Sunday, December 12, 2010

Galaxy wins in Art Show

Galaxy
"Galaxy" won a blue ribbon this weekend in the South Mississippi Art Association 34th Annual Show in Hattiesburg. The wall quilt is 37" wide and 24" high. The blue-to-green ribbon is pieced with hand-dyes by Mary Nell Magee, and the orange ribbon and lighter blue ribbon are Martha's own hand-dyes. It incorporates Caryl Bryer Fallert's gradated fabric for the background. The outer border is a commercial batik. Quilting in the background matched the colors in order to de-emphasize the background and call attention to the three ribbons. The piece was designed in a class with Caryl Bryer Fallert at her studio in Paducah, Ky., in the fall of 2009, and extended and completed in 2010.

15 comments:

ann said...

Very nice! Congratulations of your well deserved ribbon. ann

norma said...

Congratulations! It's a great quilt. I'm not surprised it won.

Loreen Leedy said...

Congratulations...nice work!

Ellen Lindner said...

This is gorgeous, Martha! The light spots are placed beautifully, creating wonderful highlights and movement. Congrautlations!!!

Gloria said...

Congratulations on your blue ribbon. Very nice piece of art!

PeggySue said...

Beautiful work! Congratulations on your ribbon!

Nancy said...

Congratulations. Galaxy is wonderful, no wonder it caught the eye of the judges. The ribbon is well deserved. Nancy

Rayna said...

Martha - isn't it nice to be recognized as an ARTIST?!! Congratulations on your ribbon.

Becky Wolsk said...

Martha,
Congratulations. It seems fitting that the award is a ribbon since that's a motif you use beautifully. This quilt reminds me of the marbleized papers that line the inside covers of handbound books.

acarolegrant said...

Congratulations Martha! This is a beautiful piece... love the play of the lights. And in an art show makes it so much better!

Jeanne Marklin said...

Isn't it wonderful to get that extra special ribbon? This piece has so much of your enthusiasm for life in it!

Holly Knott said...

Beautiful, Martha (and Mary Nell!). Love the colors and energy in the piece.

modernmaam said...

Well deserved Aunt Martha! I love the fluidity of this piece.

Sharon Robinson said...

Congratulations Martha! It is a beautiful piece, I'm glad you were recognized.

Anonymous said...

Hi I just rambled onto your blog quite haphazardly.... but I love Galaxy! Congratulations on the blue ribbon! chris
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