October 3, 2011

Art Quilts XVI Acceptance - Watt & Shand #3

Watt & Shand #3
I had welcome news in my inbox today.  Watt & Shand #3 has been accepted into “Art Quilts XVI: Something to Say”, an exhibit at the Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler AZ, from November 28, 2011 through January 28, 2012.
Watt & Shand #3, detail 1
The Art Quilts exhibition program has grown from a local and regional quilt show to a respected vehicle for contemporary works. The exhibition draws entries from around the world and allows thousands of visitors each year to experience quilting as an art form.  The exhibition is juried by a panel of jurors including exhibition founder Diane Howell.
Watt & Shand #3, detail 2
For this work, I had themofax screens made from my original photographs, and screen printed the images using textile paints onto cotton and linen.  I also printed and painted the majority of the fabrics used in the patchwork portions.  I am particularly pleased with the way the color scheme worked out in this one--it’s very lively.


Here’s one of the images I made into a screen.  At this point in the construction process, the scaffolding had been removed, and the new interior was being tied into the existing fa├žade, but the window had not yet been replaced.  I liked the way you could see intriguing bits of the process going on inside.

If you are new here, you can read all about my Watt & Shand series on my website, or track back all the blog posts, including a lot of work-in-progress reports, by clicking on the “Watt & Shand” tab at the top of the blog.

And as always, thanks for reading and commenting!


Ann Marie said...

yay quilts! my mother is a quilter and I definitely have to show her your work...she'll be soooo giddy :)

DeCamp Fiber Arts Studio said...

WooHoo and Congrats!

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Sue. Just stopped by from Artful Quilters Blog Ring. Really like your architectural quilts--interesting techniques, colors and designs. Congrats for the acceptance.
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