Saturday, June 12, 2010

1st Place Mixed Media at Mint Hill Arts

After The Frost

The quilt above won 1st place in mixed media at the juried and judged art show at Mint Hill Arts last night. Nice to know that what I am doing holds up in a really good art show.

It was particularly exciting because the judges were Regine and Josephine Bechtler. They are part of the Bechtler family who recently gave a $5+ million collection of 20th century art and founded a museum here in Charlotte for the contemporary art collection to reside.

The show will be up through July 1. I regularly have art in this membership gallery. For a small community outside of Charlotte, the quality of shows produced is quite excellent. I have been very pleased with how well my work is received in this gallery.

As one of my goals is to increase the awareness and acceptance of quilts as an art medium, this award feels really special.



  1. Nancy, yes this is very special if you were in with other mediums! I regularly show in Arts Council shows (very little fiber) and got an honorable mention last year. It IS a big deal! Congratulations on this BIG one!@

  2. congrats!! I've always admired your work and I'm sure you are so happy anytime recognition is give..award or not. Again, well deserved..just beautiful

  3. I have loved your work ever since I first noticed you and am so happy for this excellent recognition of your talent!

  4. What an honor, Nancy, to receive such an award. You should be so proud for this fantastic recognition.

  5. Nancy, congrats on the big win! You are a good missionary for all fiber artists and represent us in the kindest light--where the public can really fine art!
    Martha Ginn

  6. Congratulations on your win and thanks for sharing this lovely art quilt with us. Thanks for helping art quilts gain recognition too.

  7. Another step forward in the education of fellow artists, collectors, and gallery directors about the art quilt medium. Congrats on the award, Nancy and I'm sure it is just the beginning. Your work really is progressing and very deserving of the recognition.
    Continuted Success!

  8. Thank you all for the lovely comments. Having work recognized by the art world is very satisfying, but having it recognized by my own fellow art quilters is heart warming. Thanks to all. Nancy

  9. Congratulations, Nancy. Your winning piece is beautiful -- so delicate in color but simply vibrating with life from the echo quilting.