On Friday I dropped off my "Sunflower 3"
textile art quilt
at the Davis Art Center
for the Sunflower Show.
Afterwards I met up with my friend, Diane and her 24 yr young grand daughter, and the three of
us did some thrift store/consignment store shopping!
That was fun.
On Saturday, my brother came down and he, DH and I went over to the local
Vacaville Art Gallery to see the results of the juried art show!
My photo of the "Loving Local Couple" (the Owls) can be seen in the middle of three photos on that far wall. (between the butterfly on the left and the humming bird on the right).
My textile art piece, "Generations" was sqeezed behind some accoustic equipment across from the live band. But Susan the director had stopped me as I came in and told me this was her son's favorite piece in the show! (He's an accomplished artist himself so that was very nice to hear!)
My second textile piece, which also made it into the show, "African Soul" was placed high up on the wall in that same room. Tall people would have been able to see her well or giraffes! LOL
You don't get to choose where your art hangs, it is just the luck of the draw! Nevertheless, I was very proud to see her there. She was obviously inspired by my friend Joss' African art! I think I may well have been channeling Joss when I was in the zone making this piece.
This mixed media piece was one of the ones I had to compete against, as they mix mixed media, textile pieces and jewelry in one category. I thought this a stunning and interesting piece of work.
I thought this painting was both interesting and so well done.
DH and I were both drawn to this wonderful painting of this ram. It's fur looked real.
I liked this photo of a painted trailer. One of the judges told me that there were 75 photos competing with each other for the ribbons. Again, I was proud to have gotten one into the show!
I wondered what this young girl was thinking looking at this rather wild clay piece.
The woman who shot the butterfly and flower was someone I'd been in an art exhibit with at the local hospital last year.
I think people were enjoying themselves there.
I thought the music was good, but it was very loud for such a small gallery and it made it hard to hear people in conversation.
This is one of several David Peterson's watercolors/ink pieces in the show. I love his work.You might recall that I took a four hour workshop from him a year or so ago. One of his pieces won first place in watercolors tonight.
After the show we went for a walk in the park across from the gallery.
Here I am with my favorite guy, me all decked out in thrift store finds of late. (clay art necklace, top and pants! Whole outfit = $9.00!!! Boyfriend, free! ;-)
It was indeed a fun weekend!
I hope yours was too.