It was a busy weekend. Saturday I went to a birthday party then headed to the art museum for the awards ceremony for the Akron Art Prize. As I spent some time mingling and talking to other participants I found out that one person had the church congregation that he belongs to all vote for him. Well, guess who won the $5,000.00 top prize for his painted cane?
It is sad that an event designed to let the public choose the winner based on the art's merit is not what this event has come down to. It has come down to who has the most friends you can get to vote for your piece. This is not sour grapes on my part. I know I am taking a risk because what I do is not readily accepted as art by many in the art world and even by the so called "art quilters". Everyone I met that saw my piece enjoyed it (well, at least to my face they said they did) and I did field a lot of questions on how I made it even as I was wrapping it up to take it home.
I messed about on Sunday doing some repair jobs on tote bags and this and that. I did get all the non-black sections of the current piece I am working on quilted.