October 25, 2012
Upcoming Exhibits - Houston and Chandler
Lots of excitement in the weeks ahead, as my work will be on display in some wonderful venues. The center of the quilt universe will be in Houston, TX for Quilt Market, October 27 - 29, and The International Quilt Festival, November 1 - 4. The invitational Studio Art Quilts Associates exhibit “Seasonal Palette” will be unveiled at the Festival, including my work “The Organic Landscape”. The exhibit will hang in a special hard wall gallery space. Each quilt will be accompanied by a gallery book with pictures, text, and samples detailing the process by which each artist created their work. The roster of artists involved in this project is pretty fabulous, and it should be an outstanding exhibit! There will also be a catalogue available, and gallery talks will take place Friday, November 2nd at 11:00 and Saturday, November 3rd at 2:00.
I’ll put “The Organic Landscape” up on my website after the debut, but for now there’s a teaser detail, above, and you can track back the work in progress by clicking the Seasonal Palette tab at the top of the blog.
Also at Houston, my Columbine will be part of the “In Full Bloom” Exhibit. There’s a lot of wonderful texture in this one, with cyanotypes on silk, and silk, cotton, and wool patchwork. Like most textile works it is best appreciated in person so I am delighted to have this opportunity to share it.
My Watt & Shand #9 will be part of the “Tactile Architecture” Exhibit. All three exhibits will travel on the Quilt Festivals in Cincinnati, OH and Long Beach CA in 2013.
Watt & Shand #9 is also included in the feature article on this series, The Structures in the October issue of The Quilt Life magazine, on news stands now.
My Houston cup runneth over with the inclusion of two of my macro photographs in “The Quilters Eye” exhibit. I’m keeping them under wraps for the moment as well by showing a similar photo, above, but they were previously published on my Facebook and Instagram accounts. Instagram is my newest passion; if you are also there, feel free to follow me @suereno. I post lots of insects, flowers, landscapes, and architecture shots, and get boundless inspiration from the beauty of the images that I scroll through each day in my feed.
I am equally excited and honored that my Squirrel and Locust is part of “Art Quilts XVII: Integrating a Paradox”, opening Nov. 2, 2012 and running through Jan. 19. 2013 at the Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler AZ. This is a premier venue, and again I am in the company of some amazing fiber/quilt artists. Stella Belikiewicz has done a excellent blog post about the exhibit; you can read and enjoy it on her blog, The Art of Inclusion. Thanks for your work in putting this together, Stella!