There were 43 pieces in the show, everything from wearable art to beaded wall hanging and some small table-top pieces. Quite a lot of weaving, understandable since the jurist was a weaver. There were several I'd have loved to take home (notably Susie Monday's wonderful "Faith is a Law"), and as at most shows, several where I wondered "What were they thinking?" Jennifer Day's "Friends" took my breath away.
It's up until November 17, so if you're in downtown Austin, take a look.
After the show and lunch we drove over to Round Top for the opening of "Quilts by Men" at Copper Shade Tree Gallery in their new location. Several of the artists were on hand to talk about their work, and Gerald Tobola's brother was frying fresh fish--it was really good. How often do you get that at a gallery opening? The show looked bright and interesting. For me the most fun was listening to these guys gossip about people in the quilt world. I think most buyers were looking at smaller purchases in anticipation of the holidays, but maybe people will come back after thinking about a favorite piece for a while. I hope so. Times are anxious in the gallery world these days.
That's all for now. On Friday we're going to the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston for the King Tut exhibit, and probably International Quilt Festival sometime during the weekend. I've started a new piece, but haven't progressed enough to share yet.