Monday, November 30, 2015
Well, I swore I wasn't ever going to submit anything to the Palos Verdes Art Center's annual juried member show again. It's a wild conglomeration of donors' artwork of varying quality. But I had to run the work of a friend over so decided to add my own. He got two realistic paintings in - lovely work. The jurors definitely tip towards realism and a recognized medium like paint. They must have had a few empty spaces on the wall (they hang stacked so there's room for a lot of work!) as they took my piece: neither realistic nor a conventional medium. It is paper laminated onto hand dyed fabric then stitched and painted with water soluble media. Maybe they liked the matting! They've been good to me in the past when I curated a fiber show with over 100 pieces so maybe they are trending back that way. Who knows . . .