November 2022

Paulette Martsolf

From Fashion to Fine Art

November 2- 27, 2022

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RCAS Member Show

This month, we are showcasing the ethereal work of Canadian born, award-winning artist, fashion designer, and entrepreneur, Paulette Martsolf. After earning a degree in Fashion Design at Sheridan College in Ontario, Martsolf studied in Paris on a master's degree scholarship. Locals may know her by Allie-Coosh, the name of her successful clothing and jewelry line homed here in the Dallas area for over 30 years. 

Her background in fashion design inspired her experimentation with different mediums when she started creating visual art back in 2020. The art in this collection displays unique patterns and textures constructed from painted and cut paper that is woven and sewn together. She uses this method to create abstract imagery "inspired by landscapes, the environment and world events", the colors of which hint at the meaning of each piece. 

"For decades in my highly visible fashion career, I used and relied on structure and form in my designs to create garments that would enhance the curves of a body and express my artistic vision. Now I am using structure and form in my paper medium, weaving and cutting to create a visual flow in my artwork. My creations begin with an idea and that idea evolves as the energy in the work grows and the beauty in the work reveals itself." -Martsolf

A reception will be held on November 10th from 6:30-9:00 pm in the Green Mezzanine Gallery at the Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts, 2351 Performance Dr. in Richardson, Texas 75082. Please RSVP to

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RCAS Member Show

Painted Desert by Paulette Martsolf

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