Dinner@8 Exhibit in Quilting Arts

This missive from Leslie Jenison and Jamie Fingal was in the mail today:

We are thrilled to announce that the "Rituals" exhibit is prominently featured in the October/November 2012 issue of Quilting Arts Magazine.  Judy Coates Perez's work graces the cover which is a win-win for both Judy and d@8!  As a prequel to the article there is a Q&A with both of us about the history of d@8 and images of our Rituals quilts.  Between these two articles there are a total of 11 art quilts from our exhibit!

The quilts in the article were hand selected by Vivika DeNegre, using the Art Call site (where you submitted your entries).  We both agree that this coverage is yet another indication that we have a knock-out exhibit.  We are very grateful for the generous coverage of our exhibit in Quilting Arts!  Congratulations to all of you and the amazing work you created for "Rituals," and to the artists whose work is featured in this issue:  Judy Coates Perez, Susan Brubaker Knapp, Jeannie Palmer Moore, Susie Monday, Loris Bogue, Barb Forrister, Gerrie Congdon, Karen Rips, and Virginia Spiegel.  It has been such an honor to be recipients of QA's generosity for three years in a row.

There is an announcement and photos on the blog http://dinnerateightartists.blogspot.com/


Coming up next year: Copper Shade Tree Gallery

From Gerald:

Hope all of you are having a great Spring. The wildflowers are in full bloom in Round Top which means... tourism, thank goodness.

We are excited to announce the participants for The Art in Fiber 2012:

Connie M. Fahrion
Cindy Henneke
Lisa Kerpoe
Ginny Eckley
Suzan Engler
Liz Axford
Jo Sweet
Carolyn Dahl
Jack Brockette
Susie Monday
Jane Dunnewold
Mary Ruth Smith
Laura Ann Beehler
Diane Sandlin
Andrea Brokenshire
Linda Teddlie Minton
Martha Tsihlas
Susan King
Barbara Booth
Annie Smith

- Thank you all for joining us. We are truly excited about this upcoming show, and look forward to a great artistic relationship with you all. Each one of us has the responsibility to carry our art form to new levels... The Eyes of Texas are Upon Us, yes, we are being watched. Having said that, your creativity is extremely inspiring to others.

"Copper Shade Tree Expansion"

We finally made it happen. After discussions about a new expansion, Copper Shade Tree has just about doubled in size. We were given the opportunity to acquire additional space in The Stone Cellar, and we took their offer. The front room of The Stone Cellar was the wine room. They moved the wine to the cellar and it looks fantastic. 

The Art in Fiber 2011 show was the premier opening in the new room. Make plans for a visit to Round Top and stop by to see the new look. 

Southwest School Opening


The All-School Show opened last Thursday at the Southwest School of Art and Craft. Lots of beautiful work, and as usual, displayed with elegance and professionalism. I'm honored to have my piece "Mas" included -- it's an 18" square fabric paper stitched piece. 

The second work I submitted didn't get into the exhibit but was selected to hang in the school's dining room gallery, The Copper Kitchen. (It's just there behind the cashier's desk.)

Here are some other photos from the opening.

Doerte Weber Seale won the best of fibers award for this stunning tapestry.

Adjunct faculty member Paula Gron showed these striking and original woven forms.

Diana Kersey, whose jars here were some of my favorite pieces in the exhibit, was honored as the Teacher of the Year.

A detail from one of two beautiful art cloth pieces by Lisa Kerpoe, also an adjunct faculty member.

All who have attended classes (or taught) at SWS during a year are invited to enter this juried annual exhibition. There are always lots of amazing pieces that don't make it into the show, so we're all pleased to be hanging this year! The exhibit is open through mid September, so hope you can stop by if you are in the area. (P.S. Both of my pieces are for sale, let me know if you are interested!.)

More at The Twig

Spine Cross, One of ten pieces now added to The Twig's exhibit of my work. Each of these little gems is $80 for an 8" by 8" original, one-of-a-kind textile painting, mounted on a wooden frame and ready to hang.

I've added some more work to the collection at The Twig. So if you make it to the oh-so-wonderful farmers market this Saturday (or the even more wonderful La Gloria) stop in, see and buy!

You know how to support your local artists!