Sunday, May 06, 2007

So exciting!

Hmmm. Fancy! Why am I so dressed up? Well, thanks for asking...
I was going to the opening of the Dallas Area Fiber Artists show at the Thompson Gallery sponsored by the Visual Arts Coalition of Dallas. (The show will be up through the end of the month, stop by if you're in the area.)
I have three pieces in the show --- hung between these lovely arches.
That's Encrusted Cobblestones on the left. Encrusted Cairn in the middle and Blessings Shrine on the blue canvas in the back. (Lu Peters' ginko inspired square-in-a-square quilt hangs on the back wall.)

It was fun and I am so thankful to be getting to know other artists a little better. These kind of social events are great for making those connections.

The food was also excellent -- beef and tuna empanadas with a variety of delish sauces, coconut shrimp, chicken flauntas, fresh guacamole and rich chocolate truffles. Oh and wine. And a delightful caterer named Eduardo.

And that's not all...

Encrusted Cairn was awarded the Barbara Ryan Award, one of the three prizes given by the juror. I was thrilled and honored to be recognized among such excellent work.

14 comments:

Jeannie said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful setting. Love the shoes. Cheers

Vicki W said...

Congratulations!

dee said...

it comes as no surprise that you are winning awards for your wonderful work
love those shoes as well

Gerrie said...

Oh, Deborah, I am so excited for you. I feel like a proud quilt mom. That food sounds good, even with my no appetite virus that I have!

kathy said...

an award!!! Wonderful. Like frosting on the cake of life! And happy birthday to Claire, looks like she's doing the growing up thing very well! Can't wait to have you here.

Sarah Ann Smith said...

OMG my feet hurt just LOOKING at those stilts, oops, 'scuse me, shoes! LOLOL!!!! Major congratulations... now that the world is catching up on realizing what the rest of us Frayed Edges already knew Tee heeee!

HUGS, Sarah

SiouxSue said...

Wow, Deborah, good for you!!

teri springer said...

I'm with Sarah- ouch! And a BIIIIIIGGGGGGGG congrats and hug on the award. No surprise but how wonderful!!

teri

Kate said...

The world loves Encrusted Cairns. Nice work. Good food, good company, good white walls to highlight your work and a good pedicure. Recipe for a perfect evening.

Gerrie said...

I’m tagging you.
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kristin La Flamme said...

Yeah, the shoes are cute, but check out the PURPLE nail polish!! Congratulations on being part of a wonderful show and knocking the socks off teh juror as well. You go girl!

Shelina said...

Congratulations on the well deserved honor!

Karoda said...

love the toes/shoes! and a big CONGRATULATIONS on the the juror's award! if those arches are any indication of the rest of the space, what a great place for your work!

Sonji Hunt said...

That looks like a wonderful setting for all the work. And what wonderful positions for your pieces! I wish that I could see it all in person.

And, yes, the toes and the sandals are FABU...but where was the full view, missy? You are the fashion plate of our blog ring and we must see the attire.