Thursday, March 8, 2018

WooooHoooo!!!

I received word last week that one of my “extreme embroidery” pieces (Come Dance with Me) has been juried into this year’s Fantastic Fibers Exhibit at the Yeiser Art Center in Paducah, Kentucky. This is a picture when I was working on it while at a retreat.
So…if you are going to the BIG quilt show in Paducah in the spring, please stop by and see it in person. The exhibit will be on display when you come to the big show. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, April 14 from 5pm-7pm (free admission). The show will be on display from April 14 - June 9, 2018, with a regular admission fee of $5.

According to the email I received, 364 submissions from 11 nations and 35 US states. From those 364 works submitted, only 42 were selected as part of the exhibition. I’m pretty excited to be a part of this group!

This years juror was Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, a fiber artist whose experimental techniques and expressive interpretations have earned  him  an  international reputation. He is one of Kentucky's most original, influential and significant artists. Because he creates an extensive collection of work his artwork is everywhere. His work is in the collections of the New York City Museum of Modern Art's Architecture and Design Collection, as well as galleries and private collections throughout the United States and the world. I wasn’t sure one of my pieces would get into the exhibit with Arturo being the juror, because he does REALLY innovative work.

If you haven’t been to the Yeiser before, it is located in downtown Paducah. It is a non-profit visual arts organization which recently celebrated sixty years (1957 - 2017) of serving the community through exhibitions and education throughout the Tri-State Region. The Yeiser Art Center is wheelchair accessible. The hours of operation are Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

If you get a chance to stop by, let me know what you think! (I have changed the setting on my blog, so try to leave a comment here—especially those of you who have never been able or who have never tried to leave a comment I’d love to know if my changes to the settings make any difference in your ability to leave a comment.)

9 comments:

Ronda K. said...

How exciting!!!!!!!!! I just love this piece of yours and am thrilled it's in the exhibit. I look forward to seeing it in the exhibit! I'll check out the juror as well. His works sounds interesting. Congratulations to you, Beth!!!! I'm so proud, happy and just down right thrilled for you.

Robin Stewart said...

Yeah Beth!!! I am so excited and happy for you!! I love that piece and the wonderful story behind it!! Congratulations 🎉🍾🎈!!!

Angie&Gary Short said...

Congratulations! So cool! Have a great day!!

Julie Walker said...

So excited for and proud of you!! I hope to go see it!

D Cresanto said...

Awe... I've seen this girl and many retreats and many stages... Happy for you my friend! And we'll deserved.

Dana Kroeger said...

It is just wonderful that you are getting recognized for your talent! I could just hug you I'm so proud of you!! And to be one of just a few that got chosen is special!

Susan Nixon said...

That's fabulous, Beth! I think your dad would be so proud of you! That's a very small percentage of acceptances, so doubly wonderful! Those retreats really pay off!

Sherry May said...

I am so happy for you, but I must say I'm not surprised. Your work deserves to be in a museum!

Sherry May said...

I am so happy for you, but I must say I'm not surprised. Your work should be in a museum!