January 22nd saw me uploading images and descriptions in time for the call for entry to the O Canada! juried exhibition at IQF Cincinnati in April. You may recall my expression of frustration in the blog post of the day. Well, it was all worth it: Great news arrived via email a couple of days ago and yesterday I sent my work off to the collection point in Houston, TX.
I understand that Breathtaking Beauty and First Iceberg are part of a 26 piece juried exhibition honoring Canada. Since my entries are available to travel I will not see them again till Christmas! If you are in Cincinnati, OH for the International Spring Quilt Festival look for them. The work will travel to various IQF venues throughout the US till they finish in Houston in November 2012. I am thrilled that my entries were chosen! Thanks for letting me share the great news.
Here are the statements of the work to provide a little bit of background:
Breathtaking Beauty: La Roche Perce, Quebec ©2009
The perfect view bathed in the light of the setting sun… I could not have asked for a better spot for overnight camping when navigating the Gaspe Peninsula. La Roche Perce is a favorite subject for calendar photographers but to experience it in person leaves one searching for words. (31″ h x 42″ w)
First Iceberg off the Bonavista Peninsula, Newfoundland ©2009
During a coast-to-coast trip across Canada in 2008 my goal was to seek out my first iceberg when we arrived in Newfoundland. I was rewarded when we arrived at the most northern tip of the Bonavista Peninsula:
Deep respect for the natural forces at hand and overwhelming excitement are the two emotions when spotting one’s first iceberg… no matter how far in the distance it passes by… (27” h x 43”)
Watch for the next post on Sunday: I will issue a challenge that was inspired by one of this blog’s followers… This challenge will be interactive!