HOLIDAY - WINTER - WONDER
November 20 - December 23
Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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This show includes holiday and seasonal themed art and handcrafted items that evoke the emotions and excitement of the holiday season, the anticipation of winter or the wonderment of it all.
The curator for the Holiday – Winter – Wonder show is Gail Binney Sterne from Brewster, MA (formerly Gail Binney Winslow and Stiles).
Gail grew up in a family who honored and practiced the fine, applied and performing arts. After a brief journey as a trained classical ballet dancer, Gail went on to study painting, the graphic arts and numerous needlework disciplines. In the 1970’s, she became a dealer and collector of antique quilts and taught herself how to quilt, making her the 6th generation of women in her family to produce quilt textiles, starting with her great-great-grandmother, Amanda Davisson.
Owning a Quilt Gallery on the West Coast, “Nine Patch,” she and her father, Edwin Binney 3 rd formed a growing collection of museum quality quilts that led to a major exhibition and national tour for the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Service. This project produced their book “Homage to Amanda”, now in its 6 th edition.
For nearly 50 years, Gail has been a quilt maker, fiber artist, collector, teacher and lecturer for museums, guilds, and various centers for the arts. Her greatest joy has been finding her own creative spirit and helping others find theirs.
Gail’s art quilts in both traditional and contemporary designs have been exhibited all over the country. She has provided curatorial support to many guilds and galleries. She has also served as a board member of the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art and the New England Quilt Museum.
As a past member of The Society of Cape Cod Craftsmen and one of the founding “mothers” and former president of the Bayberry Quilt Guild of Cape Cod, Gail brings a keen eye and knowledge of the breadth of art on Cape Cod and is honored to be a curator for the new Galley West Art Gallery.