…August 12th that is! That was the day my newest body of work opened for exhibition for the first time. Much has happened since that date, least of all our extended trip that took us all the way to Bridgetown, Nova Scotia and back. I already shared with you that it is never easy to get back into a studio routine after such a long time away. However, great news about a successful exhibition gives me a huge boost to refocus my energy!
Imagine my excitement when I organized the mail and discovered a noteable cheque for the sale of two large and one small framed piece from the “Polar Embrace” exhibition at Harvest Moon in Meacham! A quick email to inquire when it would be a good time to pick up the remaining work soon brought a request from Valerie and Richard to keep the remaining pieces. They had sold two more works and were hoping to generate additional interest before they close for the winter. What great news and what a way to get inspired.
I have posted all images in today’s slide show. If you are interested in seeing the remaining (unsold) work contact Harvest Moon and I am sure they are happy to show the work to you personally or send images.
I want to take the opportunity today to express my gratitude to all who made this exhibition such a success. First I thank my husband Colin for keeping the home fires burning and putting together dinner when he realized that I was loosing track of time in the studio last January! A special thank you to Joan Foulston, my dear friend, for helping me choose the name for the exhibition and cheering me on all the way while merging photography with textiles… Thank you to my friends and students who attended the opening on August 12th, the middle of summer when the great weather had a lot of other temptations to offer! A special thank you to Valerie and Richard for inviting me to exhibit, publicizing the show and putting on a great culinary spread for the Vernissage! And last but not least: Thank you to everyone who found the work intriguing and worthwhile to add to their collections. All of you are part of my support network and that is what keeps the artist in me alive and eager to create!
Congratulations on such a successful showing, Anna! Your work continues to inspire!
Anna, the pieces are breathtaking! I am not a fan of cold and ice but those pieces make me want to enjoy winter a little more!
Thank you, Linda! I am not a fan of ice, snow and winter in general either (despite my winter birthday!). Last year’s special freeze in early November changed my aversion to the coldest time of the year dramatically and resulted in the work featured here today. Glad you found that some of the elements speak to you!
Wow Anna – your exhibition pieces are so beautiful, I am totally in awe – well, well done!
Thank you! I appreciate the feedback from a fellow artist working in fabrics.