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June Fiber Painting Workshop in Denver

I am pleased to announce that I will be teaching a workshop at ReCreative Denver on June 30. The workshop will cover the basics of my fiber painting process, and participants will each take home their own 11″x14″ piece created during the course. See below for more information:

“Fiber Painting with Emma Balder”
Sunday, June 30
1 – 2:30 pm
(All materials provided.)

Spots are limited. Please sign up via the ReCreative website: Fiber Painting with Emma Balder


Interview with Voyage Houston

New interview up with Voyage Houston Magazine!

“I treat the fibers as I would paint, or as a drawing tool. Different fibers can create different hues and values… Fibers like wool can make a denser section of color and then disperse out, creating a softer, lighter gesture and giving me more room to interpret and respond. The density of the fibers can act like a shaded color…or tightly wound threads can make a distinct, crisp mark.”

The Empty BOX Silent Auction Fundraiser

Please join BOX13 Artspace as we celebrate 11 years at our annual silent auction fundraiser, the Empty BOX.

The event will take place on Saturday, May 4 from 7-10 pm, with a VIP preview and studio tour beginning at 6pm.
Silent Auction ends @ 9pm
Free Admission
Beer provided by Saint Arnold Brewing Co.
Light bites + cash bar

The Silent Auction includes 76 works by the following artists:

Zain Awais, Emma Balder, Kenneth James Beasley, Daniel Bertalot, Rebecca Braziel, Violette Bule, Laura Burlton, Alberto Careaga, Eepi Chaad, Claire Chauvin, Matthew Kelly Debbaudt, Claire Drennan, Garland Fielder, Emily Fleisher, Farima Fooladi, John Forse, Michael Golden, Jennifer Greenwell, Mayra Huerta, Ross Hutchinson, Daniela Koontz, Jessica Kreutter, Nicolle LaMere, Melinda Laszczynski, Alexander Lesser, Emily Link, Nick Vaughan & Jake Margolin, Gabriel Martinez, David McClain & Caleb Charland McClain, Kris Meikop, Susannah Mira, Tudor Mitroi, Elisabeth Mladenov, Avisheh Mohsenin, Venessa Monokian, Adam Neese, Jessica Ninci, Angel Oloshove, Kristy Peet, Patrick Phipps, Mark Ponder, Caroline Roberts, S Rodriguez, Dan Schmahl , Alexander Squier, Patrick Turk, Rachelle Vasquez, Myke Venable, Stephen Wilson, Jasmine Zelaya, and The Center for Imaginative Cartography & Research!

The Silent auction will also include donations from:
DiverseWorks, Houston B-cycle, Lawndale Art Center, Aurora Picture Show, Children’s Museum of Houston, Houston Center for Photography, CAMH and Main Street Theater

For more information on the event, please visit the Facebook event page here!

Summer 2019 Group Exhibitions @ Stella Ripley Contemporary

This summer I will be participating in three group exhibitions with the Quebec based gallery, Stella Ripley Contemporary. Below is a lineup of the three exhbitions, where I will be showing three of my textile works, and one new embroidery work.

CONNECTIVE TISSUES – May 2019, Stella Ripley, Qc, Canada
GÉMEAUX DE MINUIT – July 2019, Stella Ripley, Qc, Canada
MILKY WAY OVER MANI-UTENAM – August 2019, Qc, Canada

Other artists included in the show are:

Anna-Lena Sauer
Melisa Taylor Metzger
Jaena Kwon
Natalie Dunham
Kurtis Brand
Scott Troxel
Chloe Hedden

Specific dates will be posted soon!

October 2019, Solo Show @ Heidi Vaughan Fine Art

I am thrilled to announce my upcoming solo show at Heidi Vaughan Fine Art in Houston, Texas this October 2019. This exhibition will showcase an entirely new body of fiber paintings that I have spent the past year working on.

The opening will be on Saturday, October 19, 2019, with a VIP preview on Thursday, October 17. Please email if you would like to be included in the VIP preview list.

Check back later in the summer for dates on the artist talk I will be giving in the gallery.

Open Studios at Box13 Artspace

If you are in the Houston area on March 23, please stop by BOX13 Artspace for our Open Studios. Several studios will be open from artists including:

Alexander Squier                    Melinda Laszczynski

Caroline Roberts                     Daniela Koontz

Jennifer Pulido                        John Forse

Venessa Monokian                 Farima Fooladi

Elisabeth Mladenov               Alberto Careaga

Tudor Mitroi                             Violette Bule

Studios will be open from 1-5pm on Saturday March 23, and are located at 6700 Harrisburg Blvd in Houston.




Group Show Curated by Jennie Goldstein of the Whitney

I am pleased to announce my participation in the Texas Art 2019 group exhibition, curated by Jennie Goldstein, Assistant Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. The show opens January 17 at the KBR Tower in Houston, and will remain up until March 15, 2019.

Other artists include: Daniel Kramer, Orna Feinstein, Gao HangSusannah Mira, Sarah Fisher, Molly BlockSamara Rosen, Michael A Bullock, Annie Arnold, and Curtis M Gannon

BOX 13 ArtSpace

I am very excited to announce that I am a new artist in residence at BOX 13 ArtSpace in Houston! This artist-run non-profit is packed with many amazing Houston artists and I am thrilled to be part of this new community:

Violette Bule                     Nick Vaughan                    Alberto Careaga

Claire Chauvin                  Caroline Roberts               Farima Fooladi

Mayra Huerta                   Patrick Phipps                    Daniela Koontz

Jessica Kreutter               Adam Neese                       Nicolle LaMere

Emily Link                         Venessa Monokian             Jake Margolin

David McClain                  Clay Zapalac                        Susannah Mira

Michael O’Brien               Melinda Laszczynski          Tudor Mitroi

Alexander Squier             Elisabeth Mladenov


Holiday Art Party at Vaughan Mason Fine Art

I have a select few fiber paintings available at Vaughan Mason Fine Art Gallery on the Lake Street Gallery strip in Houston. They will be available and showing at the gallery’s Holiday Art Party this weekend, Saturday December 8 from 11-6pm.

My fiber paintings will be alongside several other incredible artists’ work including:

Thedra Cullar-Ledford

Susan Budge

Avisheh Mohsenin

Hillerbrand + Magsamen

Emilie Duval

Patrick McGrath Muniz

With gift wrapping by the multi-talented Alton Dulaney

Aqua Art Fair Miami Beach

Friends! I am thrilled to share that I will have two of my Pinglet paintings displayed at Aqua Art Fair in conjunction with Art Basel Miami Beach this December 5-9, 2018.

These works will be displayed at Booth 227 with Brooklyn based arts company SHIM. The company has partnered with organizations and universities such as VCU Arts, Concordia University, Syracuse UniversityStudio 200, Blick Art Materials and Adios Art Residency and I am thrilled to be working with them once again.  In 2016, I exhibited with SHIM at Arthelix Gallery in Brooklyn, and will be joining the SHIM alumni group of artists for this opportunity at Aqua Art Fair. If you are in the area for Art Basel, please swing by Booth 227 at Aqua to see the works in person.


Other artists include:

Julie McKim Projects

Shani Ha

Zelda Zinn

Lisa DiClerico

Jerry Atkins

Danielle Baron Atkins

Becky Bailey

Katarra Peterson

Gwyneth Scally

Juliet Martin

William Norton

Dean Christensen