Archive for the ‘Exhibitions’Category

Last days to see “Rock Time”

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Rock Time 
by Virginia A. Spiegel

My Corner of the World, a Studio Art Quilt Associates’ juried exhibit, will close January 29 at the Thunder Bay Museum, Thunder Bay, Ontario
Canada. The above artwork is included in this traveling exhibit.

Don’t think you will make it to the Museum?  This page has links to see all the artwork, purchase a catalog, etc.

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01 2017

2×20 Exhibit Opening in California

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Shagbark 3
Virginia A. Spiegel
24″h x 36.5″w
Acrylic textile paint, upholstery fabric samples, rayon thread.
Screen print with screens from artist’s photos, cut;
raw-edge collage created with machine stitching.

Two by Twenty, a Studio Art Quilt Associates’ juried exhibition will be shown at Road to California, Ontario, CA, January 19 – January 22. I saw this exhibit in The Netherlands and it is well worth a visit.  Each of the twenty juried artists has two artworks in the exhibit. My Shagbark 3 and Shagbark 4 are included.

In person is really the only way to see how the Shagbark series was created from hundreds of small pieces cut from individually screen printed upholstery fabric samples. Nothing was fused, so you can imagine the pins (and the time) involved.

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There are seven Shagbarks – see them all here.

There is a beautiful catalog available for the exhibit from SAQA, now on sale for $10.

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01 2017

Boundary Waters 83 Juried into H2OH!

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39.5 x 40 inches
Materials:  White cotton fabric, non-woven fabric, Lutradur, ink, gel medium, acrylic paint, miniature paper fasteners.  Techniques:  Screen print, paint, collage, cut, punch, fasten.
Virginia A. Spiegel

Boundary Waters 83 is one of 34 artworks from 522 entries juried into H2OH!, a Studio Art Quilt Associates traveling exhibit focusing on water. A list of all the accepted artists and venues already scheduled for the next three years are here.

I SOOOOOOOO wanted to be in this exhibit because when I am by or on a lake, river, or ocean I feel I have arrived exactly where I need and want to be.  And, of course, the waters of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness are near and dear to my heart. I continue making artwork in this series not just as an artistic expression of how I feel about the landscape, but also as witness to an area that must be cherished and protected from development and exploitation.

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Boundary Waters 83 – Detail 1

There are three artworks in this series within the series.  The other two are under wraps until I enter them a few more places. There is no stitching in the three artworks. Let’s just say THOUSANDS of miniature paper fasteners would not be an exaggeration. The action of punching small holes and inserting the fasteners is actually quite similar to hand-stitching and equally time consuming.

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BWaters83Dtl2500webBoundary Waters 83 – Detail 2

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01 2017

Celebrating the Midwest with Color and Texture

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Midwest
Virginia A. Spiegel
40×40 inches
2016
Photo by Deidre Adams

Midwest, a new artwork, will exhibit in Stitched Together,  a juried regional Il/WI Studio Art Quilt Associates’ exhibit touring in 2017 and 2018.  See all the accepted work here.

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Midwest – Detail
Materials:  White cotton fabric painted with acrylic textile paint,
polyester fabric, ink, batting, rayon and polyester thread,
miniature paper fasteners.

I really do love the Midwest as you can probably tell from my artist’s statement for this artwork:

My husband and I travel frequently between Illinois and Wisconsin, visiting family.  I never fail to exclaim [100% TRUE!] at the top of one certain hill, ” It’s so beautiful.” Spread below me is a tapestry of red barns, fallow fields etched with stubble, and green fields woven with this year’s crops.  What could be more Midwestern than that? 

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Midwest – Detail 2
Techniques:  Machine piece, machine quilt, hand applique,
paint, punch, fasten, letter, screen print, ink, spatter

I am currently infatuated with miniature paper fasteners – see Moose Bay.  Here I used them to reference the yard light with which no farm would be without.  The blue/green divisions between the fields are hard to see without high res photos, but are painted batting. Texture, texture, texture.

 

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08 2016

Opening Tonight – Concrete & Grasslands

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Clover and a Bee
Virginia A. Spiegel

The Concrete & Grasslands exhibit hosts an opening celebration tonight, Friday, June 6, from 6-9 pm at the Grants Pass Museum of Art in Grants Pass,Oregon

See my Clover and a Bee and other juried artworks exploring “the juxtaposition of the natural landscape and the human constructed cityscape; the soft lines of nature, the hard lines of urban structures, or a combination of both.”

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The exhibit is a joint collaboration between Studio Art Quilt Associates and the Grants Pass Museum of Art.  SAQA has, once again, produced a beautiful catalog for the exhibit.

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06 2016