Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Linda Zimmerman Featured Artist – Video Interview

You may know Ann Nyberg as the anchor for WTNH Channel 8 News.  But Nyberg is also an active supporter of arts and theatre in Connecticut.  She created a website www.anniemame.com devoted to celebrating the Arts and artists within our State.  According to Nyberg’s site: “In Connecticut there are wonderous people and places I will introduce you to. This is a state rich in personality and in talent.”

Zimmerman_redSAQA-CT artist Linda Zimmerman is one of those talented people who live and work in the Nutmeg State. 

Zimmerman was recently interviewed and filmed for Ann’s web article “Fiber Art Taken to a Whole New Level”.  Linda talks about her passion for fiber art, and how wonderful it was to find other artists living nearby.

Read the entire article and watch the video on Annie Mame:

http://www.anniemame.com/2010/07/25/fiber-art-taken-to-a-whole-new-level/

Friday, July 23, 2010

Plan Ahead for the Lowell Quilt Festival: August 12 – 14, 2010 (Lowell, MA)

Come to Lowell, Massachusetts this August to experience one of the country’s foremost celebrations of the art and craft of quilting.  This year’s festival offers more excitement than ever before.  http://www.lowellquiltfestival.org/ image

Many SAQA members have work in one of the fiber art exhibitions at Lowell.  Take a stroll and see them on GALLERY NIGHT: Thursday Aug 12, 5:30 – 7:00 pm.  The following venues will be open during these special evening hours:

Cadrain_HomageCabbage IMAGES, the centerpiece of the Festival, is moving to the Lowell Memorial Auditorium.  This judged and juried exhibit will feature hundreds of entrants from around the country and around the world.

Opening Ceremony: Thursday Aug 12, 9:30 – 10:00 am

Lowell Memorial Auditorium

50 East Merrimack Street

Lowell, MA 01852

* (image: Homage to Cabbage II by Diane Cadrain)

BettyBusby_SeaUrchin1ART QUILTS LOWELL 2010 will run from Aug 10 – Sept 11, 2010 at the Brush Gallery.   Sophisticated art and handmade tradition fuse seamlessly at The Brush as art quilters from across the United States showcase their work as part of the 2010 Lowell Quilt Festival.

Artist Reception: Saturday Aug 14, 3:00 – 5:00 pm

The Brush Gallery & Artists Studios

256 Market Street

Lowell, MA 01852

* (image: Sea urchin 1 by Betty Busby)

FROM FINE ART TO FIBER: REINTERPRETING THE MASTERS will run from Aug 4 – Sept 4, 2010 at The Whistler House Museum of Art.MPhillips_Picasso  The Whistler celebrates the Art Quilt with a focus on fine craftsmanship and visual design that transcends traditional patterns and functionality. The exhibit consists of quilts inspired by famous works of art.

Artist Reception: Saturday Aug 14, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

The Whistler House Museum of Art 

243 Worthen Street

Lowell, MA 01852

* (image: Girl in the Mirror by Margaret Phillips)

And Don’t miss these GALLERY TALKS going on DAILY:

There are so many things to see and do, so plan ahead.  Check out the Lowell Quilt Festival website for a complete list of all events, exhibits and demonstrations:  http://www.lowellquiltfestival.org/ 

Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Woodland Wanderings – Fiber Art by Liz Alpert Fay (Layton, NJ)

You Are Invited!

to Woodland Wanderings

A solo show of innovative hooked and mixed media artwork by Liz Alpert Fay.
August 14- September 26, 2010

Opening: August 14, 2010 4-7pm
Sally D. Francisco Gallery
Peters Valley Craft Center
19 Kuhn Road
Layton, New Jersey 07851
973-948-5200
www.PetersValley.org

Hope you can come!
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Easy drive, beautiful countryside! Workshops will be in progress that day.

You are welcome to come early and tour the extensive campus.
If you are interested in dining in the area, please email me for suggestions.
liz@lizalpertfay.com

Directions available on the Peters Valley website, Google Maps and Map Quest.

If using GPS please see their web site. 
www.LizAlpertFay.com

Fiber Art Exhibition at Windsor Art Center – Registration is Open for “Identity”

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SAQA Artists in CT, RI and MA are invited to participate in an upcoming Fiber Art Exhibition at the Windsor Art Center (Windsor, CT)

Identity

Through fiber art and sculpture, artists share the memorable experiences and traditions that have shaped their personal identity.

Registration is Open NOW

No Entry Fee

Deadline for Entries October 1, 2010

Identity is a non-juried show, open to all current SAQA members who live in Connecticut, Massachusetts or Rhode Island.  

Exhibition Dates: January 22 - March 5, 2011

SAQA CT Members: CLICK HERE FOR A COPY OF THE PROSPECTUS

The Windsor Art Center is located at the Freight House:

40 Mechanic Street
Windsor, CT 06095-2522
(860) 688-2528

www.windsorartcenter.org

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Fiber Art by Karen Loprete Coming to Frameworks in Stratford

Loprete_CatalogQuilArt024Fiber Art by Karen Loprete will be on exhibit at Frameworks of Stratford from August 6th to Sept 6th, 2010

Frameworks is located at:

3567 Main Street

Stratford, CT 06614

phone: 203 375-6262

To see more of Karen’s unique and colorful artwork, visit: http://www.karenloprete.com

Monday, July 5, 2010

Fiber Art by Liz Alpert Fay – at Peter’s Valley Craft Center (Layton, NJ)

Quoted from: Liz Alpert Fay’s Newsletter “TEXTILE ART NEWS”

Surrounded by vast open fields, flowing streams, and tranquil ponds, there exists a place where creators come to learn, teach, and share their art. Peter's Valley Craft Center, located in Layton, New Jersey, is currently celebrating its 40th year, and undergoing a rebirth under its new director, celebrated ceramic artist Kristen Muller. tree skirt

The center's 40 acre campus is home to the newly renovated Sally D.Francisco Gallery, a beautiful vintage building, complete with simple white washed walls, dark, hand hewn beams and wide, rustic floor boards.

I feel this is the perfect setting for an exhibit of my most recent work. Scheduled to run from August 14th through September 26, 2010, the solo show entitled "Woodland Wanderings" consists of two series of wall hangings, as well as selected sculpture.

"Woodland Wanderings" explores the parallels between art and nature, and suggests that closer inspection of both is required to fully appreciate the depth of beauty within.  It is my hope that this work will spark a new awareness of the world around us and encourage the viewer to consider our natural environment with renewed respect.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Fiber Art Exhibition at Windsor Art Center – Registration is Open for “Identity”

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SAQA Artists in CT, RI and MA are invited to participate in an upcoming Fiber Art Exhibition at the Windsor Art Center (Windsor, CT)

Identity

Through fiber art and sculpture, artists share the memorable experiences and traditions that have shaped their personal identity.

Registration is Open NOW

No Entry Fee

Deadline for Entries October 1, 2010

Identity is a non-juried show, open to all current SAQA members who live in Connecticut, Massachusetts or Rhode Island.  

Exhibition Dates: January 22 - March 5, 2011

Contact Kate Themel for a copy of the prospectus

The Windsor Art Center is located at the Freight House:

40 Mechanic Street
Windsor, CT 06095-2522
(860) 688-2528

www.windsorartcenter.org

New Book by SAQA-CT Artist Dawn Allen

Attention cat lovers, practitioners of meditation and fans of fiber art! SAQA-CT artist Dawn Allen has published a new book The A...