Monday, April 4, 2016

Second prize


You've heard the W.C. Fields joke that first prize is a week in Philadelphia, and second prize is two weeks in Philadelphia.  Well, I'll take second prize in a heartbeat.  I've always loved Philly, since I spent my first summer away from home with a summer internship there in college, and it was a treat to visit there over this past weekend for the SAQA conference.

I'll have a couple of posts about the conference later, but this morning I wanted to share my good news from the Art Quilt Elements show, which had its opening reception on Saturday.  (Always nice to have a SAQA event at the same place and time as the opening of an important quilt show, because it boosts attendance for both.)

My piece in the show is Linear B, in which my fine pieced lines, formerly relegated to duty outlining larger background shapes, rose up and took over the place.  And to my delight, it won the Juror's Award, which seems to translate to second prize in the show.

Linear B (detail below)

I'll have lots more about the other quilts in the show in later posts, so stay tuned.



16 comments:

  1. Congratulations Kathy! I like seeing the detail shot, really interesting piece.

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  2. Congratulations! Wish I had been at the conference to see it.

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  3. Kudos to you! Very nice piece. Love the restrained palette.

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  4. I really enjoyed your talk and I'm so glad that I finally got to meet you in person.
    Kudos on your prize at Elements! Your piece is terrific and I loved seeing it in person.

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    1. yes, after these many years of being collaborators and internet friends, it's great to meet in the flesh!

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  5. Very nice! Congratulations!!

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  6. Very well done! It would be great to see in person, I am sure.
    Sandy

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  7. Congratulations! I'd love to see this piece in person. It seems to vibrate as I study it.

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  8. Congratulations! Wish I could see the show in person.

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  9. Great quilt, full of nuance and subtlety. The detail gives some idea of size, but it would be good to know the dimensions. It has such a rich simplicity, love it...

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  10. Thanks for reminding me-- it's 73 x 42.

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  11. Congratulations, we are are gong to see the exhibit on Friday.

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  12. Saw your quilt today. It was one of my favorites. Can't wait until you come back to Philly in the Fall and visit us.

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  13. It was really great to see and hear all the artists comments. I wish the juror had been there to speak as well, as I always like hearing what they have to say, even if I don't agree! It's a good show!

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