Earlier this summer I was the featured artist at the Lake Norman Quilt Show. I was stationed right at the main entrance and got to chat with many delightful visitors.
It was a delightful weekend. Most of the visitors seemed to be unfamiliar with the art side of quilting so I had a great time exposing them to something new
I re-learned something I already knew. If I ever want to have a solo show I need to start working in a series. I like all the different kinds of work I’ve made, and each looks like MY work…. but. It lacks cohesion
Having hung numerous juried exhibits I know how important having a cohesive visual whole is to the success of any exhibit. That Oooooh! factor when people walk in and see a beautifully curated group of art is worth the effort. The combined effect of the parts becomes greater than each of the pieces could be on their own.
I have, in fact, been invited to be part of a five person show at a museum next year (more information on that later). Imagine a wall full of portraits – looking at each other. Or a colorful series of variations on the XOX kisses and hugs theme.
I have so many directions to choose from – that’s the hardest part. Which cartoon was it where the character stood there saying “Which way should I go? Which way should I go?”