Friday, October 26, 2012

Going to IQA Houston!

I am very excited to be going back to IQA Houston on Halloween. This is the first time in years that I have been to this Mecca for quilters, the largest conference, festival, market for Houston every year - between 30,000 to 60,000 quilters and quilt lovers will be there.

I elected to go this year because I have artwork in three exhibitions. One piece will be in the new exhibition: Seasonal Palette. The artwork in this exhibition has not be exhibited or shown before, so that will be exciting to see the work and how it is displayed.

SAQA has an auction of 12" x 12" art quilts donated by 144 members including a piece of my artwork.

And the other exhibition is of artwork by the 19 quilt artists selected for a book by Martha Seilman. I am thrilled to be one of the 19 featured artists in the book. Many of us will be at IQA to discuss our artwork, autograph books, and generally have lots of fun!

The Natural World
at International Quilt Festival
Houston, Texas
October 31 - November 4, 2012  

Nancy G Cook Mockingbird’s Larder
This exhibit features a lavish collection of art quilts, all focused on the natural world.  A corresponding book, Art Quilt Portfolio: The Natural World contains in-depth interviews with 19 top artists who specialize in the natural world, showing multiple artworks by each one along with nearly 90 additional gallery images.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Push Jewelry - Review and Give Away

Cover of Book- the Arrowhead is a cut out
Lark Craft has published another of the Push series  and like the others, it takes a craft form and lets selected artists push the medium to the limits. A well-designed book, it rests nicely in the hand to read at leisure. I love the brief interviews of the artists that are found on the bottom of pages of the artwork.

The back reads: "Discover 30 leading contemporary jewelers pushing the limits with their innovative designs. Necklaces, brooches, bracelets, and rings in an astounding diversity of materials are included in this thrilling gallery collection compiled by jeweler Arthur Hash. "

Some of the jewelry is actually wearable and I would love to have in my collection, but most I would display as art. A fun book to read and enjoy.

If you would be interested in owning this book, leave me a comment by November 4 - look for the comment area at the end of this post - and a way to contact to you.

I will post the winner a couple of days later. Check back to see if you are a winner-- USA bloggers only.