How do WE spell Success. . .

Success for DONA SCARVES is seeing our design work FLOURISH and our wonderful clients re-ordering, creating new beautiful scarf designs and now integrating neckties, bow ties, pocket squares, cummerbunds AND SUSPENDERS. Our designs are showing up in museum shops and other institutions across the country. THIS NEW CONCEPT, A WEDDING COLLECTION, IS AN UNFORGETTABLE TOUCH & PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORY.

BELOW are a few recent and on going projects that put a smile of success on our facES.

Joslyn Art museum

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Jane Precella | Retail Manager

Joslyn Art Museum

“Singing Donna’s praises!”

While attending a recent MSA conference, Donna and I dreamed up a fantastic project - a scarf featuring Joslyn’s | Jackson Pollock’s | Galaxy. From day 1 she was imaginative and innovative. We brainstormed ideas and she designed. Her strong interior design background lets her be responsive to new ideas and change. She listens and fine tunes the design accordingly. I then blurted out. . . . do you also make ties? Her response, I sure can, I was just looking for the right opportunity. This interchange of ideas gave birth to the Jackson Pollock Wedding Collection an exclusive for the Joslyn Art Museum and has been so popular for the weddings taking place at Joslyn. We are so excited about this product development project, What started out is a simple scarf became a collection that takes a wedding at Joslyn to a whole new level of relevance. I can’t thank Donna enough for her imagination, outstanding design sense and great can do spirit! “BEST OF ALL, I HAVE A CLOSE AND WONDERFUL NEW FRIEND.”— JANE PREcella

morse museum

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Aurora and wisteria

The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art houses the most comprehensive collection of the works of Louis Comfort Tiffany found anywhere, a major collection of American art pottery, and fine collections of late-19th- and early-20th-century American paintings, graphics and the decorative arts. the museum is located in winter park, florida and has one of the most wonderful shops under the direction of Ava Maxwell manager of retail operations. These two scarves are a Photo collage that incorporates many of the well recognized works of Louis comfort Tiffany.

trinity cHurch boston

TRINITY CHURCH | NECKTIES, BOW TIES, POCKET SQUARES & SCARVES

TRINITY CHURCH | NECKTIES, BOW TIES, POCKET SQUARES & SCARVES

Cynthia Staples | Trinity Church Boston | Copley Square

Cynthia was referred to us by a fellow MSA vendor MEMBER, David Graveen | Popcorn Custom Products. She was looking for someone who could make a custom scarf similar to something that was done before for Trinity Church. We took on the challenge and produce a magnificent CASHMERE scarf using a walLPAPER design from the chancel wallS. Since that time many more wonderful and wearable art pieces representing thE iconic images from this historic landmark church of the late 19th century. The chancel WITH it's beautiful architecture and colors SERVES AS A wonderful inspiration for developing this “Versace” looking CASHMERE scarf.

“IT’S BEEN A PLEASURE WORKING WITH DONNA. HER ABILITY TO CREATE AN EXQUISITE TEXTILE BASED ON THE ART AND ARCHITECTURE OF THIS HISTORIC BUILDING HAS TRULY ENHANCED OUR VISITOR’S INTEREST IN OUR SHOP.”

— CYNTHIA STAPLES

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milwaukee art museum

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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……

 

library of congress

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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

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.

chihuly workshop

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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

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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

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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

HENRY B PLANT MUSEUM

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

MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS ST. PETERSBURG

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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

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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

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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

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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.