Friday, January 28, 2011

Volusia Wrapped in Fiber
I am so excited to announce that my art quilt, Central Park, will be going to this SAQA exhibit!!  And look at this cool promo!  It looks so awesome!  I am beside myself, one very clever design genius put my quilt and this card together, THANK YOU! 

This exhibit is unusual in that it was encouraging out of the box entries.  Three dimensional fiber works were actually encouraged, so I knew I had to try.  It is a small group of exhibits timed simultaneously in Volusia, Florida.  I just know it's going to be fabulous!  In the news today, you can read about it here.  Mary McBride and Judy Gilmer are the curators.

Friday, January 21, 2011

This is a Quilt: 1,2,3,4
7 1/4" x 7 1/4" x 4"


I have submitted this quilt for SAQA's traveling trunk show.  Members can check out the trunk of small quilts and use them to teach about art quilts.  I remember last fall when I saw one of these trunk shows at the Austin Area Quilt Guild.  It is a fascinating collection of small art quilts, I loved it!  SAQA defines an art quilt as "a contemporary artwork exploring and expressing aesthetic concerns common to the whole range of visual arts: painting, printmaking, photography, graphic design, assemblage and sculpture, which retains, through materials or technique, a clear relationship to the folk art quilt from which it descends." This definition is purposely broad to accommodate the wondrous and exciting art quilts SAQA members are creating.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Corridor of Art
 My quilt will be hanging at an exhibit of quilts at the Corridor of Art!!

Red Legged Bird with a Tale to Tell detail view
Starting Monday, January 10, 2011, the Austin Area Quilt Guild (www.aaqg.org) will exhibit quilts made by its members in the Corridor of Art. More than 40 quilts will be on display through Friday, March 4th.  The quilt exhibit will include a full range of quilting styles from traditional to folk art, contemporary to fine art. Travis County’s recently acquired office building @ 700 Lavaca Street is the site of a quilt exhibit that will hang in the building’s Corridor of Art. The Corridor of Art is a venue in the lower level walkway that connects 700 Lavaca to the building’s parking garage. The Corridor of Art hosts several exhibits by local artists every year.  AAQG members and the general public are invited to the opening reception for the exhibit on Friday, January 14th, from 5pm – 8pm.

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Leaves

 Leaves seem to be a recurring theme in my life this week.  My trees are the kind that like to hang on forever.  In fact, it is January, and there is still one reluctant tree who is still dropping on our freshly raked and bagged lawn.  And so it appears in my art.  You can see it here on my new blog for my Sketchbook Project. And now I am making quilted leaves for a group project.  These photos are taken on my new REALLY BLUE couch cover.
It will come as no surprise that I am more fond of the green and blue leaves than the brown ones!

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Fresh Start to a New Year
"I have been anticipating the beginning of this project since I heard about it.  I have always wanted to sketch more and make a sketchbook, but my participation has been sketchy (ha, ha, please forgive the pun!)..."

This is how my new blog starts. It is called Kathy York Sketchbook Project. You can find it here (or see the link in my sidebar). You can find more info about the Sketchbook Project here, or click on the badge in my sidebar. My participation is strictly voluntary, but it looks like so much fun to me! And though I am less interested in the prizes that they are giving away, the real gift for me is learning to draw better, and a commitment to making art every day and feed my soul.

For my fiber art fans, please do not worry.  I am still making fiber art, art quilts, etc., but the pace has slowed down significantly with the new day job of homeschooling my son. 

Happy New Year!