Thursday, December 03, 2009

I love Grovewood Gallery!

(Above: In Box LVI, detail. Click on image to enlarge.)

One of my two New Year's Resolutions for 2009 was to find gallery representation....something prestigious, established, and respected. A place that wanted my larger, more serious pieces...not my bookmarks and Christmas ornaments....a place that represents fine craft artists who regularly show in American Craft Council shows and national juried exhibitions.

(Above: In Box LVI. Framed: 35 1/2" x 23 1/2". Free motion machine embroidery on melted polyester velvet and acrylic felt with painted, heat-activated adhesive and metallic foiling. Click on image to enlarge.)

It took most of the year. In September my work was accepted at the Grovewood Gallery in Asheville, NC. I was thrilled then and I'm thrilled now! Work is SELLING! I'll be taking these three pieces (and a fourth one that isn't quite finished!) to Asheville on Friday. It is so exciting!

(Above: In Box LVII, detail. Click on image to enlarge.)

My other 2009 New Year's Resolution was to get accepted in an international juried show....and I'm over the moon about my acceptance into Quilt Elements 2010. So....what's the New Year's Resolution(s) for 2010? I'm thinking about affiliations. I don't really have SAQA or SDA. What are the best ones? Which organizations would really help my fledgling art career grow to a higher tier of respect? Any suggestions?

(Above: In Box LVII. Click on image to enlarge. For a free tutorial on the construction of this series, click HERE!)

I forgot to snap a photo of In Box LV before framing it. Perhaps this is a good thing as the photo below really does give the right impression of how these works look once finished and hanging on a wall!

(Above: In Box LV hanging on the walls at Mouse House until Friday...when it heads to the Grovewood Gallery!)


Magpie's Mumblings said...

You're doing great Susan...congratulations! Your work is wonderful and you deserve every accolade you get (and a little money coming in ain't too shabby either!).

Margeeth said...

I hope you don't mind me saying this, but I think your new years resolutions of 2009 very funny. Both of them are things that are not totally under your own control but that other people also have a big say in.

Bill Evertson said...

Always great to see that someones resolutions aren't out the window by February :) Very nice work Susan. (as always)

Wanda said...

I have no idea what these affiliates are or what they mean...sorry. No help from this corner of the world. But your resolutions or goals..whatever you want to call them are great and gives you something to thrive for. Isn't that what it's all about? You are moving ahead in such a positive and good way, Susan. Remember to stay healthy too!