My Process

My process is not necessarily an intellectual or entirely conscious one.  I often choose images that I have a visceral reaction to and just know I want to work with them.  I have a relatively good visual memory and begin to think about images I have collected that I want to put together.  The initial idea sometimes works out, sometimes not, which then creates the hunt through my collection of resources for what feels and looks right to me.  I never know when I begin a collage what it will look like in the end, I only know there is a sense of something I begin to see and feel as it evolves into the final piece.  

I cut out the images I choose meticulously and then using my unique technique I attach the images to each other, often interweaving them with one another and layering in such a way as to create an organic shape independent of any background.  It isn’t until framing that it is floated onto a mat and framed. 

My CV

           Solo Exhibitions

"Annie Stone Collages" Gallery Sensei, Lower East Side Manhattan, New York, NY, December 13, 2017, to January 7, 2018

“Faces of Nature” Industrious, Center City Philadelphia, PA, May 1-May 31, 2017

“Annie Stone Collages” Rivers Edge Gallery, Upper Black Eddy, Bucks County, PA, February-May 2015

“Annie Stone Collages: Nature Redefined” Ritz Theatre Company Gallery, Haddon Township, NJ, January 10 -February 8, 2014

“Annie Stone Collages” Ready To Hand Studio, Philadelphia, PA, April-May 2014

          Group Exhibitions

"Second Lives: A Group Exhibit of Women Artists" DaVinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA, June 20 to 30, 2018

"Art is Ageless" NewCourtland Senior Community at St. Bart's, Philadelphia, PA, June 2018 to June 2019

"Creature Feature" Community Arts Center, Wallingford, PA, February 3 to March 10, 2018

“The Benefit” InLiquid, Crane Arts Icebox Project, Philadelphia, PA, November 2-5, 2017

Three Person Local Artist Show, Joel and Linda Appel Gallery at the Betty and Milton Katz Jewish Community Center, Cherry Hill, NJ, September-October 2017

Conservation Education Group Auction, Conservation Education Facebook Group, August 2017

“Belle’s Garden”, Ritz Theater Company Gallery, Haddon Township, NJ, July 13-Aug 6, 2017

“The Bird Art Show”, Belmar Arts Center, Belmar, NJ, July 8-Aug 5, 2017

“Bugs of Paradise”, InLiquid, Grey Area Gallery at the Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA, June 8-June 30, 2017

Guest Artist, Ageless Gardens Gallery, Naudain Street Art Collaborative, Philadelphia, PA, May 6 – June 3, 2017

New Jersey Maker’s Day, Annie Stone’s Make & Take Collage Station, Thomas Richards Elementary School, Atco, NJ, March 25, 2017

“The Dry Show”, The Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA, December 4-29, 2016

Under STORY-Looking Beneath”, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA, December 1-18, 2016

“Celebration”, Guild of American Paper Cutters Annual 2016 Publication

“85/564”, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA, April 6-24, 2016

“Collectors Choice”, Studio Channel Islands, Blackboard Gallery, Camarillo, CA, March 12, 2016

“Very Different Animals”, Park Towne Place Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, January 12-April, 2016

“InLiquid Benefit 2016”, Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia, PA, February 8, 2016

“Small Works”, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA, December 2-21, 2015,

“Open Studio”, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA, Oct 3-4, 2015, On Display through October

“Polymer and Paper: Layered Impressions”, Show of Hands,  Philadelphia, PA, June 13-July 26, 2015

“A Cut Above”, Highfield Hall & Gardens, Falmouth, MA, June 26-September 7, 2015

No Theme Exhibition, Banfille Locke Center For The Arts, Fridley, MN, June 20-July 18, 2015

“Proclamation Pop”, James Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, April18-June 12, 2015

“Something Cool”, DaVinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA, July 8-29, 2015

          Professional Affiliations

Barrett Art Center

Center for Emerging Visual Artists

DaVinci Art Alliance

Guild of American Papercutters

InLiquid

Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen

The Philadelphia Sketch Club

         Awards

New Courtland Fellowship, Fall 2017

Blick micro grant through InLiquid 2017

         Education

BFA Thomas Jefferson University (then known as Philadelphia College of Textiles) 1995