Saturday, July 6, 2013

I'm In--I'm Excited!

In the past week, I have been informed that two of my pieces have been juried into upcoming exhibits. It is a really scary thing to put your "babies" out there for scrutiny, so I'M EXCITED!

Head on over to the Infinity On-Line Gallery to see which of my quilts made into their new exhibit, "Art Quilts 2013." My quilt is shown at the bottom left corner. I'm really thrilled, because my piece was juried into an exhibit that includes some fiber artists I really admire--Elaine Quehl and Wen Redmond (to name a couple). Wen won an Honorable Mention. Here is part of the email the Infinity Gallery sent me.

Art Quilts 2013 ~ Finalists and Awards

Jurors, Nancy Dobson and MarDee Hansen, selected 36 outstanding art quilts from artists located all around the world. This exhibit showcases artwork form thirteen US states: Florida, Colorado, Oregon, California, Pennsylvania, Texas, Indiana, Montana, New Jersey, Maryland, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and North Carolina; and nine countries: Canada, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Belgium, Turkey, Spain, Italy and Australia.

Please take a moment and visit the gallery and view this year's exhibit finalists and award winners. Enjoy the Show!

Exhibit Finalists

Elizabeth Bamberger, Nancy Bardach, Catherine Beard, Alice Beasley, Marianne Bender-Chevalley, Jette Clover ,Sharon Collins, Yael David-Cohen, Müşerref Dede, Maggie Dillon, Jayne Gaskins, Andrea Huffman, Patricia Kennedy-Zafred, Liz Kuny, Gay Lasher, Marisa Marquez, Barbara McKie, Sylvia Naylor, Terry O'Brien, Wil Opio Oguta, Heather Pregger, Elaine Quehl, Wen Redmond,
Jan Rickman, Linda Robertus, Beth Schnellenberger, Tiziana Tateo, Suze Termaat,
Dirkje Van der Horst-Beetsma, Veronica Von Zwehl, Roseline Young, Heidi Zielinski

One of the jurors is Nancy Dobson. Nancy is a member of Surface Design Association, Association of Pacific West Quilters, Studio Art Quilt Associates and The Art Quilt Association. You can see the kind of work she creates at her website (click on her name). The other juror is MarDee Hanson. She has been an artist all her life and has worked in several mediums including oils, watercolor, clay, bronze sculpture, and fiber.

As many of you know, I am a member of LAFTA. Each year, LAFTA (Louisville Area Fiber and Textile Artists) has a juried exhibit, and one of my pieces got juried in. This year the exhibit will be held at the Carnegie Center for Art & History in New Albany, IN. (This is the place that is currently housing the Form Not Function exhibit.) The details of the LAFTA exhibit (and the Form Not Function exihibit) are listed on the right-hand side of this blog post under "Upcoming Quilting/Fiber Arts Events." If you get a chance, be sure to check out both exhibits.

5 comments:

Eileen said...

Congratulations! Your quilt is beautiful!

yetunde said...

i am so happy for you. I am scared to put my stuff out there. you go girl

yetunde said...

I am so happy for you. I am afraid to put my stuff out there, you go girl.

Unknown said...

I'm excited for you! That's fabulous!!!

Quilt or Dye said...

Your quilts are no longer babies but have grown up into raving beauties.