Saturday, August 14, 2010

Penland adventure begins today

I'll be leaving shortly to spend two weeks at Penland School of Crafts.  The class I'll be teaching is called "Tapestry and Other Weft-Faced Adventures" and it will indeed be that, I hope... lots of adventures to be had.  Photos from the class will follow in days to come (and maybe while there I'll have time to catch up to post a few from the New Mexico trip and the ATA retreat).

Adding to today's post before I leave... I wanted to mention the generous serving of crow that I'm eating right now--tastes delicious, in fact... although I'm using more than a pinch of salt with it.  Some may remember my firm statement about not entering juried exhibits ever again after the rejections I received earlier in the year.  Well, that resolution lasted for about six months.  I decided to get over it and move on and enter juried shows when they seemed interesting.  In mid-July I submitted work for jurying into an upcoming show at the The Bascom Center for the Visual Arts in Highlands, NC.  Here's the information about that from their website:

American Craft Today

October 2–December 18, Main Gallery
Juror: Carol Sauvion
Free Sunday Curatorial Highlight, 2-3 pm, October 10
This national competition will feature original works in all craft media: ceramics, metal, wood, glass, fiber, book arts, etc. This year’s juror will select some 40-50 handcrafted works for inclusion. Juror Carol Sauvion is the executive producer of the Peabody Award-winning and Emmy-nominated “Craft in America” PBS television series, as well as creator and director of Craft in America Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to presenting the history, practitioners and techniques of craft in the United States and their impact on our nation’s cultural heritage. Artist’s call for entries available at

Yesterday I got an e-mail saying I've been accepted into the show with the tapestry called "Life Force"--that's the kudzu piece that was completed not too long ago.  Mmmm, mmmmm... that crow is tasting fine right now.


  1. good travels, Tommye. Looking forward to your adventures in Penland.

  2. I'm looking forward to your post from Penland. It sounds like a wonderful class.

  3. Glad to see your eating grow again and that it's turning out to be rather delicious!!!

  4. I can't wait to hear about Penland! And Congrats on the show!