There’s nothing that quite compares to the feeling of opening that letter from the gallery or the quilt show and finding out that one of your pieces was accepted. I was thrilled to learn that one of my small wall quilts, “Wallflowers: #5,” was juried into the 2009 National Small Art Quilt Works Exhibition at The Main Street Gallery in Groton, NY, a contemporary fine arts venue in a quaint little village located near Ithaca.
The gallery’s web site gives this description of the annual event:
"Small contemporary art quilts are meant to hang on the wall. This quilt form functions like a canvas, and the color and texture of the fabric are like the paint, allowing for free expression. In keeping with the spirit of the art quilt, the exhibition's range of style, technique and content are diverse.
"Thirty-four fiber artists from across the United States have been selected by jurors Eugenia Barnes, professional quilt maker, teacher, lecturer, and appraiser (Marcellus, NY), and Roger Smith, painter, sculptor, educator, and Director of The Main Street Gallery."
As you can imagine, I feel honored to have one of my pieces included in this venue with the works of many wonderful fiber artists, and I’m hoping to take the trip westward to view the exhibit in person.
Thank you, as always, for reading my blog and for your wonderfully supportive comments – you never fail to lift my spirits.