Catherine Whall Smith . . . returns home and to a reality check after the NBMAA show today

Reality check – it’s time to get busy hand quilting the first of a new series for 2015 “Sticks and Stones”.  The opening of the 45th Annual Nor’easter at the New Britain Museum of American Art (NBMAA) was today – and the museum was packed – even Governor Malloy was sighted there.  Sharon Butler (Artist and Author of the Art Blog Two Coats of Paint) was the juror for this show.  I found her statement on selecting pieces for this show informative.  Here is part of her statement; ” my main criteria for selecting art for “NorEaster” were that the artwork indicate an artist’s dedication to his or her practice, and that it manifest coherence and direction.  . . . I looked for fresh attitudes that reveal the larger social, political and cultural climate, and pieces that connected aesthetically or conceptually with what I considered the best art being produced today.  . . . ”  So, if you need a destination check out the NBMAA, in New Britain, Connecticut – a museum that is open 7 days a week!  Show ends January 25th, 2015.

NBMAA 2015 - gallery wall

NBMAA 2015 – gallery wall

NBMAA 2015

NBMAA 2015 – Catherine Whall Smith  –           “In the Hay Field/Night”









About Catherine Whall Smith

Fiber Artist working with contemporary textiles.
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