Blue Hill Boy
Blue Hill Boy
Museum Purchase:
Blue Hill Boy is now part of the Permanent Collection of The Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, M.A
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Safe
Safe (in Nigeria)

May 5 - June 25, 2017
Sanctuary: Leslie Sills
Rankin Gallery, Catamount Arts, St. Johnsbury, VT

Artist Presentation: June 22, 5:30 pm


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Autumn
Autumn

room 83 spring

March 9 – April 22, 2017
Life: from life
room 83 Spring, Watertown, MA

Thurs 3–7 p.m., Sat 1–4 p.m. and by appt.



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Songbird
Songbird

April 23 - May 12, 2016
Personnages - Art Exhibition
Reception: April 30, 5-8 pm
Colo Colo Gallery, 101 W. Rodney French Blvd., New Bedford, MA
(508) 642-6026
Wed –Sun 2–6 p.m.

 

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Bonheur
Bonheur
Artist Residency in painting, Blue Mountain Center, Blue Mountain, NY, 2015


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  January 17 - February 14, 2015
Mobilia Gallery
The Vicissitudes of Youth
Cambridge, MA
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  June 28, 2014, The Boston Globe: Joseph P. Kahn cited me as one of the well-known authors living in Greater Boston, representing Brookline, in an article titled, A Leader of The Pack: With Its Authors and Academics, Publishing Houses and Horn Book, Boston Ranks High in the World of Young Adult and Children's Books.
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Blue Hill Boy
Blue Hill Boy

"Blue Hill Boy" was chosen to be included in the upcoming Lark Publications book, 500 Ceramic Figures, released in February 2014.

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  June 8 - August 4, 2013
The Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA
Community of Artists
Katherine French, Juror and Director
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Downton Tea
Downton Tea
September 29 - November 15, 2012
Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
The Tea Pot Redefined 2012
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Summer, 2012
Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
The Tea Pot Redefined: A Preview Exhibition

June 2 – August 5
The Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA
Community of Artists

Katherine French, Juror and Director

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Nestled
Nestled
November, 2011
Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
The Tea Pot Redefined: Exhibition of Contemporary Tea Pots

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High Tea
High Tea
October 5–31, 2010
Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
The Tea Pot Redefined: Exhibition of Contemporary Tea Pots
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Summer, 2010, Artist Residency, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts Newcastle, Maine
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Home
Home

June 15 – August 31, 2010
Exhibition of Home, Mobilia Gallery, 358 Huron Avenue, Cambridge, MA
(617) 876-2109


Winter, 2009, Nomination for The Brother Thomas Award
Brother Thomas was a Benedictine Monk and world-renowned ceramic artist who died in 2007. A fund was started in his name administered by The Boston Foundation to honor artists in every field — painting, sculpture, decorative arts, installation, film, video, choreography, and the literary arts. Sills was one of only 60 artists to be selected.

February 2009, Mobilia Gallery, 358 Huron Avenue, Cambridge
A Girls' Life: Ceramic Sculpture

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Winter 2007–2008, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
The Tea Pot Redefined: Exhibition of Contemporary Tea Pots

Contact: mobiliaart@aol.com or www.mobilia-gallery.com
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March 31, 2007, 7 p.m., Massachusetts College of Art,
Huntington Ave., Boston
Midnight (a tea pot illustrating Cinderella's plight) will be available at the Massachusetts College of Art Auction.
For more information email auction@massart.edu

March 24, 2007, 1–2:30 at Mt. Ida College, Newton, MA
Lecture on women artists, Slide Presentation and Book Signing
For more information contact Jane Kokernak at jkokernak@mtida.edu
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Hydrangea Teapot

For further information, email Leslie Sills.

December 10, 2006, 7:00 p.m.
Showa Women's Institute,
420 Pond Avenue, Jamaica Plain
617-522-0080
Lecture and Slide Presentation
Book Highlights from Inspirations: Stories About Women Artists and From Rags to Riches: A History of Women's Clothing in America

Hydrangea Tea Pot was selected to be in the fall edition of Art Matters, the Alumni Magazine of The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

This tea pot will be in the December Sale at the SMFA
December 5–11, 2006.
Check web site for hours: www.smfa.edu

November 11 – Dec. 29th
Arlington Center for the Arts
Gibbs Center, 41 Foster Street, Arlington
781-648-6220
Exhibition: Little Women
December 3, 2006, 1:00 p.m.
Lecture and Informal Discussion
Women Artists View Girls

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Bird Necklace
November 9–12
Chicago
SOFA
(sculpture, objects, and functional art) art exposition
Two tea pots and a necklace.

Fall 2006
Bostonia Magazine, the Alumni Magazine of Boston University.
Review of From Rags to Riches: A History of Girls’ Clothing in America.

October 31 — November 22
Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA
Catalogue essay, "Uncommon Worlds,” The Art of Julia Zanes and Donald Saaf

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Soft Doll with ceramic head and limbs
Shelia, age 10

From Rags to Riches: A History of Girls' Clothing in America is featured the children's catalogue of The Metropolitan Museum of Art called MetKids, page 20 in a section titled MetKids Create Fashion.

May 2006
Trustman Gallery, Simmons College, Boston, MA

Exhibition of work by 2005 Grant recipients from The Artist’s Resource Trust, a grantmaking fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation

February 26, 2006
I am doing a program for children from 2–4 p.m. for The Yeshiva University Museum, New York City
 about the history of girls' fashions 1860–1960 in conjunction with their exhibition, A Perfect Fit: The Garment Industry and American Jewry.

December 2005
Mobilia Gallery, 358 Huron Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02136
My ceramic work is included in the exhibition The Teapot Redefined, 'til December 31, 2005. Phone 617-876-2109.

December 2005 – March 2006
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
My ceramic work is also in the Kamm collection now on exhibit at The Peabody-Essex Museum, Salem, MA, 'til March 3, 2006. (My teapots are not on exhibit but are a part of this collection and will be in the Sparta Teapot Museum, Sparta, N.C.)

Thru January 31, 2006
Massachusetts College of Art, Art Education Department
My student, Peter Donnelly, a disabled ceramic sculptor, is having a one-person exhibition of his work through January 31st, 2006.

June 17, 2005
Artist-in-residence at Freeman-Centennial School, Norfolk, MA
For more information contact, Heather Stalaboin, at stalaboin@norfolk.k12.ma.us/
Or call (508) 528-1266 x 1750

May 2005
Lecture and slide presentation on the History of Women Artists
Billerica Public Library
For more information, contact Liz Bentz at canebentz@yahoo.com

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Girl with Balloon and Sunglasses
Liza, age 6



Young Woman
Susanna, age 13



A Day at the Beach
Hannah, age 8, and Leslie.
April 2005
Lecture and slide presentation on In Real Life: Six Women Photographers
Wixon Middle School, Dennis, MA

March 2005
Lecture and slide presentation on women artists
Cape Ann Families, Gloucester, MA

March 2005
Lecture and slides presentation on women artists
Thomas Crane Public Library, Quincy, MA

February – March 2005
Inspirations: Stories About Women Artists (
Five lectures)
Charlestown Artists group, Charlestown, MA

Selected Past Engagements
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA
American Textile History Museum, Lowell, MA
Bancroft School, Worcester, MA
Barnes & Nobles, Burlington, MA
Boston University, Boston, MA
Buckingham, Browne, & Nichols School, Cambridge, MA
C-Span, Book TV
Cambridge Friends School, Cambridge, MA
Center for the Study of Children’s Literature, Simmons College, Boston, MA
Chestnut Hill School, Chestnut Hill, MA
Dana Hall School, Wellesley, MA
De Cordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA
Emma Willard School, Troy, NY
Foundation for Children’s Books, Boston College, Boston, MA
Glen Urquhart, Beverly Farms, MA
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
Lawrence School, Brookline, MA
Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
Massachusetts Reading Association, Sturbridge, MA
Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
Pike School, Andover, MA
Regis College, Weston, MA
Salem State College, Salem, MA
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Sidman-Goldman Jewish Community Center, Newton, MA
Springfield University, Springfield, MA
St. Paul’s School, Concord, NH
Thomas Crane Public Library, Quincy, MA
WBUR- Here and Now
Wheelock College, Boston, MA
Winsor School, Boston, MA