Showing posts from September, 2009

SAQA Benefit Auction 2009 comes to an end

The SAQA Benefit Auction is now closed; nearly all the quilts were sold and the (very few) remaining ones are available for purchase through the SAQA store.  The two week event raised over $47,000 which will go toward exhibitions, catalogs and outreach programs throughout the year.   Our own Martha Sielman was instrumental in getting the word out and making the SAQA auction a big success.  Congratulations Martha and SAQA!If you would like to participate in the 2010 auction, collection of work begins  in January.  More information is available on SAQA’s Main Website.(image: Love Stands Up by Barb Corrigan)

Reminder: Fall Fiber Events

Beginning this Friday: Fiber Snapshots, a solo exhibition of quilted artwork by Kate Themel, will be on display at the Leever Atrium Gallery at Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC)  September 25th – November 20th, 2009.  A gallery talk is scheduled for November 19th 11:00am – 1:35pm, followed by a reception.NVCC is located at 750 Chase Parkway / Waterbury CT (image: Just for the Fun of It)This Saturday:Karen Eckmeier will lead a workshop on free-form cutting and layered topstitching  based on her book “Let’s Make Waves”  on September 26th from 10:00am – 1:00pm.  Class fee $60 Call or visit Sew Inspired for more details: (860) 651-8885 Sew Inspired Quilt Shop is located at: 8 Wilcox Street / Simsbury, CT See these before it’s too late!Contemporary Fiber Art by Karen Loprete is on display until the end of September 2009.  Check out Karen’s colorful and beautiful creations at Spector Furniture in Ansonia CTSpector Furniture / 385 Main Street / Ansonia CT(image: Flower Power)GRAY plu…

Art Quilts around Connecticut

Gray plus One – Show Begins Today!SAQA CT members Norma Schlager, Nike Cutsumpas, Barbara Drillick and Carolyn Cooney are among the artists displaying work in this show which runs from September 11th – October 23rd.The Gray plus One exhibition, sponsored by Scrapbag Art Quilters,opens Friday September 11th at the Cyrenius H. Booth Library in Newtown, CT.  The exhibit, “Gray Plus One…,” challenges members to use only one color in addition to grays in each of their works.   Scrapbag members are accomplished quilt artists who meet weekly to share ideas, techniques and to critique their works. Most of them live in northern Fairfield County.   (image upper: Norma Schlager’s “No Elephants Here”)(image lower: Nike Cutsumpas’ “Spinning into Place”) Cyrenius H Booth Library is located at 25 Main Street / Newtown, CT 06470.  For more information call (203) 426-4533.Preview Party Tonight – On the Green Fine Art ShowWHEN & WHERE Friday, September 11, 2009 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm / Homewood Suites…

Opportunities for artists in the US

City of Denver: Green Valley Ranch Library (Denver, CO)
Entry Deadline: 9/9/09
Green Valley Ranch Library The Denver Office of Cultural Affairs (DOCA) seeks to commission an artist or team of artists to create site-specific artwork for the Green Valley Ranch Library, a new facility being built at Argonne Way and Andes Court. The funding currently designated for public art at the site is $140,000 including design, fabrication and installation. However, additional funds may be available, depending where and how the artwork is integrated into the structure and design of the building. The project is open to all artists in the U.S. working in all media and materials.San Francisco Arts Commission: General Hospital Main Entry Drive and Plaza Artwork (San Francisco, CA)
Entry Deadline: 9/28/09
General Hospital’s new Acute Care Unit will be located on the west lawn of the existing San Francisco General Hospital campus. The new facility will house 284 patient beds, as well as surgical and…

Call for Entries: “In the Pink”

Hygienic Art Galleries & The Breast Health Task Force of Southeastern Connecticut present:In the Pink: A Celebration of Women's Strength, Beauty, and Healing
September 16-October 10
Opening reception Wednesday, September 16, 5:30-7:30pmA call to artists to participate in a show of works that express the breast cancer experience and the healing process from the point of view of survivors or that of friends and family. We welcome all to this celebration to begin Breast Cancer Awareness Month and enjoy the Hygienic Art Galleries and Art Park.Receiving Dates: Sunday, September 13, 12-3pm
Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 16, 5:30-7:30pm
Pick up Date: Sunday, October 11, 2-5pm
Contact: Laurel Holmes, 442-0733 or lholmes@lmhosp.orgArtists may submit one piece. All media welcome. All works must be suitably framed with wires and ready for hanging. No clips or saw-tooth hangers. All metal frames must have hangers and wire. Work submitted must not exceed 72" in e…

Accolades for Barbara Barrick McKie

Barbara McKie’s beautiful art quilt “Eye to Eye” has won a category prize at the International Quilt Festival (IQF) exhibition in Houston, Texas.  In addition to that, her work “Who Me?” was a category finalist.  Barb has a total of 8 pieces in the show this year, which runs from October 15th – 18th.  Preview night at the International Quilt Festival is October 14th.Congratulations Barbara!Hilton Americas-Houston and George R. Brown Convention Center is located at: 1001 Avenida de las Americas / Houston TX 77063 Admission is $10.  Purchase advance tickets HEREClick here for more information on this show.