Join us for our member meeting next Monday, October 15 at 6:00 at Homewood Library to find out more about what is happening in the BAA! We are very pleased and fortunate to have artist Debra Riffe presenting. Just this past weekend, Debra won the grand prize at Bluff Park Art Show here in Birmingham!
A Mississippi native, Debra Riffe has called Birmingham her home since 1996. She has travelled extensively, and absorbed many different flavors of art, ultimately combining them with the flavors of the South to create her brilliant artwork. Beginning with needlepoint, Debra eventually converted her needlepoint into “designs for linoleum block relief prints.” Her website continues to say:
She has taught linoleum block printing, locally and regionally, and she has received the honor of many juror awards. Debra was a 2008 recipient of the Grants to Individual Artists (GIA) award funded by the Cultural Alliance of Greater Birmingham.
National and regional publications have featured Debra’s needle art and linoleum block relief prints including Needlepoint Now, Portico and Lipstick. Additionally, she has been profiled in The Birmingham News and the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal. Debra was a featured artist in Southern Living Magazine: Alabama People & Places, August 2009.
Find out more about our guest speaker at http://www.debrariffe.com