Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Woodson Art Museum makes "Ripples" all its own

Just when you thought things couldn't get any more exciting post-Birds in Art...

...Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum collections curator Jane Weinke telephoned to share the happy news that "Ripples" will join the Museum's permanent collection!  I responded to Jane's call with all the professionalism you've come to expect from me: I all but shouted, "Get. Out."

Yeah. Professional.

Dubious decorum aside, I am honored to have this piece included in the Woodson's spectacular collection. You really do need to visit there if you're ever in or near Wisconsin.

Here's the extra fun part, though. Remember my description of Project Postcard? It was a fundraiser I felt good about supporting, and in return it has supported me. I send a huge thank you to all the artists who donated postcards and to all the exhibition visitors who bought postcards. Because of you the Museum will acquire not only "Ripples," but also pieces by Julie Bender, S.V. Medaris, and Michael Todoroff, all from the 2011 Birds in Art exhibition. It's all good.

16 comments:

vickiw said...

I am so happy for you and I'd raise a toast of spirit to you if I was there. I count a privilege to share this news friend.

Susan J. Tweit said...

Woohoo! What wonderful news. Get. Out. Indeed!
We're raising a glass (okay, a non-BPA water bottle) from here in Ely, Nevada, where we're eating a late picnic dinner in the dumpy motel that was the only one with rooms left in town... (It's called The White Pine though, so at least the name's charming.) So if you hear cheers from way off to the West, it's us...

Karen Macauley said...

Brava, brava! Well done!

Wendy Willis said...

That is wonderful, Sherrie! I think it is the highest level of recognition - to be in museums. We all loved the print before the museum bought it tho!!! Forward thinkers, your fans. xxoo

Judy said...

Congratulations! It really is a beautiful painting!

Susan Tomlinson said...

That is so COOL! COOOL!

Jill Bergman said...

Yeah Sherrie!! I'm glad the museum has such good taste. :)

Barbara Mason said...

congratulations! good job

Diane Cutter said...

Congratulations, Sherrie, a well-deserved honor for such a stunning print!

Sonya Johnson said...

Congratulations, Sherrie - way to go!

Sherrie Y said...

Thanks, everyone. We're all smiles here! :-D

Of course you realize the paranoia that's now setting in, right? "What am I going to do next and how will it stack up?"

Gabrielle said...

WHOO-HOO!!! BIG congrats! That is AWESOME!

We stopped at Leigh Yawkey Woodson this summer. Got stuck in traffic in Madison, then got waylaid looking for gas, then got lost in Wausau due to major road construction, and finally arrived at the museum to find that it was closed. (We thought we still had an hour before it closed.) So we just enjoyed the lovely sculptures around the grounds. Maybe we just weren't meant to go this summer because the next time we go, and actually get in, your piece will be on display!!!

julio.rodriguez said...

Congratulations Sherrie, very nice and strong image, love the fall colors

Kathy Foley said...

Sherrie, we're super-excited, too, about the addition of "Ripples" to the Museum's collection. Congratulations!

Ann Lewis said...

Llongyfarchiadau Mawr from North Wales :)

AnnL

alison said...

Congratulations Sherrie from Australia. Don't worry about paranoia as you will be great.