Thursday, September 3, 2009

Visual Arts Award nomination


I know that I am just excited to share this moment with all of my friends and followers, but today I received this note from the Government of Ontario.
The ocasion was the Stars Among Us Award 09.
I was nominated for the Visual Arts Award last May, and eventhough I did not win out of the 3 finalists, I was so excited to have my children, my husband and my mom, who was visiting us from Mexico. I was also excited to have been able to figure in the Arts Award Cathegory representing the Fibre Arts. So Important that it has to be re-valued and positioned side by side with all the other visual arts disciplines. To envision Tapestry and Fibre Art as ART, and not only as a mere craft!
I am quite new to Canada, for I have been living her for almost 4 years, but I felt that here I can keep up my work. For a while I lost a bit of track due to moves from Mexico, then Spain, then Mexico back again....and now here...
But now, I am feeling comfortable with my life, I opened the Studio and finally, after a couple of years started weaving my tapestries and keeping up with my commissions.
Thank you for sharing this space to express just a little bit of my inner thoughts and feelings. This is an important step in my new life in Canada.
Thank you Canada for openning your arms!......

3 comments:

Jennifer said...

Congrats for you! That's wonderful to feel at home! And also as you said it is recognizing you as an artist - that's good for all tapestry weavers!

K Spoering said...

Congratulations! And Jennifer is right - your award is a boost for the medium! Good job!

Ixchel tapestry weaver said...

Thank you Jennifer , It feels good to know that the tapestry is not yet forgoten or at least re-valued.
Thak you for your comments ladies! it keeps me weaving even more to know that we are all in the same tracks...