It's still a thrill to see people stop and spend time looking at my work.
And here is Spun Gold, one of my textured pieces without viewers:
There were many pieces worthy of attention at this show. The curators wanted to show the diversity of contemporary textile work and the works captured that diversity. Unfortunately, I relied on my phone for the photographs so several were too blurry to use and I apologize for the quality of some of these that I am including:
Dawn Allen and one of her striking three-dimensional flowers, Poppy II
Janis Doucette and one of her lively deconstructed screen printed pieces, Out of the Blue
Sharyn Raiche's dimensional Nexus (She used webs and it doesn't look like Halloween at all!)
A wall shot, beginning with the largest, Flotsam and Jetsam by Rosemary Hoffenberg, then Windows of Orvietto by Linda Gallagher, and Flowing by Jeanne Marklin
Another wall shot that shows a portion of Vessel of Life by Janice Jones, Tune in Turn on Dropcloth #4 by Sandra Donabed in the middle, and Crevices #9 by Valerie Maser-Flanagan
And many more--there is a total of 35 pieces in the show. One of the curators from the museum, who gave a talk at our SAQA regional meeting before the reception distinguished between art and craft by describing craft as focusing in on itself, its techniques and materials, but art opens out and speaks to something beyond itself. You could feel that happening in this show.