Wednesday, April 18, 2012

POAC's Diamonds in the Rough Exhibit

"Fading & Forgotten"
13" x 14" Art Quilt
Sheila Mahanke Barnes 2012

POAC's found object exhibit, Diamonds in the Rough, went up today. As coordinator, I found myself as prepared as I could be for the hanging today, but with the first of the anxiety setting in last night. You never know who is or isn't going to show up and what exactly they are bringing, although you compile a working list and glean as much info from artist contacts as possible in advance. With the found art show, it's even more of a mystery as many artists go outside their usual medium and have great fun. I am so pleased with what showed up today, and my great crew made it relatively easy to get everything up and in place. Our most challenging piece to hang incorporated double bed springs - heavy and unwieldy but we did it! I did manage to forget my camera, so pictures (with the exception of my piece above) will have to wait.

There's a great description of what a found object exhibit is all about, plus more info about the exhibit on POAC's website here. Opening reception is Friday from 5:30 to 7:00 at the Power House in Sandpoint. 

1 comment:

Cate Rose said...

Looks like a great exhibit, and I love that discharged piece!