Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Ups and Downs of Entries

This has been been a wild couple of weeks. I have entered a number of juried exhibitions; both art shows and art quilt shows. The results are win some, lose some. I did not get into Elements, while not unexpected, it was still a real disappointment.

I recently joined the Charlotte Art League and had one piece accepted for their Fall into Art juried show. The photo below shows a detail of the accepted piece.

Winter Fruit detail

Three of my winter pieces will be in an international juried art exhibition, Winter Whites, at the Ciel Gallery here in Charlotte, NC.

Here are details of two of the pieces in that show.
Reclamation, detail

Winter Confection III detail

Photos of the full size quilts are on my website: .

Below is the e-invitation to the show. Reclamation is the lower right detail in the collage. Ciel Gallery (1519 Camden Road) is next door to CAL (1517 Camden Road) and the openings are both this Friday from 6-9. I will be skipping back and forth between the two venues. At least they are not across town from each other.

If you are in the area, I hope to see you at the openings.

Observation: The major difference in the jurying process for these art exhibitions and the art quilt exhibitions has been the length of time that submitted work is tied up waiting on jury results. The art shows let the artists know the results within a week; the art quilt shows take months to let the artist know, thereby tying up entered works for months even for work that is rejected.