Well, the big day finally came! I’ve been so excited that my quilt was accepted into this year’s LDS International Art Competition and in March we got to go up for the Awards Ceremony and a Gallery Opening. How fun- I still can’t believe I was actually an artist with something on display at something like that!
It was such a fun night- my parents came into town and a bunch of family came up for the opening. It was amazing to see the people who won awards- their art was seriously incredible. The opening was so packed we could hardly walk around, but I personally think that made it more fun. The atmosphere was perfect- all the artists who could attend-many coming from different countries- were standing by their pieces so you could go and discuss their work with them. The museum tour guides were going around interviewing artists to find special stories and insight to add to the tours they’ll give all summer. A pianist played a grand piano in the middle of everything and there was a beautiful table of the most amazing hors devours. It felt so official! I’m definitely hoping this won’t be a once in a lifetime experience- I’m already dreaming about the next competition. And trying to convince everyone I know to enter in the next show- definitely worth the effort!
Click here to see check out all the artwork- the entire show is simply inspiring. Voting for the visitor’s choice award is open online and at the museum (in Salt Lake City, Utah) , so be sure to vote for your favorite one!
|It was still cool to see my name on my own plaque!|
Here’s the whole quilt. I loved making it! Here is my write up and symbolism guide so you can see what it all means.
He Lives: Christ’s Final Week
It is no easy task to visually represent Christ’s wonderful works in the week of His Atonement. I prayerfully sought a way to, among the commercialism of Easter, catch the interest of my family and teach them of the events leading to Christ’s ultimate sacrifice. This quilt, sewn completely by hand, visually represents the eight days surrounding the center event-or center of the quilt- The empty tomb.
•Palms: Palm Sunday
•Cursed Fig Tree: Monday
•The Ten Virgins, The Great Commandment, Widow’s Mite, Marriage of the King’s Son: Tuesday & Wednesday
•Olive Branches of Gethsemane: Thursday
•Crown of Thorns: Friday
•The Empty Tomb: The Glorious Sunday Morning