Gallery Nord Set Up

As some of you know, I was one of the featured artists for this year’s Surface Design Association’s Conference in San Antonio.

I arrived in San Antonio a day early, so that I could visit Gallery Nord where my work was to hang and make sure everything was going according to plan.

When I get there Nathalie Miebach was busy on the lower level putting her amazing work together. When I see work like Nathalie’s I get very excited–her brain works in creative and mysterious ways AND she shares that with us. Her work focuses on translating weather patterns into baskets. If this intrigues you, and it should, check out her TED talk.IMG_6670IMG_6685IMG_6686The Gallery owner and assistants were busy hanging Eun-Kyung Suh’s Untold Stories about Korean immigrants and their traditions. On the other side of the gallery, Kathryn Clark’s Foreclosure Quilts would be hung.

I was showed the space where my work was to hang and left to work by myself to put the finishing touches on my quilts–much easier work than what was being done downstairs!

My tiny prepping station. I borrowed and returned the iron from the hotel.

My tiny prepping station. I borrowed and returned the iron from the hotel.

See, my prep station is very tiny.

This is so calm in comparison to what it going on downstairs.

I had two bottom hanging sleeves to attach and then I needed to iron and straighten everything.

I had two bottom hanging sleeves to attach, and then I needed to iron and straighten everything.

I had sent ten pieces with the understanding that only eight or nine would be hung. My job was to prep the pieces for hanging and then let Gallery Nord owner Carina Gors select her favorites.

Here are the quilts resting on the ralings of the gallery.

Here are the quilts resting on the railings of the gallery.

I really like seeing all of them together like this. It can only happen in a big space.

I really like seeing all of them together like this. It can only happen in a big space.

This is the first time I have been a featured artist, and I must say it’s exciting to see these white walls and know that soon they will be covered with my quilts.

These are the white walls where my quilts will hang.

These are the white walls where my quilts will hang.

Next stop Jane Dunnewold’s new studio, the Witte, and the McNay. After that the Gallery Nord Show opens.

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6 thoughts on “Gallery Nord Set Up

  1. So glad you are posting this trip.I have been really curious to see how it went.

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  2. Gregory V on said:

    Hi Maria, Congratulations to you! Great pictures – what a fab space to put work into. Have a great time. PS – Your blog looks great 🙂 GV

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