Thursday, May 16, 2013

Stubborn people do win sometimes

If you read my previous rant, you know I was particularly frustrated with Facebook and my inability to post a copy of my exhibit announcement there.  Well, my wonderful friend and neighbor, Carolyn, told me how to cut/copy and paste--and now I know all about Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V--so there!  I am trainable and my announcement is now on the group page at Facebook.  And, while I was having my meltdown, my daughter posted the announcement I had e-mailed to her on her page, so now it shows up as a link on my page--at least I think it does.  So there--being stubborn can be a good thing.

You can find the information on my solo exhibit, which opens Saturday, June 1st at the following link.

I will have one piece at the Columbus Artists' Guild Member Show at the Illges Gallery in Columbus, GA, June 8-22nd.  I'm entering "Where The Pavement Ends", as I think it's my best piece, artistically speaking. 

I have two pieces entered in the East Cobb Quilt Guild show, which will be June 14-16th at the Cobb Civic Center in Marietta.  I will enter "Cowgirls Just Wanna Have Fun" and "Black Hills September".
These three pieces will be missing from the museum exhibit until the first of July.  Once they're home from their respective shows, I'll include them.

I thought it might be a good time to post a couple of photos of art pieces you haven't seen here before.
This one is called, "A Boy, A Rock, and A Puddle".  It's based on a photo I took of my youngest grandson, Mitchell, when he was about 2 years old.  He's now 15.  This was the second art quilt I made and there are lots of things I'd do differently if I was starting it today, but it means a lot to me for several reasons. 

Of course, the subject is very special.  In addition, this piece was chosen to be included in an exhibit called "Expressions:  The Art Quilt", back in 2005 or 2006 (can't remember the exact date).  The exhibit drew entries from several countries and was curated by Ricky Tims.  I was over the moon to have my work included in the exhibit.  It toured the country for 2 years, ending with a 3 month stay at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY.  That was pretty heady stuff for a newbie art quilter.  Lamar and I even made a trip to Paducah so I could see it hanging in the museum and they were kind enough to take my photo standing beside it.  I'm still not sure where I got the nerve to submit it, but, I guess it's true that you can accomplish a lot as long as you don't know any better.

This one is called "Georgia On My Mind" and is based on a photo by Robin Camp.  It was fairly small--maybe 20 " x 15"--and it's the first art quilt I ever sold, so it doesn't live with me anymore.  It was something of a salute to Georgia O'Keefe, thus the title.  That makes it very appropriate that it now resides in New Mexico with another artist.

Well, I promised more pictures, so there you are.  Hope to see you at one of the events in June.

1 comment:

  1. Jo Ann, I have enjoyed reading and looking at your quilts. They are wonderful! I hope to make a few more as time goes by! Be sure to post new quilts in your album at ArtQuilt alumni, we newbies need the inspiration!
    Joan Johnson