Archive for November, 2008

Juried artwork donated to Reverse Auction


Rusty Grove 
Linda Teddlie Minton

Linda has donated this gorgeous art quilt to the 2009 Invitational Reverse Auction to be held March 24 – 26, 2009.

Rusty Grove is 26×28″ and created from Linda’s own rust-printed and monoprinted fabrics. The artwork is also hand-painted, hand-embroidered, and machine-quilted. 

Rusty Grove was juried into the Houston Center for Contemporary Crafts’ Unifying Threads exhibit, but was marked Not For Sale in order to remain available for this Invitational Reverse Auction of Fiberarts.

100% of the proceeds from the Reverse Auction, sponsored by Fiberart For A Cause, is donated directly to the American Cancer Society with an immediate electronic receipt for the donor from the ACS. 

Linda lost her husband to cancer in 1999 and has supported Fiberart For A Cause since its beginning. “Being asked to contribute a piece to the prestigious FFAC Reverse Auction is a great honor and I am very happy to participate in this fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.”

You can read more about Linda’s work on her blog. Her work is also for sale in several Texas galleries and can be seen in Creative Quilting:  The Journal Quilt Project. Linda recently curated the online exhibit, Braving the Elements.

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Inspiration for Tuesday – November 25


Weaver

This was the burning bush near my front sidewalk about two weeks ago.  I had never seen a burning bush turn so many different shades and tints of red.  When the leaves fell, they made a carpet of rose pink, magenta, and scarlet with accents of lime green. Soft and beautiful.

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11 2008

Five “peace” artworks acquired!


peace 1
Collection of Karen Stiehl Osborn

Karen Stiehl Osborn’s peace 1 and four other artworks in the series are going out in the mail today to their new owners. Thank you, patrons!  All the artworks in the peace series can be seen here with special holiday pricing continuing only until December 21.


peace 9
Collection of Von Biggs 


peace 13
Collection of Linda Goin 


peace 31
Private Collection


peace 32
Collection of Tracy Borders

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36 “peace” artworks up at 5 p.m. today


peace 2

There will be 36 small artworks in the peace series available tonight beginning at 5 p.m. CST (6 p.m. EST). A live link will be available at 5 p.m. from my Artwork page.  Each artwork will be $30 with free shipping.  

Just e-mail me at Virginia@VirginiaSpiegel.com with your choices once the artworks are posted.  I will let you know which artwork will join your collection and send PayPal instructions.  PayPal and credit cards through PayPal are both accepted. 


peace 10

All the details about these artworks are in the post below on my blog or click here to go to the archives.

Happy shopping and thank you for your patronage!

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Sunday night – “peace” series unveiled.


peace 13

Apropo to the upcoming holiday season, I have been working on small artworks with the theme of “peace.”  I meant them to be 3×5″, but they grew to around 4×6″ each.  I say “around” that size as each seemed to have a mind of its own.

They are constructed of paper, paint, and ink – layer upon layer.  I used collage, stamping, and screenprinting.  Even though the base is collage, I think of them as small paintings with layers revealing and concealing.  The word “peace” is sometimes screenprinted, sometimes lettered, and sometimes typed on my vintage typewriter.  In some artworks “peace” is very distinct and in others it is almost hidden in the layers. Each is mounted to size on 140 lb. watercolor paper. 
 


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There will be more than 30 artworks available, $30 each, free shipping and available on a first-come, first-serve basis this coming Sunday, November 23 after 5 p.m CST.

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