Thursday, November 18, 2010

More good news

I am absolutely over the moon. "Promised Land" has been juried into the latest SAQA New Frontiers series Beyond Comfort. "This exhibit challenges each artist to venture into uncharted territories of creative expression by turning away from the comfort zones of their established body of work. It provides a 'permission slip' to experiment fearlessly with radically new conceptual and narrative agendas; to employ techniques, technologies, or materials new to the artist. The artistic goal of the exhibition is to encourage reaching beyond comfort to make new and unexpected works of art"

The juror was Marci Rae McDade, a fiber artist, curator and the editor of Fiberarts magazine. My 'fat' email revealed that there were 30 works selected from 209 entries for this exhibit curated by Eileen Doughty. And the even MORE good news? buddies Kate Themal and Martha Wolfe were also among the 30!

The exhibit debuts at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, England, August 2011.

Oh, DH, I have the perfect suggestion for that "big" birthday gift next year! (Imagine someone saying that sweetly.... candles lit, favorite dinner on the table)


  1. This should read BEYOND EXCITED!!!! I am so proud of you and your accomplishments, Diane. Well done, and Birmingham or Bust!

  2. Congratulations! Fantastic news!!!!!!! I love this piece.

  3. Yippie! Congratulations - you must be soooo happy!!! I hope I'll be able to see the show in Birmingham next year - and it would be just GREAT to meet you there!

  4. Fantastic news Diane, congratulations & well deserved. Go Birmingham!

  5. Bravo, Diane......a wonderful entry! Looking forward to celebrating with you in Birmingham:)

  6. So exciting, Diane -- "Oh, to be in England!" So start dropping those hints to hubby and get your passport in order. You simply HAVE to be there with your glorious quilt.

    I would LOVE to take a workshop with you and learn how to push myself outside my comfort zone -- let me know if you ever have one, will you??