Jayne Gaskins


My art has evolved from a representation of what I think about a subject to a courageous examination of how I feel about it. While still a form of realism, it is now on a deeper, subjective, and expressionistic level where edges are harder and colors rawer and more intense. Fiber remains my medium of choice because its tactile qualities allow it to be molded into almost any form with soft inviting surfaces or intense reflective ones, just like emotions. You may or may not share my feelings. But if my art leads you down your own mental journey, it’s a success because it has most certainly led me down mine. The journey continues.



Jayne Gaskins’ work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the US, Europe, Asia, and Australia, and has earned numerous awards. Her art is in both private and museum collections and has been shown in prestigious exhibits such as Xe Triennale Internationale des Mini-Textiles (France), Quilt National, and FiberArt International. It has also been published in books such as Art Quilts Unfolding – 50 Years of Innovation, The Natural World: Profiles of Major Artists Galleries, and Exploring Art Quilts, Vol 2, where it appeared on the cover accompanied by a feature article.

Gaskins holds a BFA in Graphic Design and an MBA with a concentration in Marketing and Management. She also completed an artist residency in Noyers, France, and is a Juried Artist Member in Studio Art Quilt Associates where she previously served on the board of directors. In 2006 she retired from a long successful career in communications and has since allowed her imagination to take her to places she never knew existed. The journey continues.

Selected Exhibits and Awards

2023Connections – Ceres Gallery, New York NY
Form, Not Function – Carnegie Center for Art, New Albany IN
Art Intertwined – (International Tour) Studio Art Quilt Associates
Materials Hard and Soft – Patterson-Appleton Arts Ctr, Denton, TX
Sequence – Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC
Cumberland Valley Artists –Washington County Museum of Art, Hagerstown, MD (Third Place)
2022Portraiture –D’Art Ctr, Norfolk VA (3rd Place)
Quilt=Art=Quilt – Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY
Scenes –D’Art Center, Norfolk VA (Best of Show)
2021Form Not Function – Carnegie Center, New Albany IN 
Digital DirectionsCircle Gallery, Annapolis MD (Juror’s Award)
Art Quilts XXVI – Visions Gallery, Chandler AZ 
Materials II D’Art Center, Norfolk, VA (2nd Place)
Liberty Town Fiber – Liberty Town Arts Center, Fredericksburg, VA (2nd Place)
2019Fiber Art International, 2019 – (National Tour) Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh 
3-D Expressions – (International Tour) Studio Art Quilt Associates 
Cumberland Valley ArtistsWashington County Museum of Art, Hagerstown, MD (Third Place)
International Fiber Art IX – Sebastopol Gallery, Sebastopol TN 
Athenaeum Invitational – (invitational) Athenaeum Gallery, Alexandria VA 
2018Fantastic Fibers – Yeiser Art Center, Paducah KY
Fiber IILiberty Town Arts Center, Fredericksburg, VA (First Place)
2017Invitation to Imagine – (Solo Show) 7th St. Gallery, Amelia Island FL 
Quilt National 2015 – (National Tour) Athens OH 
USAarts – (Invitational) Margaret Hartwell Museum, Poplar Bluff, MO 
Celebrating Silver – (International Tour) Studio Art Quilt Associates 
2013Quilt Expo Beaujolais – (Invitational) Brionnais, France 
Xe Triennale Internationale des Mini-Textiles – (International Tour) Musées d’Angers, Angers, France 
Form, Not Function – Carnegie Center for Art, New Albany IN 
Art in Stitches – (Invitational) FL Mus of Woman Artists, Deland FL
Latitude – (National Tour) Handweavers Guild of America (2nd Place)
2011Quilt National 2011 – (National Tour) Athens, OH 
Tappan Z GalleryTarrytown NY (Featured Artist)
Extraordinary Things – Art Inst of Atlanta, Atlanta GA (3rd Place)
2010Fiber Art International, 2010 – (National Tour) Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh 
Fantastic Fibers – Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY 
2009Tactile ArtsSt. Augustine Art Assn, St. Augustine FL (Best of Show)
The Sight of MusicCultural Center at Ponte Vedra, Ponte Vedra Beach FL (3rd Place)

Museum Collections

Musées d’Angers, Angers, France   
International Quilt Museum, Lincoln NE, USA

Professional Affiliations

Studio Art Quilt Associates (Juried Artist Member)
James Renwick Alliance 
Textile Study Group of NY
Surface Design Association
Maryland Federation of Art
American Tapestry Alliance