Friday, January 16, 2009

More Reverse Auction News ... & Pictures!

The Invitational Reverse Auction of Fiberart will be March 24 - 27.

Mark your calendar as the ten invited artists have donated some stunning and unique artwork. Leandra Spangler, renowned in the world of vessel/basketmaking, has taken the concept of a quilt and given it a new and unusual spin. See her donated artwork, "The Cricket in the Thorn Tree" on FFAC Founder Virginia Spiegel's blog.

Already previewed there have been artworks by Carol Larson, Linda Teddlie Minton, and Judy Coates Perez. Still to come: Natalya Aikens, Gerrie Congdon, Marjorie DeQuincy, Rayna Gillman, Susie Monday and Roxanne Stoner. Great art, great cause. 100% of the proceeds are donated directly to theAmerican Cancer Society through Fiberart For A Cause. More information here.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

It's Not a Quilt ... Or Is It?

February 6 marks the opening of Gerald and Debbie Tobola's "It's Not A Quilt ... Or Is It?" show at their Copper Shade Tree Gallery in beautiful little Round Top, Texas. (You can see tantalizing bits of one of my pieces in the postcard above.)

Please come to the Opening Reception on Friday night, February 6, 2009 from 6 to 9 p.m., or any time until the end of February. Gallery hours are Wednesday from 12-4, and Thursday through Sunday, from 11-5.

There will be fiber-art works from 18 Texas quilt artists, including 5 of the original Beyond the Borders art-quilt group. All works will be for sale. Hope to see you there!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Happy Birthday, Edgar Allan Poe!

Lynda Thompson of the QuiltArt List organized a Raven Challenge to honor the January 200th birthday celebration of Edgar Allan Poe. The theme was "raven", and the parameters were a 4x6" postcard size. Above is my interpretation of "Nevermore", a mixed-media fiberart postcard, using acrylic paints and thread painting on cotton fabric. Click on the picture for a more detailed image.

An additional element of the challenge was the opportunity to contribute our postcards to Virginia Spiegel's Collage Mania, a part of her Fiberarts for a Cause, which has raised over $165,000 so far for the American Cancer Society. Since this is a cause near and dear to my heart, this little postcard is of course going directly to Collage Mania for sale. More about it later ... it won't be until May of this year, and I can't wait!

Thank you, Lynda, for organizing this challenge, and Virginia for giving my "Nevermore" a way to contribute to FFAC!