Sunday, June 12, 2011

Juror Appreciation

SAQA member Sue Reno has shared on her blog about the recent Images 2011 show in Pennsylvania. The most striking and delicious thing to me (aside from the beautiful fiber pieces, of course!) was the juror statement she shared.

Ron Rumford, gallery director wrote:

"Upon reviewing all submissions for Images 2011, a particularly strong group of textile works set the bar high. Their structures--piece quilts built from shapes of cloth and constructed by stitching are from a grand tradition of functional and utilitarian work that now straddles high art with highly sophisticated design, pattern and color and the folk art tradition of quilt making. The approach of these 6 artists varies significantly and this strengthened the impact within the overall pool of submissions. It soon became clear that these works would become the fulcrum on which the exhibition wanted to be balanced.

From the show's website:

Images, a juried mid-Atlantic regional exhibition for fine art and fine craft is now in its twenty-third year. It has evolved into a well-respected show for both emerging and established artists.

Congratulations to Sue and all the other artists, and how wonderful to see a juror who really 'gets' the fiber and textile arts!

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