I am so honored to have been selected to be part of this jury. I am primarily a fabric painter and created Fine Art and mixed media pieces. I knew the artistic source of many of the quilt images. That being said, I did pay very close attention to the composition, the overall impact of the quilt, and care with which it was created.
The first day that I received the CD, I spent about three hours looking closely at each quilt. I numbered a sheet from one to twenty five. I gave the quilts a star rating from 3 to 5. I then let things set for at least one day and didn’t look at the quilts. After a day, I looked at the quilts once more to see if I missed something in the initial viewing. I reviewed my numbering system to make sure it was what I wanted.
The next day I wrote my evaluation of the quilts. I tried to be as honest as possible with the suggestions without hurting the feelings of the creator. Then I selected the five winners. I changed my mind quite a few times. I just changed them again just before I wrote this Juror’s Statement. As a painter, I was drawn to the more dramatic images. Then I looked closely at the overall quilt, realizing that the stitching was extremely important besides all of the other criteria.
THANKS SO MUCH AGAIN FOR INCLUDING ME.
Warm hugs, Sherrill Kahn
Sherrill also picked five Juror Mentions:
Congratulations to everyone. This will be a stunning show.
Posted by Rita Faussone 9/5/14