Wednesday, 30 March 2016

"Fine Living" variation goes international!

Delighted to report that my entry to SAQA's upcoming show "Tranquility" has been accepted.
Come Sit with Me, Patrick Caulfield, Heather Dubreuil
Those of you with the keen eyes will recognize this piece as a new twist on my challenge response to "Fine Living" some years ago. Note the added book and coffee mug. I referenced the British artist Patrick Caulfield in the title because I can relate to his paintings of interiors and their strong black outlines.

It will be shown for the first time at the Houston International Quilt Festival, November 2016, and then will travel for two years to other locales. As I have never entered an international SAQA show before, I am very pleased.

The juror, Kate Lydon, Director of Exhibitions at the Society for Contemporary Craft (SCC) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, writes:

Artists throughout the ages have perceived the environment around them as both inspirations to act and as raw material to mold and remold. Selected for excellence in design, craftsmanship and use of material, the 50 artists featured in Tranquility and Turmoil are attempting to make sense of their physical, as well as social and cultural environments by creating art that shares narrative stories of memory, time, absence, location and representation.

Here is the list of those accepted to "Tranquility" and the titles of their work:

Frances Holliday Alford (Vermont, USA) - Flowers of the Vine
Linda Anderson (California, USA) - Morning Mist
Meghan Betts (Virginia, USA) - Infinite Possibility
Erika Carter (Washington, USA) - Ponderings IV
Maya Chaimovich (Israel) - A Window Into Spaces
Sandra Champion (Tasmania, Australia) - Buttongrass Creek: Winter Walk
Jette Clover (Belgium) - River View
Linda Colsh (Maryland, USA) - The Sentinel
Jennifer Day (New Mexico, USA) - Donald in Light
Donna Deaver (Idaho, USA) - Morning Walk
Heather Dubreuil (Quebec, Canada) - Come Sit with Me, Patrick Caulfield
Aileyn Renli Ecob (California, USA) - Succulents
Suzan Engler (Texas, USA) - Winter Silence
Sarah Entsminger (Virginia, USA) - Summer at the Waterfront
Sandy Gregg (Massachusetts,United States) - Entryway
Patricia Kennedy-Zafred (Pennsylvania, USA) - A Separate Reality
Judith Larzelere (Rhode Island, USA) - Translucency and Lavender
Michele Lea (Ohio, USA) - Tranquility the End
Lorna Morck (California, USA) - Trees: Contemplation
Wen Redmond (New Hampshire, USA) - Flown
Shoshi Rimer (Israel) - Blossom by the Lake 
Judith Roderick (New Mexico, USA) - Whooper Reflection
Gwyned Trefethen (Wisconsin, USA) - Adoration
Cynthia Wenslow (Illinois, USA) - April 22nd - Lake County Series
Tina Willams Brewer (Pennsylvania, USA) - Circle Back 
Kathy York (Texas, USA) - The Deep End


  1. Congratulations! I really, really love this piece!

  2. Congratulations Heather! Well deserved!

  3. How exciting to travel the world! Well done!

  4. Fantastic news! This variation also grew to a larger size than the previous version. Well done.

  5. Congratulations, Heather. Nice addition of the book and mug.

  6. Many congratulations! I hope this collection gets to tour in Europe one day so I can see the piece in person.

  7. Thanks, everyone, for your positive comments. I'm looking forward to seeing the whole show at some point, maybe even in book format?

  8. Congratulations, Heather. Always good to be recognised as an artist by your peers. Hilary