September 23, 2017

Silk Mill #3 in Purchase Award Collection

Silk Mill #3, by Sue Reno
Silk Mill #3
 In 2013 I was honored to have my textile work, Silk Mill #3, win the purchase award at the Art of the State exhibit at the Pennsylvania State Museum, and become part of the permanent fine art collection. I've just received word that the Museum will be exhibiting it again as part of the upcoming Purchase Award Collection exhibit.
Silk Mill #3, detail 1,  by Sue Reno
Silk Mill #3, detail 1
From the Press Release:

The Art of the State Purchase Award Collection, 1969-2017
On exhibit October 20, 2017 – February 18, 2018

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the annual juried exhibition Art of the State, The State Museum of Pennsylvania is showcasing featured works that were purchased by the museum and added to its permanent collections over five decades.

As part of each year’s show, a guest judge or State Museum official designates one or more works of art to be purchased for the museum’s permanent collections.  Since the works featured in Art of the State have already been vetted through several layers of the jurying process, Purchase Awards represent an elite group of Pennsylvania artists. 

The Purchase Award exhibit will open during Harrisburg’s monthly 3rd in the Burg celebration on Friday, October 20, 5:30 – 7:30 pm – a free event hosted by the Friends of the State Museum.
Art of the State is presented annually by The State Museum of Pennsylvania and Jump Street.
Silk Mill #3, detail 2,  by Sue Reno
Silk Mill #3, detail 2
 I plan on attending the reception on 10/20, and hope to see some of my local friends there. I am especially excited to see all the other works displayed--fine craft at its finest!
Silk Mill #3, detail 3,  by Sue Reno
Silk Mill #3, detail 3
You can read about this art quilt and the other two in the series, in reverse chronological order,  by clicking on the Silk Mill tab in the top header, or click here.

September 12, 2017

Lecture at the Lancaster Modern Quilt Guild

Sue Reno lecture, Lancaster Modern Quilt Guild
I'm excited to be speaking October 3, 2017, at the 7 p.m. meeting of the Lancaster (PA) Modern Quilt Guild. Details are in the graphic, or check out the Guild on FB: and Instagram:

My talk has something for quilters and artists of all types and levels of experience, and I bring a LOT of quilts to share in the trunk show. If you are in the area I hope to see you there!

For information on booking me as your speaker: