Nasty Women Group Show

nastyJanuary 28, 2017

I’m showing 3 mosaics in a show at Portland’s Eutectic Gallery during the month of February. This is a multi-media group exhibition that serves to demonstrate solidarity among artists who identify with being a Nasty Woman in the face of threats to roll back women’s rights, individual rights, and abortion rights. Nasty Women is a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood Oregon. I will be donating 50% of my portion of sales to match Eutectic’s 50%.

Nasty Women @ Eutectic Gallery
February 3 – 24, 2017

Opening Reception: February 3, 6 – 9 pm


Studio Show + PenFelt Super Sale

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Studio Show: Come see new paper collages and glass mosaics I made in the last year.

PenFelt Super Sale: I am ceasing production on my product line of felt accessories and objects after 12 years! Come get your favorite felted rings, flowers, pencils, pincushions, etc. for cheap! Nothing will be over $20.

Also: There will also be cards for sale (Collage Cards, and Portland Checklist Postcards), documentation of some other creative projects, snack items, and good cheer.

Saturday, November 12, 7 – 9 pm
Sunday, November 13, 12 – 4 pm

Little Free Gallery Project

Screen Shot 2016-04-26 at 9.22.25 AMApril 26, 2016

Little Free Gallery Project (LFGP) is a temporary community art project occurring in June and July of this year (2016) throughout NE and SE Portland.

LFGP pairs twenty local artists with twenty Little Free Libraries (and their owners!) to create a free, engaging, family-friendly public art exhibition throughout the city. I’m one of 20 artists participating in this project Please consider supporting the project via indiegogo!!


Rauschenberg Residency Recap

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February 9, 2016

I spent November & December 2015 at the Rauschenberg Residency in Captiva, Florida. This was the most productive and inspiring experience I’ve ever had as an artist. I made new work of my own and collaborated with the other 7 artists on a wide variety of projects including costume making, printmaking, poetry, performance and (of course) collage. To see more documentation from the residency, here’s a 5 minute video that compiles a few of our projects.

Pictured left: Life Drawing With Scissors, collage sketch by LeBrie Rich, 2015.

Collage Cards Line Expanded

collage bio photo webMay 4, 2015

Notecards featuring the images of my collages are now available! After a small trial run in December of 2014, I’ve expanded the line to 14 card designs. These cards are printed in a family-run print shop in Portland, with artist oversight to ensure accurate reproduction. Purchase online now!

Summer Library Programs for teens!

IMG_2884March 31, 2015

I am teaching so many fun crafting workshops for teens this summer: wet felted sushi, needle felted superheroes, hand sewn stuffed animals and stenciled tote bags. These workshops, occurring in June and July, are all free and open to the public. Most are for grades 6 – 12, and in the Portland area, but I’m also teaching in Stevenson, Vancouver and Eugene.

See a complete list on the libraries page of my website, and notify the teens in your life of this great service offered to us by the library!

Felt Berets aren’t just for humans anymore…

olive beret websizeNovember 11, 2014

…Announcing the PenFelt Studio Sale!

Friday, December 5,  7pm – 9pm
Saturday, December 6,  11am – 4pm

Please join me for a studio sale this December. There will be some new items this year including felt headgear for several species, cloth napkins made with vintage Japanese fabric, and Collage Cards appropriate for any occasion. You will also find the usual felt wearables and sculpture, as well as brownies and tea. Bring a friend! This will be fun.


Fall ’14 Felting Workshops

Pencil5-3September 15, 2014

I am teaching a few felting workshops this fall at various locations. Come find me at Oregon Flock and Fiber to make felted beads, Oregon College of Art and Craft for felted slippers and more. See the workshops page for more details.

Japanese Surprise Box

DSCN7804March 24, 2014

This month marks exactly two years since I embarked on my first trip to Japan. What I saw and experienced there continues to reverberate in my daily life and has made a profound impact on my work. I’m excited to report that in just a month and a half, we’ll be returning to Japan for a second look!

Do you want us to send you some of the great things we find during our trip? We have put together a mail art project called Japanese Surprise Box offering to do just that. Click here to watch a video that explains this project.

PenFelt Studio Sale

IMG_0542November 27, 2013

Come by if you want to shop for felty holiday gifts, eat a bite of chocolate, or just see the place I come to work every day. I’ll have felt wares for sale, including some designs that are new this year and limited edition (read: experiments).

PenFelt Studio Sale
Saturday, December 14, 2013
3 – 7pm

at PenFelt Studio
email for directions

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