Saturday night opening at Gallery 360

I’m part of the opening tomorrow night (Saturday) at Gallery 360. Will a lot of people attend? I sure hope so.

I have work in a five foot section in the very front of the gallery, featuring four new stitched images. I’m excited, and nervous, to see what kind of reaction they evoke. It’s quite a different beast to view work through the filter of a screen (like reading this blog) versus seeing the actual work in person, and so far not many people have seen them in person. I feel confident in what I’ve created, but I always want the theoretical viewer to “get” what I’ve done.

Anyway, I am hoping for the best! And by the best, I mean “to sell everything and have it be totally affirmed that I am on the right track.” But I will also be satisfied with a fun and well attended opening. Please come!

Save the Date: upcoming holiday show!

Hey all–I’m pleased to announce I have work in the annual holiday show and sale at the Textile Center. This is first time I’ve had work for sale in their shop. The grand opening weekend is November 11-13. Quoth the Textile Center’s show postcard: “No matter your holiday budget, you will find plenty to give and treasure.” The show runs November 1 through December 30.

For a full list of participants, and for more info about the Textile Center, go here. Oh yeah–and here’s the front of the postcard:

You can spy my work in the bottom row (the striped ornaments). I’ll also have stitched cards for sale.

On a (kind of) related note, was anyone else watching Game 6* last night? Normally I get quite a bit of mindless busywork done while watching baseball–stitching business cards, pressing fabric, cutting strips for ornaments and such–figuring that I can listen and always stop to watch the biggest plays. But last night there were so many dropped fly balls, and errant throws, and lead changes, that I did not dare use a rotary cutter for fear of slicing off my finger tip. The boyfriend went to bed early but I don’t know how he slept through all the shouting.

*Of the World Series. Not the Michael Keaton-starring, Don Delillo-written-screenplay movie, which is actually pretty decent.

The Dog Days of Summer

Did I forget to mention this? (I’m sure I did, in the blog-free days of the past few weeks.) I have work in the current show at Gallery 16: The Dog Days of Summer.

I’m showing two pieces: Bessie (the brown cow) and Clayton (the horse with blue hair), seen here:

The show is up until August 20th. Please stop by if you’re in Great Falls! More info about the gallery, here.

“A Common Thread” at The Textile Center

This is the last week to view the members’ show at the Textile Center before it comes down on February 27. “A Common Thread” features work by 90 + artists experimenting with fiber and textile arts. I went through the exhibit last weekend to check out the show, and to spy on my artwork.

The show features a variety of great work. I’m glad I finally made time to walk through it! My piece is in the front gallery in a terrific location.