Shows, talks, book signings and other events on Salley’s schedule are listed on the Shows & Events Page.
The original fabric relief illustrations from POCKETFUL OF POSIES are being exhibited in a traveling show, which began in September, 2010. Since then, the collection of 50 pieces of artwork has toured the country, from coast to coast and in between. Starting in 2014, a select group of 20 to 25 pieces will continue to be shown in new locations.
One recent viewer of the exhibit in Fresno said, “I have most of your books, but I was moved to “goose bumps” when I saw the real work up close! Have recommended it, to many friends before it leaves Fresno.”
An Art New England review of the show when it was in Brattleboro, VT reads,“In astonishing detail, Mavor’s work above all conveys an artist who is entirely present. Beyond merely illustrating a story or poem, she brings us into it. Engaging with these works is like searching for stars in the night sky–at first we don’t recognize the extent of the delicate endless stitching, but as we keep our eyes focused, more and more appear. Surely her thread is gossamer, her fingers unimaginably nimble.”
About the book: Pocketful of Posies: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes is a 72-page, full-color, hardcover edition, illustrated in fabric relief by Salley Mavor and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Pocketful of Posies has won the 2011 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Picture Book and the Golden Kite Award for picture book illustration from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Order the book from Amazon.com. Autographed copies with a poster are available from Salley Mavor’s Etsy shop.
Exhibit Schedule: More locations will be added as venues and dates are confirmed. Are you interested in hosting a future exhibit? Inquiries are welcome from museums, art centers and libraries (email@example.com).
Past Showings of original artwork from Pocketful of Posies: Highfield Hall, Falmouth, MA; Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA; Cape Cod Children’s Museum, Mashpee, MA; Muscatine Art Center, Muscatine, Iowa; Thomas Dodd Center, UConn, Storrs, CT.; Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, VT, Mashpee Public Library, Mashpee MA, Mahopac Public Library, Mahopac, NY; Art Institute of Chicago, Sturgis Public Library, Barnstable, MA; Foothills Arts Council, Elkin, NC; Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mt. Vernon, IL; Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children’s Literature, Henry Madden Library, California State University, Fresno, CA; Plymouth Antiquarian Society’s Hedge House Museum, Plymouth, MA., New England Quilt Museum, Lowell MA, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA.
Feb. 27 – March 29, 2014 at Gallery 65 on William, New Bedford, Massachusetts (20 pieces shown) Saturday, March 29, 3:00 pm ~ Artist’s Talk by Salley Mavor to be followed by a closing reception. Please Note: Limited hours during March – Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm.
April 5 – May 27, 2014 at the Cotuit Public Library, Cotuit, Massachusetts (20 pieces shown) May 9, 7:00pm ~ Artist’s Talk by Salley Mavor
July 5 – August 17, 2014 at the Lexington Public Library, Lexington, Kentucky (20 pieces shown)
See a series of posts showing the process of making borders for the book’s original artwork: Pocketful of Borders