Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Artwork of Joan Blade Johnson at UCONN through May 14, 2018

For details click on this link:  
The Artwork of Joan Blade Johnson on Display at UCONN 

Joan Blade Johnson is a Hampton, Connecticut based fiber artist who exhibits nationally and internationally, and teaches a variety of surface design techniques. Her wall art is most often inspired by nature and her original nature photography, which she expresses through textile, thread, and other fibers as well as rogue media like: wire, metals, and various found objects.
Joan creates her own fabric using non-traditional methods and materials such as commercial or plant based dyes, paints, soy wax, printing, and rusting. Once the fabric and composition is created, she enhances it with machine stitch or other embellishment to create texture and dimension. Joan often frames her smaller pieces for sale. Occasionally her works are stretched over prepared canvas for hanging, but generally, they are hung tapestry-like on walls, allowing viewers to closely examine and appreciate the textural nature of the work.
When not working with fiber, Joan is a Registered Dietitian, and has worked at UConn in both Nutritional Sciences and as Adjunct Clinical Dietetics Faculty in Allied Health. You can find her art and hand dyed silk Eco Print, and “Gem” scarves in a number of local galleries, artisan gift shops, and at the New Britain Museum of American Art Gift Shop.
Please join us for a reception on Thursday, March 22nd from 4-6 pm at the Babbidge Library Plaza Gallery on the UConn Campus at Storrs.
Visit Joan's website for more details

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Textile Show 2018 "All Things Considered"

This is a great opportunity for members to exhibit their work. Cash prizes to be awarded!

53 Colony St, Meriden, CT 06451
(203) 235-5347
Textile Show 2018 “All Things Considered”
Receiving: Friday March 23, 12-3 pm, Saturday March 24, 10-1 pm.
Judge : Clara Nartey Reception: Saturday April 14th, 12-2 pm Fees: $15.00 2 entries
Eligibility: Limit 2 entries “READY TO HANG”

NOTE: “READY TO HANG” which means a hanging stick for each piece supplied by the artist. Entries on stretched canvas with a hanging wire are also acceptable.
Labels must be completed, signed and accompany each piece. Each label has 2 parts, (top and bottom) containing the same information. Affix the label to the lower left-hand corner of the work on the back of the frame. One half of the label will extend below the frame.
A 30% commission will be taken on sold items. No POR; NFS is OK

Removal date: Friday April 27, 12-3 pm Saturday, April 28. 10-1 pm
For further information about the show, contact the Gallery at 203 235-5347. ACAM assumes no responsibility for loss or damage sustained to any piece at any time. Every reasonable effort will be taken to prevent damage or loss. Your signature signifies your agreement with the terms above

ACAM, Inc. assumes no responsibility for loss or damage.
Please print clearly.
Name: ____________________________ 
Address: __________________________ 
Phone: ____________________________ 
Title: ______________________________ 
Program Copy (Please Print)
Email: _____________________________ 

Monday, February 26, 2018

Windham Textile and History Museum presents "Inspired by Science" from May 5 - July 8, 2018

Windham Textile & History Museum (WTHM)
411 Main St, Willimantic, CT 06226    Phone: (860) 456-2178
Dugan Mill The Dugan Mill
Dugan Mill mimics a textile factory floor, with machines from the 1890s through the 1950s.  It features an 1890s carding machine; a mill machine shop with wooden patterns, metal patterns, a machinist’s bench, and a machinist’s or fixer’s toolbox; a winding department with three working winders; an overseer’s office; a weaving department with two looms and a creel; a print shop; and a variety of mill tools and implements. 
Our Mission:
The Windham Textile and History Museum (The Mill Museum of CT), located in the historic former headquarters of the American Thread Company of Willimantic, Connecticut, is a non-profit educational institution housing a museum, a library, and an archive. Through its exhibits, programs, and collections, the museum preserves and interprets the history of textiles, textile arts and the textile industry, with special emphasis on the experiences of the craftspeople, industrial workers, manufacturers, inventors, designers, and consumers.
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            Permanent Exhibits
                        Thread Mill Square
                        The Mill Manager’s House
                        Brooke Shannon Antique Sewing Machine Room
                        The Company Office
                        Dunham Hall Library
                        The Print Shop
                        Overseer’s Office
                        The Mills
Local Color #3: “Inspired by Science”
Fine Art Quilts and Trunk Show
by members of the Studio Art Quilt Associates  Connecticut Region
Dates:  Saturday, May 5th, 2018 – July 8th, 2018
On view in the Windham Textile & History Museum
 Textile Fiber Day – Saturday, May 5th, 2018 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
the Mother’s Against GUN Violence quilts
Textile Vendors, Speakers, Panel Discussion, Demonstrations
Contact: Catherine Smith -
and;  Joan Blade Johnson -

Gallery 53 - "All Things Considered"

Please note that there are NO size restrictions for this Call to Entry
and you DO NOT have to be a SAQA member to enter!

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Local Color 3 Exhibit Catalog - 2nd edition

Hi Everyone-

If you are an LC3 artist please note that there were a few errors discovered in the 1st edition of the exhibit catalog. A team is correcting the changes and a 2nd edition will be published. The 2nd edition will be nearly identical to the first but with a few updates. SAQA will NOT be issuing refunds to those who purchased the 1st edition. 

If you notice something blatantly wrong, like your name misspelled please email
so it can be corrected for the 2nd edition. 

Deadline for sending changes is 12 NOON on MARCH 1, 2018.
Once the 2nd edition goes to print there will be no additional changes.
Please DO NOT send 
  1. New images or detail images of your quilt.
  2. Revised artist statements because you thought of something new to say.
  3. Your suggestions for things like fonts, layout, background color or size dimensions of the book.  
Local Color Exhibit
SAQA Regional Exhibit of Art Quilts
Purchase Inspired by Science Catalog