Awards & Recognition:


Through her work Hollis has been honored with numerous domestic and international fine art and quilting awards, including: 

International Quilters Association Show, Houston TX

• Best of Show (2007, 2004)
• Superior Master Award for Thread Artistry (2012, 2009)
• Fairfield Master Award for Contemporary Artistry (2001, 2000)
• Judges’ Choice Award (2000)

• First Place Award (2015, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2004, 2000, 1993)
• Third Place Award (2015)
• Viewers’ Choice Award (2010, 1996)

American Quilter’s Society Show, Paducah, KY

• Brother International Machine Workmanship Award 2003
• First Place Award 1999

Pacific International Quilt Festival, San Francisco, CA

• Best of Show Award 2000

World Quilt & Textile Show, Lansing, MI

• Viewer’s Choice Award 2000

• “Sahel” voted as one of the top 100 American quilts of the century

Quilting The Quilt, Duluth, MN

• First Place Award 2002

PA National Quilt Extravaganza, Fort Washington

• Best Use of Color Award 2000, Second Place Award 2000

Quilters' Heritage Celebration, Lancaster, PA

• First Place Award 1999

Durham Art Guild Show, Durham, NC

• Best of Show Award 1997

'Through Women's Eyes" Art Show, Chapel Hill, NC

• Juror's Choice Award 1996

Aullwood Audubon Show, Aullwood, OH

• Best of Show Award 1994

 

Photo Credits: Tom Gandy, Theresa Duvall


SelectED MEDIA FEATURES & MAGAZINE COVERS

Cover Feature: Machine Quilting Unlimited Magazine, May / June 2015

Cover Feature: Machine Quilting Unlimited Magazine, May / June 2015

Special Feature: Quilting Arts Magazine, October / November 2014

Special Feature: Quilting Arts Magazine, October / November 2014

Cover Feature: Arte Magazine Patchwork Edition, Issue No. 17

Cover Feature: Arte Magazine Patchwork Edition, Issue No. 17

Special Feature: Quilting Arts Magazine, December / January 2009

Special Feature: Quilting Arts Magazine, December / January 2009

Featured Artist: Masters Art Quilts, Volume One by Martha Sielman

Featured Artist: Masters Art Quilts, Volume One by Martha Sielman

Special Feature: American Quilter Magazine, Spring 1998

Special Feature: American Quilter Magazine, Spring 1998

Cover Feature: Quilts World Japan, November 2008

Cover Feature: Quilts World Japan, November 2008

Special Feature: Quilting Challenge, Issue #1, 2007

Special Feature: Quilting Challenge, Issue #1, 2007

Special Feature: Quilter's Home Magazine, March / April 2008

Special Feature: Quilter's Home Magazine, March / April 2008


Reviews & Comments

Every image [Hollis creates] is a study in color,
every image has a message,
every image the kind of art I most enjoy
evoking an emotional reaction
different for all who view.”
— W. C.
You sit in the room and feel her work, see her work and since the main emphasis was the value of water in the world you felt parched. She is able to capture in her work the feeling of the people and subjects she selects.”
— Anonymous
I am so delighted with Golden Girl! I am thrilled to have her. She is hanging in my entryway and I find myself making an excuse to walk to the front door just so I can see her. I am quite mesmerized by the look in her eye. I think she has a secret. I think she is aching to tell someone. She also seems delighted to see me come in the door and she is filled with love. I certainly treasure her.”
— Patty
Viewers are greeted by the faces of another culture and are whisked into a realm where “activism art” is far from just the typical violent, jarring images, but is instead an extension of Chatelain’s dreams. Her inspirations are meaningful and the creation process is intricate. The final pieces are easy to gaze at and a little hard to forget.”
— Anonymous
Chatelain’s creations function as soft weapons and echo their messages in hopes of making viewers potentially stir some change by “starting to think about these issues.” The artist’s work inspires viewers to reflect on real life stories that are interwoven to the global social injustices we face now. Her art simply represents people. Through her insight not only as an artist but also simply as a human being, Chatelain comments…

’We hear so many statistics and numbers. But it doesn’t become real until we know somebody who was killed, or maimed in the war, until it touches us personally,” the artist said. “If you can relate to any of these faces [in the pieces], maybe you will believe these are real people. They could be your mother or your lover. They are human, and no matter their race or religion, we all share the same feelings because we are just people. Maybe these pieces will make people have a little more humanity and a little more humility.’”
— Bibi Tran: “The Chronicle”, Duke University, April 2008