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The Show Must Go On

Pre-Covid 19 I had entered work in two art shows – the SAQA regional Circles and Cycles exhibit and Artists of Rubber City Juried Regional Art Exhibition, an Akron-based all media show. Both shows accepted some of my work and both will open for viewing in real life starting this month.

While art shows haven’t been at the top of my concerns lately and I doubt I’ll enter any more this year, it’s always nice to have folks other than family and friends (and you of course) see what I make.

Here are my two pieces in Circles and Cycles.

Bullseye Bubbles (blogged about here)
Not All Black and White (blogged about here)

The Circles and Cycles show was open to SAQA members in Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan; and it will be up at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts in Findley, Ohio, beginning July 20 through the end of August. You can see all the works in the show at the link above.

The Center is scheduled to be open weekdays from noon to 4 p.m. Masked visitors are restricted to no more than 10 at a time, and it’s always a good idea to call first. Since performances at the Center have been cancelled or postponed I don’t know how much traffic the exhibit will get. The Center’s parking lot will have food trucks on Wednesdays from 11 am to 2 pm, and the Hancock County farmers’ market on Thursdays from 4 to 6 pm.

To my surprise, the juror selected my “Mean Streets” for the Artists of Rubber City show. I had also entered “If The Shoe Fits,” and thought that would be the preferred choice, but I was wrong. My husband is always careful to say that Streets involved much skill and labor but its subject matter isn’t going to be a viewer favorite. Go figure.

Mean Streets (blogged about here)
If The Shoe Fits (not selected, blogged about here)

The Artists of Rubber City show runs from July 10 through August 8. You need a free, timed ticket to view the show, being held at Summit ArtSpace in downtown Akron, Ohio.

If you’re more in the mood for a virtual show, check out SAQA’s On The Edge. It’s not your usual art quilt show.

I’m linking to Off The Wall Friday.


Filed under Art quilts, Completed Projects, Quilt Shows

A Surprise Art Exhibit

Early in December I got a call from a friend about putting my work in an upcoming clay and fiber art exhibit in need of entries. And could I bring my pieces that day before 6 p.m. It was then about 3:30 in the afternoon.

One thing I have plenty of is quilts. One thing I have little of is quilts with hanging sleeves. I tend to sew them in for exhibits or for gifts, long after the quilts are made. So, I found two small quilts with hanging sleeves already on them and took them in for the Summit Artspace Thread & Mud exhibit by Artists of Rubber City.

The exhibit actually looks much nicer than I expected, with that short notice. I suspect it simply wasn’t well publicized. Certainly I hadn’t heard about it, even though I’m on the Artspace’s mailing list.

ThreadandMudShow1Here are my entries: (At The) Feet of Klee (center) and The Big Bang (right.) The latter is well lit so all the metallic threads I used glitter. Unfortunately, it’s not a photogenic quilt. Susan McClory’s Primary Waves is on the left.

Here are some other pieces in the show.

ThreadandMudShow5Slant by Jessica PinskyThreadandMudShow4Untitled #1 and #2 by Jamie SuvakThreadandMudShow63—2–1– by Susan McCloryThreadandMudShow7An Embroidery of Wishful Thinking by Shirley Ende-Saxe

I wanted to have more showings of my work this year, which is why I said why not when this show came along. If I had had more time I would have chosen different quilts, which should be a lesson to me. Always sew a hanging sleeve on your work when it’s done.


Filed under Art quilts, Quilt Shows