Friday, April 24, 2015

Upcoming Workshops at the Danforth Art Museum (Framingham, MA)

Register now for the Spring 2015 Professional Artist Series and Portfolio Review Day!

DanforthMuseum

Professional Artist Series
Thursdays, April 30, May 7, and May 14
6:30-8:00 pm

Join us for workshops on the business of art taught by those who have mastered the art of business, designed for working artists in all levels of their careers.

· April 30: The Artist as Brand w/ Jessica Burko
· May 7:
The Art of the Review w/ Cate McQuaid
· May 14:
The Law for Artists w/Nick O’Donnell

$25 for each class for non-member
$15 for each class for Danforth Art Professional Artist level members

· Or, register for the 3-part series

$65 for the 3-part series for non-members
$45 for the 3-part series for Danforth Art Professional Artist level members


Portfolio Review Day \ Saturday, April 25, 2015
Meet one-on-one with experienced art professionals to discuss your work and consider how to best advance your career. You may seek advice in exploring new markets, improving and selling your art, and making connections with museums, gallerists, and art media.

REGISTER NOW! Spaces are filling fast!
AM sessions: 10am, 10:30am, 11am, 11:30am, 12pm
PM sessions: 1:30pm, 2pm, 2:30pm, 3pm

To speak to more than one reviewer, you must sign-up for multiple sessions.

$65 per 20-minute session for non-members
$45 per 20-minute session for Danforth Art Professional Artist level members

REVIEWERS: (Read their full bios online)

· Marjorie Cohn is former head conservator of the Harvard University Art Museums. From 1990-1991 and 2002-2003, she was also the Harvard University Art Museums’ acting director. She served a four-year term as President of the Print Council of America, the international professional organization of curators of works of art on paper, 2001-2005.

· Bridget Lynch is an award winning artist and curator, currently Director of the Trustman Art Gallery at Simmons College and Associate Professor of Practice in the Department of Art and Music. Lynch curates six professional shows per year which present a wide range of working styles by contemporary New England artists.

· Jessica Roscio is Associate Curator at Danforth Art. Prior to joining Danforth Art, she held positions at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Roscio has an M.A. in Art History from the University at Buffalo and a Ph.D. in American Studies, with a focus on the History of Photography, from Boston University.

· Francine Weiss is an independent curator and educator. In her most recent position as the Curator at the Photographic Resource Center, Francine organized exhibitions of contemporary photography and editedLoupe journal. Prior to working at the PRC, Francine served as Acting Assistant Curator in the Dept. of Photographs at the National Gallery of Art. Currently a visiting critic and professor in the MFA program at the New Hampshire Institute of Art, Francine critiques and advises students on their portfolios.

Danforth Art Museum/ School
123 Union Avenue
Framingham, MA 01702
508-620-0050
www.danforthart.org

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Art Quilters’ Retreat by Dee Conlon, This September in Hawaii

Aloha! Are you looking for a way to combine fiber art with a tropical vacation?  Well, here you go. Dee Conlon will be hosting the first of a series of Art Quilters' Retreats on Maui this September.

Create on Maui will happen from September 2 - 8, 2015 in South Maui.  We will dye fabric and learn a variety of techniques to enhance our quilts, with lots of time left to enjoy the beauty of our island. The cost per person is $795, but there is a discount for SAQA members and an Early Bird discount, bringing the price down to only $650!  That includes plenty of fabric for dyeing, all breakfasts and lunches, and more. www.createonmaui.com

Registration is open for the September event, and will open shortly for the December event (as soon as details of the classes are completed).  I hope you can join us for a fun and productive week! ~Dee Conlon www.deesquiltdesigns.com

Monday, April 6, 2015

Next SAQA Meeting: April 25, 2015 at the Willoughby Wallace Library (Branford, CT)

Please join us!  Our next SAQA-CT Regional Meeting will be at the Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library in Branford, CT – Saturday, April 25, 2015.  The meeting will run from 10 am – 2 pm.
While you’re visiting the library, take a few moments to enjoy “CLOTH WORKS”, a fiber art exhibition by
Sisters in Cloth, Shoreline Art Quilters.

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(image: Gulara, Centinnial Garden and Aquaria by R.Wolek)

Meeting Agenda:

Lecture: The “Write” Stuff: Tips and ideas for submitting your art and projects for publication
By Normajean Brevik
Time: Apx. 30 minutes with Q&A to follow
SAQA member Normajean Brevik will give us an overview of the process that she uses when submitting her artwork for publication. She has been published in dozens of magazines and books in the fiber and mixed media fields.  Recently Normajean appeared on “Classroom Connections”, a public access TV show hosted by our very own SAQA-CT artist Jan Doyle.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knAkCWpaaI4 

Normajean Brevik is on on the C&T Publishing team testing new products. Normajean creates innovative projects to introduce new product lines to the consumer. Her prototypes have been used in product packaging, published in their books and used at trade shows.
NOTE:  Normajean is also defining some workshop ideas for those who want more personalize help in the writing process.

Updates from our members
Parlor meetings, SAQA-CT Trunk Show Committee, and the Piecemakers Quilt Guild Show scheduled for 2016.

LunchPlease sign up for boxed lunch by Fri. April 17th. Contact Barb Adams
b.c.adams @ comcast.com Cost of boxed lunch is $10 – pay when you arrive at the meeting.

SHOW & TELL – Always a crowd pleaser, fiber artwork by SAQA-CT artists and their invited guests

Updates from your SAQA Reps: 
Managing your “mySAQA” account on
www.saqa.com
Delivery of future SAQA-CT emails

Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library
146 Thimble Island Road
Branford, CT
(203) 488-8702

http://wwml.org

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Cloth Works Exhibition by Sisters in Cloth, Opening Reception April 12 (Branford, CT)

Sisters in Cloth, Shoreline Art Quilters invite you to the opening of Cloth Works, an exhibition of fiber art at the Willoughby Wallace Library in Branford, CT. The show will be on display March 27 – April 29, 2105.

Opening Reception: Sunday, April 12 from 4 - 6 PM

Members of Sisters in Cloth include Alice Chittenden, Mary Lyn Page, Gina Frank, Linda Zimmerman, Diane Wright, Robin Wolek, Marie Shepherd, Ruth Anne Olson, Carol Ludington, Gail Kotowski, Yvette Howard, Vivika Hansen DeNegre, Debra Bento, Jannine Anderson-Bays and Barbara C. Adams.

The exhibition includes a series of pieces featuring linocut-printed fabric by Australian artist Dijanne Cevaal, called “Sentinelles”.

Several of the Sisters in Cloth artists chose a Cevaal panel and then stitched, embroidered, painted or otherwise embellished it in whatever way they liked (see one example by Ruth Anne Olson, below).

Our next SAQA-CT regional meeting will be at the Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library on April 25, 2015.  Come to the meeting and enjoy the Cloth Works show!

Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library
146 Thimble Island Road
Branford, CT
http://wwml.org/

Saturday, March 28, 2015

New Exhibition with Melanie Johnston and Joan Blade Johnson (Southbridge, MA)

SAQA-CT artists Melanie Johnston and Joan Blade Johnson are very excited about their upcoming exhibit in nearby Southbridge, MA.  Melanie and Joan are joined by Sheila Rae Lutz for “TEXTURE”.

Fiber is woven into the history of humankind. It shelters us, it carries us into the heavens, it sails us across seas to new discoveries, it warms our babes, and wipes our tears.   But it can also inspire, move our spirits, and cleanse our souls.  When it does that, it transcends into something unimaginably beautiful…into something that only our spirit can understand.

Quinebaug Valley Council for the Arts and Humanities (QVCAH) is proud to have found three Fiber Artists who capture this very thing.  TEXTURE, a collection of fine fiber art, will be on exhibit in the galleries of QVCAH from March 28th through April 26th.  

Please join them at the opening reception TODAY!  Saturday, March 28  4pm to 8pm.

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TEXTURE Exhibit at the Quinebaug Valley Council for the Arts and Humanities

Quinebaug Valley Council for the Arts and Humanities
111 Main Street
Southbridge, MA 01550
508-764-3341

Friday, March 20, 2015

SAQA Artists in Contemporary Fibers at Lore Degenstein Gallery (Selinsgrove, PA)

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Congratulations to SAQA-CT member Kate Themel, one of 10 artists invited to participate in "Contemporary Fiber: Breaking Tradition" at the Lore Degenstein Gallery. The show runs from April 11 – May 11, 2015.

Participating artists include Beth Carney, Linda Colsh, Jane Dunnewold, Valerie Goodwin, Meredith Grimsley, Katie Pasquini-Masopust, Mary Pal, Susan Shie and Paula Swett.

Meet the artists at the opening reception Saturday, April 11 from 7 to 9PM

Lore Degenstein Gallery at Susquehanna University
Degenstein Campus Center, upper level
514 University Avenue
Selinsgrove, PA 17870
http://www.susqu.edu/arts/gallery.asp 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

New Mentorship Webinar for SAQA Members: March 31

Resource ArticlesSAQA is thrilled to announce the first Mentorship Webinar for 2015. Please join us for “Inventory, Productivity and Organization!”

SAQA members Barb McKie, Susie Monday and Jane Davila will share techniques they use to track inventory of their artwork, maximize productivity and stay organized as active, professional artists. Whether you use a Mac, a PC, an iPad or pen and paper, you’ll find some nuggets of inspiration for new ways to stay organized and productive.

SAQA Mentorship Webinar: Inventory, Productivity and Organization!
Tuesday, March 31 at 12 noon ET

SAQA Members: Please click the following link to register. Registration is limited, but members will have access to the full audio and video recording of the webinar on the SAQA website within a few days after the event.  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2699006742228219906

Not a SAQA member yet? Join today and open the door to new opportunities for your artwork and career!

CT Rep Catherine Whall Smith

CT Rep Catherine Whall Smith
http://catherinewhallsmith.com/

CT Rep Barbara C. Adams

CT Rep Barbara C. Adams
b.c.adams @ comcast.net

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