"Unspoken Wishes"

 32" x 33" framed


"Fly South for the Winter"

painted quilt 40" x 30 "

Fly South for the Winter

Rituals and relics p        

News and Upcoming Events

Calendar update 4/2016

Spring 2016


Folk Art Center Demo Days

May 25th - May 28th 2016

My painted quilt "Rituals and Relics" included in the show RADICAL ELEMENTS will travel to two new venues.

The Ruth Funk Center for Textile Art

Melbourne, Fl

May 28th - Aug 27th, 2016

International Museum of Art and Science

McAllen, TX

Sept 24th - Jan 8th 2017


Fall 2016

Folk Art Center Demonstration  Days

October 26th - October 30th







Welcome. I'm Bernie Rowell, an artist who creates art quilts, highly textural painted quilts that are decidedly not your grandmother's quilt. My art quilts incorporate mixed media--paints, collage, and found materials--to create contemporary art.

As an artist I'm inspired by many different sources, but the beauty of the western North Carolina Mountains that surround my home always provide fresh ideas.

As a craftsperson I'm deeply rooted in the traditional western North Carolina craft world where skills are improved through daily practice.  At the same time the vibrant energy of the Asheville art community challenges me to change and grow.

I invite you to click through my new website, find your favorite art quilt or print, and get inspired.



© 2016 Bernie Rowell
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