Summer's end was so busy with life that I have not written since
the painted cookies experience.
However, there are now several exhibits that have been opening
or are beginning to have receptions.
At the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown, Maryland
there is a wonderful show by Andrea Uravitch titled Land, Sea, and Air.
Accompanying her show are the New Image artists.
The following are the art works I have in this exhibit
that began September 16 and will continue until October 28, 2017
A SEASONAL SPECTRUM is 21 inches high by 55.5 inches wide.
In this detail you can see an embroidered couple of images of my hands
holding and stitching a tree. This was to represent natures studio, but
mine always has a cup of coffee and perhaps something to eat.
A CLASSICAL PALETTE is 31 inches high by 41 inches wide
Again I have an embroidered hand painting the leaves of nature
for the fall season.
There are some painted branches on the background and
the leaves are all embroidered.
Part of this exhibit had a hall full of 12 by 12 inch works
by all of us (New Image members) that accompanied this show.
Mine is titled ALONE AT LAKE ARROWHEAD,
embroidery on a painted background.
On Saturday, September 23, 2017 there will be the reception for our
New Image Artists exhibit of new work
at the Virginia Quilt Museum in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
The reception begins at 11 AM and will continue until 4 PM.
My two artworks in the show are:
CONVERSATIONS, 30 inches high by 40 inches wide.
This has layers of embroidered images to give us a look at
conversations among couples. Conversations seems to be leaving our
time, voices and vocabularies and being replaced by Texting.
On the black(green)board in the classroom it says,
"No Cell Phones, No Instant Messaging, No Texting, No E-mails"
Many of the people I sketched and then embroidered are members
of the Fogg family. Also included are my husband, our son, and me.
My largest new artwork, SATIRICAL STILLNESS below,
I reviewed on this blog while I was in the process of creating it.
It is 40 inches high by 51 inches wide.
As I mentioned at the time, I was trying to get away
from the realistic embroidery work I had been doing for several years.
Well, I tried and managed to make a lot of flat flowers and leaves.
However some realism crept in, but I left out shading,
keeping all the images flat.
I still am enamored by all the Dutch and Flemish still-life masterpieces
This is my reference to those artists who always had
many bugs and insect crawling around
on their gorgeously painted flowers and fruit.
SATIRICAL STILLNESS used many different kinds of fabric,
pieced together and then embroidered.
The leaves were all sewn down on the center vein
and then left to extend away from the background.
This exhibit at the Virginia Quilt Museum will continue
until December 16, 2017