This is a list of talks, exhibits, show openings and book signings on Salley Mavor’s schedule.
2019 EVENT SCHEDULE
THE ART OF CUTE
Brickstore Museum, Kennebunk, Maine
May 1- August 31, 2019
Curated and produced by Illustration Institute
The Art Of Cute takes a serious look at a powerful aesthetic that is often not taken seriously. The exhibit is organized into three sections: Normative Cute, Applied Cute and Meta Cute and will explore why we are drawn to that which is cute and how its impact is felt in life, in design and in art.
A group of Salley Mavor’s topical and political work are displayed in the Meta Cute or “beyond” cute category. This part of the exhibit explores how cute, combined with other aesthetics, can create meaningful art that can be ironic, disturbing, political, joyous, humorous and provocative.
The museum’s collections manager, Leanne Hayden wrote to tell me, “Your artwork has been the draw of the exhibit. Visitors keep raving about it to us and telling us it is their favorite. Thank you so much for lending it all to us!”
SALLEY MAVOR: Once Upon a Stitch
Dec. 12, 2019 – Jan. 26, 2020
Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA
This exhibition is a unique opportunity for the public to have a close up view of 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 pieces 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. The exhibition is 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: Nov. – Dec. 2020 at the Cahoon Museum, Cotuit, MA.
Feb. 28 – April 25, 2021, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mount Vernon, IL
July – August, 2021, Historical and Cultural Center of Clay County, Moorhead, MN
Sept. 14 – Dec. 31, 2021, New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, MA
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. The book will be released in Sept. 2020 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
This collection of artwork is an international journey, showing where children sleep in varying cultures and living environments around the world. The exhibit is sure to appeal to families, school groups, quilt and needlework aficionados, as well as the general public.
Along with the framed artwork, supportive materials in the form of interpretive boards and a short video will give a background peek at the artist’s process.
This exhibit is modeled after Salley Mavor’s successful 5 year touring exhibit 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 (2021) of the Salley Mavor: Bedtime Stitches exhibition is booked and openings are available beginning in 2022. Inquiries from interested museums are welcome – please contact Salley for information about hosting the exhibit.
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