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Thursday, August 22, 2013

It's show season!

It seems like fiber and textile art is expanding its appeal to more venues all the time. I have recently been accepted to three shows.  My At Ocean's Edge piece will be in The Mayor's Art Show at the Jacobs Gallery here in Eugene.  It opens this evening and runs through October 5.

I also have this piece, Just Read Between the Lines, Dear, in a show, opening this evening as well, at The Arts Center in Corvallis, OR.  The title of the show is (Sur)Face Forward.  This show is entirely fiber and textile related.  I decided to attend their opening rather than the one in Eugene because of the focus of the show.  I do believe that supporting fiber shows encourages galleries to continue to call for more of the same.  (Sur)Face Forward runs through September 28.  
I submitted this one because I could tell from the Call to Artists that they were looking for pieces that were outside the box.  You'll notice the edges are left unfinished.  It was part of my Coming Unraveled series I did a few years ago.

The final acceptance was for the 2013 Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival in La Conner, WA.  The Green Flash was accepted as a finalist in their competition.  I won't know until after October 3 if I am a prize winner or not.  It so, the quilt will be on display at the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum from October 10 to November 24.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed but am not expecting anything big.  Previous prize winners have included artists like Carol Bryer-Fallert's Best of Show at Houston.  Stiff competition!

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