What a Relief: The Art of Salley Mavor at the Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk, ME, summer 2022

What people are saying about Salley Mavor’s exhibitions:

“I expected to be delighted to view your work in person. I wasn’t prepared for how powerfully your voice and approach would resonate.” Liz-Anne Platt, Concord, NH

“It feels like your art is the antidote to, I don’t know, maybe most of the rest of the world.” – Martha Mary, Lynn MA

“The genius of Salley Mavor’s meticulously realized imaginative worlds is just what we need right now.” – Lee Roscoe, Artscope Magazine

WHAT A RELIEF at the Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk, ME, summer 2022

Touring Exhibition

A touring exhibition of original bas-relief embroidered illustrations by Salley Mavor for her new picture book, MY BED: Enchanting Ways to Fall Asleep around the World. 

Sept. 11 – Dec. 19, 2020Cahoon Museum, Cotuit, MA.
Feb. 28 – May 30, 2021Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mount Vernon, IL
Sept. 14 – Dec. 31, 2021New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, MA
Jan 25 – April 10, 2022, International Quilt Museum, Lincoln, NE
June 7 – Sept. 11, 2022,  Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk, ME, Bedtime Stitches and What a Relief: The Art of Salley Mavor
Oct. 15 – Jan. 1, 2023Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, Moorhead, MN
Feb. 1 – Apr. 30, 2023, Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, La Conner, WA
July 6 – Sept. 15, 2023, Southeastern Quilt and Textile Museum, Carrollton, GA
Sept. 30, 2023 – Jan. 7, 2024, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, VT
The Wee Worlds of Salley Mavor (includes Bedtime Stitches).
Opening – Sat., Sept 30, 2 to 4 pm. Galley tour with the artist at 3 pm.
March 2 – May 5, 2024Upcountry History Museum, Greenville, SC
July – Dec. 2024, Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, NY. Bedtime Stitches and Social Fabric will be displayed together.
Additional locations will be added when they are confirmed.

The collection of artwork takes the viewer on an international journey, showing where children sleep in varying cultures and living environments around the world. Along with the framed embroidered pieces, interpretive boards give a background peek at the artist’s process. The exhibition appeals to families, school groups, quilt and needlework enthusiasts, as well as the general public.

The first 4 years of the Salley Mavor: Bedtime Stitches exhibition is booked and openings are available beginning in January 2025. Inquiries from interested museums are welcome – please contact Salley (salley at weefolkstudio.com) for information about hosting the exhibit.


ON VIEW: Saturday, September 30, 2023 – Sunday, January 7, 2024
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, September 30 from 2 to 4 P.M.
GALLERY TOUR with the artist at 3 P.M.

Harvest Time

This exhibition is a unique opportunity to experience the detail and 3-dimensional quality of Salley Mavor’s bas-relief embroideries. Viewing her artwork up close is like immersing yourself in make-believe miniature worlds full of characters, props and scenery, all created by hand with stitching, fabric, beads, wire, and found objects.

On view will be a wide array of original picture book illustrations spanning her career, including BEDTIME STITCHES, the exhibit of artwork for her most recent book, MY BED: Enchanting Ways to Fall Asleep around the World. Also on display will be recent pieces that explore cultural diversity, migration, fashion, the natural world, and a range of social narratives, from the everyday to topical subjects.

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