There Are Angels

There Are Angels
Colored Pencil Drawing

Saturday, April 18, 2015

First Solo Show

So I had my first ever solo art quilt show last night. It was part of the art walk sponsored by the local art league. Over all, it went well. I was set up in the office of a local lawyer who lets them use his space on a regular basis . I had a total of 22 quilts, raining from 8x11 journal quilts to a 72" square quilt. I borrowed some racks from my quilt guild to hang the larger pieces and pinned the smaller ones to a hinged display/layout foam core board I use. There were about 50 or so people that came by to see the show, some were fellow quikters, some fellow art league members and the general public. You must understand I live in a small town where, up until last sipummer when the art league began the art walks, downtown was dead, there was traffic moving thought but there was nothing to bring a person to downtown, it is primarily lawyers offices and banks along with the courthouse and an antique mall. 
Anyway, I received many positive comments on the art, one young guy said I'd taken art to a new level. I consider that a real compliment. The comments I got served as validation that my art is acceptable to the public. That may me feel pretty good, even though the show was only 3 hours long and I didn't sell anything, it turned out to be a good show overall. Will I do another? Probably not, at least I don't plan to. It's a lot of work for such a short time. My husband helped set it up & take it down.  Otherwise I'd never have gotten it hung on my own.  Here are some of the pieces I had in the show. I've decided from now on I'll only show them online, here or on my facebook page, CSOriginals. At least it's easier to post on line than hang a physical show. Enjoy.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Art Quilts in Display

I'm finally having a public exhibit if my art quilts! Friday, April 17,2015 from 5-8 pm, I'm the last on the list. I took a few art quilts to my art league meeting just to provide I did indeed make them, I'd kept saying I did so I thought I'd prove it. Anyway, the president of the art league said I needed to do a show, so here it is, next Friday. It was originally slated for February but that art walk got canceled because of bad weather. Let's hope the weather cooperates this time. It is storm season in central KY.
This should be fun anyway. I'll have about 22 quilts of various sizes displayed. All are for sale. There are some hand painted silk quilts included along with the appliqu├ęd & pieced ones. If you're in the lexington area, come down to nicholasville, one county south & join the fun.