Paula Kovarik, biography
Paula Kovarik received her Bachelor of Arts in graphic design from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. She ran a successful graphic design business for 25 years. She makes art with thread and cloth, exploring line and texture. Her work has been recognized in national and international shows and journals including American Craft Magazine, ArtPrize 2015, and several Quilt National exhibitions. Her online journal tracks the path of her explorations (paulakovarik.com).
2016 ArtsAccelerator Grant
Paula plans to use the grant to purchase a new sewing machine. The new equipment will provide maximum maneuverability. It will also assure a more comfortable work posture, more intricate detail in the work, and the creation of larger works of stitched art.
All photos courtesy of the artist.
Grant Close Out Video
At the end of this grant preiod we asked videographer Lawrence Shaw and a member of the Artist Advisory Council to visit Paula in her studio to get an update of the new work she has been doing over the past year.
ArtsAccelerator: An Incentive Grant for Visual Artists
Learn more about the grant HERE.