I think I mentioned in an earlier post that I had entered 3 shows in the past month. I got accepted to Art Quilts Lowell for the first time and now Motherlode has been juried into the new SAQA show, Layers of Memory. It is my first acceptance into a SAQA show, other than our local Oregon group show.
I entered two pieces. I received an e-mail yesterday afternoon telling me that Fragments of a Life was not accepted — that only 20 of 147 entries were accepted. I thought it was strange that only one of my entries was listed and just assumed it was an oversight and that they had both been rejected.
Then, later in the day, I got another e-mail telling me that Motherlode, which I renamed Beneath the Surface, had been accepted. I was elated to hear this! The piece was made last year for the show, Beneath the Surface, curated by Jamie Fingal and Leslie Jenison. It has traveled to all three of the IQA shows — Long Beach, Houston and Cincinnati. Now, it will travel for a year with SAQA.
I have one more show to hear from. They extended the deadline because of the postal strike in Canada. But I think they will be jurying this week. This is giving me the confidence I need to get back to work in my studio.