I was invited to join eight other artists for the Textiles and Tastings 2011 exhibit opening September 1 at the Shenandoah Gallery in Plymouth, CA. This will be the first time my work has been exhibited at a winery and I’m quite excited about the potential. I will have 4 pieces in the exhibit.
One-Color Landscape is the smallest, just 4″ x 6″ it is a fabric postcard mounted on 8-ply archival rag mat and professionally framed with the perfect frame. I sell my postcards matted without frame, however, I felt that this venue called for framing.
Orange was completed as a challenge by a group I belong to called Fiber on the Wall. It measures 37 1/4″ x 20″, includes photographs I took of fuyu persimmons and is densely quilted.
Blackbirds, 17 1/4″ x 21 1/4″, was inspired by another challenge, this time through SAQA, the professional quilt organization I belong to. Based upon the children’s game of “Telephone,” in this challenge the first person makes a quilt based on a photograph and sends the quilt to the next person in line. That person makes a quilt based on the quilt they received, and so on. Only the first person in the group sees the original photograph, while the other participants see only the quilt they receive. The idea is not to duplicate the quilt you receive but to be inspired by it and then create your own. The August/September 2009 issue of Quilting Arts Magazine published “The Whisper Challenge: A New Take on an Old Game” and featured the original photograph and the 6 quilts created, including mine.
Sweet 100, 22″ x 17″, started with a sun print of Sweet 100 tomato leaves.
The Artist Reception will be September 10 from 1 – 4 p.m. If you are able, please stop by and say hello. The exhibit will be open to the public through January 5, 2012. I know there will be some wonderful art based on the artists exhibiting.