Showing posts from August, 2010

SAQA Members Win Honors at The Whistler House Museum of Art (Lowell, MA)

Congratulations to all the fiber artists who participated in this year’s Lowell Quilt Festival (Aug 12 – 14, 2010)Special Kudos to SAQA Members who were juried into “From Fine Art to Fiber: Reinterpreting the Masters”, a fiber art exhibition at the Whistler House Museum of Art.  The Opening Reception was held on Saturday August 14, 2010. Lenore Crawford (Midland, MI) earned BEST of SHOW with “The Garden Parasol”Dianna Callahan (Morrisville, MO) received the WHISTLER AWARD for “Lady at Rest”and Connecticut’s own Margaret Phillips (Cos Cob, CT) picked up the JUROR’S CHOICE AWARD for “Picasso’s Girl Before a Mirror” (see image, left).  Congratulations also go to CT artist Norma Schlager (Danbury, CT) whose art quilt “Poppies” was sold the night of the Opening.  Norma also attended the Opening; you can read more about her experiences at Lowell on her blog: Fine Art to Fiber exhibition will run until September 4, 2010Whistler House Museum of Art24…

2010 Lowell Quilt Festival Opens this Thursday

Thursday morning kicks off the festivities at the 2010 Lowell Quilt Festival.   Visit the “Images” exhibition at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium; opening ceremonies begin at 9:30 AM.   Later, take a stroll and see fiber art and more during GALLERY NIGHT: Thursday Aug 12, 5:30 – 7:00 pm.   The Lowell Quilt Festival runs from August 12 – 14, 2010. IMAGES, the centerpiece of the Festival, is moving to the Lowell Memorial Auditorium.Opening Ceremony: Thursday Aug 12, 9:30 – 10:00 amLowell Memorial Auditorium50 East Merrimack StreetLowell, MA 01852ART QUILTS LOWELL 2010 will run from Aug 10 – Sept 11, 2010 at the Brush Gallery.   Artist Reception: Saturday Aug 14, 3:00 – 5:00 pmThe Brush Gallery & Artists Studios256 Market StreetLowell, MA 01852FROM FINE ART TO FIBER: REINTERPRETING THE MASTERSwill run from Aug 4 – Sept 4, 2010 at The Whistler House Museum of Art.Artist Reception: Saturday Aug 14, 2:00 – 4:00 pmThe Whistler House Museum of Art243 Worthen StreetLowell, MA 01852And Don’t …

SAQA 2010 Benefit Auction Begins September 20

A big thank you to all our SAQA CT members who contributed pieces to the auction!Images Left to Right, Top to Bottom:“Playtime” by Betty Warner“Summer Leaves” by Diane Wright“Leftovers” by Rita Hannifin“Bubbling” by Ruth Anne Olson“Going to the Gambia” by Barb Corrigan“Improvisational Quilt” by Diane Cadrain“Gray Study” by Norma Schlager“Staying Within the Lines” by Gail Kotowski“Poison Dart” by Kate ThemelIf you weren't able to send in a piece, you can still contribute in another way:Send out announcements about the auction to everyone on your email list - now, and then a reminder in September Inform students in workshops you teach Put up posters/notices at quilt, fabric and art stores Place a prominent announcement on your website/blog Send emails to quilt guilds in your area Post announcements/images on Facebook pages or LinkedIn The funds raised in this auction benefit all SAQA members, and the more bidders we have, the more money we will raise.   Information about the auction…