Art Gallery

A ministry of Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids

Art Gallery


Dominican Center Marywood Gallery

Sarabeth Carr
Pastels and Quilts

Exhibiting March 1 – April 28, 2014
The Artist’s reception, which is open to the public, will be on Sunday, April 13 from 1:00-4:00 p.m.
on the lower level of Dominican Center at Marywood

Artist Statement

SarabethCar-QuiltEntry-Celebration2013-250x322-dsAlthough I have enjoyed sewing and drawing since elementary school, I have only been working seriously with fabric since 2004. My work varies from traditional patterns to original pictorial pieces. I value the many options and techniques available for quilters today and choose to work by machine to quilt and embellish my work.

Just as a scene from nature can evoke an emotional response, so does the color and design of a fabric frequently provide the inspiration for a wall hanging. The fun then for me as with painting is the process.

After an art class as a preteen I didn’t start painting until the late ’90′s. Starting with watercolor and pen and ink, I soon found I enjoyed the control provided by pastels even more and have painted almost exclusively in this medium since. I paint landscapes from my own photos and at times en plein aire.

This exhibit is a collection of the kind of work I do. I find I work in spurts, concentrating for months on quilting, then find inspiration to paint again. I seem to have a lot of other interests that command my time, such as genealogy and in the past gardening. Painting tends to take a back seat at those times.

In addition to being a member of Grand Valley Artists and West Michigan Quilter’s Guild, Sarabeth is also a member of Great Lakes Pastel Society.


East Lake in Autumn
Redbuds in Aman Park
The Dominican Center Marywood Gallery is a space reserved by Dominican Center for the purpose of exhibiting art created by West Michigan Artists. Dominican Center appreciates and supports the Arts and desires to empower local artists in their creative works. The gallery is located in the Ground Floor Main Lobby of Dominican Center at Marywood.
For map of DCM Parking lot area, CLICK HERE . Francetta McCann, OP, is the gallery curator.
If you are a West Michigan artist interested in exhibiting your work at DCM, please email: