We’re all set up and ready to go at the Morven in May show in Princeton, NJ this weekend!
Setup day yesterday was a bit of a challenge in the pouring rain. I was fortunate to get there early enough that I just had to unload in a drizzle instead of a downpour. The show is set up in one large party tent on the grounds of the Morven Mu […]
Uneven Bars – Cindy Grisdela 2016
The American Fine Craft Show | Washington is this weekend and I’m all set up and ready to go!
Judging from what I saw at setup yesterday, it’s going to be a great show. There are about 100 contemporary craft artists from all over the country exhibiting, including jewelers, furniture make […]
Uneven Bars – Cindy Grisdela 2016
I got the dreaded “skinny email” yesterday. The two quilts I entered into Quilt National were both rejected for the prestigious show.
This was the first time I have entered Quilt National since 2010 and I worked hard on my entries. Both of them are larger than I’ve worked in a whil […]
I’m getting ready to go to Princeton, NJ this weekend for a new show–70 Craftswomen + a few good men. And I was surprised to see an advertisement in my inbox yesterday that featured one of my quilts! The colors are pretty striking and definitely catch the eye, I think. This piece is called Jewel Box–and I’m not goi […]
The car is packed and I’m off in a little bit to set up for the Workhouse Fine Arts Festival this weekend–Saturday September 10 and Sunday September 11 at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA. This is the first year I’ve done this show and I’m looking forward to it.
The setting is unique. As its name implies, th […]
I’m excited to be back in Ann Arbor, MI for the Ann Arbor Art Fair this weekend. Yesterday during setup, the downtown area was being transformed into a showplace for art, artists and art lovers. The show has NEW DATES and HOURS this year, running from today, Thursday July 21, through Sunday, July 24. Hours are 10-9 Thursday, Friday […]
Today is setup day for the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival in Reston, VA. The car is packed and ready to go when the venue opens this morning. And the sun is shining!
The show opens tomorrow, Saturday May 21 and runs through Sunday, May 22. Hours are 10-6 Saturday and 10-5 Sunday. There will be over 200 artists transforming the Resto […]
I went downtown yesterday to see the “Stories of Migration: Contemporary Artists Interpret Diaspora” exhibit at the Textile Museum and was absolutely blown away! There was such an incredible variety of stellar work it was hard to decide what to look at next. The term “diaspora” reflects “the dispersion of peo […]
Northern Lights wall quilt – Cindy Grisdela Art Quilts
Promenade – Cindy Grisdela Art Quilts
Today was a banner day at the American Fine Craft Show in Hartford, CT! Ten pieces went to new homes, including Northern Lights and Promenade.
I’m humbled and grateful that several people who had purchased work from me at this sh […]
“Blue Totem” and “Green Totem II” Cindy Grisdela
The Old Town Art Fair is this weekend in Chicago–Saturday, June 13 and Sunday, June 14 from 10-6 both days.
The show is in a beautiful old neighborhood in Chicago’s Old Town district, near Lincoln Park–lovely tree-lined streets and charming homes. This is m […]
“Jazz Rhythms” Cindy Grisdela
These days my quilts are traveling almost more than I am!
Last week I sent off Jazz Rhythms to Southern Accents, an exhibit in Florida sponsored by Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA). The show will take place at the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Art – Florida Institute of Technology in Melb […]
The Washington Craft Show opens one week from today! Halloween and art–what could be better?
This is my first year in this prestigious national show and I’m really looking forward to it. The show opens Friday, October 31 and runs through Sunday, November 2. Hours are 10-8 Friday, 10-6 Saturday, and 11-5 Sunday.
There will b […]
Shades of Autumn Cindy Grisdela 23″x19″
I was thrilled to hear my name called at the opening reception yesterday afternoon for an Honorable Mention award at the Great Falls Studios “A Sea of Sticks and Stones” multimedia art exhibit.
Shades of Autumn, at left, is one of three of my wall pieces in the show, which in […]
Poster for “A Sea of Sticks and Stones” Exhibit 2014
I spent most of the day Tuesday helping to hang a wonderful show at the US Geological Survey building in Reston, VA.
Titled “A Sea of Sticks and Stones,” it’s the first ever juried art show by Great Falls Studios outside Great Falls, VA, and I’m happy […]
“Fantasy Garden” 2013 Cindy Grisdela 10″ x 20″
What a great week at the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair! The weather was beautiful, I met a lot of interesting people, and eight of my wall quilts went to new homes, including Fantasy Garden at left.
The new tent worked out just fine–it was easy to set up and take
Seashore 2014 Cindy Grisdela 20″ x 20″
I made it to Chicago today for the Old Town Art Fair this weekend–Saturday, June 14 and Sunday, June 15 from 10 – 6 both days.
Getting out of DC was no easy feat yesterday, and I was glad I had made the decision earlier in the week to make the 12 hour trip in two days. It took […]
Blue Totem 2014 Cindy Grisdela
On a more positive note than my last two posts, I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve been accepted to the Washington Craft Show in Washington, DC this fall–October 31-November 2, 2014.
I’ve applied to this show several times in the past, but it’s very competitve and this is the fi […]
Island Hopping 2014 Cindy Grisdela
I’m getting ready to pack up the car and head down to Atlanta for the American Craft Council show coming up this weekend.
This is my first year doing this show and I’m really looking forward to it! It runs March 14 through March 16. Hours are 10-8 Friday, 10-6 Saturday, and 11-5 Sunday.