala of French Knots

2011 Hat #88: Pink Mandala of French Knots… yummmy!

All four of these hats are available for sale… Let me know if you’re ready to treat yourself!

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And, the 2011 Dorr Mill Award Winner is…

Embroidered felt hat, Jungle Flower!

My felted knit hat, "Jungle Flower" won this year's Dorr Mill Award at the Sunapee Fair.

Each August, visitors to the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s Sunapee Fair can visit CraftWear, a glorious collection of fine, handmade art-to-wear.

The LNHC CraftWear boutique offers one-of-a-kind jewelry, clothing and accessories.

The CraftWear Exhibit at the League of NH Craftsmen's Annual Fair, 2011.

Many thanks to Dorr Mill, for the award. I’m delighted by the recognition, especially considering the talent of my fiber artist peers.

New Ribbon Embroidery: Jungle Flower

"Jungle Flower," a new hand-knit felt hat with freehand embroidery.

My manic needlework preparations continue for the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s Annual Fair, which runs August 6 – 14, 2011.

This latest freehand embroidery, “Jungle Flower,” will join “Sunset Sorbet” in the CraftWear exhibit in the main lodge building, along with the work of nearly 50 other juried artists.

I hope you’ll be able to visit.