Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Marco Island Opening

This past weekend I was in Florida for the openings at the Marco Island's Center for the Arts. Here is a shot of the building with the splendid palm trees. We had a perfect weather weekend, in the high 70's during the day and no humidity and cool enough to sleep at night with no AC.
There were two receptions, one on Saturday night for members of their DaVinci Society. They pay higher dues and get invited to these special receptions with catered food and fancy drinks.
It was not very well attended, maybe only 20-25 people, but I did get to meet some charming people and make some contacts. The Sunday afternoon reception was open to anyone, with wine and yummy food made by volunteers. There was a very good crowd.
The pictures are in no particular order and I'm only showing pictures of quilts, not the encaustic painting or collages of two of the artists. Please click on each picture for a bigger view.

This couple was very interested in my Ocean Treasure and I thought I might have a sale, but no such luck. The show is up until Feb. 11, so maybe they'll be back.

Trying to explain my techniques in making one of my configuration quilts, Twilight City.

This is at the Saturday night reception wearing "the jacket". I received a lot of nice compliments

This couple was intrigued my fern quilts and how they were made.

Here is my friend and hostess, Janet in black top and tan pants, getting a closer look at one of Debbie's quilts.

Another shot of the crowd at the Sunday reception. There was a very good turnout.

Bruce insisted that I take a picture next to one of Debbie's quilts because my jacket looked so good next to it. Isn't it a gorgeous quilt?

Cindy Friedman's wall with three larger quilts and several small framed ones. They looked great in person. For some reason they were hard to photograph because of the lights. There were lights on her quilts and lights behind me on my quilts and I think they were fighting each other.

Part of Debbie Schwartsman's wall. Her quilts are amazing and got a lot of attention.

The other end of Debbie's wall.

The food at the Saturday night reception. It was catered and absolutely delicious. The bar was set up in the other room. All of my quilts were in this room. Again, the lighting did not allow for good photos, but they looked alright in person.

On Saturday night we had a violinist playing lovely background music. Those are my quilts behind her, to the right of the door, Debbie's to the left.


Anonymous said...

Wow, Norma. The show looks great and it sounds like you had a lovely time.
I don't believe I've ever seen your ocean piece - very nice. I'd love to see it in person to catch all the fun stuff you've quilted into it.
Lynne Croswell

Barb Forrister said...

Hi Norma,

Your jacket is absolutely stunning. Very nice job and Congratulations on the show.

Vivien Zepf said...

Congratulations on the show, Norma! How exciting. It looks like s a wonderful exhibit. How fun that you could go to the opening. The jacket looked great, too.

Anonymous said...

It looks like a great show. Congratulations!

Margarita Korioth said...

Congratulations on the show Norma!
How nice that you were able to be for the opening.