September 19, 2011

“Seasonal Palette” Exhibit Acceptance

I am thrilled to announce that I am one of the accepted artists for SAQA’s “Seasonal Palette” Exhibit.  It’s a unique and interesting concept--32 artists will create a large art quilt, each depicting a season of the year.  The artists will document their creative process, including photos, sketches, fabric swatches, etc., which will be displayed in booklet format along with the work. 
The exhibit will debut in a special exhibit space at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, TX, in 2012, and then travel to additional venues.  The list of accepted artists is online at the SAQA site here.  I am in amazing company!

This concept is right up my creative alley.   From Day 1 as a quilter I have extensively documented my work in progress, and I have rows of binders stuffed with notes about threads, fabric swatches and bead samples, pictures, and the external ephemeral (travel postcards, invitations, announcements, etc.) of my life that pertains to each quilt I make. I document for my own personal pleasure--probably some sort of mild and hopefully harmless obsession--as reference for future projects, and because it seems somehow to be relevant in a broader sense.  For this exhibit it actually IS relevant, and should be a lot of fun.

I don’t have any pictures of the work, obviously, since at present it exists only in my imagination, but I don’t like to post without images, so I will share some photos of the late summer palette I found in my garden this afternoon.  All pictures enlarge when you click on them--enjoy!

Japanese Anemone



Sedum Autumn Joy



Coleus and Sedum

Lily of the Valley Berries

Tall Red Canna


Brenda said...

Congratulations Sue! I might need to get back to Houston in 2012. I am sure it will beva very striking exhibit.

Diane D. said...

Congratulations, Sue, that is awesome! You are part of a very prestigious group.

DeCamp Fiber Arts Studio said...

That's terrific news, Sue, and Congratulations!!

Valerie said...

Congratulations and what a fascinating endeavor. I look forward to the finished product. I understand your need to document - this is the most significan purpose of my blog. I do it mostly for myself so I can look back and see what I've done, though I also love meeting other quilters through it. I have HUNDREDS of pictures of quilts in progress and finished on my computer...and who knows if they will ever be printed!

Vivien Zepf said...

Fantastic and congratulations! That is going to be an amazing show!

Kristin L said...

Congratulations. Seasonal Palette should be a really interesting show. I can't wait to see what everyone creates!