Saturday, January 31, 2009

Exhibit News

Last summer I wrote about a piece I had planned to enter into Quilt National. I didn't enter it because it was too big. You can read more about that here. This is the piece, it's 11 feet wide.



I hung it at my solo show in October and had little hope of it being displayed any place else because it's just so big. When filling out the entry form for the Quilt Surface Design International exhibitions, I added it as my afterthought piece. You know, the throw-in because you can enter X number of pieces, so why not enter something just to get your money's worth? Well, I received notification yesterday that it has been chosen to hang at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center starting in May. Graffiti aka "Too Big for Quilt National" will be seen by the Quilt National audience, or at least a lot of them.

I've been getting alot of mail lately. I volunteered to be the collection point for entries for SAQA's A Sense of Humor show. Yesterday the mailman knocked on my door to get a signature for a piece that came all the way from Japan. And he had a bunch more packages. I expect to get lots more today and into next week. Today (correction - yesterday January 30) is the postmark deadline and February 6 is the receipt deadline. It's been interesting to see the different methods people use to send their stuff. Most have come by US Mail, with first class postage ($1.51). Some add a delivery confirmation to that. Some send via Priority Mail, with or without delivery confirmations. Some come by UPS. So far nothing has come via FedEx. Myself, I always go for the cheapest method, especially when it's a postmark deadline. Anyhow, I told the mailman this would continue for a few more days...

4 comments:

teri springer said...

According to the SAQA sight, yesterday was the postmark deadline. If I had known it was today I could have finished my piece and made the deadline!!!!

teri

Cathy Kleeman said...

You're right, Teri. I've corrected that in my post.

anonymous said...

Congratulations, Cathy, for getting the big one into the QSD show! I love that piece--so much movement and the colors are fantastic. Linda

TALL GIRL said...

The ones I love are the bubble wrapped CDs. Other than Netflix, have you ever received a cracked CD? Have you ever tried to break a CD?

Congrats on the big one getting recgnition! It is gorgeous!