The cooperative gallery of which I am an active and proud member, decided this week to hold a friendly competition among the artists.
As part of our redecorating and re-branding last fall, we bought a comfy and stylish chair — a place for visitors to the gallery to sit, rest, and contemplate art. It is very red.
The competition is that everyone is challenged to use the chair in their art in some way, any way they please, in a piece of art.
We have yet to figure out how to make money off of this competition. An auction? A raffle?
If you have ideas, please comment!
Meanwhile, here is my entry into the competition, entitled Madame Chairperson. It continues my series of using photos of things in my environment to create a fanciful landscape. In this case, my next-door sister-in-law keeps a pet turkey, Pekkie, who sits on the chair. I’ve used Pekkie before, and probably will again!
The size is 22.5 x 23″, raw edge applique, machine stitched.