On Saturday, May 18, the Postcards from California (all 53 of them) were displayed at CA 1st ATHA Chapter in Redlands, CA. This group made us feel very welcome. They meet at Trinity Episcopal Church and have a large room with a wall of natural light. They don’t stint on refreshments and we enjoyed fresh fruit, cakes, cookies, and coffee. It was a generous spread of delicious goodies.
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The Postcards displayed on the back of the White Board
The Postcards displayed on the front of the White Board.
Blue Whale by Cai King
Gail Becker holding a blow up of her Red Turlock, CA Barn.
Thanks to Cai King for organizing and hanging the Postcard display at the Fresno Arts Council Gallery at 1245 Van Ness Avenue in Fresno, California. ArtHop started at 5 pm and continued until 8 pm. Many art enthusiasts stopped by the gallery to see the Postcards From California Fiber Art Challenge. ArtHop will continue on January 17 from 5-8 pm. The Postcard display will hang in the gallery for the entire month of January. I hope you will be able to stop by and see the Postcards making their first art gallery appearance. I couldn’t be happier.
Postcards from California displayed at Western McGown Teachers Workshop.
This is the front side of the Postcard display.
Postcards from California display at Western McGown Teachers Workshop.
And, this is the back of the display. All 52 postcards fit on the front and back of the blue carpeted display board. (Double click on photos to see enlargements).
Postcard stories and table display.
A small table was used to hold the binder with all the stories behind the postcards and a few postcards that are meant to be picked up allowing the back to be admired.
The Postcards just returned home from Western McGown Teacher’s Workshop in Eugene, Oregon. They participated in the rug show and were given a position of prominence. They were displayed on a blue carpeted stand and never looked so good. The blue background only enhanced their beauty.
At the awards show on Thursday night Jane McGown Flynn picked several rugs from the rug show that appealed to her for specific reasons. This year she singled out the “Blue Whale,” hooked by Cai King for acknowledgement. She said that the restrained use of bling added to the impression that the whale’s tail was breaking the water’s surface. She was struck by the detail that is contained in these small scenes.
The Postcards from California Traveling Show went to Cambria Pines Rug Camp to make an appearance at their Rug Show. The Postcards delighted everyone who stopped by to admire them (they are such show-offs). Cambria Pines Rug Camp is an annual rug hooking camp with Gene Shepherd as the Director. He delights everyone with his personality and makes us feel welcome. He gets lots of help from his wife, Marsha, and a support staff that is amazing. I met some wonderful folks this year and recommend this camp to anyone who wants to increase their rug hooking skill, spend a week in beautiful surroundings, and enjoy wonderful company.
Dazzling the crowd at Cambria Pines Rug Camp
I was fortunate to be able to take a photo of Carla Jensen with her postcard, The Big Clovis Rodeo.
Carla Jensen holding The Big Clovis Rodeo.
Some of the postcards are placed on the table so that they can be picked up and turned over. The backs are all different and are amazing. The Postcards from California binder is also prominently displayed on the table so viewers can read the stories that are what make this display so special. Note: The stories are also available on this blog or at Rug Hooking Magazine’s online edition Rug Beat (2nd Edition).