Friday, November 7, 2014

"Blue Note" wins award!

Deb and I each entered three pieces in a new juried textile show in Coos Bay, OR called "In
Stitches" and all of our pieces were accepted.

I was unable to attend the show, but heard that there was a nice turnout for it at Pacific Park Gallery.  The day after the Nov. 16 artists' reception, I learned that my quilt "Blue Note" won "Honorary Mention."  What a thrill!
"Blue Note" by Joanna Price, 2013
The show is open until mid-January 2015.

[Post note]  The January 2014 issue of the Coos Bay's Bay Area Artists' Association newsletter featured a review (p. 4) on the show, "Fantastic fiber arts at Pacific Park Gallery."  In the article, author Graham Wickham mentioned, among others, two of the pieces contributed by Deb and myself:

"A very imaginative work, 'Passion Flower,' by Deborah Sorem, is photo-manipulated with applique and is very painterly in its approach, " he wrote.

"Finally, I was taken with a very engaging piece, 'Summer Village of My Dreams,' by Joanna Price. It is done in an intentionally folk/primitive style with great skill and feeling and life.  It has the air of a Klee or a Chagall without being maudlin or overly whimsical."

That made my heart sing!  (And he was pretty close; Hundterwasser was my inspiration for that piece!)

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