Showing posts from January, 2010

“Think Outside the Blocks” – Exhibition of Fine Art Quilts by Fiber Revolution

This February, Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) will host an exhibition of art quilts by Fiber Revolution.Think Outside the BlocksFeb 25 – April 23, 2010NVCC Fine Arts BuildingTheater Entrance, 3rd Floor750 Chase ParkwayWaterbury, CT 06708http://www.nvcc.commnet.eduGallery hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-3pm.(Postcard image: Blushing Triangles by Gloria Hansen)Opening Reception: Saturday, February 27 from 1:00 to 3:00 pmFiber Revolution is made up of professional textile artists from the Northeast region of SAQA, combining their knowledge and experience in marketing to exhibit and sell their artwork.Think Outside the Blocks participating artists include: Natalya Aikens (NY), Benedicte Caneill (NY), Melissa Fowler (NY), Cindy Friedman (PA), Gloria Hansen (NJ), Kevan Lunney (NJ), Barbara Barrick McKie (CT), Kris Moss (NY), Norma Schlager (CT) and Kate Themel (CT).About Fiber RevolutionFiber Revolution is a group of 30 artists from NJ, PA, DE, NY, MA, and CT who meet primarily o…

REMINDER: “Cacophony of Fiber” Call for Entries, Deadline is January 30th

Cacophony of FiberExhibition Dates: March 4 – April 31, 2010Deadline for Entries: January 30, 2010Rose Room Gallery in the Peabody Auditorium, Daytona Beach, FLAn international fiber invitational featuring artists using fiber in exciting and novel ways. Fiber art quilts will be joined by weavings, rug hooking, plus three-dimensional constructions and installations using fiber, wire, metal, clay and/or plastics.Works will be reviewed and selected by the curator and her committee.  Schedule:January 30 : All entries should be emailed to or mailed to Mary McBride, 413 Albany Avenue, DeLand, FL 32724February 15: Applicants will be notified. It is understood that the work selected may be sold or be unavailable before the exhibition and other works may be submitted for approval by Feb. 1.March 1: Accepted works can be hand delivered between 10 AM and 6 PM.February 26: Mailed works (postage is the artist’s responsibility) must arrive on or before date.Mail to Mary McB…

Cathy Smith, March 2010 Featured Artist at the Artists’ Cooperative (Westerly, RI)

The Artists’ Cooperative of Westerly Rhode Island showcases the work of a different artist each month.  Cathy Smith will be the featured artist for the month of March 2010.   The Artists’ Cooperative has moved to a new address, after spending almost 2 decades at their building on High Street.  Celebrate the Opening of the Artists’ Cooperative’s new location on Wednesday February 3rd from 5:00pm to 8:00pm during the Westerly/Pawcatuck first Wednesday Art Stroll.Artists’ Cooperative, 7 Canal Street, Westerly RI 02891(401) 596-2221www.westerlyarts.comRegular Gallery Hours: Tues. – Sat. 10:00am – 5:00pm

TIME SENSITIVE: “heART for Haiti” needs artwork, patrons and publicity

WHAT: heART for HAITI is an artist-conceived fundraiser to benefit Save the ChildrenFive Connecticut galleries are teaming up to sell artist-donated work that will benefit Save the Children’s Haiti relief and recovery efforts with the goal of raising $1 million dollars.
Artists are invited to participate by donating a work of their choice, and the public is encouraged to visit the galleries and purchase art during the Artwork Sale + Reception on January 29 + 30. Information on how to donate a work of art and event reception details can be found at
WHEN:Artwork Sale/ Reception: Friday, Jan 29, 6 - 9 pm & Saturday, Jan 30, 12 - 3 pm
WHERE: Galleria d’Arte Ridgefield, 3 Bailey Ave, Ridgefield
Rockwell Fairfield, 1630 Post Rd, Fairfield
Rockwell New Canaan, 9 Burtis Ave, New Canaan
Rockwell Westport, 15 Myrtle Ave, Sconset Square, Westport
Rockwell Wilton, 379 Danbury Rd, Wilton
heART for HAITI is s…

Don’t Miss the 3rd Annual Fiber at The Garde: "Standing Ovation"

Presented by New England Art Quilters.  See the exhibition now through February 28, 2010            The Garde Arts Center             325 State Street            New London, CT  06320The exhibition can be viewed during box office hours, Monday--Friday, 9-4, and before and after all theater performances.  For further information go to or call Linda Sexton-Patrick at 860 625 5951.

Barb McKie’s “Eye to Eye” Featured in upcoming Quilt Life Magazine

The upcoming April 2010 issue of The Quilt Life highlights Barbara Barrick McKie’s work and features her art quilt “Eye to Eye” in the Table of Contents (check out page 60!)."The Quilt Life is Ricky and Alex's new magazine for quilters published by the American Quilter's Society.  The Quilt Life will focus on the life of a quilter and feature quilting as a way of life as well as showcasing beautiful quilts, patterns and techniques. This fresh, new quilting magazine will have something for everyone.” ~Machine Quilting Unlimited, Jan. 2010This new magazine will be available on line as a subscription and in stores this Spring.  Congratulations Barb!

Art Quilts : Contemporary Expressions from the Collection of John M. Walsh III

Morris Museum | 6 Normandy Heights Road | Morristown, NJ 07960January 13 – April 25, 2010More than 35 art quilts from the collection of New Jersey resident John M. Walsh III are on view at the Morris Museum. Representing the creative genius of highly skilled and academically trained studio artists, Art Quilts: Contemporary Expressions from the Collection of John M. Walsh III explores the intriguing fusion of materials and techniques that are redefining the contemporary quilt movement. The artists whose work appears in this exhibition have pioneered innovative design and construction techniques, transforming textiles into objects of phenomenal expressive depth.To find out more, visit The Morris Museum website: Art Quilts Contemporary Expressions

500 Art Quilts: On Bookstore Shelves this Month

Originally planned for March 2010, Lark Books’ 500 Art Quilts is ahead of schedule.  The 8x8 paperback, celebrating contemporary works of fiber art, will be released at the end of this month.  Advanced copies have been sent to the featured artists, and have been received with pride and excitement.SAQA-Connecticut members Liz Alpert Fay, Margaret Phillips and Barbara McKie are featured in 500 Art Quilts: An Inspiring Collection of Contemporary Work.   Barbara McKie received a copy this week and had this to say about the book:  “Much to my surprise I received my 500 Art Quilts book this morning! Wow, what a great medium we all work in with wonderful work going on!  Very well organized in that each two page spread works to compliment each piece.  Organized by theme and color, but it keeps moving and the themes come up many times as you go through the book. To find any particular artist, you have to go to the index. Allow at least 3/4 of an hour just to browse through the work.”.SAQA is r…

Call for Entries “Roots, Mutations: Evolution” UPDATED GUIDELINES Deadline 5/1/10

Attention SAQA Artists in NY, NJ and CTPlease consider entering your work into this prestigious show.  Size requirements have been reduced.  Your work may be 24” wide on either side.  Maximum width 36” , maximum height 48”.  See below for a full list of requirements and submission process.ROOTS, MUTATIONS: EVOLUTIONDeadline for submission is May 1, 2010No submission feeQuilt Requirements:UPDATED Size Requirements: Quilts must be between 24" and 36" wide and between 24" and 48" highQuilt must relate to the show theme: "Roots, Mutations: Evolution"Quilt must meet the SAQA definition of a quilt-two or three layers of fabric held together with stitching.Quilt must lie flat for shipping-no frames, stretchers or mounted quiltsQuilt must have a 4" rod pocket on the back for hangingQuilt must be labeled with the title; and name, address, email and phone number of the artistQuilt must have a protective pillowcase with title and artist's name on outside fo…

Community Threads and Gee’s Bend – Quilts Decorate the City of Hartford

Community Health Services (CHS) in Hartford CT is sponsoring “Community Threads”, a City-wide celebration of quilts and fiber art, to coincide with the Hartford Stage’s musical production “Gee’s Bend”.   Now through February 28th, 2010Over one hundred quilts have been loaned to public venues around the city.  Antique bedding and historical quilts can be seen along side contemporary art quilts; work by Gee’s Bend quilters and Connecticut fiber artists lend inspiration to “first-timers” working on Hartford’s community quilt.   You don’t need to be a quilter to enjoy the history and beauty on display in our State’s Capital region.CHS hosted a kick-off party last Thursday, January 7th.  Over 100 people attended the event, including Mayor Eddie Perez, representatives from local galleries and museums, and various Connecticut artists.  Cathy Smith, Jutta Halpin and Betty Warner were among the crowd, and were able to see several art quilts on display in the CHS building.  Jutta Halpin’s “Koi …

Check out Gail Kotowski’s Solo Show

A collection of fiber art by Connecticut artist Gail Kotowski is on display now at the Connecticut Bar Association (CBA), located at 30 Bank Street in New Britain, CT.  The show, “Art & Fiber by Gail Kotowski” will run through the end of February.  An opening reception is planned for January 11, 5:30pm – 6:15pm in the CBA Third Floor Gallery.The gallery is open during normal business hours and guests are asked to check in at the Member Services desk on the first floor.Congratulations Gail!

Happy New Year!

May you enjoy good health, happiness and creativitythis year and always