Friday, September 11, 2015

Akron Art Prize 2015 and HELP! I need you!


I have been invigorated! I am now on a mission! I need your help!

Last night I went to the meet and greet for the artists at the Nightlight venue for the Akron Art Prize where my piece was hanging. It was a fun event and I received a lot of wonderful comments about my piece. One of the volunteers told me that several people have asked the price of my piece. I didn't remember that I even put a price on it and she said there was a price in the book. I fell in love with this piece all over again when seeing it hanging at the venue so I am not sure I can part with it now! I asked her what price I put on it. She looked it up and it was $2,200.00! Wow, that is ambitious! I guess I had a feeling 5 months ago that I wouldn't want to sell it! Here it is hanging in the space.

This is where I need your help!
I was asked lots of questions on how I put it together. Of course I had my nifty sample to show which helped. One fellow who works for a gallery in town asked if I would be interested in having a show! Of course I said yes, but I need a body of work. I have one other piece made with t-shirts, but I need a lot more! That is where I need your help. I need more - a lot more - t-shirts for constructing more pieces! I will be spending more time looking for t-shirts at Goodwill, yard sales, and resale shops, but I have found that the good stuff is few and far in-between. That is where you all come in. The more eyes the better! For your help I need to know what I can do in return for finding me shirts and spreading the word in blogland: 1. just pay you for what you find? 2. barter something from my stash? 3. have a giant giveaway? What would entice you?

I would love to find more shirts with bands on them and multiples of the same shirt would be fabulous! I also need to make the show eclectic so pieces with a theme would be in order such professional bicycling racing (such as Tour de France), Harley Davidson, Bruce Lee, the Cleveland Indians (since I am from Ohio and I have seem many of these in the Goodwill, now I will have to buy them!), to name a few. I have a wide range of interests so you never know what strike a bell with me! I think I now have about 4 or 5 R.E.M. shirts so I can see one piece with an R.E. M. theme if I could obtain a few more. That would be a cool piece.

On Saturday my nephew's band plays.

Working the merchandise booth and roadie for the band, hitting a few places to look for t-shirts, and working on my flannel quilt will be what my weekend consists of. What ever your plans are have a wonderful weekend!

6 comments:

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I think your price for the quilt is reasonable if not underpriced for all of the handwork you added to it. I'm glad you got good feedback on it.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I think your price for the quilt is reasonable if not underpriced for all of the handwork you added to it. I'm glad you got good feedback on it.

QuiltSwissy said...

OMG! You are getting so famous, Miss Quilt Lady! I will have to start looking sort shirts for you. I can't believe this! Well, yes I can.......your work is wonderful and exciting. I am so excited for you. And proud.

Joanna said...

Please consider including some of your other pieces in a show. I'm thinking of the more colorful "score" piece which I don't think you ever quilted. And maybe even your flannel quilt, with a NFS sticker.

Vicki W said...

I found you 2 Bob Marley shirts at Goodwill today. I'll send them to you this week. Congratulations!

Judy@Quilt Paradigm said...

I totally agree with Wanda, your price is totally reasonable! Congrats on being asked to have your own show - your work is totally deserving! SO excited for you :)