When "Meet the Best of the West" wound up its tour in August 2014, nine of the artists decided to donate their 12" square pieces to the 2015 SAQA Benefit Auction. This week I've been completing the online submissions for these pieces, preparatory to delivering them to the curator, Gale Oppenheim-Pietrzak.
Should be easy, right? Well...one of the members seems to have let her membership lapse, and I can't find her. I've sent an e-mail...with no reply.
That said, in my search for Linda Sharp of North Vancouver (Yoo-hoo, Linda! Are you out there?!)...I found an article that was published about the "Best of the West" exhibit...in the Red Deer Advocate...dated January 10, 2014.
In "Art Quilt Themes Run Deep", author Lana Michelin took the time and care to describe 10 of the 37 pieces that showed at the Kiwanis Gallery, Red Deer, through March 2 of last year, noting, "The...art quilts exhibited...are each only a foot square, but depict everything from detailed birds' nests to an expansive lake..."
You can check it out HERE...and take a trip down Memory Lane.
Meanwhile, if you know Linda, please tell her to contact me! (margblank AT xplornet DOT ca) Thanks!