November 13, 2008

Materials: Hard & Soft Acceptance

I am very excited to announce that Sumac has been selected by juror Marilyn da Silva to be included in Materials: Hard & Soft , an exhibit sponsored by the Greater Denton Arts Council in Denton, Texas.
To quote their website: "This annual competition and exhibition of contemporary crafts was started in 1987 and is now in its 21st year. Recognized nationally, Materials: Hard & Soft attracts hundreds of entries from every state in the union. Nationally recognized jurors select the show from slides and then award $5,000 in prize money. The juror has always selected the winning pieces on-site. A catalog is printed. Many of the artists seen in the Materials exhibitions have been featured in national publications such as American Crafts." The exhibit runs from January 31 - March 29, 2009

This quilt was inspired by the display the wild sumac puts on each fall in the cul-de-sac at the end of my neighborhood. I wanted to capture the glow it has when the slanting fall sunlight hits it. The center panel is a heliographic print on cotton, and it is bordered with silks and velveteen that add a lot of textural richness. Aside from the texture and the highlights of the beadwork, I kept the design rather restrained, which I think is effective in not diluting the impact of the image. It's one of my personal favorites, and I'm honored it is receiving this recognition.

5 comments:

KarenF said...

Congratulations! It's gorgeous...love the color - it's as rich as the textures

Sue Reno said...

Thanks, Karen, I appreciate the feedback.

Linda Teddlie Minton said...

Wow, Sue, congratulations! Your colors are so exciting, and I always love your heliographic prints.

Linda Laird said...

Dear Sue,

I love the simplicity of it. You have captured that sunlit glow that has such energy!
Linda Laird

Sue Reno said...

Thank you Linda and Linda, for stopping by and for your kind comments.