Sunday, 23 September 2012

"Best Of Show"

Belonging to the "12 By The Dozen" group has changed my life! Four years ago, I wanted my quilting to take a different turn and direction and to express myself using the medium that I am the most comfortable with: fabric and fiber. Being a member of this amazing group of like minded fiber artists from around the globe, has helped to inspire, encourage, and explore this new world for me. The quarterly challenges have not been easy but definitely  has enabled me to grow in my art that I never expected.

Last night, I was awarded "Best of Show" at our annual Houston Area Fiber Artists (HAFA) "Focus on Fiber" show exhibited at 18 Hands Gallery in Houston. The process started in August with meeting the "call" (deadline) and then waiting to hear if any of my three pieces that I entered were accepted...all three were accepted!  We were fortunate to have a very well respected local artist to jury and judge our pieces. As you can see, my winning entry was  "A View From a Venetian Gondola".  Even though it was small in size compared to other entries, the judge liked the variety of techniques that went into making this piece and the overall impact. I am still pinching myself to make sure that this isn't a dream!

I want to thank each and everyone one of you for your artistry, your generous sharing, comments and positive influence in my life and my art!

11 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Venetta! I am so happy for you and your win. Even more wonderful that you think your 12 by the dozen experience has helped you on your journey to this milestone.

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  2. Venetta, that is the best news ever! I am so thrilled and happy for you knowing how much this must mean to you. Affirmation of your talent - never doubt it.

    Guess what? - we're glad you're part of the group!

    Hilary

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  3. That is fabulous!! Well done. I love seeing the different techniques that people use in this group, and the way we help each other to experiement and grow.

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  4. How fantastic Venetta, and so well deserved! It is especially wonderful for all of us to to share this honour in some small way, in that it was your Steps piece that won this award. I am always inspired by your use of different techniques to grow and learn.

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  5. This is well deserved recognition Venetta, congratulations.

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  6. Congratulations Venetta! Well deserved and I have always wanted to see this piece in person. Very thrilled for your success now and in the future.

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  7. a wonderful piece venetta. this time you made the judge's job easy - an obvious 'best of show' for sure. well done. hope we get to meet each other one day

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  8. Congratulations, Venetta. What a thrill for you!

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  9. What an exciting win for you. And to also have two other pieces juried in! I have admired the way you have tried to do a different method with each 12 piece and your stretching yourself has certainly paid off.
    Well done!

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  10. Ditto to all the other comments ......congrats!!

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  11. Congratulations! What an exciting reward for your hard creative work!

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