|One of the Verona Tessile exhibits, "E Lucean le Stelle" at San Giorgetto|
|First prize winner. Star Circle|
by Verena Giavelli
I cannot stress how important it is to have your work professionally photographed for these types of juried exhibits. I remember the selection that was made for the Mineral's exhibit. There was one work that received the appropriate number of votes and we had to accept it. I was so worried about that piece and for no reason at all because when we actually received it, it was fabulous! The picture did not do it justice.
|detail, Star Circle|
A few weeks ago, while all 4 jury members were in Verona together, we chose the prize winners from the selected works. That selection was done seeing the work LIVE and not through photographs.
It is interesting to view works from the perspective of a juror.
|2nd place winner from an italian maker, Laura Di Cera, entitled|
Il Sogno di Euterpe
She is a musician by profession and that
came through her interpretation.
The work second from the left is by Canadian maker
Gail Marmoreo from Ontario
Terry Abate, is the oldest member of Ad Maiora (she's in her 80's!) and her work was awarded 3rd prize, traditional category.
|Terry (left) standing in front of her work|
with one of the Canadian travellers
All works were packed up and picked up by the shipping company. Artists are always eager to get their work back! Because they are made by our hands we become so attached to them. It's nice to see them come home.