Monday, January 25, 2010

Eight Counties

Yesterday was the opening of "Eight Counties" at the John Michael Kohler Art Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. I was amazed at the tremendous turnout for the event! The Art Center provided a beautiful spread of fresh fruit platters, veggie platters, quiche, assorted cheeses, dips, and crackers, which they kept replenishing. Later in the day they added a wonderful assortment of brownies and cookies which were still warm from the oven!!! A group which played bluegrass music also played throughout the day.

It was so cool to wander through the exhibit and look at the diverse collection of artwork which was represented. I was surprised that out of the 150 pieces of art selected, there were only about 8 pieces of jewelry chosen.

I tried to snap a few pictures of my neckpiece in the exhibit, but as soon as I snapped these, a 'camera nazi' from the Center came and informed me nobody was allowed to have cameras in the exhibits. So this is it for the pics.

I had a pleasant surprise when I was there...I knew one of the other jewelry artists that had been selected - Sarah Mann. She and I both were taught by Thomas Mann (no, she's not related to him), and both assist him in teaching his workshops whenever he is in Wisconsin. Tom should be proud to know that 2 of the 6 jewelry artists who had work in the exhibit were his proteges!

At 1:00 p.m., Ruth Kohler announced the winners of the cash awards. Unfortunately, I wasn't one of them. Nonetheless, just the fact that I had a piece selected for Eight Counties is an honor in itself!!!


Jen Crossley said...

Congratulations on been choosen to show your wonderful Jewerly dont you worry I think your wonderful

Crystal said...

Jill Congratulations! This really is an accomplishment and you have every reason to be proud. Your work is continuously evolving and I love that I can brag that I know you!

Kim Rae Nugent said...

I stopped by hoping to find a new post. No such luck :(