30 May 2011

Young Emerging Artist Award at Quilt National!

Themel_DandelionSM I'm honored and overjoyed to announce that "Dandelion" has earned me the "Young Emerging Artist" (YEA) Award, sponsored by Katie & Bobby Masopust.

What a thrill to be there and meet the artists, many of whom I have admired for a long time. And to see a little diamond-shaped badge on my name tag denoting a special recognition.... WOW!

I can finally share a photo of the finished piece. It will be on tour with QN for about 2 years, and then off to its new owner (“Dandelion” was sold during QN’s Opening Weekend). Strange to think it won't be coming back to my house. But I am happy to let it go since I know it will be loved and appreciated.

We got back from Ohio yesterday; I'm trying to settle down and regroup. Going through the exhibition book (it's beautiful, by the way) and remembering what each artist said about their work, recreating the experience in my mind.  It has truly been a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

I've received many congratulatory emails & comments from friends and fellow artists. Thank you to everyone, for all your encouragement and support!!  And many thanks to The Dairy Barn Arts Center, all the hard working staff, and to Katie & Bobby Masopust for their generous support.  Themel_DandelionDetailSM

The YEA Award was created by the Masopusts to reach out to young artists and introduce them to fiber art.  It was intended for an artist under age 30, to encourage more young people to enter Quilt National.

This year there were no artists under age 30 who were accepted to QN, so they expanded the eligibility to “30-something”.  Lucky me!  It is with a sense of humility that I accept the award, knowing that the sponsors may have liked to give it to a younger person. But I will always cherish the YEA Award and my QN experience, and I will definitely encourage young people to explore fiber as an artistic medium. 

Check out the “Quilt National ‘11” Photo Album on Dairy Barn Arts Center’s Facebook page to see more photos of the show and all the award winning quilts.

18 May 2011

Gearing up for Quilt National

QNI’m so excited!  The opening of Quilt National is just over a week away.  I can’t wait to go and see the show.  And I will be honest, I’m looking forward to seeing my own work displayed at the Dairy Barn Art Center.  It’s hard to believe I began working on that quilt nearly two years ago!

Stay Tuned - I’ll be sharing photos after the QN Opening.  But if you’d like a sneak peek at my exhibition quilt, check out the Dairy Barn’s website under “Exhibitions”.  Right next to the description of Quilt National 2011 -- that’s my Dandelion!

If you wont be able to make it to Athens, Ohio to see this show in person, the exhibition catalog can be purchased through the Dairy Barn’s website:

09 May 2011

SOLD: Artifacts – Film, Cassette and Telephone

Cassette Film phone

I’m thrilled to report that 3 of my fiber art pieces have been sold at The Art Bazaar in NYC. 

Film, Cassette and Telephone are gone.  Just Light Bulb remains available from the Artifact series.   During the Artists Reception last Friday, it seemed like “Telephone” resonated with people the most.  I talked to so many viewers, reminiscing about their giant clunker phones of yesteryear.  Who knew we would miss them so much?

If you are hoping to see some of my artwork in person, please make a trip to fantastic NYC before May 30th.  I am planning to be at the gallery next Saturday, May 14th if you’d like to stop by and chat.

The Art Bazaar 
175 Seventh Avenue (@West 20th St)
New York, NY 10011
Tel: +1 646 588 5252