I'd like to showcase some of the display stands that my husband, Ned, has made for me over the years. I'm using them this weekend in my studio (turned into a gallery) for the Manitoulin Art Tour.
This is the oldest, made in 1991 for an exhibition I had in the Thunder Bay Art Gallery. I needed a stand that could hold an embroidered panel and asked him for something like what used to hold towels in public bathrooms. You might remember them, they held cloth that one could tug at and a clean area would be revealed? I've used it many times since for showing pieces that have two sides. (like this stitching)
He made this presentaton shelf/table for an exhibition of millennium journal in 2004. I'm using it this year to present my heart shaped boxes.
In 2006 I exhibited quilts at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. This shelf is perfect for stashing folded quilts. (He also made one that show-cased three hung up large quilts, not shown here) This is his most recent achievement, completed for this year's art tour. It is for flipping through unframed work.
Mary Ellen visited today and told me she loved April's etsy shop.
Ebullient Bonnie Kogos also visited and I am still recovering from her enthusiasm. She promised to contact me in November for an article.