I’ve been asked about what I plan to do with the Postcards that I receive. My ultimate goal is to have them exhibited in galleries much like the mats hooked for the “Grain Elevator Project” that I read about in an article by Rita Smith in “A Needle Pulling Thread.” The Heritage Rug Hookers of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada sought submissions for small pictorial rugs depicting grain elevators. They wanted to document the disappearing grain elevators that dotted the prairies. Their plan was to seek galleries that would exhibit this collection of work. For more information on this project, see http://saskrug.blogspot.com/2009/07/grain-elevator-rug-project.html.
I want to celebrate California in a similar fashion and hope to receive enough “Postcards” to create a display that could be taken to rug hooking guilds, camps, and shows in the State and, perhaps, interest galleries to exhibit this fiber art display. After these events are completed, the Postcards would be returned to the artists who created them. I also hope to write an article for a rug hooking publication to further document the postcards.
The first showing of the “Postcards” is scheduled for The Monterey Fiber Jam at Asilomar, February 12-17, 2012.