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.