Where the Flowers Grow, 40” x 40”


EDGE periodically introduces its artists. We feature current work, past work, and how things are changing. 

Karen Goetzinger

My current abstract works intuitively mark a mental journey of time and place. Beginning with manageably-sized works on paper has allowed me to work serendipitously, exploring figure/ground relationships while expressing the thoughts and memories of a singular day or place in time. I now alternate between these and large-scale paintings on stretched canvas. I use layers of mixed media, which frequently includes hand stitched thread. I create each artwork without figurative form, allowing the viewers to become the human element interacting with the abstract landscape and their own personal narratives and memories.  

Artist’s Past Exhibitions

Above: Canopy of Hope, 58” x 42”

Top Right: Where Do We Go From Here?, 58” x 42”

Bottom Right: Letting Go, 58” x 34”

2017- Biennale Internationale du Lin de Portneuf -  Deschambault, Quebec

2017 - Alice B. Sabatini Gallery - Topeka, Kansas

2016 - Stone School Gallery - Portage du Fort, Quebec

2016 - LaLande + Doyle Exhibition Space, Shenkman Arts Centre - Ottawa, Ontario

2016 - Sunderland Gallery - Omaha, Nebraska

2015 - LaFab Galerie d’art - Chelsea, Quebec

2015 - International Textile Exhibition - Bejing, China

2014 - World of Threads Festival  - Toronto, Ontario

2014 - Trinity Art Gallery, Shenkman Arts Centre - Ottawa, Ontario 


Sharon Bass

Here is the work of Sharon Bass, who has served as the EDGE curator for 10 years. She has chosen to show detail images from three pieces of work. You can see more of her work at her website. 


I often work in series. The image above is a detail from the Line Series, this one titled Fenceline. 

(far left): A detail from Treeline.

(left): A detail of silk aspen leaves, machine stitched, embroidered and assembled for a temporary installation  at Rocky Mountain National Park, 2009.