Thursday, May 2, 2013

A if for Aubrey and the museum

A is for Aubrey

Saturday night was the opening reception at the  Pickens County Museum of Art. 

This was a juried exhibit of South Carolina artisans.  There were 394 works of art representing 214 artist. The competition included all mediums. 

The final selection of 112 works of art represented 100 individual currently creating visual art in South Carolina.
Karen Watts, Director of Collections & Exhibitions for  The Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC served as juror.  

My piece A is for Aubrey was one of those pieces. 

The museum has a small gallery on the first floor with a larger and smaller gallery on the second floor. 

The juried show always brings a big audience.  This is the thirty-fourth year for this show of South Carolina artist.

As a fiber artist it is always an honor to be accepted into a mixed media show.  We are still a new medium in the art world to a  lot of folks.

While in the past this juried show, has accepted several pieces of fiber art, this year mine was the only one accepted.  Perhaps it was the only one entered, I will never know.

As photograph has in the past we, as fiber artists,  continue to struggle to be accepted as fine artist.  This year the second place winner went to Sam Wang, a photographer from Clemson, SC.  Five honorable mentions went to photographs. The Director of of the museum, Allen Coleman chose many of these as purchase awards. 

So fellow fiber artist persevere, someday our time will come.

This exhibit is open until June 13, 2013.  If you're in the area it's worth a side trip.

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  1. Fabulous quilt. Maybe you will offer an on-line or downloadable lesson on how to do it someday?

    1. Regina, I have been working on instruction for my class at JC Campbell Folk School where I will be teaching this June 2-6. I may try to write it up for an on-line class. It takes me a while to get those things done so my time this past month has been devoted to the class at Campbell. Maybe soon.