I am 3 weeks from hanging the show “Paper, Canvas, Cloth.” Realizing I’m a little bit light on small artwork, I’ve been trying to make a few more things. I’ve allowed myself the time to work on these last minute details. I’m very fortunate to have a supportive husband and employer who allowed me to take this much needed time off from my regular responsibilities. I’m feeling confident about where I am right now. Thankfully, I’m not pushing myself into a last minute frenzy…I hate that feeling. Since I’m the rookie in this exhibit, I’m thankful to be working with 2 pros. We all know what’s expected of us and we’re getting things done with little to no stress. I love this about my friends!
My cohorts in this show are considered traditional artists and they are experienced framers. Their work is always framed beautifully to showcase and complement their art.
Art quilters don’t normally frame our work. Art quilts are usually hung with a rod through the back, reminiscent of tapestries. In an exhibit of all art quilts, this is fine. However, in a fine art gallery show where the quilts hang along-side framed artwork, the quilts don’t command as much respect when they hang on a rod, especially the smaller pieces. As my dear friend notes, the quilts “look like potholders” on the wall. I also think a framed piece makes more sense to a buyer. They know how to hang a frame on the wall, but they’re not so sure about hanging a “tapestry.”
Last week my task was to frame my smaller art quilts. It took me a couple months to figure out exactly how I was going to do this. I wanted the style to be “neutral,” something that would work with most any decor. I also wanted the framing to look a bit modern, not too stuffy. I decided to go with floating frames. With the help of Eye Candy Gallery in Southern Pines, NC, I got the job done.
With floating frames, the art is supported from behind with a small gap between the outer edges and the frame molding. The art appears to float within the frame. I must say the end results are more than I could have imagined. I’m very pleased.
Join me for:
“Paper, Canvas, Cloth”
November 4 – December 17, 2016
Campbell House Galleries, Southern Pines, NC
featuring the work of
Sharon Ferguson, Marilyn Vendemia, & Nanette S. Zeller