3 shows, 3 prizes

Three of my fabric relief pieces are currently in three different shows in La Conner, WA, Framingham, MA and Falmouth, MA. I’m happy to say that they’ve all been recognized in some way. I tell myself that art isn’t competitive and that prizes don’t matter, but it sure feels good when one’s work is noticed in a special way. Thank you jurors and voters! It just so happens that all three pieces are available as posters in my Etsy Shop.

This is the first time I’ve entered a quilt show because without 3 layers and a hanging sleeve, my work doesn’t usually qualify. But, the La Conner Quilt Festival made me feel welcome. The quilt show structure (and culture) still feels alien, though, with its myriad of categories and prizes.  I’m not complaining — it’s wonderful to slip into the “fiber art – not quilted” category.

Self Portrait: a personal history of fashion received 2nd place in the Masters Fiber Art – not quilted category, in the 2012 Quilt Festival, La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum, La Conner, WA. The show is this weekend, Oct. 5 – 7, 2012.

Rabbitat (see film here) was awarded Second Prize for its inclusion in the Danforth Museum of Art’s  Annual Juried Exhibition of Children’s Book Illustration Picture This!. The show will be at the Danforth Museum (Framingham, MA) until November 4, 2012.

And I just heard that Birds of Beebe Woods was voted “Most Favorite Artwork” by attendees at the Beebe Woods Exhibit opening last friday night. That’s nice! The show will be at Highfield Hall in Falmouth, MA (Cape Cod) until Nov. 16, 2012.

19 thoughts on “3 shows, 3 prizes

  1. Two things, Salley:
    1. Please come South at some point with your work. You are welcome to stay with me if you want to enter any shows in the Atlanta area!
    2. If your work won second, I simply cannot imagine what won first prize!

  2. Congratulations Salley! We already knew you were a Talented Artist, now the rest of the world will discover that too.
    ~GOD Bless, Rebecca

  3. Congratulations! Having seen two of these pieces close up I can understand how they received these prizes, your work is outstanding, any needle woman would easily recognize that whether or not it is a quilt. Your words about your work still ring in my ears…..”it is part of my well being to do this work.” I feel that way about my quilting and totally understand. Congratulations again and I wish you continued success.

    Happy Sewing

  4. They are all wonderful! And its true that you are glad when your art is recognized in this way !!!
    (Ha, and we have the same birthday …. though not the same year 😉 !)

  5. Congratulations for every hour and minute you put into your work. I understand about them coming to life for you. That’s what they do for me. I’m including your Posies book in my grand-daughters’ Christmas stocking this year:) I too would have voted you for first place. I will have to check to see which won first place. Thank you Sally for the eye candy.

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