Saturday, May 03, 2008
Today names were written on slices of mat board.
These were put into a plastic bag. Steve was blind-folded (and he complained that he hadn't shaved...but I didn't care!). He reached in....
...and drew out ART IS BLISS. Congratulations! Through CYBER FYBER, I have her name and address. Fairy of Gold will be mailed on Monday!
Now...for some more AWARDS!
Yesterday was the reception for the North Charleston Arts Festival. This event includes two juried show opportunities: Art (five categories: acrylics, oils, drawings/pastels, watercolor, and 2D Mixed Media), juried by Leo Twiggs) and "Palmetto Hands", juried by Kellie Scott of Red Sky Gallery in Charlotte, NC. This is South Carolina's fine craft juried exhibition (categories: Clay, fiber, wood, glass, metal, and 3D Mixed Media).
Above is a detail from In Box XXXVIII which took an honorable mention in Palmetto Hands in the category of fibers.
Above is Textile Landscape IV which took third place in the Art category for 2D Mixed Media.
Above is Book of Masks which earned an honorable mention in Palmetto Hands in the category of 3D Mixed Media. It was a REALLY GOOD night!
I really admired the outstanding craftsmanship and ingenious ideas found in the entries for Palmetto Hands...including (above) Mike Fowle's New Blue Shirt and (below) my friend Lee Sipe's incredible copper wire leaf. (Click on images to enlarge.)
Best of Show was Courtney Starrett's bracelet. While others didn't seem to approve of this piece; I found it absolutely delightful...creative and completely novel. I just wish the artist had been in attendance so that I might have had a photo of myself wearing it!
Posted by Susan Lenz at 8:11 AM