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Monthly Archives: March 2018
Continuing down the long hallway past the array of tempting edibles and potables, we found the second gallery space of the Wayne Art Center filled with a dazzling display of visual delight.
The Ethel Sargeant Clark Smith Gallery
Left to right, Simple Joys by Kay Campbell, Recollections by Viviana Lombrozo and Lost and Found: Green Panel by Kay Healy.
Patty Kennedy-Zafred's Steel Town: First Shift and Teresa Barkley's The Life Cycle of the Little Black Dress.
Rosemary Hoffenberg's Cafe hangs beside Pat Kroth's Fiber Optics.
Marti Plager's Conversation and Bonnie J. Smith's Alviso.
Jill Kerttula's Urban Voyeur - Tracks with two detail shots below, and Gerri Spilka's Moving Through received the Wayne Art Center Award.
I love the combination of techniques Jill uses to build her imagery.
Liz Axford's Counterpoint 6, a wonderful example of resist dyeing.
Kathleen Probst's signature minimalist style in Corner.
More minimalism here with Sherri Lipman McCauley's Branches Orange, one of my favorites in the show.
Hand stitching takes center focus in Marianne Burr's Desert Pools, winner of the The Greater Than the Sum Of Its Parts Award. Detail below.
Best of Show Award goes to Niraja Lorenz for her amazing Strange Attractor #20. She only works with solids, every stripe, triangle and square is a separate piece of fabric, as you can see in the details below. Masterful!
And, to finish up the tour, winner of the Innovation in Medium Award, another of my very favorites by an artist I've admire for many years, The Crossing Times 13 by Chiaki Dosho, made with old Japanese kimono fabrics. I am always struck by juxtaposition of the power and the delicacy of her work, both simple and complex. I can get lost in these details...
I hope you enjoy my posts about exhibitions and contemporary quilt art and hope that they inspire you to go see them, to own them and/or to create more of them!
To see a more complete view of all the artwork (with better photos, too!), please visit artquiltelements.org.
This was my first time being juried into Art Quilt Elements at the Wayne Art Center and I am truly honored to be among this group of artists, some of whom are on my must watch list. My photos do not do justice to the artwork due to my very old Iphone. I apologize in advance for any poorly framed and blurry photos or photos with inaccurate color.
I'll start with some overview pictures to whet your appetite and give you a sense of the spaces. There are two main galleries at the Wayne Art Center, for those who've yet to visit, the Davenport Gallery and, down the hallway, the Ethel Sargeant Clark Smith Gallery. The first time I attended an AQE opening reception in 2012, I didn't know about the second gallery until the end and almost missed half the show. So beware!
The Davenport Gallery
On the left, Sandra Palmer Ciolino's Precaria #8, Crucible won the Leslie Patterson Award for Best Use of Color. Scroll up to see the full piece. Center is Elizabeth Brandt's Slipstream beside Astrid Bennet's Fields and Fences 2.
Catherine W. Smith's Transfusion #3, Dan Olfe's National Gallery of Art in the center and, Lenore Crawford's Pinecones, winner of the Heartstring Quilters Award.
Susan Lenz's Large Stained Glass LXXXI, Heather Pregger's Banded Iron Formation #1 and Aryanna Londir's Red Flags.
Diana Savona's innovative work Structurally Unsound hanging next to Karen Schulz's Juxtaposition 1: Crossing Lines, winner of the Juror’s Award of Merit.
Erika Carter's Backyard II and Andrew Steinbrecher's Crossroads #5: This Could Be the Way.
Hope Wilmarth's Constructions III beside my own River Daze.
Margaret Black's Curb Appeal V took the Carolyn Lee Thrasher Vehslage Award. Karen Brown's Seeking a Common Ground graces the cover of the AQE 2018 catalog.
Above is Ruth Marchese's Death and Destruction Amid a River of Blood, a lovely example of Korean bojagi.
I love the work of Marianne Williamson. This is one of my favorites, Perpetual Motion.
And finally, just for sheer delight, I finish Part I with Betty Busby's stunning Wing, my favorite piece in the show. I love the way it moved and fluttered as people walked by.
Up next in Part II, I'll bring you the work hanging in the Ethel Sargeant Clark Smith Gallery where Best in Show hangs. Stay tuned!
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