Having said all that, I have been working for several months on two fiber art pieces, thinking that one would be suitable for the exhibit. I finished them both yesterday, and now I have to decide which one I will submit:
"Snippets and Squiggles" is done using raw-edged applique, machine and hand stitching with a few buttons as embellishments. I stitched it directly to batting, then zig-zagged the outer edge. It is mounted on gallery wrapped black canvas. Dimensions are 16" x 20", mounted. Fabrics are a combination of commercial prints and hand dyed fabrics.
"Carnival" is a batik fabric that I have embellished with hand stitching and beaded accents. The batik fabric was backed with solid color fabric, and I fused the outer edges, then mounted on a 12" x 12" gallery wrapped black canvas.
I have not yet determined what price I will be asking, but each piece took at least 20 hours from beginning to end.
I would love to hear input from anyone who wants to give me their opinion. Right now, I'm leaning toward "Carnival", because I think it has more artistic merit. But whichever doesn't go into the gallery will be offered during Open Studios, so they will both be available. I just know that a larger crowd will see whatever I put in the gallery. I'm very glad to have 2 to choose from, and that I have finished them so soon.... now I have time to beef up my stock for Open Studios, as well as a slew of other things I'm working on!