UNC Solo Exhibit Through October 31st

October 6, 2015

UNC image

Please stop by the UNC Women’s Health Information Center to view my artwork throughout October.

UNC Women’s Hospital

101 Manning Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

October 1 – 31, 2015

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Join The 100 in Fighting Cancer

January 31, 2015

Flaherty Ann In the Rough Full
100 Artists + 100 Patrons + One Day = $10,000 To Fight Cancer
THE 100 opens 10 a.m. Central on Wednesday, February 4

How to Participate: http://www.virginiaspiegel.com/FFACThe100Fundraiser.html

Previews of Artwork:


In the Rough, my donation to The 1oo Fundraiser to Fight Cancer, is created from painted ©Tyvek , covered with silk, then heat treated.  Stitched across the center with synthetic ribbon that is also heat treated, followed with stitched and beaded embellishments.


Join “The 100” to Fight Cancer

December 1, 2014


It’s almost time!

The 100 Fundraiser to Fight Cancer!

It is an honor, and as a ‘cancer conqueror’, a true privilege to be invited to take part in Fiberart For a Cause, this year, my tenth year cancer-free!!!

Like all the The 100 artists, it is my wish that cancer will be conquered for everyone, including my dear friends and family, from ages eleven to sixty, that are fighting this battle right now.

The 100 event will take place on Wednesday, February 4, 2015. The goal for this fiber fundraiser for the American Cancer Society is to raise $10,000 in one day.

How you ask?  Check out The 100 Fundraiser to Fight Cancer page for all the details.

I’m sure you will want to be included as one of the very exclusive 100 patrons who will be randomly assigned artwork from an extraordinary line-up of international fiber artists.

And . . . I’m included in this amazing pool of talent, how cool is that! So many design possibilities are running through my mind.  Stay tuned, the finished work will show right here, very soon!

Fiberart For A Cause has already raised $240,000 through the generosity of fiber artists and patrons.  With your help, this year’s event will take us beyond the $250,000 mark!  That’s A QUARTER MILLION DOLLARS!

Take our side . . . Join our fight . . . Support our team

The 100 Fundraiser to Fight Cancer


Twilight on the Blue Ridge and Solace at the Aullwood

June 14, 2014

Twilight on the Blue Ridge (2013)

Twilight on the Blue Ridge  originally created a few years back and reworked in 2013. Liking the new version much better. Please visit Aullwood Audubon Center’s Wild Lands, Wild Life to see this quilt , and Solace, originally created for ArtQuiltsrivers.  The exhibit will run   June 28 – August 24, 2014.  Be sure to let me know what you think!



January 24, 2013


ArtQuiltsrivers, a U.S. – Taiwan collaborative exhibit, now showing through March 24, 2013 at Cary Arts Center, Cary, NC. Showing in conjunction with ArtQuiltswater at Cary Arts Center and Page-Walker Arts & History Center.  Due to inclement weather, the Artist Receptions for both exhibits will be Sunday, January 27th, 2-4 pm. Public Welcome!


Summer Blooms in Autumn

September 17, 2012
Art in the Parlor:  as days grow shorter and gardens fade, Summer Blooms in Autumn will grace the white stucco walls of the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church of Canton, Massachusetts with brilliant color.  Six artists will share how they have captured summer flowers in perpetual bloom through photography, paints and textiles. 

Participating Artists

Carol Barry, paints

Ann Flaherty, textiles

Diana Levy King, textiles

Lori Murphy, photography

Ralph W. Staples, photography

Lisa Kearsley Cowling, photography

Curator:  Elizabeth Cole Sheehan



Reception:  September 30, 2012 12-2 pm, Public Welcome

Exhibit Dates:  September 9 to November 3, 2012

Gallery times: Tue – Fri 9am to 2 pm and Sunday 9:15 to 12:15 (whenever the church is open), and by appointment.  lizcolesheehan@gmail.com

First Parish Unitarian Universalist-Canton

1508 Washington St, Canton, MA 02021



International Artist Collaboration Flows

September 2, 2012

ARTQUILTSrivers at TIQE 12
photo by Jan-Ru Wan

A few years back, I had the pleasure of getting to know Hsin-Chen Lin while returning her work from a PAQA-South exhibit.  We talked about organizing an exhibit with both members of Professional Art Quilters Alliance – South in the US and Taiwan Art Quilt Society in Taiwan, ROC.  ARTQUILTSrivers is the result of that conversation.

Comprised of twelve panels with a river visually flowing from one panel the next, ARTQUILTSrivers illustrates the natural flow of artful communication that takes place in all societies.  Each artist is celebrated for their unique point of view, yet they all show harmoniously together.

Congratulations to all the artists of ARTQUILTSrivers

Well done!

PAQA– South Members                                           TAQS Members

Mary Beth Bellah                                                        Lin Hsin-Chen

Christine Hager – Braun                                             Wang Li-Chun

Denny Webster                                                           Lin Mei-Hui

Eileen Williams                                                           Chuang Huei-Lan

Ann Flaherty                                                               Huang Ming-Mei

Christine Zoller                                                           Chen Yen-Chiu

Solace by Ann Flaherty
photo taken by Jan-Ru Wan

ARTQUILTSwater will show in conjunction with ARTQUILTSrivers January 4 – March 24, 2013 at Page Walker Arts & History Center, in Cary, North Carolina, USA.  Deadline to enter ARTQUILTSwater is October 5, 2012.  Please visit PAQA-South for prospectus and entry information.  Questions about both exhibits may be directed to artquiltswater@gmail.com.

ARTQUILTSrivers exhibit schedule

August 11, 2012-September 7, 2012:  National Tainan Living Art Center, Tainan, Taiwan

September 22-October 29, 2012:  Taichung County Culture Center, Taichung, Taiwan

January 4-March 24, 2013:   Cary Arts Center, Cary, North Carolina

January 25, 2013:  Artist reception at Cary Arts Center, 6-8 pm, Public Welcome

Additional photos for ARTQUILTSrivers taken by Jan-Ru Wan are available on my Facebook page