We are coming into the home stretch for this exhibit, so I can take some time to breathe and reflect and get the news out!
Almost a year and a half ago, I agreed to guest curate an exhibit for the Latimer Quilt and Textile Center in Tillamook, Oregon. I decided to make it an invitational and choose the folks I wanted to participate, rather than jurying the entries and having to tell people I couldn’t use their art. Some of the artists I invited had to turn me down for various reasons, some had to drop out part way through because life happened, but I expected that. What I ended up with is completely amazing artwork by 39 talented people, working in various types of fiber. The majority of the work is 18″ x 45″ quilts. The rest includes weaving, basketry, doll making, beadwork, wood carving, paper making, fabric vessels, and books. I’m going to miss having everything in my fabric room, but I know that the exhibit will be incredible.
The caliber of the work is excellent, the subject matter as varied as the artists themselves. Some will make you laugh and some will make you cry. It will all make you think! If you can possibly get down to the Oregon Coast between March 4 and May 4 to see the exhibit, I encourage you to do so. The official opening reception is Sunday, March 9 from 11 to 4, and a number of the artists will be there.
If you can’t get to the exhibit, there’s still a way to see the work. We have created a CD of the images and artist statements which you can purchase by going to this website:
As you will see when you visit this page, a portion of the proceeds from the sales of the CD will go to help support the Latimer Quilt and Textile Center, a portion will go toward the actual expenses of putting on the show (including helping to pay for shipping the art back to the artists), and the net proceeds will go to Habitat For Humanity. We ordered 1000 CDs, and when they’re gone, they’re gone. So order yours now! And thanks for your support!