What a Relief: The Art of Salley Mavor at the Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk, ME, summer 2022

What people are saying about Salley Mavor’s exhibitions:

“I expected to be delighted to view your work in person. I wasn’t prepared for how powerfully your voice and approach would resonate.” Liz-Anne Platt, Concord, NH

“It feels like your art is the antidote to, I don’t know, maybe most of the rest of the world.” – Martha Mary, Lynn MA

“The genius of Salley Mavor’s meticulously realized imaginative worlds is just what we need right now.” – Lee Roscoe, Artscope Magazine

WHAT A RELIEF at the Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk, ME, summer 2022

Touring Exhibition

Bedtime Stitches at the Cahoon Museum, Cotuit, MA, fall 2020

A touring exhibition of original bas-relief embroidered illustrations by Salley Mavor for her new picture book, MY BED: Enchanting Ways to Fall Asleep around the World. 

Sept. 11 – Dec. 19, 2020, Cahoon Museum, Cotuit, MA.
Feb. 28 – May 30, 2021, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mount Vernon, IL
Sept. 14 – Dec. 31, 2021, New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, MA
Jan 25 – April 10, 2022, International Quilt Museum, Lincoln, NE
June 7 – Sept. 11, 2022,  Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk, ME, Bedtime Stitches and What a Relief: The Art of Salley Mavor
Oct. 15 – Jan. 1, 2023, Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, Moorhead, MN
Feb. 1 – Apr. 30, 2023, Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, La Conner, WA
June – mid-Sept. 2023 Southeastern Quilt and Textile Museum, Carrollton, GA
Sept. 30, 2023 – Jan. 7, 2024 Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, VT Bedtime Stitches and Social Fabric will be displayed together.
Jan. 20 – April 28, 2024, Upcountry History Museum, Greenville, SC
July – Dec. 2024, Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, NY. Bedtime Stitches and Social Fabric will be displayed together.
Additional locations will be added when they are confirmed.

The collection of artwork takes the viewer on an international journey, showing where children sleep in varying cultures and living environments around the world. Along with the framed embroidered pieces, interpretive boards give a background peek at the artist’s process. The exhibition appeals to families, school groups, quilt and needlework enthusiasts, as well as the general public.

This is a unique opportunity for the public to see the detail and 3-dimensional quality of Ms. Mavor’s actual hand-stitched artwork, which was photographed and printed in the book.

This show is modeled after Salley Mavor’s successful 5 year touring exhibition of original illustrations from her award-winning book POCKETFUL OF POSIES, which was hosted by 20 venues around the United States from 2010 to 2015.

The first 4 years of the Salley Mavor: Bedtime Stitches exhibition is booked and openings are available beginning in January 2025. Inquiries from interested museums are welcome – please contact Salley (salley at weefolkstudio.com) for information about hosting the exhibit.

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