Well, I've finally done it. I worked up the courage to submit a quilt to an art show! Hendry Unoaked Chardonnay. Machine-pieced and hand-embroidered quilt, 10 x 10 inches, 2015 by Sarah Atlee. $275 (buy-it-now price)
When: Sunday 8 November 2015, 4-6 pm
Tickets are $40 per person, including wine and hors d'oeuvres. For reservations contact The Metro at 405-840-9463.
A little bit of everything, strip-pieced.
Join The Metro Wine Bar & Bistro for a special wine tasting and art show event benefiting the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition.
How it works: Twenty artists are creating original works of art based on the wine labels. Each artwork will be auctioned during the event, with silent bidding beginning at $125. Guests who fear losing a piece in the auction can also trump the bidding process by purchasing an artwork at the “Buy It Now” price.
The pieces are coming together.
This year my wine label was Hendry Unoaked Chardonnay (Napa Valley 2013). From the winery's tasting notes:
"Aromatically delicate. Peach and nectarine on the palate. Tangy, with a slight citrus-pith edge. Rounded mid-palate and moderate acid. A tasty wine well-chilled on a hot summer day, best with lighter foods. This would be well-suited to a citrus-dressed cold chicken breast, pasta primavera, or a bay shrimp salad."
Doesn't that sound delightful?
Detail of machine stitching.
The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (OVAC) helps artists realize their potential through education, exposure and funding. Organized in 1988, OVAC is a non-profit organization that supports visual artists living and working in Oklahoma. OVAC promotes public interest in the arts and helps people of all ages understand the visual arts.
Sadly, I am not able to attend this year's event in person, so you'll have to go taste lots of wonderful things on my behalf. Cheers!