On February 23, the Textile Museum of Canada is opening its 15th Annual Shadow Box exhibition and Silent Auction. This important fund-raising event has proven to be very popular with the artistic community and art lovers and supporters of the Textile Museum in Toronto. Every year the Shadow Box Auction alone raises over $30 000 for the museum, and the overall event is quite successful, reflecting the incredible talents of the contributing artists and the enthusiasm of the buying audience.
Write me a Letter 2008 The Tree in My Dream 2009
Every year 150 artists are invited to participate in the show. They are given an empty 8” x 8” shadow box frame and encouraged to create art by their own choosing. The works presented there are from a wide range of media. Since the event benefits the Textile Museum many of the artists use Fiber as their main medium, but there are also many who use mixed media, painting, photography, ceramics, glass and jewelry to create an incredible array of whimsical statements.
Junction 2006 The Maze: What Now? 2007
I’ve been participating in the Shadow Box show for ten years already, but still await each one of them with anticipation.
Every year there are many pleasant surprises, unique ideas, delightful little jewels of art. Each following year the artists embrace the challenge with renewed energy creating better, more original and visually stimulating works of art.
Herbarium 2004 Tales From the Past 2005
I love the whole concept of the Shadow Box Event. It’s beneficial for everyone involved in it on so many levels – the Museum gets some much needed funding for a small institution, the artists have the opportunities to exercise their talent in enriching, friendly competition and the benefactors end up taking home wonderful, authentic pieces of art. I only hope to still get my invitation to participate in the Shadow Box for many more years to come.
Broken Images 2002 Up in the Mountain 2003
In this post I can present only few of my own works that have been exhibited in the Shadow Box through the years. If anyone is interested to see more of the art from other artists too, please use the links bellow.
This year Shadow Box Exhibition opens with an Artists’ Reception on Wednesday February 23, from 7:00 – 8:30 pm at the Textile Museum of Canada.
Shadow Box 2011 - http://tmcshadowbox.com/artists-a-g/
Shadow Box 2009 - http://www.textilemuseum.ca/microsites/shadowbox2009/gallery.html
Shadow Box 2008 - http://www.textilemuseum.ca/microsites/shadowbox2008/artist_index.html#A