Wednesday, May 12, 2010

ARTQUILTSilluminations review


The 8th Annual PAQA-South International Juried Quilt Exhibition
at the Durham Arts Council
Allenton & Semans Galleries
March 26 – June 7, 2010

Curated by

Works by:
Pamela Allen

Wen Redmond
Jenny Williams/Jennifer Fouke
Laura Gaskin
Lynne Harrill
Christine Predd
Marcia DeCamp
Barbara Watler
Eileen Williams
Lyric Kinard
Cathy Kleeman
Sherry Kleinman
Gerrie Congdon
Kathleen Loomis

Denny Webster

Diane Wright
Nancy Lassiter
Debbie Langsam
Beth Carney
Janet Windsor
Gloria Hansen
Paula Swett/Cathy Stechschulte
Ann Flaherty
Jana Lankford
Sally Wright
Jeanelle McCall
Jeanette Thompson
Hsin-Chen Lin
Diane English

My personal favorites include:

Best of Show
Red Bioluminescence
by Barbara Watler
An almost monochromatic color scheme yet the value contrast makes it luminous. Those hand worked zig-zag stitches are amazing in their frenetic motion - almost shivering in your field of vision.

Sunset Composition
Gerrie Congdon
Simplicity of composition. A complementary color scheme yet no screaming loud brightness. The contrast of hand stitches next to solid machine lines.

Sticks and Stones
by Diane Wright
The beauty of the work is the the details. I love the repetition of the the stone shapes in the cloth, in the machine stitched line, in the hand worked knots. All of them work together to lead the eye on a journey as the texture draws you in.

Blinded by the Light
by Beth Carney
Line, both broken and continuous holds all of my fascination here. The dense stitching flattens out the texture of the artwork but brings a continuous vertical feeling to a rhythmically irregular piece. That and I tend to love subdued color scheme.

For Your Inspiration: Jellyfish

I am fascinated by this life form.

wire sculpture


jellyfish bustle belt

Glass Model, Leopola Blaschka (1822-1895) 

Jellyfish Queen

I could keep going and going and going and going.
What enchanting creatures!