Category Archives: Missing Work

Abstract watercolor

I learned of a new piece, titled “Abstract watercolor” that is being placed in exhibit at the  Below is a cropped image from the Sisters of Charity online update. It is low resolution, but it is a piece I have … Continue reading

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Curriculum Vitae

I found a copy of my aunt’s CV, sent in 1969 to West Valley College, therefore dating her move to San Fransisco area around that year. This also adds information about what awards she won, her education, advanced degrees and … Continue reading

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Blue Triumph 12/12

This large painting, which I call Blue Triumph, is part of the permanent collection at Clarke University. The date my aunt painted this is unknown, but it would be prior to her leaving to go to San Francisco in the … Continue reading

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A Justin Bieber toothbrush Groupon ad leads to a new art discovery

The amazing twists and turns of social networking, email, Twitter and eBay After seeing creative Groupon commercials at the 2011 Superbowl, I decided to take a look at the new Internet upstart and eventually signed up to receive notices of … Continue reading

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Sister Mary Seraphia?

Gosh I love the Internet! Yesterday, out of the blue, I received the following email generated from the contact form of this blog from a G. Walker. It read: Comment: Hi, I happened across this work of art listed on … Continue reading

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European Tour

According to the BVM Vista article”Join a Sister Artist” my aunt and a group of her students traveled to Europe to conduct a sketching tour. This trip inspired many of her most commented on work – paintings I have been … Continue reading

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Belmont Harbor

After searching my aunt’s name under different configurations, like “James Ann BVM” and “James Ann Walsh” to my delight, I came across an issue of SALT summer, 2007. On page 15 SMJAsaltsummer2007, my aunt was featured in a retrospective about … Continue reading

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Mid Century Iowa Art

I have to start checking my junk mail more regularly. Ever have a trusted name or domain slip into your junk mail for some reason? Well maybe it’s coincidence that the 13th discovery came to me in that manner- but … Continue reading

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Bridges 1/12

This is my favorite of the 12 images sent to me by Dr. Sara McAlpin, BVM.  The first word that came to me was bridges, so that is the working title. I screeched with delight when the CD she mailed … Continue reading

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Twelve new paintings at Clarke University are discovered!!

Due to the over the top kindness of Dr. Sara McAlpin, BVM, I am now in possession of an additional dozen photographs of paintings done by my aunt. Sr. Sara, words cannot convey my gratitude for you time in locating … Continue reading

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Psalm 82:15 discovered at UC-Boulder

I am delighted to have received a response from an inquiry to University of Colorado-Boulder where my aunt studied in 1965-66 for her M.F.A. After doing some digging around on my behalf, Valerie Albicker was able to uncover what is … Continue reading

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Do you have a painting by a nun?

Gee, you might and not even know it! If you live in Iowa, particularly Dubuque Iowa, and are an art aficionado with a modern painting on your wall, you just might! For my family’s benefit, I’ve been posting what I … Continue reading

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