I had already been up since 3'ish am ! The entries came in steadily on Sunday and I had enough help that I was able to get away to my opening with The Harris Artists Collective in Elora... and boy, was I glad that I did ! ... see 'I'll Miss This Piece' below!
Back to the museum on Monday and a volunteer crew of about 12 women processed 170 entries from all over Canada till 4pm. And, sure enough, one late comer still sewing a sleeve on her wall hanging ! It always happens ... good thing we aren't dogged tired or hungry or anxious to get to our beds.
TW Committee (2 of us) back Tues. morning to arrange all the entries on tables for the jurors the next day ... making sure names were hidden/covered, #'s were in place and that each item was displayed in the best possible way for the jurors the next day.
Wednesday ... raining all day/night ... headed to Oakville for a meeting with Connections Fibre Artists ... back for some dinner and back to Elora for a meeting with The Harris Artists Collective at 7pm ... decent, dry weather all the way home that night.
Thursday ... back to the museum at 8am ... but bad weather was coming ... had already had concerns from jurors and volunteers who were travelling ... would it all happen today ?
Ice pellets were falling as I reached Fergus. But the day went off beautifully, everyone made it there and the ice had dissipated to just rain by the time we all went home at 4pm after a long, hard day jurying, feeding people and packing up pieces that didn't make it into the exhibition ... wow ... what a lot of work ! Our packers are such hard, caring workers.
I got home and crawled into bed ... the last few days were catching up to me.
This morning I started the sad task of emailing approx. 120 entrants with the news that their work did not get into the show ... its a tough job but someone has to do it !
An excellent show has been chosen by the jurors ! The show opens to the public;
THEADWORKS 2013 ~ WATER
April 20 - June 9, 2013,
Opening Reception and Awards ~ April 28, 2013, 1 - 4 pm
All Invited !
I write this for an accounting and to inform anyone who has entered the show ... so many people have no idea how things progress behind the scenes., not only by us but by the fabulous staff at the Wellington County Museum & Archives who bend over backwards to make sure our every need is met. Thanks WCM&A !
everything then gets numbered before it gets to the payment desk
Tracey Lawko brings in a stack of entries from Toronto
with assistants Elizabeth King, John Willard and Linda Janzen
Sylvia Naylor, William Hodge and Judy Martin