Monthly Archives: April 2010

DISPLAY OF FIBER ART

posted by SHELLEY BRUCAR

Here are some ideas for hanging and displaying fiber art.

Put a decorative rod through the sleeve, as shown with “Moonlit Forest”  (c)2009 Shelley Brucar:

Drill holes in the ends of a flat aluminum rod which is put through the sleeve of the art work.  You can simply put nails through the holes with nothing showing on the front, or you can put fishing wire through the holes to hang like any picture or painting.

Put a branch through the sleeve, as show with “Mountain Views II: We’re Not in Kansas” (c)2010 Shelley Brucar:

If the work is stretched over stretcher bars, it can be hung like a painting.  It can also be displayed on a floor easel, as shown with “Southwest Series III” (c)2008 Shelley Brucar.

Or it can be displayed on a table-top easel, as shown with the work below that is so far untitled.  (c)2010 Shelley Brucar

If you have other ideas, please share!

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SAVE ON ARTWORK

posted by SHELLEY BRUCAR

First, thank you to Beth Polansky for naming the lily pads.  The former #3 is now “Giverny Revisited”.  As I told Beth, it makes me happy that my work reminds her of Monet because his work is such a major influence for me. 

A second thank you to Mary Gallagher for naming the piece shown in my April 12 post.  This sunset with branches is now “Reflections on a Sunset”.  This title also works well for me.  I like the double meaning of reflections on water and reflecting on life, and I do have a “Reflections” series from 2008.

These pieces are all part of my new series, “Impressionist Landscapes – Small Works” and are all priced between $530 and $600.  Sizes vary slightly but are mostly 15″ – 16″ on the short side and 22″ – 25″ on the long side.  They are all stretched over stretcher bars with the design wrapping around the sides, so they can be hung as is or they can be framed, depending on individual preference.

In appreciation of help with naming, I am offering 10% off the price if you want to purchase the piece you have named.  There are still four pieces from my April 8 post waiting to be named.  And here are the next 2 pieces in need of names. 

8    (c)2010 Shelley Brucar

9   (c)2010 Shelley Brucar

This series will be exhibited at Simply Chicago Art, July 10 through August 1 with Artist Reception July 10, 1:00 to 5pm.

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MY WORK at CENTRAL STREET SELLABRATION

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Simply Chicago Art  will be at Linz and Vail, Evanston, IL this Thursday night, 4/22 for the 10th annual Retail Therapy Night.  My piece, “Bridge I” will be shown at one of the cafes during the event and through the weekend. 

This Central Business Association Springtime Sellabration  takes place from 6-9pm on Central Street in north Evanston (just west of Green Bay Road at the 1900-2100 block of Central Street).   There will be special sales, refreshments, in-store entertainment and a springtime bounty of surprises to celebrate the arrival of a new season–a season to stroll and SHOP SMALL STORES.  Central Street becomes a strolling evening of fun, fashion and food.

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CHOICES

posted by SHELLEY BRUCAR

This is the sentiment on my son’s t-shirt today, and I love it!

Yesterday at International Quilt Festival, I was talking with a friend about the sad fact that 2 quilt shops where I used to teach have closed.  I love teaching art quilting, and said that I would like to do more of it.  At that moment, someone who used to work at one of the now-closed shops walked by and asked me if I’m looking for teaching gigs.  She is working at a different shop and suggested that I call her about doing classes there.

We all make choices every day about how we are going to feel, how we are going to behave and what we are going to do.  Most of these choices are so automatic, we don’t consider options even when there are many possible alternatives.  So get off auto-pilot.  Think about what you really do want.  Then put your intentions out there.  Do what you want – and get paid too!!!

I also teach for guilds, so if your group or someone you know is looking for a workshop on art quilting, please contact me. 

This is one of the art quilt patterns available in my class:

“In The Breeze I”  (c)Shelley Brucar 2006

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INTERNATIONAL QUILT FESTIVAL 2010

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International Quilt Festival is again coming to the Donald Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL, April 15 – 18.  I just posted about it on the Fiber Artists Coalition blog, so click to check it out. 

Here’s another piece in need of a name.  Please don’t be shy; give my your ideas!

“Reflections on a Sunset”  (c)2010 Shelley Brucar

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NAMING PARTY

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The first five pieces of “Impressionist Landscapes – Small Works” are completed and need to be named.  These pieces are all 16″ x 22″ (or close to that) and stretched over stretcher bars.  They are whole cloth, hand-dyed, painted and machine stitched.  Naming suggestions would be very much appeciated.

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“Giverny Revisited”  (c)2010  Shelley Brucar

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Thanks for your help!

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