|detail of She's Blooming!, 2013|
She's Blooming! was my mega-handstitched canola field that I thought I'd take a chance on entering into a provincially juried show. ('Mega' as amount of time stitching, not size of work.) Well lo & behold it was accepted! It feels surreal still at this point, but I know it's a really significant achievement within out Craft Council that I need to make a big announcement about. So here it is:
|You know it's big when THEY use exclamation marks in their formal correspondence. ; )|
She's Blooming! has been accepted into Dimensions 2013 - a Saskatchewan Craft Council touring exhibition of fine craft. There were entries in all forms of fine craft (from woodworking to jewelery, sculpture to quilts, etc, etc..). 35 are juried in for this show every two years. I was lucky enough one of them! Dimensions is on the road now, touring galleries around the province and beyond. I feel at a loss for words. I'm thrilled but extremely taken back by this. Maybe that's why I didn't make a huge post about it when I found out last month. I'm such a newbie - and there are loads of people with decades of craft under their belt that my embroidery will be along side of. My friend Elizabeth Cumming has her Motherwell Barn art quilt accepted into it to (YAY ELIZABETH!!!). Maybe I'll hide behind her when we go to Regina for the reception & awards night next month.
So this is big news! Yes - the wine has been cracked open. From now until the end of August, Dimensions 2013 is on exhibit at the Mackenzie Art Gallery in Regina, Saskatchewan. Click HERE for gallery info. I'll keep a running tab at the top of locations as the show changes.
Have a happy day.