11 September 2010

Patricia Kowalski King receives two purchase awards at Open Space show

OPEN SPACE: Art About the Land, Artist Reception at Minnistrista Cultural Center, Muncie, IN, September 11, 2010 -- Patricia Kowalski King received two purchase awards at this annual show to benefit the Red-tail Conservancy. Her piece "A Place That Is Not A Place" (5.5x8", embroidery, yarn hand-dyed by the artist) was purchased by the Anderson (Indiana) Center for the Arts. The Red-tail Conservancy Board of Directors purchased the Russian punchneedle work "I Always Meant To Go Back" (5x5", embroidery, yarn hand-dyed by the artist). Grateful thanks to the Anderson Center for the Arts and to Barry Banks, Red-tail Conservancy executive director.

17 August 2010

First Place Winner, HGA’s Small Expressions 2010

This piece, "Cryptic Choices," is the First Place Winner in the Handweaver's Guild of America Small Expressions 2010 Show, an international, juried exhibition which was shown through July 2010 at the Albuquerque (NM) Convention Center. Cotton thread on cotton, Russian punch needle embroidery, yarn hand-dyed by the artist.

"Although tiny in size, this work has a monumental character... (T)he image would suit a wall-sized mural as easily as a work measuring only a few inches. The colored mark-making on a slightly undulating white field brings to mind ancient petroglyphs... The artist has taken some risks with her unconventional composition which succeeds by simultaneously stopping the eye with color contrasts and implying infinite space." - show juror Rebecca A. T. Stevens, Consulting Curator, Contemporary Textiles, at The Textile Museum in Washington, D.C.

An in-depth article about the show appears in the Fall 2010 issue of HGA's magazine, Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot.

More about the Small Expressions 2010 Show...