I love to find out what our SAQA artists are up too. This week I heard from some artists and already I am inspired by their accomplishments.
Patty Hawkins is off to San Diego to share in the revelry of our Colorado artists who will be on exhibit in Quilt Vision’s Museum show: THE SKY’S THE LIMIT. The show opens Saturday, Oct. 11. Colorado is well represented by artists: Linda Beach, Vicki Carlson, Jeanne Grey, Jean Herman, Melody Randol, Carol Watkins. Patty says “It will be wonderful to see the exhibit our panel of three chose” Panel members were Sue Benner, Patty Hawkins and Bruce Hoffman.
Congratulations to Lea McComas
“Bike Boys” will receive a major award at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, and “Panning for Gold” will win a prize in the Pictorial Wall Quilt category. She won’t know the specifics of the prizes until the awards ceremony on October 28. Lea will be speaking at the “Winner’s Circle Luncheon” on Wednesday, October 29 and spending a good bit of time by her winning quilts talking with people during the festival. Please stop and say hello to Lea
Lea has a new book Thread Painted Portraits. It will be available at the end of October. Look for it at the Houston Quilt Festival and in quilt stores near you very soon. Advance orders can be placed by emailing McComasFiberArt@aol.com
Regina Benson is “On Fire” You can still catch the PBS Arts District program that features a visit to Regina’s studio, an interview with her about her artistic vision and the PBS crew’s visit to the opening of the show: http://video.rmpbs.org/video/2365332247/ Lithuanian born and currently living in Colorado, Regina maintains an active studio practice in Golden while show-casing her work nationally and internationally. You can read the Crave Magazine article about Regina’s current show at http://cravemagazinedenver.com/catching-fire-ice-cube-gallery/ and you can see more of Regina’s work at www.reginabenson.comRegina’s show, “Catching Fire”, continues through October 11 at Ice Cube Gallery, 3320 Walnut St., Denver, Colorado www.icecubegallery.com
NO BLOG NEXT SUNDAY –
( My excuse is I am off to get my daughter married.)
I’ll be in touch on the 19th!