Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Taiwan International Quilt Exhibit 2012

I think I'm going to start singing that Mary Chapin Carpenter song "I'm feeling lucky", although we wouldn't be referring to the same thing at all.  But 2012 is starting out very well for acceptances to juried exhibits.

The Taiwan Art Quilt Society holds an international exhibit every two years, and I've never entered a piece before this year. It just seemed too far away to be real. But others who entered where excited by the quality of the exhibit, and praised the organizers. So I took a chance, and my piece was accepted. I'm feeling lucky!

The acceptance to the Artist As Quiltmaker makes two acceptances within 3 months. My goal for the year is 4 acceptances, so if I can keep myself producing new work, entering and being accepted, I'll be pleased with my work. I've entered 4 exhibits, and been accepted to 2. The 50/50 acceptance rate is the same as last year. Instead of being discouraged about rejection, I look toward the next entry.

The theme for the Taiwan exhibit is Rivers/Waters, and I had an art quilt that was about the melting glaciers that are caused by climate change and global warming. I fine tuned the quilt, and entered it. It's pretty amazing to think my quilt will be in Taiwan - wish I could travel with it. Wouldn't it be a thrill to be in Taiwan at the opening?
Melting c.2012 by Jeanne Marklin


  1. Congratulations Jeanne!!!!! Those ar great odds so far.
    You may just need to set your goal higher!


  2. Jeanne,
    Your piece is a wonderful use of arashi, one of the best I've seen. Congratulations on being selected for the show!
    Martha Robinson
    (who was in Jan's class with you at ProChem in 2010[?])

  3. Hi Martha,
    Thanks for the compliment! I just took another class by Jan Myers-Newbury after the SAQA/SDA conference, and learned some new techniques, and a few good tips. I'll be dyeing some more and posting new pieces when I finish them.