Naomi S Adams Austin Quilter of Killer Bee Designs

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Round Rock Library Solo Show!

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Posted 5/5/09

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It’s up! You can see my work during the whole month of May 2009 at the Robert and Helen Griffith Library in Round Rock, TX.  Drop by and enjoy the show. The library is on Main Street in Round Rock, which has tons of good places to eat or have a cup of coffee.

The Robert G. and Helen Griffith Library, 216 E. Main Street, Round Rock, TX  78664
512-218-7000 | Circulation: 512-218-7001

Hours
9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday – Thursday
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday – Saturday
1 to 6 p.m. Sunday

The library director, Dale Ricklefs, was kind enough to ask me to share my textile art at their new gallery space on the first floor. Thank you, fellow quilter, Dale.  Thank you to Said Horozovic at the library, Jason King, and my ever enthusiastic husband, Tyler, for helping me prepare and hang the show.  I neglected to take anything but my camera phone with me yesterday to put up the show, but I will go back and take some better photos later!

Adventures in presenting work

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Posted 1/15/09

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I’ve been exploring some new ways to present smaller work. I had a local gallery show last fall, and I was unimpressed with the way that my small pieces looked in that setting.   I attached hanging sleeves to some of my smaller work, and I don’t like it for the really small stuff.  I really enjoy working small, and the pieces are much more affordable for buyers, so I really need to find a way to present them!

I attached my journal quilt 47/52 2008 with acid free YES! paste to an archival artist’s panel. I then used a “shadow box” frame from Michael’s to house the panel so that it had some space between the artwork and the glass. This solution cost me about $11.00 for the canvas panel and frame (with the frame 40% off).  I definitely like the way it looks framed, and I like that the work is ready to hang for the buyer, but this solution is a bit expensive.

This piece just went to the Copper Shade Tree Gallery in Round Top, Texas for the “It’s not a quilt…or is it? show in February.  I’d also like to send a shout out to my fab husband for dropping them off on his trek to work, which saved me several hours of driving!

P.S. Don’t you just love the little bit of green wall peeking out the photo? I heart our house paint colors.