If you are in the Chicago area, come see three of my quilts in this show. I’m still trying to get there for the opeing on Friday, but turn-around to get back for a big day on Saturday might prevent my travels.

Here’s the gallery announcement…

Identity Interpreted and Assumed: Self Portrait

Juror Ruth Crnkovich selected works from 38 artists from around the country who have explored through direct representation and expressive interpretation the self-portrait as a symbol for identity.


Crnkovich, well-known in our region for her roles as director and curator at galleries such as South Shore Arts, The Vietnam Veterans Museum, and our own Tall Grass Gallery, is also a respected art appraiser, and she has chosen works that range from literal portraits to mythical role-playing to symbolic meditations on how the artists see themselves.


Artists included are: Jamilah Adebesin Mason, Marjorie Anderson, Dale Augustson, Sabine Betschart, Chris Cicala, Catherine Danae, Leonard Ferris, Lynn Garwood, Janet Glazar, Karen Anne Glick, John Gutierrez, Margi Hafer, Linda Lane Haynes, Mike Helbing, Gregg Hertzlieb, Jeanine Hill-Soldner, Fran Hollander, chawne kimber, Kim Laurel, Laura Lein-Svencner, Jean Lewis, Mikelle Lindsey, Carol Luc, Susan Mahan, Claudia McCarthy, Jennifer Meyer, Mary Lou Novak, Alison Oakes, Joseph Perryman, Alicia Post, Mark Reed, Don Sala, Liz Clayton Scofield

Exhibit Dates:
May 23 – July 12, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, May 23, 7-9pm
Open House discussion with artists and Ruth Crnkovich: Saturday, May 24, 11am

You are cordially invited to both Friday’s Opening Reception to view the work and to meet many of the artists, and to the follow-up Coffee and Conversation on Saturday morning. This second exhibit -related event has proven to be a very beneficial addition to the gallery experience for both visitors who attend the opening as well as those who are unable to come on Friday evening. Each Saturday Open House is unique, but generally, curators, jurors and artists answer questions and provide background and insight into the works on display as well as the decisions and preparations involved in creating the exhibit. For additional information please visit the Tall Grass website here.