Saturday, June 23, 2012

I'm Not Crazy -- My Quilt Accepted!

Sue Reno chose 20 pieces to be exhibited out of 128 art quilts by 86 artists.   According to curator Kathy Nida, "Together they create a compelling exhibition of work addressing issues of mental illness and the stigma attached to it." Wow! I still can't believe it. I'm so honored. The theme for I'm Not Crazy spoke to me immediately. Unfortunately, I don't think I am going to be able to actually see the exhibition so if you happen to be able to see it, please share your thoughts and images with me. Here is the schedule (more venues may be added):

Here is the list of people accepted:

Nancy L. Bardach                   Running Through
Jane B. Broaddus                   Another Panic Attack
Melinda Bula                           Good and Plenty
Gerrie Congdon                      Alternate Universe
Carol Howard Donati              In My Head
Judy Kirpich                            Circles No.5
Harue Konishi                         SYO#42
Karol Kusmaul                        Whee at the ALF
Susan Lenz                             Held Together By a Thread
Kathleen McCabe                   What Next?
Lea McComas                        Recovery
Salli McQuaid                         Bipolar 1: Loco
Elizabeth Michellod-Dutheil    Badly to be (Mal être)
Karen S. Musgrave                 Glimpses of the Dark Angel
Mary B. Pal                             Stogie
Judith A. Roderick                  Red Ravens
Connie Rohman                      Woven (For Jack)
Lois A. Sprague                      Moody Blues
Cynthia St Charles                  All Alone and Blue
Sylvia M. Weir                        Insane Asylum

I am hoping this is a good sign since I have decided to entered my work once again. It's not so much fearing rejection (it is going to happen), it's the cost. Anyway, I am going to enjoy this moment. By the way, can you find the angel?


  1. I see the angel! Such a beautiful, evocative piece. I wish I could see the whole exhibit -- will it be online at some point?

  2. Sherrie, I've been told that it is easier to find the angel in the photo than the real quilt. Thanks for your kind words. I sure hope the whole exhibition goes online as this may be the only way I see it! hugs, karen

  3. Karen, congratulations! I can't find the angel...unless it is kind of a face facing right in the dark hair? How big is this? what techniques did you use? it is hard to tell from the pix. I would love to see the other 19. Maybe it will be on the SAQA site after the show hits the road?

  4. Woo hoo! Big congratulations to you, Karen. Great piece. Yep, your angel is top and center, can't miss it. The body extends down from the head with those huge eyes.


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