Tuesday, September 4, 2012

San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles

 I didn't make the deadline for the "Masquerade" exhibit. I have to remind myself not to spread myself so thin. I am learning that when entering a juried competition with a set theme that it takes some time to design and develop a piece of work that will have the kind of quality that is required to be competitive.

I did get another email about another juried show for fiber artists that was accepting past work created within a certain time line. I pulled seven of my best dolls and decided to give them the star treatment and took some new photos of them. Getting ready for the mermaid show, I learned about taking good submission photos with the right dpi, resolution, pixels, etc., ect., ect. I never understood any of that before but nowadays you can google anything and find a tutorial. I used to do a little photography many years ago with a Minolta SLR camera but the cost of developing film killed the joy of that hobby. Digital cameras make things so much easier.

The show I entered is called "High Fiber Under Five 2012" showing at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles from October 20th through November 4th, 2012. The jury selected 263 pieces out of  over 371 and my "Girls" were included. I am happy to be able to share some of my "Gloria's Girls" dolls with another new audience outside of Sacramento. These are the seven dolls that were accepted.
I'm staying creative and busy turning ideas into projects and ready to meet the challenge of the next show. I read a really good article about being creative on demand. The author of the article talked about being able to take advantage of more calls for artists and client opportunities especially with specific themes. Having the ability to come up with an art or design concept that meets a prospectus and executing and completing it on time is pretty powerful. I am going to try hard to follow some of his suggestions

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations!! All of your dolls are wonderful but I do remember the 4th doll in particular...she has such a lovely face and her costume was really lovely.