Annual Fund Raising Auction
Starting September 10, 2012, you can place a bid on individual quilts. There are so many quilts, they have been divided into 3 groups, with an additional set going to the International Quilt Festival. Each week a different group is offered. See the details and dates of the reverse auction here.
Meanwhile, the organizers invited the participants to pick their favorites and make a small virtual collection out of them. I found it to be so fun, I made 10 collections (so far!). And while making the little dream collections I found out a little about choices that affect curators and jurors. Sometimes it is not about the quality of the piece that is rejected, but more about how it looks with others.
In making my collections I found myself drawn to pieces that I didn't notice at first. However, when put into a collection the individual quilts, they weave a story together that they can't tell alone. It fascinated me! Especially because the works were made by individuals working alone. And serendipitously come together with works by others. It's the individual vs. the collective whole. Magical! I highly encourage you to look through all the offerings and find your favorite or favorites. Many, many outstanding works of art this year!
|What the Blue Eye Saw|
|A Bit of Black|
|In the Field|
|Stories not Forgotten|
And no matter how much success I have, the rejections always sting a bit. It is the one saving grace of blogging. If I make some art, and it does not get juried into a show, I know it will at least have some audience with my readers and not be completely unseen. So, thanks to you, my readers, for stopping by!