Friday, July 19, 2013
One Door Closes while another Door Opens
The highly sought-after email that begins with Congratulations, came this week from IQA Houston. Needless to say I was elated and excited. As far as I know the technique I used to achieve this portrait is a new one for fiber art. That makes it really exciting for me.
Spirit of the Kiva
I had entered two pieces this year so I had two emails from IQA. When I opened the second one my heart stood still. It did not begin with a Congratulations!
This piece had meant so much to me. Obviously, juriers don't take that into consideration, nor should they. They are looking for a lot of things in a piece and the time spent in the initial juriering process is short. I have to keep this in mind and tell myself that this is a good piece. It just wasn't the right one for these juriers.
I was very upset with myself for being so disappointed when, in fact, I had a piece chosen for the show. I should be elated.
The next morning I opened my email and there was an invitation from Allen Coleman, director of the Pickens Museum of Art, asking me if I was interested in having my art work included in Connecting Concept & Medium: Fiber Art in South Carolina.
Another door just opened. This exhibit will be hanging Sept 7, 2013-Nov 14,2014 and will include all types of fiber art. The Cherokee Indian Nation had a great presence in our area of SC years ago. Haygood Mill, under the direction of the Pickens Museum, is the site of American Indian petroglyphs. How appropriate is that?
Am I still disappointed, yes a little but it's been made much easier with Allen's invitation to be in this exhibit.
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