Thursday, November 5, 2015

Invitation to the 44th Mid-States Craft Exhibition

I just got some news this week that two of my pieces have been chosen for the 44th Mid-States Craft Exhibition at the Evansville Museum (Evansville, IN). The exhibit will take place January 17-March 6, 2016. The opening reception is January 23 (6-8 pm Central time). I'd also like you to know that currently there is a quilt exhibit at the museum. The exhibit, Nineteen Stars: Quilts of Indiana's Present and Past, will be available through January 10, 2015. For more information about both exhibits click here. You will be able to find the address and hours of admission on the site if you are interested.

I am particularly excited by this invitation because this show is an "all-media" show. My fiber pieces were chosen along with sculpture, paintings, mixed media, metal, glass, ceramic, jewelry, woodworking, etc. The last time I had a piece of work in this show there were only two fiber pieces in the entire show.

I'd love for you to see the pieces in person and hope (if you are close enough to Evansville) you attend the show. As you know, if you are a fiber lover, you REALLY have to see the pieces in person to fully appreciate the detail in the work. If you can't come or you are interested in which of my pieces made it into the show, here they are.

Metamorphosis I (24" X 24") is totally hand embroidered. I call this "Extreme Embroidery." The entire surface of the piece is covered with hand stitches. It sure takes a long time to do a piece like this. It was framed by Kathy Hilger at Elements in Jasper, IN. (The frame looks really blue in the picture, but it is actually black.)

I included some detail shots, so you could see the stitching.

Black, White, and Red All Over (36 1/2" X 26 1/4") is densely hand quilted and hand embroidered. It also includes beading, appliqu├ęd yoyos, and fine-line piecing. This one is a favorite of my niece, Wendy.

Detail shot

If you get a chance, please check out both Nineteen Stars: Quilts of Indiana's Present and Past and the 44th Mid-States Craft Exhibition at the Evansville Museum. You'll be glad you did.

 

5 comments:

Dana Kroeger said...

I am so proud of you! This is wonderful to have two pieces of your artwork in the exhibit. Remind us when it's show time as I would love to go. Congrats to you!

Lisa Greenbow said...

Congrats Beth. What wonderful news.

desertskyquilts said...

Congratulations, Beth! That is fabulous. Thank you for the stitching close-ups. I love your thread work. It's no wonder these were chosen!

Robin Stewart said...

Congratulations beth. That is so great. Your work is beautiful.

Robin Stewart said...

Congratulations beth. That is so great. Your work is beautiful.