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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Art Prize 2013 Winner . . .

"Sleeping Bear Dune Lakeshore" is a landscape art quilt of the Lake Michigan shoreline. This large work consists of four individual panels depicting a beach scene which all connect into one large panoramic view. Working from a photograph Ann captures a beautiful Lake Michigan sunset, sparkiling water, dune grass in the breeze, majestic birch trees with Sleeping Bear Dunes in the distance. The viewer is attracted and drawn into this art piece by the vivid color, warm textures and details of this favorite scene. Ann's collage technique incorporates traditional cotton and batik fabrics along with other fibers including linen, silk, yarns, polyester netting and angelina fiber for added texture. Techniques also include raw edge fusible applique and free-motion machine quilting.

This is the $200,000 winner in the 2013 Art Prize. There are many more who were also winners. Check out the on line Art Prize 2013 winners for more photos.

Interesting . . . This artist, along with several others was being displayed in the Gerald Ford Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan. For those of you who may not have seen my earlier post, this is a two week+ art event taking place each year in GR, Mi in early fall. This was the fifth year. Because of the Congress Shut Down, the artists who were displaying in the Gerald Ford museum had to move their art. A daunting task . . . This piece is very, very large as were several other pieces. She was able to move her Sleepong Bear Dune Lakeshore piece outdoors to the grounds adjacent to the museum. Jack and I were not able to view this piece the other day. Today, Sunday, is the final Art Prize day. It is raining . . . we are debating to make the trip to see this exceptional piece of art.

For those of you looking for a venue to attend in 2014 this is a wonderful event. It is amazing to see the enthusiasm of young children seeing works of art as well as being able to participate. I invite you all to consider making this a travel treat. I can't promise you a place to sleep but I promise a warm meal if you decide to visit Michigan. We live an hour away from Grand Rapids.

The art piece winner photo and description were taken from the Art Prize web site.

 

12 comments:

missy said...

Very clever....you could probably do something like that with pic-monkey or photo editor...

TexWisGirl said...

wow. really awesome work!

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

The detail and color are amazing - someday I am going to get over to art prize !

Gail said...

Very beautiful and a winner for sure!

Pondside said...

What a talent.
If I could visit your part of the continent I would - and I'd be sure to call!

Pamela Gordon said...

That is a gorgeous piece! Imagine all the work and detail she put into it! I hope you get to see it.

Kerin said...

Amazing. What talent!

Thanks for sharing this with us.

How I'd love to see the show, and see that work of art in person.

{{hugs}}
Kerin

eileeninmd said...

Lynne, I love the artwork. I can see why it was a winner. I hope the rain stops! I wish we didn't already have a list of trips in the planning. Happy Sunday and have a great week ahead!

babs said...

This piece is stunning in person. The minute I saw it, I knew it was going to take first place. I have some close ups of this. Please visit me at www.babsjustababblin.blogspot.com
It's not posted just yet, I will do so tonight so you can view it.
I am so delighted it took first place!

Sarah Huizenga said...

Sleeping Bear Dunes my favorite place on earth. I can't even imagine the patience needed to complete this piece. She deserves to win.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

that quilt is AMAZING!

Rain said...

That is breath taking! What an artist!
I'm trying to get my husband on the road in our very old camper....... Might be there sometime for cuppa tea- wouldn't that be fabulous!! He really enjoyed himself when we went to visit another blogger friend a couple hrs from us- they had discovered a cemetery on their land dating back pre civil war! They are restoring it! He loved that!!
Rain :)