Summer of 2017 I got a call from Katie Nelson, store marketing director for the Milwaukee Art Museum, I was beyond thrilled. Santiago Calatrava, world famous architect and architect of the Milwaukee Art Museum Is an artistic architectural masterpiece, so this was a dream commission for Dona Scarves. My professional career has been in architecture and interior design so this project was a great opportunity and privilege.
Many thanks to Karen McNeely Director of Retail Milwaukee Art Museum.
Here are the results - a beautiful oversized sheer cashmere and silk scarf using the architectural elements of this award winning building. blending art and architecture at it’s very best……
Deidre Scott | Library of Congress | 2018 Holiday Catalog | Washington, D.C.
During the MSA annual conference 2018 in Washington, D.C. I met Deirdre Scott, Business Enterprises Officer for the Library of Congress. We struck up a wonderful collaboration and worked hand and hand developing this beautiful 100% silk scarf. The scarf center features the interior mural found under the cupola of the Library’s Main Reading Room. Four eloquent quotes from engravings around the Thomas Jefferson Building create the border, including “Beauty is Truth, Truth Beauty” and “Books The Delight of the Soul.” THE NEW DESIGN ON THE RIGHT IS for a NEW exhibition ‘shall not be denied: women fight for the vote’ to feature original manuscripts, images of suffrage movement.
international quilt study center museum | university of nebraska lincoln
KENTE TO KUBA - INTERNATIONAL QUILT STUDY CENTER & MUSEUM
Joy Shalla Glenn | International Quilt Study Center Museum | University of Nebraska Lincoln
From Kente to Kuba - Stitched Textiles from West and Central Africa | Kuba cloth from the Democratic Republic of the Congo is a ceremonial raffia fabric constructed using a number of techniques including patchwork and appliqué. We created these 5 authentic looking cashmere scarves that clearly emphasize the craftsmanship and beauty of the Kuba textile.
FOR THE LAST 3 YEARS DONA SCARVES HAS HAD THE GREAT PRIVILEGE OF WORKING WITH CHIHULY WORKSHOP IN SEATTLE, WA. I LOVE HOW THE CASHMERE/SILK REFLECTS THE PATTERNS IN CHIHULY’S BEAUTIFUL glass WORK.
cummer museum of art and gardens
The jewel in the crown of the Cummer Gardens is the Italian Garden, one of only a handful of extant gardens designed by Ellen Biddle Shipman. Designed in 1931 on the site of Arthur and Ninah Cummer’s former garage and a portion of Ada Cummer’s estate they inherited following her death, this garden was conceived as the ultimate display garden for Ninah’s large collection of Italian marble garden ornaments and hundreds of azaleas. Two long reflecting pools frame the view to the green, ficus-covered gloriette that resembles the famous water gardens at the Villa Gamberaia in Tuscany. These gardens reached their apogee in the late 1930s, when they were ablaze with hundreds of azaleas set amidst a stunning collection of garden ornaments.
Inspiration for the flowers was taken from a Contemporary realist painter, Janet Fish, creates still life scenes in which the objects themselves are not the primary players. Rather, the colors and light effects create movement throughout the composition. this painting is part of the Cummer’s permanent collection. a big thanks to susan tudor for getting me off to a great start and all her encouragement along the way.
SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
ANDY WARHOL—FROM A TO B AND BACK AGAIN
MAY 19–SEPTEMBER 2, 2019
it has beEN our privilege and great fortune to work with Jana machin and Tobey martin of sfmoma on this beautiful cashmere/silk scarf for this andy warhol exhibition.
Few American artists are as ever-present and instantly recognizable as Andy Warhol (1928–1987). Through his carefully cultivated persona and willingness to experiment with non-traditional art-making techniques, Warhol understood the growing power of images in contemporary life and helped to expand the role of the artist in society. This exhibition — the first Warhol retrospective organized in the U.S. since 1989 — reconsiders the work of one of the most inventive, influential, and important American artists. Beneath the glamour of Warhol’s wide-ranging creations is a deep engagement with the social issues of his time that continue to resonate today.
Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again is organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
the henry b. plant museum
IT WAS A PLEASURE WORKING WITH SCOTT SIMPSON SHOP DIRECTOR OF THE HENRY B. PLANT MUSEUM LOCATED IN THE SOUTH WING OF PLANT HALL ON THE UNIVERSITY OF TAMPA CAMPUS. THE MUSEUM’S EXHIBITS FOCUS ON THE GILDED AGE TOURISM 1891. THE HOTEL’S architecturE, MOORISH REVIVAL, HAS SIX MINARETS, FOUR CUPOLAS AND THREE DOMES. THESE TWO SCARVES AND BOW TIE BRING US BACK IN TIME AS TOLD BY Mark twain THE GLIDED AGE: A TAIL OF TODAY.
museum of fine arts st.petersburg
MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS ST. PETERSBURG
THESE TWO magnificent scarves WERE CREATED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF AUDRIE RANON, DIRECTOR OF RETAIL OPERATIONS museum of fine arts st.petersburg, florida. THEY CAME OUT AMAZING AND are a great complement to the MUSEUM’s new LOGO.
the grotto | Portland, Oregon
THE GROTTO - PORTLAND,OREGON
THESE TWO CASHMERE SCARVES WERE THE FIRST SCARVES I DESIGNED AFTER JOINING MSA AND ATTENDING MY FIRST MSA CONFERENCE & EXPO IN ATLANTA, GA. 2016 I WAS SO EXCITED AND REALLY PUT MY HEART AND SOUL INTO DESIGNING THEM. THE ONE ON THE LEFT IS FOR SAINT PEREGRINE - THE PATRON SAINT FOR HEALING. THIS PRAYER IS ACTUALLY PRINTED ON THE SCARF. THE SCARF ON THE RIGHT IS CALLED PONTIFICAL MASS. THIS WAS DESIGNED USING THEIR PIETA AND HANGING BELOW IS A ROSERY THAT DRAPES DOWN THE LENGTH OF THE SCARF AS THOUGH YOU’RE WEARING IT.
permian basin petroleum museum
The Permian Basin Petroleum Museum is a museum in MIDLAND, TEXAS, USA, with exhibits relating to the OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY of the PERMIAN BASIN OF WEST TEXAS AND SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO. THE Museum exhibits include the geology of the area during the PERMIAN PERIOD. Early mobile drilling rig in museum collection The museum was founded in 1975. The collections are housed in a 60,000-square-foot (5,600 m2) building, with an outdoor exhibit space for large oil-field machinery. I MET CHANNON GREGG, MUSEUM STORE MANAGER at the 2019 conference in san diego. SHE SHOWED ME THIS incredible photograph of an oil rig at sunset. i immediately thought this would make a fantastic necktie and pocket square.
maine maritime museum
WE WORKED WITH TERESA GANDLER OF THE MAIne MARITIME MUSEUM IN BATH, MAINE. THEY WANTED TO WORK WITH THE DONNELL HOUSE A HISTORIC HOUSE THAT IS PART OF THE MUSEUM. THESE SCARVES REFLECT THE WALLPAPER AND ornamental wood carvings IN THIS HOUSE THAT WAS BUILT IN 1868 FOR ONE THE CITY’S LEADING SHIPBUILDERS OF THE DAY. THIS HOUSE IS LISTED ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES.