Saturday, February 18, 2012

Photos from NC Botanical Gardens Exhibition

The gallery at the NC Botanical Gardens is in the Education Building and is very light and bright. Just right for showcasing artwork that is nature inspired.

Photo 1. This is the right wall of the gallery. Love the panel that helps showcase select pieces.

The exhibition, Seed Play, features my recent series begun in 2004. With the exception of the smaller pieces on the back wall, all the work is inspired by tree seeds and berries.

The photographer - me - is not professional, but I hope you can tell something about the work and the exhibition. All of the work can be seen professionally photographed on my website at .

Photo 2. This is the back panel. I framed seven of my smaller works that are hung as a group on the back wall.

Photo 3. Left wall as you enter the gallery.

Photo 4. Mimosa Dancing and Sourwood Festoons
These are the two seminal pieces for the series. Did not realize that I was doing a series when they were created. They are the only two that have any free motion quilting on them. All the others are quilted using a straight stitch.

Photo 5. Rhoddy Rhythms and Summer Split

Photo 6. Ankle Twister and Juniperus

Photo 7. Late Summer Dawn and Beauty of a Berry

Photo 8. Rose Has Got Some Hips II is the top center piece, and that sold early.

Pine Cone is at the middle of left column and it sold early as well.

It is always a thrill when people love my work, and when they love it well enough to want to take it home to share their lives, it is doubly rewarding.

This show is up through February 27 and they have a great photography show up now and will have another interesting educational exhibit on native plants up before mine is pulled.

Please let me know if you enjoyed this and I will try to post other exhibition photos.



  1. Wish I could see this myself-how wonderful that you sold several pieces! Yes, I enjoyed the post and hope you show more exhibition photos.

  2. Nancy, what a beautiful exhibit. Your work is even more wonderful in a gallery setting. Lucky folks to get to see it.
    My SAQA region (LA/MS/AR/AL) had an exhibit opening Fri. Feb. 10 in Little Rock. I flew there for the opening and the mini-conference the next day. I wrote about it and posted a few pictures on my blog. Hope you'll take a look.
    Martha Ginn

  3. Hi Nancy
    The exhibit looks wonderful. Having seen your exhibit in Denver, I know how great it is to see your work in person. So glad that this opportunity presented itself for you.

  4. After reading your article in institches 6 I came straight here. you are an artist after my own heart. you say you would like to learn from cherilyn martin. I would love to learn from you!