Now about the textiles, specifically...my quilt. "Suddenly" had a spotlight in the juror's presentation. She described being attracted to the colorful yet subdued palette and the image she perceived as a landscape. In addition, she said the artist (me!) was clearly "accomplished". That was when Wayne gave me a nudge in the ribs, being more subtle than a fist bump.
"Name Dropper" (size was not noted) by Pat Kumicich of Naples FL received an Award of Excellence. The quilt was indeed clever incorporating designer labels, visually appealing and well constructed. We had no commentary from the artist but there was a message in this image. The woman's expression was rather blank and the arms did not end, no hands were visable. We could imagine she was a slave to fashion, or fashionably vacant and out of proportion, and maybe hungry! My photo will not do justice to this quilt, however I offer a glimpse to illustrate the work. Congratulations to Pat!
A virtual round of applause to my companion artists in this show. pjb
|"Suddenly..." with view of other works|
|"To the Rite of Spring" Marilyn Annin|
Acrylic on Canvas
|"Kaitlin (Paul 1923)" Leslie Nichols|
|"Name Dropper" Pat Kumicich|
|"Fairies Sitting on the Fence Watching the Approaching Storm" Christine Alfery|
Mixed Aqueous Media
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