Archive for October, 2009

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Susan Rienzo

October 30, 2009
A New Day, Sunshine Dreams and Memories

A New Day, Sunshine Dreams and Memories

My quilt,  “A New Day, Sunshine Dreams and Memories” was accepted into Lark Books:
500 Art Quilts. Here is a detail of the quilt.

 

detail: A New Day, Sunshine Dreams and Memories” by
Susan Rienzo, 2008

 

   And below is a detail of my quilt that has been published in the new Special Issue of Quilting Arts, “International Quilt Festival: Quilt Scene”. I wrote an article called “Table Talk” that is about how I came about making this inspirational quilt and a unique way to showcase it in my home. I was thrilled to get the call from Patricia (Pokey) Bolton that they wanted to use it in their new publication.

It was a wonderful experience and a delight working with Quilting Arts Magazine. I was very pleased with the way my article and quilt photos were presented.  The magazine not only honours Quilt Festival’s 35th Anniversary,  the amazing top award winning quilts
and quilters, and the beautiful special exhibit quilts, but there is also plenty of inspiration, and fun projects. A beautiful publication, and I am very proud to have been included.

 

Rienzo's Coffee Table Inspirations

Coffee Table Inspirations

detail, “Coffee Table Inspirations” by Susan Rienzo,
Copyright 2009

And two other of my quilts will be on exhibit at The new Mancusco
World Quilt Show that will be at the West Palm Beach Convention Center,
November 13-15, 2009. Details at www.quiltfest.com
Susan Rienzo

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Florida Retrospective

October 30, 2009

Flash of color 

Friday, January 8 – Thursday, February 25

Rose Room Gallery in Peabody Auditorium, Daytona Beach

A photography invitational to area artists.  Works will explore the images from past and present memories of the evolving Florida culture from natural habitats through the construction and destruction of the manmade structures defying mother nature and natural disasters.  Scattered here and there will be family photos and souvenirs  of the vacations, visiting relatives and the expanding snowbird population.

Works will be reviewed and selected by the curator and her committee.

Mary McBride, 413 Albany Avenue, DeLand, FL 32724

  • December 5: Applicants will be notified via email. It is understood that the work selected may be sold or become unavailable before the exhibition and other works may be submitted for approval by December 15.
  • January 5:  Accepted works can be hand delivered between 10 AM and 12 PM.
  • January 4: Mailed works (postage is the artist’s responsibility) must arrive on or before date. 

Mail to Mary McBride, 413 Albany Avenue, DeLand, FL 32724

  • February 23: Work may be picked up between 10 AM and 12 PM.

APPLICATION: Each artist should submit a package of material including the following.  Items can be contained on the same CD or emailed to peabodyexhibit@gmail.com

 

 

  • Images: Up to 4 images of work on a CD.  JPEG images should be 300 DPI and at least 3” wide.  Images should be labeled LASTNAME_TITLE_SIZE.

 

  • Listing: If more than one work is submitted, a list of these images in the same order as on the CD, stating the title, size and price of each work. Label document LASTNAME LIST.DOC

 

  • Fee: To cover costs, a $20 application fee is required. There will be no further fees for artists selected. Fee covers postcards, press packets and jury costs. Please make check out to Mary McBride and mail to above address.

 

  • Sales: Peabody does not handle sales. All interested parties will be referred to the curator who will handle the sales for the artists for a 10% fee or the artists can use their own sales program.

 

  • Hanging Work: Both framed and canvas wrapped work accepted. Framed work should include a white or pale cream matt and simple black frame.  Hanging device should be 2” down from the top of the frame. Old photos must include documentation of ownership.

 

 

 

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Florida Retrospective

Friday, January 8 – Thursday, February 25

Entry Form

Entry must be received by November 15, 8 PM.

All entries should be emailed to peabodyexhibit@gmail.com or a CD mailed to Mary McBride, 413 Albany Avenue, DeLand, FL 32724 with a check for $20.

Please submit one entry form for each work. The $20 fee covers all entries.

 

Name:

Address:

Email:

Phone:

Title of Work:

Size of Work:

Sale Price:

Short statement about the work:

 

 

I certify that this is an original work of art designed and executed by the artist(s) listed above. 

In displaying my art work for, and at, Peabody Auditorium, I fully exempt the Auditorium from responsibility for damage or theft of the work I willfully exhibit.  Further, should my work sell while it is displayed at the Auditorium,

I acknowledge that 10% of the selling price will be retained by the curator or I will take responsibility for my own sales including collect the sales tax.  I acknowledge that I am totally responsible for insurance on my own work and hold the Peabody Auditorium harmless in this responsibility.  

 

As the artist and owner of the displayed art work, I accept the conditions of this disclaimer. 

 

Signature: ________________________           Date: ____________

Received by: ______________________           Date: _____________

For more information regarding entries, please call phone curator Mary McBride, 386-736-3039.

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Cacophony of Fiber

October 30, 2009

dreamsThursday, March 4 – Friday, April 31

Rose Room Gallery in Peabody Auditorium, Daytona Beach

An international fiber invitational featuring artists using fiber in exciting and novel ways.  Fiber art quilts, will be joined by weavings, rug hooking, plus three-dimensional constructions and installations using fiber, wire, metal, clay and/or plastics.

Works will be reviewed and selected by the curator and her committee.

Mary McBride, 413 Albany Avenue, DeLand, FL 32724

  • January 30: Applicants will be notified. It is understood that the work selected may be sold or be unavailable before the exhibition and other works may be submitted for approval by December 15.
  • March 1:  Accepted works can be hand delivered between 10 AM and 6 PM.
  • February 26: Mailed works (postage is the artist’s responsibility) must arrive on or before date. 

Mail to Mary McBride, 413 Albany Avenue, DeLand, FL 32724

APPLICATION: Each artist should submit a package of material including the following.  All items can be contained on the same CD or emailed to peabodyexhibit@gmail.com

  • Entry Form: A copy of the entry form may also be found at www.marymcbridearts.homestead.com so you can fill it out online and email the form. Please rename LASTNAME ENTRY.DOC
  • Images: Up to 4 images of work on a CD.  JPEG images should be 300 DPI and at least 3” wide.  Images should be labeled LASTNAME_TITLE_SIZE.
  • Listing: A list of these images in the same order as on the CD, stating the title, size and price of each work. Label document LASTNAME LIST.DOC
  • Fee: To cover costs, a $20 application fee is required. There will be no further fees for artists selected.
  • Sales: Peabody does not handle sales. All interested parties will be referred to the curator who will handle the sales for the artists for a 10% fee or the artists can use their own sales program.

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Cacophony of Fiber

Thursday, March 4 – Friday, April 31

Entry Form

Entry must be received by January 15, 8 PM.

All entries should be emailed to peabodyexhibit@gmail.com or a CD mailed to Mary McBride, 413 Albany Avenue, DeLand, FL 32724

Please submit one entry form for each work. The $20 entry fee covers up to 6 works.

Name:

Address:

Email:

Phone:

Title of Work:

Short statement about the work:

I certify that this is an original work of art designed and executed by the artist(s) listed above. 

In displaying my art work for, and at, Peabody Auditorium, I fully exempt the Auditorium from responsibility for damage or theft of the work I willfully exhibit.  Further, should my work sell while it is displayed at the Auditorium,

I acknowledge that 10% of the selling price will be retained by the curator or I will take responsibility for my own sales including collecting the sales tax.  Further, as the artist, I am totally responsible for insurance on my work and hold the Peabody Auditorium harmless in this responsibility.  

As the artist and owner of the displayed art work, I accept the conditions of this disclaimer. 

Signature: _____________________           Date: __________

Received by: ____________________           Date: _________

For more information regarding entries, please call phone curator Mary McBride, 386-736-3039.

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Mary McBride, DeLand FL

October 30, 2009

I don’t often get my own work posted because I’m always playing with YOUR work!  I’ve displayed over 230 quilts and fiber pieces since last spring!  I guess you could say I’ve found one of my passions is promoting the work of fiber artists.  But I also seek out and hang the works of others including painters and photographers.  I’m volunteering at the Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach as their curator and have 24 wonderful large abstract paintings hanging in the Rose Room Gallery right now.  The response has been phenomenal. The director and staff have all praised the show as the best ever and  I’ve even received phone calls and emails from visitors to the gallery saying how much they enjoyed the show! 

Next is an invitational photography exhibition for Florida Retrospective with a deadline in late November and then in the spring I’ll have the Cacophony of Fiber during the Focus on Fiber retreat.  I’ll post the applications on a page in our blog.  All three programs have lectures which I’ll also post.

And I’ve been volunteering at the Gateway Center for the Arts in DeBary as a guest curator. I’ve hung three shows this year – the local members of the FL Committee of the National Museum for Women in the Arts, the Braz Cauz art bras (my 3 sold!), and now the Skinny Envelope with 32 works.

Meanwhile, Art was sitting in the back of my mind twiddling it’s thumbs.  But when Gateway asked for people to make puppets, I woke up that old muse and have been going full steam since mid September.  My puppets had their own story – Little Red Riding Hood is snarfing down cupcakes in the woods when two kids come along. The boy tries to engage Little Red in conversation because he’s in her English class and has a crush on her. However, his little sister sees the tail wagging under the cape and discovers that Red is really the Big Bad Wolf!  Only he isn’t too bad.  He’s hungry and he’s been trying to hide from the werewolf who happens to be Teen Wolf who also has a crush on Little Red…so with the werewolf howling “Little Red” off stage, the kids help Big get away by sending him one way and telling Teen Wolf he went another way…..hey, this lasts all of 2-3 minutes!  And I spent weeks making the wolves!  They are made out of three layers of cardboard with fur glued over it.  The heads are papier-mâché.  Since making them, the wolves have been in many photo shoots with the locals.  I’ll have to pack them away to keep them safe for next year or maybe let them sit on their little bench in the living room….

 McBride's puppets - Big in Little Red's and Teen Wolf

 I’ve also started making quilted necklaces.  It started with a challenge of three fabrics in one project and there was this necklace I wanted to make but it was all peyote stitch which I’m never going to do so I adapted the two and now I’m hooked – for the moment anyway. Oh, and because they are quilted, they are reversible!

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Ellen Lindner

October 30, 2009

Ellen Lindner Participating  in Transformations Exhibit
 
Transformations is an exciting new exhibit, sponsored jointly by Florida Institute of Technology and the Brevard Art Museum.  In it, twelve visual artists have been paired with twelve poets.  The idea is for each pair to become familiar with one other’s work, and to be create new work that’s influenced by it.  A very loose collaboration, of sorts.
 
Ellen Lindner has been selected as one of the visual artists, (and the only fiber artist.)  She’s very excited to be part of this project.  It will be displayed at the Brevard Art Museum, in Melbourne, FL, in April of 2010.  In addition, a book will be published showcasing the resulting pieces, additional work from each participant, and in-progress photos and information.   
Ellen Lindner's Natural Progression 

 
Ellen’s new work is now complete, and is called Natural Progression.  She has blogged extensively about her inspiration for this piece, as well as the process.
 
Read Ellen’s blog at http://adventurequilter.com/blog/
Learn more about this exhibit at http://411.fit.edu/transformations/

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Mary Jay McClave

October 30, 2009

I just wanted to let you know that I am having a show in the ArtWalk Gainesville, this Friday, 7-10pm, at Carson’s Cabinetry and Design. I am showing twenty some pieces in his showroom…..am alternately excited and scared spitless…….but I’m doing it! Have made several new pieces for the show, so one good thing is that getting ready for it has made me focus. Just finished cutting and drilling slats, it’s so humid that I felt like I was swimming….hope you’re having better weather there. Also, entered a “fine arts” show and won an honorable mention for one of my quilts. Am having fun with this, which is the whole idea!McClave's Sabal Packs Her Trunk

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Diane Hamburg, Jacksonville

October 11, 2009

Juried shows:  FAN – Fiber artists Network current show at Jacksonville Main Library, up until the end of the month.  The Language of Conservation.  My “A Bit of Sunshine” was accepted.
 
Published (yeah) in Creative Ways with Books and Journals by Sue Bleiweiss & Terri Stegmiller.  My “Diane’s Doddles and Verses” earned a 1 page write-up.
 
Workshop:  I’m teaching “Basic Nature Printing on Fabric” October 17th, Fernandina Beach, FL for the  Amelia Island Quilters.
 
Thanks again, Diane
http://dianehamburg.com
http://dianehamburgart.blogspot.com