Showing posts from May, 2010

Barb McKie’s Work in Quilt Odyssey and AQS Knoxville

Barbara Barrick McKie will have two of her art quilts exhibited in each of two shows: the 2010 AQS Quilt Show & Contest (Knoxville, TN) and in Quilt Odyssey (Hershey, PA) this summer.The AQS exhibition will be held at the Knoxville Convention Center July 14-17, 2010 and will include McKie’s Cool Camels of Egypt and Mommy and Me.  Check AQS’ website for more details about the show: Odyssey will be at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center July 2-25, 2010.  Barbara’s art quilts Iguana Headache and White Winged Dove of Peace.  More details about Quilt Odyssey here: get a sneak peek at these and other beautiful quilts by Barb McKie, visit her site:, Barb!

Fiber Art Exhibition at Windsor Art Center – Registration Opens June 1st

Windsor Art Center Presents: IdentityA revealing look at our sense of identity. Artists share their personal experiences regarding inclusion or exclusion, joining or separating from a particular group and how that has influenced their sense of personal identity (examples include but are not limited to culture, race, religion, gender, occupation or family tradition).Location: Windsor Art Center
40 Mechanic Street
Windsor, CT 06095Exhibition Dates: January 22 - March 5, 2011
Eligibility and Guidelines:· Artists must be current members of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) and reside in Connecticut, Massachusetts or Rhode Island· Entry is by digital image only· One entry per artist – if your work is a triptych or must be submitted as more than one piece, please explain the reasoning in your artist statement.
Entries must be a Minimum of 20” per side and no longer than 90”.· Wall hangings and Sculptural work are eligible (NOTE: free-standing sculptural work does …

Work by Connecticut Artists Chosen for SAQA’s Creative Force 2010

SAQA-CT members Barbara McKie and Diane Wright are among the 46 artists chosen to exhibit work in “Creative Force 2010”.   Barbara’s quilt “Observe and Discover” and Diane’s “Evermore” will travel with the collection until next summer.The Creative Force special exhibition will begin at the International Quilt Festival (IQF) in Houston, TX November 4 – 7, 2010.  It will then go to IQF in Cincinnati, OH in April 2011 and then IQF in Long Beach,CA in July 2011.     Additional venue locations to be determined.Creative Force’s theme is “A survey showcasing the breadth and depth of work being created by SAQA artists – The Best of SAQA.”Juror:  Chunghie Lee
Curator: Rose RushbookeFor the full list of participating artists, visit SAQA’s main website: Barb and Diane!

SAQA CT’s new Co-Rep: Diane Wright

It’s my pleasure to announce: SAQA Connecticut has a new Co-Representative. Diane Wright has been a member of SAQA for years and has been very active in the Fiber Arts community, especially along the Connecticut Shoreline.   She has attended most of our Regional Meetings and helps organize fiber art events through “Sisters in Cloth”, so many of you may have already had the pleasure of meeting her in person.I believe Diane has a vision for the future of SAQA-Connecticut.  Her efforts in organizing last year’s fiber art events in Guilford were part of a plan to make our State known for art quilts.  Like me, Diane recognizes the tremendous amount of talent and expertise that our members possess.  Our goal is to create an environment where artists are supported and encouraged at every stage in their creative journey.  Please join me in welcoming Diane Wright as CT’s new Co-Rep.  Welcome aboard, Diane!~Kate Themel*Meet Diane Wright:In Her Own WordsI have always been interested in art. As I…

Fiber Art by Catherine Smith, On Display in Connecticut and Rhode Island

SAQA-CT artist Catherine Smith will exhibit her work in two juried shows this month.Smith’s art quilt “Tribute to Truitt” (see photo, upper left) will be part of the 81st Annual Open Juried ExhibitionPresented by Connecticut Women Artists Inc.  The show runs from May 9th – June 6th, 2010A Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held THIS Sunday, May 9th from 2pm – 5pmJohn Slade Ely House51 Trumball StreetNew Haven CTand“15 Hay Bales” (detail lower right) also by Catherine Smith, is on display now at the Artists Cooperative Gallery of Westerly as part of the 17th Annual Regional Show.The 17th Annual Regional Show runs from Thursday April 29 through Saturday May 22.The Gallery is located at 7 Canal Street, Westerly Rhode Island and offers tax free shopping.  Gallery hours are 10AM to 5PM from Tuesday through Saturday or by chance.  The Gallery members also host a new show's Opening Reception on the first Wednesday evening of each month during the Westerly Pawcatuck Art Stroll. Please …

Liz Alpert Fay’s Work at the Silvermine Guild Arts Center (New Canaan, CT)

"Milk Thistle" detail: Total size is 33" x 16.5" x 21". Made with milk thistle seeds, rayon thread, raw silk, reclaimed wood, antique buttons, wire, in a UV Plexiglas boxNews from SAQA-CT artist Liz Alpert Fay (from Alpert Fay’s newsletter “Textile Art News”):This image depicts a detail of my "Milk Thistle" sculpture that will appear in the Art of the Northeast Show at the Silvermine Guild Arts Center. To see the entire piece in person, you have to attend the show, which runs from April 30 - June 11.The center is located at 1037 Silvermine Road in New Canaan, Connecticut.If you can't make the show you can see the entire piece on my website. 
The Silvermine Galleries are recognized as one of New England's most respected showcases for established and emerging artists. The highly regarded Art of the Northeast, begun in 1949, is held each spring. The exhibition attracts thousands of entries from artists residing in the nine northeastern states.��…