About the Artist

Leslie Tucker Jenison

San Antonio artist Leslie Tucker Jenison is inspired by the textural beauty found in the patterns of natural and man-made environments. Leslie loves the tactile experience of working with cloth and paper.  Using dye, paint, and thread, Leslie creates unique imagery on these surfaces.  The juxtaposition of the macro to microscopic world is a recurring theme in her work. Long fascinated by the historical connection of quilts and the people who make them, she serves on the board of the Alliance for American Quilts. Leslie exhibits internationally in galleries and juried exhibitions. Her work  is held in both corporate and private collections. Leslie teaches a variety of quilt and mixed media workshops. She curates exhibitions and teaches as one half of Dinner At Eight Artists along with Jamie Fingal.

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Selected Exhibitions

2011

“The Space Between”, A Juried Invitational Exhibition, co-curator with Jamie Fingal, Dinner At Eight Artists,  Long Beach Quilt Festival, July 28-31, 2011.

2010

“Beneath The Surface”, A Juried Invitational Exhibition, co-curator with Jamie Fingal, Dinner At Eight Artists, Long Beach Quilt Festival, July 22-25, 2010.

“Form, Not Function:  Art Quilts at the Carnegie”, Carnegie Center for Art & History, New Albany, IN, January 8-March 5, 2010.

SAQA Creative Force 2010”, Chunghie Lee, juror, International Quilt Festival, Houston TX, November 4-7, 2010.

“Quilts:  A World of Beauty”, Individual & Group quilt entries, International Quilt Festival, Houston TX, November 4-7, 2010.

2009

“Edges”:  A Juried Invitational Exhibition, co-curator with Jamie Fingal, Dinner at Eight Artists, Long Beach Quilt Festival, July23-26, 2009.

Quilts:  A World of Beauty, Group Quilt, Houston Quilt Festival, October 14-18, 2009

Celebrating Our Creative Spirit”, Texas Federation of Fiber Artists juried exhibition, Houston Center For Contemporary Craft, October 3-December 24, 2009, Tim Harding, juror.

2008

Focus on Fiber:  Texas Federation of Fiber Artists Juried Exhibition, Teacher’s Choice, Plano Community Art Center, Plano TX, February 1-29, 2008.

Long Beach Quilt Festival, Special Exhbition:  Winning Quilts, Long Beach, CA, July 25-27, 2008

Quilts:  A World of Beauty, Group Quilt, 2 individual entries, International Quilt Festival, Houston TX, 10/30-11/2 2008.

A Page From My Book:  Journal Quilts II:  2008 Juried Exhibition, International Quilt Festival, Houston TX, 10//30-11/2, 2008.

2007

Quilts:  A World of Beauty, Group Quilt, 2nd Place, International Quilt Festival, Houston TX, October 31-November 4 2007

Dallas Quilt Show, Dallas, TX, March, 2007, Honorable Mention

Quilter’s Heritage Celebration, 3rd Place, Group Category, Pennsylvania

2006

Quilting Arts Magazine Invitational Exhibit, International Quilt Festival, Houston TX 10/31-11/5 2006

Quilts:  A World of Beauty, Group Quilt, 3rd Place, International Quilt Festival, Houston TX, 10/31-11/5 2006

Scratching the Surface:  Federation of Fiber Artists Juried Exhibition, First Place, Southwest School of Art and Craft, San Antonio TX, Janary 18-March 12, 2006

Quiltart at 10-juried exhibition, Spring Quilt Festival, Chicago IL 2006

Quilt Expo, Lyon France, June, 2006

Lowell Quilt Festival, Lowell MA, August 4-6, 2006

2005

Casting Threads Upon the Water-juried exhibition, Best of Show. Sponsored by the Fiber Artists of San Antonio & The Witte Museum Betty, Coates Textile Gallery, San Antonio TX, November 8, 2004-March 3, 2005

Quiltart at 10-juried exhibition, International Quilt Festival, Houston TX October 2005

2004

I Remember Mama-juried exhibition, Spring International Quilt Festival, Chicago, IL, March 26-28.

Quilt Expo IX, Den Haag, Netherlands, April 29-May 2.

In Full Bloom-juried exhibition

Spring International Quilt Festival, Chicago, IL March 26-28.

Quilt Expo IX, Den Haag, Netherlands, April 29-May 2.

International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX, November 3-7.

Publications

2010

Quilting Arts Magazine, April/May 2010, Issue 44, “Silk Screen Printing With Everyday Objects”, pages 20-24, article and images.

Beneath The Surface”, exhibition catalog, co-curated by Leslie Jenison & Jamie Fingal, edited by Loris Bogue, Blurb Books, July 2010.

Quilting Arts Magazine, October/November 2010, Issue 47, “Transforming Discards Into Art”, pages26-29, article and images.

Quilting Arts Magazine, October/November 2010, Issue 47, “Beneath The Surface”, exhibition showcase pages 68-72.

Quilt Festival Quilt Scene,

2009

Quilt Festival Quilt Scene, premier addition, October, 2009, article and images.

Quilting Arts Magazine, October-November edition, Issue 41, pages 54-59, article and images; photo in editor’s note.

2008

The Quilting Arts Book, (cover art image), Interweave Press LLC, 2008

Quilting Arts Magazine, October-November edition, e-newsletter, “Preparing for the Disneyland Of Quilt Shows”, article and images

Quilting Arts Magazine, June/July 2008, Volume, page, “Stepping Out” article and images.

2007

Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine, June 2007, Volume #393, page 63, “Altered States” image only

2006

Creative Quilting:  The Journal Quilt Project, Quilting Arts LLC 2006, pages 24-25, 65, 66, 198, images & artist statements.

Surface Design Magazine, Fall 2006, review, page 57.

San Antonio Express News, January 29, 2006, “Culturas” Section, pages 1 & 3, image and review.

VOA voices of art magazine, Volume 14.1, 2006, “Ihidhio Nenecuilpic Mahuizoloni (Fibers, Mixed Together, Worthy of Praise), image & review pages 44-45.

2005

San Antonio Woman, January/February 2005, pages 144-146, images and review.

2004

San Antonio Express News, November 2004, “Culturas” Section, images and review

Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine, August 2004, image of quilt

2003

Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine, August 2003, image of quilt

2002

Quilting Quarterly, Journal of the National Quilting Association, Inc., Volume 31, Number 1 (#117), Spring 2002, published article “Two Sisters, Two Guilds, One Quilted Memory”, page 30.