April 17, 2015

In Dreams I Learned to Swim acceptance for Art of the State

I am very happy to announce that my latest work, In Dreams I Learned to Swim, has been accepted for Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2015.

This is a prestigious all media exhibit held at the State Museum of Pennsylvania, in Harrisburg.  There were 128 works accepted from over 1600 entries, an acceptance rate of about 8%.  I've had work in previous exhibits—In 2013 my Silk Mill #3 won the purchase award—but some years my entry has been declined, so I am thrilled to be included this time around.  The quality of the exhibit is always very high.

The opening reception is on June 28th, and the exhibit runs through September 13th.

I’m also delighted because the gallery space in the Museum is excellent; spacious, well designed, and well lit.  This is a very large quilt, so I am limited in finding suitable venues, and the museum is ideal for its display.

As to the quilt itself, unusually for me, I don’t yet have it online.  My personal life has been very full lately—all good!—and this is one of the tasks that slipped through the cracks.  It’s a quilt with a good story, both in its conception and it’s execution.  So rather than reveal it now, I’m going to post it as a work-in-progress as I usually do.  For today I will leave you with this detail shot:

In Dreams I Learned to Swim, detail 2, by Sue Reno

It’s part of my ongoing series The River.

As always, thanks for reading and commenting, and stay tuned for the story behind In Dreams I Learned to Swim.