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Sneak Peek:
Silent Auction Art Pieces

These art pieces, created by area artists in response to our Mini-Quilt Inspired Art Challenge, will be part of the Common Thread Quilt Fest Silent Auction on September 2 & 3 from 11:00am-4:00pm. Proceeds from the auction support the development of an Arts Education and Cultural Enrichment Fund for the greater Clifton-Fine Community. Come to our Silent Auction to view ALL twenty-five art pieces created for our event!

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LandMarks

Creator:  Bev McKeown

Dimensions: 16 x 16 framed

Medium: watercolor, pastels, and oil pastels

Design:  Four Patch

My approach to this creation was to utilize paint as a medium with the subject reflecting many of our familiar sites in the community.  The guidelines to follow were applied in coordination with the four patch quilt design. It was important that this piece connected with our community as well with artisans of various mediums and its observers.  These landmarks are the common thread connecting us from our past to the present.

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Pine Trees

Creator:  Bev McKeown

Name:  "Pine Trees”

Dimensions: 16 x 16 framed

Medium:  Watercolor on Yupo paper

Pattern:  Four Patch 

 

One of my favorite subjects to paint has become the trees that surround us.  When standing at the base of one of our most popular trees, the Big Pine, I quickly find myself under a canopy of tree tops. I become mesmerized no matter how many times I view it. This painting is a reflection of just that.  

 

By choosing the four patch design I was able to create one painting and divide it into four blocks for framing.  For a more free flowing and spirited picture, watercolor on Yupo was selected as the medium. This painting is to reflect the importance of our  natural resources.  This piece represents nature as the common thread connecting us all... past, present and future.

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Women of Wanakena

Creator:  Kathy Greenwald

Dimensions: 12 x 12

Medium: Mixed media collage (vintage North Country quilt blocks, copies of photos from ,the Wanakena Historical Association and sewing pins)

Design:  Four Patch

 

The first residents of Wanakena worked hard, played hard, and had a strong sense of community spirit that endures to the present day. Early quilting was a social and community-building activity that resulted in beautiful, durable “comfort” quilts that were donated to charities or became cherished heirlooms within families. A common thread between the history of Wanakena and the history and art of quilting is “community-building” and that is the theme that inspired this collage.

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Wanakena Sportsmen

Creator:  Kathy Greenwald

Title:  “Wanakena Sportsmen”

Dimensions: 14 x 11

Medium: Mixed media collage (vintage North Country quilt blocks, copies of photos from ,the Wanakena Historical Association and sewing pins)

Design:  Four Patch

 

The first residents of Wanakena worked hard, played hard, and had a strong sense of community spirit that endures to the present day. Early quilting was a social and community-building activity that resulted in beautiful, durable “comfort” quilts that were donated to charities or became cherished heirlooms within families. A common thread between the history of Wanakena and the history and art of quilting is “community-building” and that is the theme that inspired this collage.

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Loons on the River

Creator:  Primrose McVey

Dimensions: 13 1/2 x 11

Medium: Fabric

Design:  Four Patch

 

This piece was inspired by my love of loons, the Oswegatchie River, and Wanakena.

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July 4th

Creator: Eileen Birchenough

Dimensions: 12 x 12 quilt block, _______ framed

Medium: Quilting fabric and a button

Design:  Four Patch

 

My goal was to sew a square using patriotic colors in a whimsical pattern. Besides the four patch block pattern, I was influenced by celebrating the 4th of July with fireworks and seeing many children’s pinwheels. To me this piece symbolizes America.

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