The Crocker Art Museum in downtown Sacramento is one of my favorite places for two reasons. 1. It houses the classics and it routinely has new exhibits! 2. It continually strives to serve all of the community: babies, tots, teens, adults, and the elderly with engaging programs!
Their fundraiser BIG NAMES, SMALL ART helps fund such activities. This year, I have been chosen to participate in BIG NAMES, SMALL ART with my Quail Trail chiffon scarf! The two images used were taken from an original mixed media piece of artwork that I didn't quite like, The head of the quail and the feet represent northern Nevada well. The colorful scarf is light and airy - perfect for summer wear. The scarf was sewn, ironed and folded to lie behind a tiny window in an 8x8 mat. The frame adds a couple more inches but it clearly fits within the SMALL ART specs. Now, fitting in with the BIG NAMES, well, that is where I feel so blessed. Each time I revamp my business goals and branch out into a new venture, I feel a bit of vulnerability that can only be described as sheer fear. My photographs and my artwork are evolving and risk taking is a part of my everyday work, however exposing myself in such an important exhibit as BIG NAMES, SMALL ART, well that is downright frightening!
So in less than 2 weeks I will attend the BIG NAMES, SMALL ART reception as a guest! I'll mingle and observe the silent bidding process in person. I believe each piece will start at $25 regardless of its value. Tickets are now on sale for this fundraiser!