Friday, June 21, 2013

Two Talented Members...

Congrats to members Kathy Tidswell and Donna Young who had pieces accepted to two Ontario Shows this spring. Kathy and Donna both had quilts in the Grand National 2013, which is held annually at Homer Watson House and Gallery in Kitchener. The show, whose theme this year was "Local Colour", opened April 21 and closes this weekend.

Kathy's piece, titled Through the Glass 2013 measures 55" x 21.25".
 Her artist statement:
As a young person, I did not notice the beauty of the Douglas valley until my first trip home from university. Paying tribute to this area of New Brunswick, I created a triptych of abstracts. The breathtaking beauty of a Maritime fall and the brilliant renewal of spring are all the more colourful when juxtaposed with the monochromatic greyness of winter. Looking "through the glass" takes me back to my childhood home. 

Donna's piece Wild Blueberry Field 2013 is 32" x 24".
Her artist statement: 
Native wild blueberries are not blue, but royal violet, and they are produced on ground covering plants on the hilly coastlines of NB. In the fall, all of the leaves turn rosy orange. It creates a brilliant, breathtaking panorama of colour. Winter eradicates the scene but the berries have been harvested and preserved. I chose contemporary techniques to emphasize the roughness of the landscape and the dazzling colour of the stored wild blueberries. 
If you would like to view the entire Grand National Show via the catalogue you can do that by clicking here.

Kathy also had a quilt accepted to  "Threadworks: A Juried Exhibition of Needle Arts " This show hung at the Wellington County Museum from April 20 to June 9 and this year's theme was "Water". Selected pieces (including Kathy's) will now travel to various museums and galleries around Ontario until the Fall of 2015.
Kathy's piece for this show was called  Splendour of the Caribbean

Again, you can view all the pieces from this spectacular show by clicking here, then click on View Images of the works in this exhibit.

Congrats to Kathy and Donna!! We are so proud of you both!

1 comment:

  1. I can't believe Splendour of the Caribbean isn't a painting! It's fabulous!