October 11, 2011

My Quilt is on a Billboard

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"Fireball" on a PA Artisan Trails Billboard
How cool is this?  An image from my art quilt “Fireball” is currently on a giant billboard just outside of Gettysburg, PA.
For years I’ve been a member of a local artist’s group, The PA Arts Experience, which has provided me with exhibit opportunities (and has been a wonderful way to meet other artists, who I now count as friends).  They are part of a larger group, PA Artisan Trails, which works to promote art tourism along several “Artist Trails” in different regions of PA.  Last year I answered a call to upload pictures and information into their online database, and their marketer chose my Fireball to use on this billboard because she liked the colors and graphic appeal, and also because I had provided a high quality image.

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A unique photo op like this called for a road trip.   Here I am on the shoulder, heading eastbound on Rt. 30. 
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And here I am doing my best Vanna White impersonation.  There’s some glare from the sun in these photos; the quality of the image and the color reproduction was actually excellent, I was very impressed.
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Thank you PA Artisan Trails!  And if your travel plans include Pennsylvania, be sure to take advantage of their extensive listings to help plan your journey.

29 comments:

DeCamp Fiber Arts Studio said...

Excellent, Sue! Nice publicity with nice big letters... :-)

Anni Matsick said...

Wow, that is some great visibility! I'm headed for a conference in Gettysburg Nov 11-13, Lou says we'll go right past it!

Allison Ann Aller said...

LOVE the last photo...so much fun, and the quilt looks so great up there!

Gerrie said...

That is spectacular!!

Martha C. Hall said...

Awesome! You are too cool Sue! ;-)

Jamie Fingal said...

That is so cool. Congratulations Sue! What an honor! Enjoy the ride!

Sherryl said...

That is fantastic Sue! What great exposure.

Holly Knott said...

That's awesome, Sue!! I wonder if you're the first art quilter to have this honor?!!

Natalya Aikens said...

Very very cool Sue!! Congrats!!!

Vivien Zepf said...

Congratulations! This is just so cool!!

Sandra said...

That is so awesome!!!!!!
What great exposure for you and for all of us quilt lovers.
Sandra from QA list

Karen Stiehl Osborn said...

WOWZA!!! That is excellent!

Jeanne Marklin said...

Wow, a billboard is a great marketing idea! Lucky you getting the exposure for all the world to see. The quilt is really wonderful.

Cindi said...

Congratulations, Sue--couldn't have happened to a more talented artist! Love that they put your name in pretty big letters, too!

Linda M said...

Congratulations! That is awesome and well deserved.

Virginia Greaves said...

That is very cool! Congratulations!

Martha said...

Sue, what a great billboard; And I'll bet people even slow down from 50 mph to get a better look!
Martha Ginn

KAM said...

Sue this is a wonderful public presentation and exposure for your art work and for recognition of fiber art/quilt art as art, by all who see this sign. Kudos to you in this fine accomplishment.
Kristin

wordpoet55 said...

What a thrill! Congratulations in meeting such an important goal... My Best, joni

Dianne Koppisch Hricko said...

What fun... that really gets it out there. Congrats.

Sue Reno said...

You are all too kind! Thanks for sharing in the fun with me.

Laura Krasinski said...

Sue, How cool is that....!!!! It looks great!!

Sarah Ann Smith said...

LOVE the last photo....well done!

Susan Brubaker Knapp said...

How wonderful, Sue! It looks fabulous. :-)

kathy york said...

Your Vanna impersonation is awesome! CONGRATS on the honor of having your work shown on this giant billboard! Really cool! Cheers and good on ya!

Cathy said...

I'll look for this on my Nov. trip from NE PA to KY! Yay, Sue!

Lorie McCown said...

Nice!! And name credit given as well!! Excellent.

Ruth Anne Olson said...

How exciting!

Del said...

That is BIG TIME cool, Sue. Congratulations. Love, Del