Four exhibitions ongoing at the same time is a first for me!
I just got home from the Preview Party for the International Quilt and Fiber Arts Festival and am feeling pretty blessed tonight. First, I had all 8 of my entries juried in to the show, which is wonderful in and of itself. Next, I was awarded two 3rd places – one for Fiber Arts- Needlework and the other for Fiber Arts- Other. With 350 pieces on display, I’m thrilled that the 3 jurors and 2 judges honored my artwork this way.
Christina with her 3rd place entry “Cheeky Blue Heron”
As well as this grand show, I have a large number of Goldwork pieced on display at the Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts. These were part of their Grand Opening of their new venue in La Conner last month, where I was one of their featured Artists-in-Residence.
On another front, I was invited to join the artistic members of our faculty and staff for an art show at the Lake Washington Institute of Technology (where I am a professor in the Sewing department). They have selected 6 of my pieces to be in the show which will be on display in the college’s library and culinary student-run restaurant.
My final project is a group show with the Contemporary QuiltArt Association. The exhibition is as the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle and is entitled “Natural Geometries”. My piece, Yakima River Canyon, was made specifically for this show. It is completely hand-made, including dyeing/painting the fabrics, hand-piecing the quilt, and hand embroidering/quilting it. This show will be on display from Oct 9- end of December. More on this later.
Here are some more photos of my pieces at this evening’s event and from the Gail Harker Grand Opening. (Note: If images are grayed out, just click on first image for a full-size slide show)