31 Jul

Homefront & Downrange

Suck it Up

Suck it Up

 

If you missed my Army Wife exhibit last September in Charlottesville, VA, there’s a second chance to see it next summer at the Arts Council of Moore County near Ft Bragg, NC! To make the exhibit even more special, I’ll be teamed up with photographer Hunter Rudd and selected pieces from the Combat Paper Project. It’s going to be a wonderful community event. I’m very excited to be able to share my work again with a larger audience and I’m especially happy that the exhibit will bring together the military and civilian communities in the area.

At this point, the Arts Council need to do some fundraising — mostly to get the Combat Paper pieces (and hopefully a workshop!) on loan, but also to help facilitate getting me and my work to NC. They have come up with a wonderful sponsorship program. I am happy to send specifics to anyone who is interested — please comment or email me if you or someone you know would like to participate and I will email you the PDF that is also attached below plus the other information it references.

HOMEFRONT & DOWNRANGE:Witness the Art in Military Life

June 5-July 10, 2015 | Campbell House Galleries Art Exhibit Description:

Using art as a catalyst for conversation, HOMEFRONT & DOWNRANGE: Witness the Art in Military Life will be an art exhibit that will take a deep and personal look at several aspects of military life: An Army wife’s story through narrative textiles by Kristin La Flamme, a soldier’s story through photographs by Hunter Rudd, and the story of returning home from war through artwork selected from the Combat Papers Collection.

As our first art exhibit specifically focused on military life, the Arts Council of Moore County wishes to share the exhibit with the entire Sandhills community. We also hope the exhibit will honor our military’s sacrifices and service for the freedom we all enjoy.

In order for this exhibit to occur, we need financial support from sponsors. Homefront & Downrange Sponsor (short)

02 Apr

News

If I had a newsletter, this month’s issue would proudly announce that in addition to Zeitgeist winning best of show at Art Quilt Elements (see previous posts), I have sold several artworks recently!

The first is “Staufen Vineyard,” a little landscape that I love. It reminds me of a lovely weekend with friends in a picturesque German town. We returned with my dad a few years later and had an equally lovely time.

Staufenweb

The buyer is a friend of my sister in law’s and she also has a connection to the town of Staufen. This was a Christmas present to herself.

The second was a trade. After showing my work in the New Members exhibit at McGuffey Art Center here in town, one of the other artists offered a trade. We swapped one of my wall quilts for one of her wood block prints. I still need to frame hers, but I love this kind of barter!

Untitled

Finally, my most recent sale was to a collector who found my work via, drum roll please, Pinterest!

Am Rand von Oma's Weizenfeld sm

For all the Sturm und Dramm over Pinterest, I have come to the realization that it is here to stay, that it is good organic marketing, and that I should embrace the future that is increasingly online.

Speaking of the future online, I think there could be an entire separate conversation about marketing, online presence, social media, attracting collectors and enthusiasts, and keeping work fresh versus keeping work secret as a means to those ends. My experience of late is leaning towards embracing social media. I have things I’d like to show peeks of to let people who like my work know that yes, I’ve been busy, and yes, it’s more than just knitting.

On the secret side, I have a piece that has been accepted into the SAQA regional show Tarnish, so I’m looking forward to unveiling that soon.

I have a piece that was rejected for a book project, but will remain secret until the book is published as it still has a part in the greater event. I have another piece that I’ve been keeping secret because I’d like to enter it into Quilt National, but now an even better opportunity may have arisen, so I could be sharing that soon. There are a few other pieces in secret limbo too.

And, I’ve got two secret pieces that were part of another book project, and that book is out so I can finally share — come back tomorrow for my blog post and giveaway for Lynn Krawczyk’s wonderful book, Intentional Printing! Yippee!

14 Oct

Quilt Festival

The quilt/craft blogs have been a-flutter for the last few days with all the Quilt Market excitement. Maybe some day I will be able to attend  as an exhibitor or retailer and join in all the fun (and hard work!). I’m not holding my breath though. On Thursday, the Market turns into the Festival, which IS open to the public. This I would also like to attend someday — which actually could happen. For now though, I am content that at least one of my quilts is there.

Rooted VII: Aquifer  ©2009 Kristin La Flamme

If you are at the Festival, please stop by the Tactile Architecture exhibit and say hi to my quilt!

UPDATE: Vicky is in Houston and sent me a photo of my quilt with it’s neighbors:

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Thank you so much Vicky.

21 Aug

Grimur Roeriksson says “Save the Date (aaaarghh!)”

I know it’s not officially “Talk Like a Pirate Day,” but I got his wonderful paper Viking from Sandra and I just had to show him off.

Grimur Roereksson

I also have a few events coming up worth mentioning.

August 30th — September 4th: see two of my fiber collages (“Pink House” and “Fairytale Forest“) at the Blurred Boundaries exhibit at the Fabrications Retreat in Kalamazoo, MI.

September 7th: This is the last day to put your Iraqi Bundles of Love in the mail. Purge your stash, contribute to a good cause, and make the world a smaller more pieceful place all at the same time.

September 10th: First day of the annual SAQA Auction. I didn’t make the deadline for submitting a piece this year but that shouldn’t stop anyone from checking out all the other wonderful and affordable textile art and supporting a great organization.

September 25th — 27th: Breaking Traditions benefit exhibit at the American Sewing Expo in Novi, MI. This year’s theme is Home and I’ve donated one of my house/chair/roots pieces. If you go to the show, vote for my art and I might win a prize.

October 15th — 18th: Tactile Architecture at International Quilt Festival Houston. My art quilt “Aquifer” will be there and then travel with TA to IQF in Chicago, IL and Long Beach, CA in 2010.

02 May

Hawaii Quilt Guild 25th Anniversary Show

I returned to the Linekona on Friday morning to be a quilt sitter (or docent, as I prefer) at the Quilt Guild show — and this time I remembered my camera!

None of my quilts are visible in these shots as they were on the fringe, but the photos do give a very good feeling for the space and the look of the show as a whole.