Look for a feature article on Annie in University of Central Missouri Magazine http://issuu.com/ucentralmo/docs/ucmmagazine_fall2014fullmagpages/1
Look for Annie's Outlaw Animals Series featured inThe Quilt Life Magazine, June 2014 Issue, http://www.quiltviews.com/wild-times
Gallery Representation: http://www.strecker-nelsongallery.com/, Strecker-Nelson Gallery, Manhattan, KS
9/19/2015-11/8/2015, JOHN LOUDER and ANNIE HELMERICKS-LOUDER, Albrecht Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joesph, MO, http://albrecht-kemper.org/
Oct-Dec, 2016, SOLO EXHIBITION: Annie Helmericks-Louder-Human Behavior; Animal
Instinct, Texas Quilt Museum, http://www.texasquiltmuseum.org/, La Grange, Texas
2/7-6/1/2014, SOLO EXHIBITION: Annie Helmericks-Louder-Human Behavior; Animal Instinct
or Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science Visual Arts Center,
Sioux Fall, South Dakota
INTERNATIONAL INVITATIONAL GROUP (TRAVELING) EXHIBITIONS:
Earth Stories (SAQA) Catalogue
5/1-11/20/2014, Earth Stories, Michigan State University Museum
1/19-2/28/2015, Earth Stories, Gallery of Art and Design, UCMO, Warrensburg, MO.
5/2015-8/2015, Earth Stories, Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts in Melbourne, FL.
5/23/16-7//7/2016, Earth Stories, Kennedy Gallery, Ohio University, Athens, OH
11/6/2015 - 2/28/2016, Earth Stories, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA.
1/20/2017-6/11/2017, Earth Stories, Erie Museum of Art, Erie, NY.
Additional venues to be added
Radical Elements (SAQA); Catalogue
4/3-5/9/2014,Radical Elements, Cafritz Foundation Arts CenterMontgomery College,Takoma Park Silver Springs, Maryland.
4/6-9/12/15, Radical Elements, National Academy of Sciences, 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20418
5/1-7/30/2016, Radical Elments, Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts, Melbourne, Florida
Additional venues to be added.
I am a maker of things--all kinds of things including: art textiles, paintings and drawings. From childhood, my experience of the earth formed my most inner personal landscape and art-making became my act of inquiry. I still most often begin my work with summer on-location drawings (http://roadtriphelmericks-louder.blogspot.com/) as direct contact with the land is essential for authentic experience. But most importantly, being on the land gives me joy; it fills me up. Winters find me making large studio works and teaching a few university art classes. This exchange with other artists is also a pleasure and balances my solitary time in the studio. I work in many styles and mediums as each has its unique voice and range of exploration. This past year I have found my work becoming quite abstract as I focus more closely on color, texture, and pattern and also on experiences that sometimes go beyond words and images. But I also love storytelling. When I see something.... ‘true’, I may not know why it feels this way, but I must reach out and try to capture it. My ‘stories’, often involving nature, reveal close intimacy and also uncover unresolved schisms; they question established hierarchies. So, welcome and thank you for your interest. Come in and explore.