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Accepted into Art Quilts

I am  thrilled to announce that two of my works have been accepted for Art Quilts, a juried exhibit of the  California and Nevada regions of Studio Art Quilt Associates. The call for this exhibit simply stated that “Art Quilts…seeks to display outstanding contemporary textiles created by SAQA regional members from both the Southern CA/Southern NV region and Northern CA/Northern NV region. There is no specific theme to interpret for this exhibit.” I don’t know how many art quilts were entered for the exhibit but 64 pieces by 49 artists were accepted. (Update: 296 pieces were entered for this exhibition.)

The two selected pieces for the exhibit are Broken Ginkgos IV

and Precious Metals II.

 

You may wonder how an Oregon resident is able to participate in such an exhibit. As a member of SAQA, I am able to align myself with two regions: the region I live in and a second region of my choice. I chose to retain my membership in the Northern California/Northern Nevada region.

The exhibit will be featured first at the

California Heritage Museum
December 8, 2017 – March 18, 2018
Opening Reception: December 9, 2017
2612 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405

The California Heritage Museum  is committed to promoting the diversity and rich history of California’s heritage through exhibitions, lectures, publications and community events.

The second venue is the

Carnegie Arts Center
April 4 – May 27, 2018
Opening Reception: April 5, 2018 6 – 8 p.m.
250 North Broadway
Turlock, CA 95380

The Carnegie Arts Center in the city of Turlock is an arts center that is both local and regional in its perspective.  It operates according to core values and in keeping with its mission of bringing diverse community and regional audiences together to experience and celebrate art in all its forms. The Carnegie’s programs include exhibitions, education classes and programs, lectures, and activities in artistic genres as diverse as dance, music, theater and more.

I hope that you will be able to attend one of these exhibits.

Broken Ginkgos II Accepted for Pip Squeak

I’m very excited that Broken Ginkgos II has been accepted for the 12th annual international juried art show at Northbrook Public Library.

Broken Ginkgos II, 12"x12", 2012, For Sale

Broken Ginkgos II, 12″x12″, 2012, For Sale

This year’s theme, Pip Squeak, focuses on small works of art — not to exceed 12″ in any direction for 2D works and 9″ for 3D works. The Call states, in part

Pip Squeak is all about big vision in a small package. Big ideas do not always have to be big in stature and this show hopes to prove just that. Art will be judged on the merit of the art and the judge’s evaluation of the artist’s execution. Art can be in any media.

Awards include one purchase prize, 2nd place, 3rd place and Viewer’s Choice.

The exhibit will be

November 14 – December 19, 2014

Northbrook Public Library

1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook, IL 60062

Opening Reception:  November 14, 7:00 p.m.

If you’re in the area, I hope you’ll stop by and enjoy the exhibit.

Beads — so many choices

I have been invited by Dinner at Eight Artists to submit work for a juried invitational exhibit which will premiere August 1-4, 2013 at the International Quilt Festival in Long Beach, California. Though I’ve been working on it since December, I haven’t been able to share it here because one of the stipulations of the invitation is that the piece has not been published (in any way) before acceptance/rejection notices have been sent out April 26th.

The invitation asks for a translation of the theme, An Exquisite Moment. The size is stipulated at 60″H x 24″W — a format I love working in.

I blocked and bound the piece a few days ago. Now it is screaming for some embellishment. Naturally I have turned to my collection of beads. I have several groups of beads that I purchased in Houston last October. I’ll be experimenting with these to see if they will work.

03-16-Bead-choices

As I ponder these beads and their placement I’m also considering paint. Yes, I think there will be paint.

You have no idea how hard it has been not to share this! Whether my piece is accepted or rejected, I’ll share it here after April 26. Until then . . . I’m back to work.