Home by Virginia A. Spiegel
An exhibition of surface design fiber art, Watershed was be held at the Textile Center in Minneapolis, MN in June and July. I just received word today that my artwork, Home, won Best of Show and a $500 prize. The juror was Pokey Bolton, Editor-in-Chief of Quilting Arts magazine.
Part of my artist statement: The first time I sat on a rock in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, my life and art totally changed. Here was a place where I could most truly be myself and feel a power that continues to drive my art making. I now plan my year and my life around the journeys my sister and I take to this quiet and wild place.
The artwork was required to be 18″ x 12.” This artwork is obviously part of my ongoing Boundary Waters series and proves to me, once again, that the best art comes from the heart.