What people are saying about Salley Mavor’s exhibitions:
“Salley Mavor’s artwork was the big highlight of the museum’s summer exhibit, The Art of Cute. Visitors went home raving about her work.”
Leanne Hayden, Collections Manager BRICK STORE MUSEUM, Kennebunk, ME
“We spent an enchanted 1-1/2 hours with our faces just inches from the glass, ooh-ing and ah-ing over all the wonderful little details (my face hurt afterward from smiling so much).” Lisa Ahbel, Deerfield, MA
SALLEY MAVOR: Once Upon a Stitch
Dec. 12, 2019 – Jan. 26, 2020
Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA
Winter hours: Thursday 10am – 7pm, Friday – Saturday 10 – 4, Sunday 12 – 4
Family Gallery Talk with Salley Mavor – Saturday January 4th, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
This exhibition is an opportunity to see the fine detail and 3-dimensional quality of Salley Mavor’s bas-relief sculptural embroideries. A wide selection of her charming hand stitched artwork will be shown, inviting visitors into a world full of childhood wonder. On display are a number of scenes from her award-winning picture book, Pocketful of Posies, as well as other titles from Ms. Mavor’s 25 year career illustrating children’s books. Several of the works in the show are on loan from private collections. The exhibition and accompanying scavenger hunt are sure to appeal to families and anyone with a penchant for miniatures and/or needlework.
Salley Mavor: Bedtime Stitches
Beginning in Nov. 2020
Premiere Exhibition: Oct. 30 – Dec. 22, 2020 at the Cahoon Museum, Cotuit, MA.
Feb. 28 – April 25, 2021, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mount Vernon, IL
May 15 – Aug. 15, 2021, Historical and Cultural Center of Clay County, Moorhead, MN
Sept. 14 – Dec. 31, 2021, New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, MA
Jan. 22 – May 8, 2022, Upcountry History Museum, Greenville, SC
Additional locations will be added when they are confirmed.
A touring exhibition of original bas-relief embroidered illustrations by Salley Mavor for her upcoming picture book, MY BED: Enchanting Ways to Fall Asleep around the World.
This is a unique opportunity for the public to see Ms. Mavor’s actual hand-stitched artwork, which is photographed for reproduction in the book, to be be released in Sept. 2020 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Co.
The collection of artwork will take 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 and a short video will give a background peek at the artist’s process. The exhibition is sure to appeal to families, school groups, quilt and needlework enthusiasts, as well as the general public.
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 year and a half of the Salley Mavor: Bedtime Stitches exhibition is booked and openings are available beginning in June 2022. Inquiries from interested museums are welcome – please contact Salley for information about hosting the exhibit.
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