Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Exhibition of My Beadwork... April 1 - May 3!!!

Beadlust 

an exhibition of bead and fiber works by Robin Atkins

This is the first solo exhibition of my work! I am very pleased and honored that the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum offered me a show in their new Local Artist Exhibit Program's first-floor Landmarks Gallery.

There are 28 pieces in the exhibition, including beaded quilts, books, dolls, and framed art. Several of the pieces are new and have not been exhibited previously. Below is one of them, a beaded and embroidered collage using some of my hand-dyed, re-purposed fabrics.
hand-dyed, beaded, embroidered fabric collage
Every Child Should Have Her Own Tree, hand-dyed, beaded, embroidered fabric collage
I hope some of you will be able to come see my work, as well as the work of the other two featured quilt artists in the upper floor galleries.

Exhibition Information:
Exhibition Events: 
  • Opening reception at the museum: April 1, 4 to 7 pm; all three artists will be there; free admission
  • Demonstration at the museum: Robin demonstrates process and techniques of bead embroidery, April 1, 2-4 pmWorkshop: 
  • Robin teaches Improvisational Bead Embroidery, May 2-3 in La Conner http://www.laconnerquilts.org/improvisational-bead-embroidery.html
A couple of readers have contacted me asking if the above work, or any of the other pieces will be for sale...  Nope, afraid not... exhibition only, although the museum's excellent gift shop does carry my books.

14 comments:

  1. What exciting news, congratulations! Wish I lived close enough to go. Art is always so much more "alive" when seen in person. Are your cheeky chicks going to be shown?

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    1. Thanks, Retta. I agree with you... there's no comparison between a photo and seeing the actual piece, especially in textural and dimensional art, which most of mine is. I wish you could come. The chicks are not my original idea (Sue Spargo's book/design), and therefore will not be in the show. They won't mind though, because I told them they'd be exhibited in our County Fair this summer, along with all the alive chicks and chickens!

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  2. Congratulations! Great news. I love this piece with the hand dyed fabrics, it's stunning.

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    1. Thanks, Marie... I'm pretty fond of it too... The title comes from my lifetime favorite book, "Dibs in Search of Self" by Virginia Axline. I recommend it to you.

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  3. Congratulation,,,,I so agree with Retta ,if I was close enough believe me babe Id be there.

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    1. Wish you both could come!

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  4. Love, love, love the tree piece!!!!! Wish I could see in person!!! Wonderful!!!

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    1. Thanks, Robbie... I wish you could too.

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  5. Congratulations robin. I read about your exhibition on another blog so was very excited for you.
    i wish i could see it but distance is a bit of a problem.
    Diane, New Zealand.

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    1. We all need magic carpets so we can get quickly and easily to see everybody's beautiful beadowrk!!!

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  6. The tree is a tentalizing key-hole view into all the beauty that must be there at the museum. I hope we will have a photo documentation after the exhibition, or will there be a catalogue that one can order?

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