I'm coming down off of the high from the quilt show this past weekend. It was a very busy 3 days hanging the exhibit for Dirty Dozen Fiber Artists and displaying the Free Spirit Art Dolls. Of course there were also the over 200 quilts in the exhibit to see!
Surprised, flabbergasted, amazed! My quilt was hanging right up front next to the Best of Show quilt. What I thought was a consolation prize turned out to be quite an honor. Where's Mickey won Judge's Choice! One of my pieces in the show, The Florida Alphabet, had viewers quite engaged reading the words to the song and figuring out all the Florida images.
The Dirty Dozen Fiber Artist's exhibit was featured up on the stage. The more than 20 art quilts provided a colorful focal point and drew small crowds to visit the exhibit. I secretly enjoyed watching the viewers as they walked up to a piece, studied it and then leaned in closer to really examine it. Then they would back up and view the piece as a whole again before moving on.
Ellen Lindner's piece, Caring (which I failed to photograph) evoked strong emotions in many viewers. Susan Rienzo's colorful strata pieces and Ruthanne Parker's abstracts attracted a lot of notice. All the pieces really complimented each other and created a dynamic display. All in all….a very successful exhibit.