Sunday, October 17, 2010

Awards Addendum

You know the feeling. You no sooner tell a story when you learn more detail that you wish you had included at the onset. So, with that in mind, your humble correspondent would like to share some additional information from my last post:

Nancy DiDonato is shown here at the 24th Annual Northeast Quilts Unlimited Show, standing alongside her Best of Show quilt, "Square Dance in the Log Cabin". The color white you see in this quilt is the wall, for Nancy has created a circle in a square in a square. She is an engineering wizard, and yet, this was a traditional, log-cabin pattern.

Nancy also won a First place ribbon for "The Devil Made Me Do It', her stained glass quilt depicting the Garden of Eden.

Diane Evans won a Second place ribbon for "Pieces of Dreams" at the 24th Northeast Quilts Unlimited show, and it had also taken a 2nd place ribbon, Wall Quilts, Innovative at the 2009 AQS Expo in Des Moines, Iowa. Diane's quilt has also represented AQS on much of this year's 2010 promotional materials, including magazine ads and decks of playing cards available at the AQS shows.

And since our last post, judging at LARAC (Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council) for the Black and White Juried Exhibition is complete with Joanna Monroe receiving an honorable mention for her quilt, "End of the Road". This piece has also been a winner previously.

Stay tuned for more news of ARTAA members and be sure to leave us comments.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

It's FALL in the Adirondacks

Dateline: October 9, 2010

Today marks the opening of the 24th annual Northeast Quilts Unlimited show at Old Forge, New York. ARTAA members are proud to be this year's invitational exhibitors and have offered a "Best of ARTAA" display for visitors, with many prior ribbon-winners in the mix. The show runs from October 9, 2010 through November 11, 2010 and would make a wonderful foliage trip.

ARTAA is also proud to celebrate the talents of two of its members: Nancy DiDonato and Diane Evans. Nancy is this year's "Best of Show" winner at Northeast Quilts Unlimited. Nancy's entry, "Square Dance in the Cabin" was created in 2009 for the Polly Briwa Challenge at the Wings Falls Quilt Festival, Glens Falls, NY. It was a winner at that time, as well, and represents a non-traditional approach to a traditional Log Cabin design.
Diane took 2nd place at the show with "Pieces of Dreams", a colorful quilt that has graced many of the AQS promotional materials of 2010 and has been a ribbon winner in other venues throughout the country.

ARTAAfacts Nancy DiDonato, Joanna Monroe, Kris Gregson Moss and Pat Spillane have several pieces currently displayed at the Adirondack Museum, Blue Mountain Lake, NY for the 2nd Annual Great Adirondack Quilt Show. This exhibit is scattered throughout the museum and will be shown through October 17th.

ARTAAfacts Joanna Monroe has been notified that her SAQA Auction Quilt, "Cathedral in the Pines" was sold at the $350 level. A wonderful benefit for the organization and a lucky new art collector. You can see the quilt on Joanna's blog.

ARTAAfacts Joanna Monroe is exhibiting with LARAC Lapham Gallery, Glens Falls, NY at the "Black and White Fine Art Exhibit" now through October 30th.

Plenty of reason to take that FALL FOLIAGE trip to the Adirondacks.