* Kathy MacKie for the $20 MeinkeToy coupon. Congrats Kathy!! Thank you for following My Sweet Prairie. I'll email you with the details...
THANK you also to the newer followers. I have presents for you!
Judy Applegarth (->wooo nice blog Judy! I'm a new follower),
& Kathleen Prescott.
Congratulations ladies! You can send me your snail mail info to Monika @ My Sweet Prairie .ca (no spaces of course...). I have ribbons, silk, sparkly things, weird things, all waiting to be sent your way.
I love sending people presents. : )
Now for some housekeeping / reminder:
ONE MONTH LEFT for my call for entry!
Two people asked about size requirements. My answer: there are none. It's a curated show. There's no juried requirements you have to meet or hoops you have to jump. Just send me images of whatever you have that is fibre and glows with prairie energy. : ) A giant wall quilt... a teeny felted creature... it makes no difference. I just want to put together a show that will be very fun, beautiful, interesting... to show off to non-fibre artists the huge range of our craft, and to show off love for the prairie.
Another question asked was regarding use of kits and patterns. If your item is based loosely off a kit or pattern, we need to see where it originates. If it's too much kit, then likely no. If it's a doll body that you entirely embellished your own way, then likely yes. Just let us see the source so we can decide.
Finally - the overlap concern. I know that there is a juried show in Edmonton through the Focus on Fibre Arts Association. We decided this would not be too much of a problem through the deadlines are similar. The Edmonton show is in May. The SK Craft Council Show is not until 2015. Finalized entries for this show won't until occur until the fall of this year. We need entries in now to be able to show content for a grant application that is coming up. Simple as that. : ) In fact, I plan to head to that Edmonton show to peek and hopefully take names if I need more pieces. **Anna Hergert had a blog post a couple years ago all about 'juried vs curated'. I'm unable to dig it up now. If you see that or something similar, please leave the link in the comments section here? Thanks! ***
Final notes - PLEASE don't think I am only looking for landscapes like my own. I want anything that makes me smile and connect with prairie. Lightning. Gophers. Fallen buildings. Fishing ponds. Pussy willows. Wild Roses / Tiger Lilies / Crocuses. It can be wearable, sculptural. Aboriginal creations too please! Women farmers. Prairie People. Birds... My goal is to have people walk into this gallery space and stop in their tracks with - WOW. LOOK at THIS! and OH MY! Look at THAT! and even some quiet contemplations. Maybe a heartfelt tear.