June 12, 2010

Best of Show at Penn State

I arrived at the opening reception for Images 2010 at Penn State last night and discovered to my delight and amazement that White Mulberry was awarded Best of Show! This juried show is open to all art media, so to have a fiber piece take top honors is especially meaningful to me.
The Robeson Gallery is a wonderful space, and the staff takes great care to display all the work to its best advantage. My work was very well lit, and the silks in White Mulberry just glowed.

As the icing on the cake, Plume Poppy received an Honorable Mention. You can see the size and scale of it above; again, such a pleasure to have it properly displayed and lit.


There was a large crowd at the reception (they had great catered food) and I had fun talking to people as I floated around on my cloud nine. My sincere thanks to the juror, Dan Mills, for selecting my work, and to all involved in putting on this exhibit each year. Go see it if you can, there's a wealth of fabulous work displayed.

33 comments:

Karen Newman Fridy said...

Both are amazing pieces...I see why you got top honors! Congratulations!!

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

Congratulations what an honor for you, both pieces are fabulous.

Mad said...

Both pieces are gorgeous, how wonderful that you were recognized for your work. Congratulations.

Terry said...

How wonderful, Sue! Wooo hoooooo!

Linda M said...

Congratulations Sue. Those are beautiful pieces and a well deserved honor.

ann said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I have seen both pieces on your blog before. However, with the total display and you beside them, the real scale sinks in. Your work is absolutely WONDERFUL!

Cathy said...

Kudos! I'm so happy for you!

Martha said...

Congratulations and way to go, Sue! I have always admired your work with natural elements, and these pieces are outstanding.
Martha Ginn

Gerrie said...

woo hoo! I would love to see those pieces in person. The Plume Poppy is BIG!! Love it.

yarngoddess said...

Deservedly so. Looks great and you do seem to be floating....
:Diane

Carole said...

Congratulations Sue!! I can see why they won..
So thrilling!

Elizabeth in NM said...

Wow--that is wonderful to have your beautiful work recognized in such a way! Congrats!

Kristin L said...

Fantastic! I really like Plume Poppy. I had no idea of it's scale until this picture.

Kim Hambric said...

Congratulations!!! Hooray for fiber art! I'm looking forward to seeing these pieces during the Central PA festival of the arts.

Susan Brubaker Knapp said...

Hooray! and many congratulations. These are both lovely. Those pieced sections in Plume Poppy are fabulous.

Sarah Ann Smith said...

Way to go! The piece just glows (and you're doing a good bit of well-deserved beaming too!)...enjoy enjoy! Cheers, Sarah

patbishop said...

Sue, How wonderful, they are both gorgeous pieces. Congratulations on your fine art award, savor it and brag about it! You deserved it.

PaMdora said...

Sue, I'm amazed by the scale of your work. For some reason I thought you only did small pieces. Congratulations and it's well deserved!

Vivien Zepf said...

Oh Sue, Congratulations! This is so exciting! I confess ignorance as well to the scale of your work. I understood it intellectually, but the pictures put me right. Very impressive! Enjoy your well deserved trip on cloud nine!

vicki said...

Sue! Congratulations! I love both pieces and know your honors were so deserved.

Diane D. said...

Go Sue! Many congratulations!

mtabar said...

Congrats Sue, yes Robeson Gallery looks great with your art!

Barbara Campbell said...

What wonderful news, Sue. Congrats on your beautiful work.

Jean M. Judd said...

Thanks for sharing the news about your Best in Show award, Sue. Textile artwork really is coming into its own in many fine art shows now. The venue really did a great job hanging and displaying your work.

Anonymous said...

Well done, you're puece is terrific! It's a great show!

Brenda Gael Smith said...

Wow - congratulations Sue!

annflaherty said...

Congratulations Sue!

Your work is stunning and the awards are obviously deserved.

And thank you for furthering the efforts of all fiber artists in the 'art' world!

Well done!

Ruth Powers said...

Wonderful news! So well deserved- CONGRATULATIONS!!

Susan Schrott, Artist said...

Sue..Congratulations on this so very well deserved award and recogniztion. Float float float on air as long as you like and enjoy your success.

Sue Reno said...

Wow, thanks so much for all the comments! I would not be in this position without the ongoing support and encouragement of the art quilt / fiber arts community; I truly appreciate the strides we all are making in advancing our art form.

Barb R. said...

Sue, what a fabulous and well-deserved honor! Congratulations and here's to your ongoing success.

katyquilts said...

Congrats! Both are beautiful pieces! So happy for you.

quilthexle said...

Just saw your mail at the quiltart-mailing list and immediately went for your blog. Amazing quilts - congratulations for winning! I love the expression on your face in those pictures ... be sure I'll come back!