Dawn Allen - Great American Road Trip Opens March 14, 2020 - Easthampton, MA

Dawn Allen's New Exhibit Great American Road Trip: Fiber Art Mill 180 Park 180 Pleasant St #217  Easthampton, MA 01027  

OPENING EVENT: March 14, 2020 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Mill 180 Park in Easthampton MA with fun facts tour of the states in a great indoor park which can be enjoyed by the entire family.
The Great American Road Trip will be on display the the Mill 180 Indoor Park in Easthampton MA March 14 - April 6 2020
"The Great American Road Trip" series features fiber art pieces colorfully depicting vintage cars and trucks “traveling” all over the United States. The inspiration behind the show is my experience as a mother of young children, feeling trapped at times, lacking the freedom to go where-ever, when-ever! I chose to feature vehicles because the car is a symbol of total freedom. You can jump in and go anywhere at a moment’s notice. The nostalgia of the antique vehicles from 1940-1970 is an important aspect of my work. The intention is to evoke a sense of “the go…

Gallery 53 - Call for Entry - PRIZE MONEY

The SAQA-CT Meeting at Gallery 53 on Saturday May 2, 2020 is also the drop-off date for the exhibit. 
Reception and Awards - Saturday, May 9, 2020 from  12 - 2 pm,  Pick up date - Friday, June 12, 2020 from 12 - 3 pm & Saturday June 13, 2020 from  10-1pm. SHOW -  Saturday May 9 – June 7, 2020 Entry Fee  - $15 for 2 entries
Judges: Jan Doyle and Mary Lachman  CASH PRIZES
Eligibility: Limit 2 entries “READY TO HANG” There are no size or date restrictions. Mounted or sculpture in fiber also accepted. Artwork does not have to be For Sale. THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX
A 30% commission will be taken on sold items Price On Request (POR); and, Not for Sale (NFS) are acceptable entries
A big thank you goes out to Catherine Whall Smith for coordination with Gallery 53 to make this happen.

Accepted LC4 Art - Important Detail

Another point that was made clear by Maureen Lopes at the Saturday meeting -

Accepted art MUST be wired and ready to hang. The exhibition committee will not be doing this!  

Highlights from Today's Meeting

Local Color 4

Deadline for online submission is February 20, 2020 (window Jan 20-Feb 20, 2020)Submission link: notification is Feb 28th.Drop-off of accepted works is March 7th at the SAQA-CT meeting at the Windham Textile and History Museum - if you cannot be at that meeting send it there with a friendTrove of Twelves Troves can be mailed to Maureen Lopes, 25 Old Farms Road, Madison, CT 06443 (phone 203-245-9682 and leave a message)Be sure to include check for submission fee Send an email to to notify the organizers that it your work(s) are on the way. Dawn Allen  solo exhibit reception March 14, 2020 from 3:30-5:30 p.m., Mill 180 Park, Easthampton, MA
Kate Themel and Carol Vinick and Phyllis Small exhibiting in and around Hartford See Newsletter for exhibit and reception dates 

SAQA-CT MEETING - January 11, 2020

Come one and all to the SAQA-CT meeting this Saturday in Watertown!

All meetings are open and free to friends of fabric and stitch.

Meeting from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
We will be having a sharing table (clean out your studio) of freebies. Members can also bring a small table to set up their own art to sell.
As always there will be show and tell.
Bring your lunch!

The Princeton Center East
Siemon Business Park
76 Westbury Park Rd
2nd floor
Watertown, CT 06795

Alexandra Wahl: Quilts in a New Light

This quilt show is part of the Hartford Public Library’s art walk. The opening reception is Friday, January 10, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. The  show itself will be up through the end of February.

Trove of Twelve - October 2019 update

SAQA CT:Our Trove of Twelves (2020)
This is a companion exhibit to our signature exhibition Local Color: 3Rs which will begin traveling in 2020.Submissions are accepted at the January 11, 2020 and March 7, 2020 SAQA CT membership meetings.
For “Our Trove of Twelves”, members of SAQA CT are encouraged to dig into their trove of 12 x 12’s or create new pieces and submit for showing.
Purpose: Educatethepubliconthevarietyoftechniquesusedby fiberartists.
Theme: No specific theme requested.
Venue: The Slater Memorial Museum, and other venues to be determined.
Requirements: ·12 x 12s should be on stretcher bars/canvas, be wired, and be ready for hanging ·Works must be in good showing condition and submitted in a cover/bag labeled with the artist’s name. ·Each piece should be submitted with a brief (20 word) description of the technique(s) used ·Members may submit up to 3 entries ·Non-juried showcase
Entry Fee:$10 for up to three (3) entries
Entry Dates:January 11 and March 7, 2020 at SAQA CT members…