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IQF Quilt Scene Magazine Features Vivika DeNegre’s Design

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News from SAQA-CT artist Vivika DeNegre:Coming soon to a news stand near you, International Quilt Festival Quilt Scene Magazine is featuring a new design of mine for a fast and fun contemporary table runner.  I am looking forward to receiving my advance copy and see which version of the runner they will be showcasing.  One was made with Laura Wasilowski and MalkaDabrowski hand dyed fabrics (two of my favorite textile dyers).  Another used interesting stamped and jacquard African fabrics from Cultured Expressions, and a third was made with gorgeous fabric from the KaffeFasset collection.  Which ever version the editors chose, we can be sure that the photography was beautiful and the project will be well presented.  The visual presentation in all Quilting Arts publications is so beautiful, it is one of the reasons I love writing for them and subscribing to their magazines.Learn more about the artist and her work at: Vivika DeNegre Art Quilts

Call for Entries: “Volusia: Wrapped in Fiber” – Online Entry Opens Nov. 15, 2010

“Volusia: Wrapped in Fiber"
Two Concurrent Locations open to ALL SAQA & SDA members:Location 1: Gateway Center for the Arts880 N. 17-92, DeBary, FloridaDates: February 15 - April 2, 2011Location 2: Rose Room Gallery, Peabody Auditorium600 Auditorium Avenue, Daytona Beach, FloridaDates: March 10 - April 27, 2011Related Exhibitions: Three other sites between January 3 and April 29, 2011Theme: Volusia Wrapped in FiberVolusia County was the first area in Central Florida to exhibit art quilts as fine art. The area has become a site for many fiber gatherings and exhibitions. This program will introduce other venues to the fiber arts and exhibit the creative growth in the fiber arts. Artists are expected to create and display their innovative works featuring textile techniques with unusual materials or common materials used in unique ways. There are a total of five venues but only two featuring Studio Art Quilt Associates and Surface Design Associates.Quilt artists are encouraged to …

Diane Wright’s Art Quilts Selected for Connecticut Women Artists Exhibition

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SAQA CT Co-Rep Diane Wright will be very busy this November!  Two of Diane’s art quilts, Abstraction 1 and Crow have been selected for Connecticut Women Artists' "2010 Members Juried Show".Connecticut Women Artists will host an Opening Reception on Saturday, November 6, from 2 – 4 PMGallery 53, home of the Arts and Crafts Association of Meriden53 Colony StreetMeriden, CThttp://gallery53.org/The exhibit will be up until December 3, 2010Wright is also participating in the Shoreline Arts Trail.  This year, you can preview the Open Studios Weekend at the Guilford Art Center. Works from all 37 participating artists will be exhibited as part of Artistry, the Center’s annual holiday sale of fine art and crafts.  The two-month Shoreline Arts Trail exhibition will kick off with an opening reception on Thursday, November 4, from 5 – 8 PMThe Guilford Art Center411 Church StreetGuilford, CT Artistry hours: are Monday–Saturday 10 am–6 pm, and Thursday 10 am–8 pm, Sunday 12-5 pmThe ex…

Attention, Budding Fiber Artists: Quilt Critique.com is Now a Free Service

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www.QUILTCRITIQUE.COM: A FREE EVALUATION SERVICE TO THE QUILTING COMMUNITY!WATCH & LEARN!A Message From Sandra Sider and Lisa Chipetine:Many of you are tired of having your studio quilts rejected by juried shows, museums, and galleries. Let us take a look at what you are doing and make a few suggestions. Or perhaps you are moving in a new direction and looking for some focused feedback.
Your quilt will be professionally evaluated by Sandra Sider, a leading specialist in contemporary quilt art. Quilt artist Lisa Chipetine is our online Producer. Because these are online programs, you never have to leave your home or studio!QuiltCritiques are intended to improve:Color senseCompositionYour own critical abilitiesWe have formulated basic design principles specific to quilt art, which are available here (QuiltCritique Design Guidelines).If you would like to have your quilt critiqued, please email Sandra Siderwith the following:Attached photo: full view image (300 dpi preferred) in j…

Support Fiber Art in New England: Donate an 8 x 10 Art Quilt to NEQM

Attention Fiber Artists of New England:As part of the "No Holds Barred" show at the New England Quilt Museum, many artists in the SAQA New England regions have agreed to contribute small art quilts.IMPORTANT:  The donated 8x10 art quilts will be part of a special exhibit and fundraiser for NEQM which will run in conjunction to the “No Holds Barred” show.  However you are NOT required to have work in “No Holds Barred” to make a donation.  ANYONE can send an 8x10 donation to support the museum.  The small art quilts that are to be donated are to be matted by the artist. The museum will put them in plastic envelopes for exhibiting in the museums' gift shop. A very gracious SAQA member has donated the plastic sleeves for our artwork.The mat should be 11" x 14" on the OUTSIDE. The inside OPENING should be about 8" x 10". Your art quilt should fit into the opening. Your name, title of piece, website, blog, email and/or phone number should be printed on the …

Quilts by Ed Johnetta Miller at Hans Weiss Gallery (Manchester, CT) – Opens Oct. 28

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The Hans Weiss Newspace Gallery Presents:Quilts By Ed Johnetta MillerOctober 28 – December 2, 2010Come to the Opening Reception: Thursday, Oct 28 at 6 pmArts, Sciences & Technology Center Manchester Community CollegeGreat PathManchester, CT 06040For more information contact Susan Classen-Sullivan: 860-512-2693 http://www.mcc.commnet.edu/events.php

Call for Entries: Brush Gallery Annual Members Show (Lowell, MA)

Brush Gallery Annual Members' ShowDecember 11, 2010 to January 29, 2011
Deadline for entry: November 9, 2010AWARDS:
Best in Show: $200.00
JUROR:
James Veatch, Chairman, Art Department, University of Massachusetts Lowell EXHIBITION: this juried members' exhibition will be a mix of paintings, collage, fiber, photography, drawings and sculpture. The opening reception will be held during our popular Holiday Marketplace Weekend. ELIGIBILITY: open to all active members of the Brush Art Gallery -OR- the New England Sculptors Association (NESA) SUBMISSION: Application is done on-line. Work will by juried from digital images on CD. Up to 3 pieces may be submitted. Where appropriate, 2 views of each piece may be provided. Application fee is only $15.00, but membership in the Brush Gallery or New England Sculptors Association is required. You will be given an opportunity to apply for membership from either the Brush Gallery or the New England Sculptors Association. This is a good time …

Shoreline Arts Trail 2010 – Opens at Guilford Art Center November 4th

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Exhibition at the Guilford Art Center’s Artistry Holiday Sale November 4, 2010 - January 9, 2011Preview work of all 37 members of the Shoreline ArtsTrail in an exhibit with Artistry at the Guilford Art Center, 411 Church Street, Guilford. The two-month exhibition will kick off with an opening reception on Thursday, November 4, from 5 to 8 pm. Guilford Art Center Artistry hours: Mon–Sat 10 am–6 pm, Thurs 10 am–8 pm, Sun 12–5 pm, www.guilfordartcenter.orgOpen Studios Weekend November 20–21, 2010, 10 am–4 pmLet the yellow Open Studio signs lead the way. Meet the artists. Discover the unique works that the Connecticut shoreline has to offer. For more information, download our brochure or call Martha Link Walsh at 203 481-3505.

SAQA Benefit Auction – Final Phase Begins Today at 2PM

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The third and final phase of SAQA’s 2010 On Line Auction begins TODAY at 2:00 PM, with 96 fresh new quilts up for bid.  Included in Part 3 are quilts by each of SAQA’s four Presidents.(Left to right, Top to bottom:  “Oh-O” by SAQA’s Founder and first President Yvonne Porcella, “Color Play” by Katie Pasquini Masopust, “Solstice” by Judith Content and “Stranger in My Garden” by current Pres. Lisa Chipetine)
“How Can I Get One of These Beautiful Works of Fiber Art?”You bid by filling out the online bid form (which is "live" now until the auction ends). You can bid on up to 7 pieces at a time. The first bid on each piece wins!  SAQA will then ship the artwork to the winning bidder by insured USPS Priority Mail.If you missed the deadline to purchase a quilt from Part 1 or 2, there is still a chance for you to grab one.  Unsold pieces will be for sale at the SAQA Store through the end of October. If they are still unsold at that time, they will be returned to the artist.The Auction…

CT Artist Featured on SAQA NEW YORK: October’s Artist of the Month, Karen Loprete

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Check out the SAQA-New York blog to learn more about your fellow artist and Connecticut resident, Karen Loprete.  Here’s an excerpt:“I am an artist who chooses to express my passions for the many moods of color and texture through quilt making. Making art is how I cope. My escape. My salvation.”Known for her extensive handwork and color choices, Karen Loprete creates one of a kind artworks to hang or hang out with.(Image: Percy at Home by Karen Loprete)Read the entire article: SAQA NEW YORK: NY SAQA Featured Artist of the Month, Karen Loprete

SAQA Members: Submit Your Entries to “Beyond Comfort” by October 10, 2010

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"Beyond Comfort" Exhibition of Fiber Art Open to all SAQA membersOctober 10, 2010 Online Entry Final Day - Deadline at 11:59 pm ESTPremiere Location: Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, England, August 2011. Additional venue locations to be determined.Theme: This exhibit challenges each artist to venture into uncharted territories of creative expression by turning away from the comfort zones of their established body of work. It provides a "permission slip" to experiment fearlessly with radically new conceptual and narrative agendas; to employ techniques, technologies, or materials new to the artist. The artistic goal of the exhibition is to encourage reaching beyond comfort to make new and unexpected works of art.Juror: Marci McDadeCurator: Eileen Doughty, ef.doughty@verizon.netEntry is by digital images only, using SAQA’s online system.More information at the SAQA members Entry Forms pagehttp://www.saqa.com/membership.php?ID=637[NOTE to SAQA-CT members]:  A copy of t…

Entries for Co-opARTtive Fiesta Juried Art Show – Deadline Tomorrow Oct. 2nd

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You’re not too late to be part of the Downtown Willimantic Co-opARTive Fiesta!For the juried show: All entries will be received on October 2, 2010, 12-4 pm at Nassiff’s, 745 Main Street, Willimantic.Registration Fee:$20 entry fee. Waived for members of Arts Organizations and Co-ops.  There is a 10% donation to WRI on all sales.  All work must be for sale, unless marked NFS.Display & Installation:  All work must be ready to hang and stay for the duration of the show.  We request that artists provide easels or podiums to display work.   Each artist will be allowed space equivalent to an area the size of an easel, or 2 pieces.   Labels must be attached to the back of each entry, and all work must be ready to hang.Awards:  Best in Show–$250; Two Awards of Excellence–$100; One Honorable Mention–$50. One People’s Choice Award — $100 Gift Certificate to The Lily Pad.To sell your original work in a booth at the Fiesta:Entries will be accepted until October 4th, 2010Registration fee of $25…