Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Acceptance

Yesterday I received word that my massive embroidery Arbor Vitae has been accepted to the Cambridge Galleries Fibreworks 2012 show. Special thanks to Judy Martin for encouraging me to apply - it was a last minute job to meet the deadline and if it hadn't been for her supportive words I probably wouldn't have done it. Three cheers for blog friends!

Now I have to solve my shipping dilemma - the gallery does pay for shipping but I don't know yet if UPS will even handle a 56" x 60" stretched canvas. I might roll it and ship it in a tube with the stretcher bars and have a preparator mount it at the other end. At least I no longer work in sculpture and installation - that was a monster for shipping!

11 comments:

  1. So amazing. Your work makes me want to do stitch work, and I haven't done anything like that since I made a huck towel apron in junior high.
    I love all the little detail stitches that you do. Mine would probably be a tangled mess. I also love the idea of your stitching from a sketch book from so long ago. The history of that makes your work all the more special.

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  2. onesmallstitch8:58 PM

    congratulations, it is magnificent. I love the twisted borders, they make each animal stand out individually and at the same time finish the work as a whole.good luck with the shipping.

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  3. Big congrats, Heather! Best of luck on the shipping but it's so exciting that your piece will be in a gallery show.

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  4. hearty congratulations, Heather.

    This piece is out standing.

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  5. congratulations!!
    have just read your older posts and what a beautiful, inspiring place your brother and his wife have and what a moving story about the woman with ALS, I can't imagine what it must feel like...

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  6. Congratulations!

    I am not a specialist for embroidery, but I would say your work absolutely deserves to be shown!

    A pity that it is too far from here...

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  7. Thanks everyone! Your comments throughout the making of the piece helped keep me going. I really appreciate your support. xox

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  8. Anonymous4:11 AM

    Well, you've created a brilliant piece of work. It will fit right into the Cambridge textile show, right along side with the best in textile work the country has to offer. You know where I'd really like to see this work though? In the McMichael Collection or in the Canadian galleries of the AGO. I would really like to see it surrounded by Krieghofs (spelling?), all those scenes of Habitant life that depended on trapping. What a wonderful tension that would set up! If the AGO has any brains they'll buy your work.

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  9. Congratuations! you deserve it.

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  10. HEATHER! AWESOME! Just knew this work from your fine hand would go places. Congratulations!!!!

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  11. Looking forward to seeing your work, and possibly meeting you at the opening! it looks beautiful!

    Lizz

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