Well that was FUN! Got home yesterday from errands, gathered up the mail from the box, and found this in the pile!
I just checked, and apparently I forgot to announce here (as opposed to over on Facebook) that TWO of my works have been accepted into the Out of the Blue art quilt exhibit this summer at the Whistler House Museum of Art. (If you click on that link you’ll see a thumbnail of my quilt; click on that for more information.) Yes, that Whistler, James McNeill Whistler, the one who painted Arrangement in Gray and Black, No. 1, better known as “Whistler’s Mother.” Can you say GIDDY! When I first moved to Maine, I learned about the Lowell Quilt Festival and the exhibits in town at the Whistler and the Brush Gallery. So I went and thought: I’ll know I’m making it if I can ever get in there. Well, early this summer (I had signed up eons ago to be on the email list) I received a call for entry. I thought: why not! All I can do is send the entry fee, and it will support art quilts no matter what. Imagine my delight when I got in!
Yep, my art quilt Koi is the publicity image for a museum show! My self-portrait “Clothed in Color” is also in the exhibit. Here’s the back side of the card (minus my home address because this is the internet):
And here is Clothed in Color:
That weekend is also the Mancuso show in Manchester, NH. It will be a VERY LONG day, but I’m thinking I will try to drive to Manchester (several hours away), spend a couple hours at the Mancuso show, then about 1 pm get on the road to Lowell to arrive shortly after 2 for the reception, then begin the trek home (about 4 1/2 – 5 hours).
Congratulations to the other artists in the ehxibit–I hope to see some of you there! And thank you to the jurors for accepting my works and to all those involved in the decision to select the publicity image!
And to round things up, here is the back side of Koi!