Friday, November 26, 2010

Holiday Shopping? Fiber Art Makes a Statement and a Great Gift

Check out these fiber art shows & sales near you:

Shelton, CT:

OPEN STUDIO:  December 4th from 10:00 – 4:00

Quilt Designer and Fiber Artist Carol Eaton

Carol R. Eaton Designs

43 Autumn Ridge Road

Shelton, CT 06484

Shop from a unique line of hand-painted and hand-dyed fabric, art cloth, project packets, silk scarves and shawls, as well as unique one of a kind wall quilts.   Cash and Checks only!

Demonstration Schedule:

Needle Felting: 11:00

Snippet Technique: 1:00

Embellishing Art Cloth: 3:00

More Info at: www.CarolREatonDesigns.com

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Madison, CT:

clip_image002Needle and Brush, features the artwork of art quilter Diane Wright and calligrapher/painter Maureen Squires. 

The show runs from now until January 4th at Friends & Company Restaurant.   Grab a bite while you shop for art!

Friends & Company

11 Boston Post Rd.

Madison, CT

(203)245-0462

Dinner:  Sunday thru Thursday:  4:30-9:00 / Friday and Saturday:  4:30-10:00

Sunday Brunch:  11:00-2:00

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Guilford, CT:

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Now until January 9, 2011

ARTISTRY is the Guilford Art Center's annual holiday sale of fine art and crafts and includes artists from throughout the nation, and presents the perfect opportunity for purchasing distinctive and unusual holiday gifts

The Guilford Art Center

411 Church Street

Guilford, CT

Artistry hours: are Monday–Saturday 10 am–6 pm, and Thursday 10 am–8 pm, Sunday 12-5 pm

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

You Are Invited: SAQA-CT Regional Meeting Feb 12th 2011, Open to All

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SAQA-CT would like to invite you to an Open Regional Meeting. 

We will gather at the Windsor Art Center (WAC) in Windsor, CT on Saturday February 12, 2011 at 10 AM.   SAQA Members from all over New England, New York and New Jersey as well as members of the public are welcome to attend.

This meeting will coincide with the “Identity in Fiber” Exhibition, which runs from January 22 – March 5, 2011 at WAC. 

We will be meeting during the Windsor Art Center’s normal business hours, so members of the public will be walking though and are welcome to participate.  People may ask questions or just listen & see what we’re about. 

RAOlson_TomorrowMayBeTooLateFiber Artists: Please feel free to bring something to work on while you sit.  Knitting, hand quilting, embroidery… anything that can be done neatly & quietly and does not require special equipment or set up.

The meeting will include our usual “Show & Tell”, a gallery talk with “Identity in Fiber” participating artists, and a boxed lunch. 

The cost of lunch will probably be somewhere around $8 - 10.   Check the blog for updates as details are confirmed.  If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to SAQA-CT Co-Rep Kate Themel

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We hope you’ll join us!

Windsor Art Center

40 Mechanic Street

Windsor, CT

http://www.windsorartcenter.org/

(Images from the Identity in Fiber Exhibition: from the top, “Archaeology: Hand of the Artist #26” by Carolyn Lee Vehslage; “Tomorrow May Be Too Late by Ruth Anne Olson and “Generations” by Judith Plotner)

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In case of a snow cancellation, the backup date is Sunday, February 20th at 11 AM.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Artists Announced for “SAQA: Beyond Comfort”

SAQA has announced their final list of artists and titles for the “Beyond Comfort” Exhibition.

SAQA-21yearsThis 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. The artistic goal of the exhibition is to encourage reaching beyond comfort to make new and unexpected works of art.

SAQA-CT members Diane Wright and Kate Themel are among the 26 artists who will have work on tour with the exhibition. 

Juror and Editor of Fiberarts Magazine Marci McDade selected 30 quilts from the 209 submitted.  A complete list of artists and titles can be found on SAQA’s website: http://www.saqa.com/hotnews.php?ID=248

The exhibition, curated by Eileen Doughty, will premiere at the Festival of Quilts at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, UK in August 2011.  The Festival of Quilts (organized with the support of the Quilters Guild of the British Isles) has earned a reputation over the past eight years as the largest, most inspiring quilting event in Europe. 

After its premiere in UK, the “Beyond Comfort” exhibition will be on tour for a year.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Jury is IN: Artists Selected for “SAQA: No Holds Barred”

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Norma Schlager and Rosalind Spann will represent Connecticut in SAQA’s "No Holds Barred" Exhibition at the New England Quilt Museum.  The show’s theme: A survey showcasing the breadth and depth of work being created by SAQA artists residing in the six New England states.   The exhibition will run from January 20 – April 9, 2011. 

Opening Reception Saturday January 29, 2011 from 1 – 4 PM.

Congratulations to Norma and Rosalind, and to all the artists who entered artwork for this show.  A complete list of all participating artists can be found on the “No Holds Barred” Exhibition blog: http://saqane2011news.blogspot.com/

“A huge thanks to all who participated, supported, encouraged, ran errands, picked up supplies, and stayed up late keeping all who worked tirelessly and were able to make the deadline. There is so much that goes on in the background that folks miss but is not going unsung here today. Again thank you all who went for it. Results…There were 115 quilts entered by fifty two artists. Our artists reside in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont.

We had a note worthy group of seasoned professionals who participated in the jurying. As the process went from beginning to end of the submissions - numerous times, a harmony of works began to form. While the process was everything I hoped for regrettably all entries could not be juried in.

There are plans being worked out right now to produce a catalogue. Watch for exciting news and the special way we plan to acknowledge all our artists. We are all excited and pleased with the way this exhibit is coming together. We hope that you will be able to attend the Opening Reception on Saturday, January 29, 2011. Watch for News from the NEQM about all the events that will take place during the exhibit. Come out and see your works in the museum. Come out and support your fellow SAQA members.” 

~Valarie Poitier, “No Holds Barred” Exhibition Curator and SAQA-MA Rep

New England Quilt Museum

18 Shattuck Street

Lowell, MA 01852

http://www.nequiltmuseum.org

 

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

THIS WEEKEND: Don’t Miss CT’s Shoreline Arts Trail Open Studios

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Open Studios Weekend
November 20–21, 2010, 10 am–4 pm

Let the yellow “Open Studio” signs lead the way. Meet the artists. Discover the unique works that the Connecticut shoreline has to offer.  

Don’t miss your fellow SAQA-CT artists Vivika DeNegre, Diane Wright and Linda Zimmerman, who will be exhibiting their work at the Guilford Art Center for Open Studios Weekend.

Check the locations on the Shoreline Open Studios MAP

Brochures with maps are also available in the following locations: Branford, Stony Creek, Guilford and Madison Libraries, Martha Link Walsh Gallery in Branford, Guilford Art Center, and Chroma Gallery in Guilford.


View Shoreline Arts Trail 2010 in a larger map

Monday, November 15, 2010

“Needle and Brush” – New Exhibition at Friends & Co. Featuring Diane Wright

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Needle and Brush, features the artwork of art quilter Diane Wright and calligrapher/painter Maureen Squires.  It is the newest exhibit at Madison restaurant Friends & Company and will be on display from now until January 4th.

Situated directly on the East River, Friends offers a lovely view, great food, and a wonderful place to meet up with your friends. 

Friends & Company

11 Boston Post Rd.

Madison, CT

(203)245-0462

Dinner:  Sunday thru Thursday:  4:30-9:00 / Friday and Saturday:  4:30-10:00

Sunday Brunch:  11:00-2:00

To learn more about Diane Wright and her work, visit her blog at: http://dianewrightquilts.blogspot.com/

 

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Carol Eaton Open Studio December 4th

OPEN STUDIO: December 4th from 10:00 – 4:00BLOGEaton_WateringCanDetail

Carol R. Eaton Designs

Quilt Designer – Fiber Artist

Demonstration Schedule:

Needle Felting: 11:00

Snippet Technique: 1:00

Embellishing Art Cloth: 3:00

Shop from a unique line of hand painted and hand dyed fabric, art cloth,

project packets, silk scarves and shawls, as well as unique wall quilts!

43 Autumn Ridge Road, Shelton, CT 06484 – www.CarolREatonDesigns.com

Cash and Checks only!

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Catherine Whall Smith to be Featured on CTV “Artists and Authors”

Catherine Whall Smith will be featured in a 30 minute interview with CTV 14’s Stephanie Summers.

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The show will play the week of November 14.

Monday, November 15 @ 4pm

Thursday, November 18 @ 9pm

Saturday, November 20 @ 11am

A 30-minute interview featuring artists and authors in Northeast Connecticut

Catherine Whall Smith

www.catherinewhallsmith.com

Fiber Artist

www.ctv14.com

You can also see the show on the Charter website (www.ctv14.com). It'll be up after it airs and then for at least four weeks. At the website, click on "watch" and then in the upper left, where you see "all folders" click on Artists & Authors.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Fiber Art Events this Month

November is a great month for fiber art in the New England/ New York area.  Check out these exhibitions and fine art sales near you:

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November 9 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at the Museum of American Finance (New York, NY)

Soiree, Artists & Authors Reception

Muriel Stockdale will be displaying her newest E Pluribus flag

MUSEUM OF AMERICAN FINANCE
48 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005
Tel: 212.908.4110
Fax: 212.908.4601
http://www.moaf.org/events/general/evt_20101109

November 10 at 12:50 PM in Lecture Hall 1, SUNY Stony Brook (Stony Brook, NY)

Muriel Stockdale will give an Artist Talk on the Creative Process

CHARLES B. WANG ASIAN ART CENTER
SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook NY
For more information see:
http://www.stonybrook.edu/sb/wang/events

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November 11 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at The Gallery at Blue Black Square (West Hartford, CT)

The West Hartford Art League presents “Out of the Loop”, their first annual fiber art show, juried by Ed Johnetta Fowler Miller 

The Gallery at Blue Black Square – (near REI and Cheesecake Factory)

69 Raymond Road

West Hartford, CT

http://www.westhartfordart.org/

“Out of the Loop” runs from November 11th - Dec 5th, 2010

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Friday, November 12, 6-9pm

Candlelight Opening:

A tradition at FVAC kicking off the holiday season with a special event.  Festivities include Open Studios and Galleries, live music, refreshments, with a live interactive community sculpture installation.

Open Studios and Galleries:

Friday and Saturday, November 12 & 13
Twenty studios and two galleries host regional and national artists exhibiting paintings, drawings, prints, photography, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, fiber and seat weaving.
New for 2010 - seven visiting artists joining FVAC from the
Simsbury Open Studio group.

Open Studios will also run November 6, 13, 20, 27/ December 4, 11
10am - 4pm

Farmington Valley Arts Center

25 Arts Center Lane

Avon, CT 06001

http://artsfvac.org/

Studio Space is available! 

Direct questions concerning the Artists' Studio Program to FVAC (860) 678.1867 or email FVartscenter@gmail.com.

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November 20 –21, 2010

Shoreline Arts Trail Open Studios Weekend (CT Shoreline) a multi media event that spans Guilford, North Guilford, Madison and Branford, CT. 

CLICK HERE for the Shoreline Arts Trail brochure and Map

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November 26 – 28, 2010

Open Studio Weekend at  SmithStitch Studio (Chaplin, CT)

Catherine Whall Smith opens her studio to visitors Friday – Sunday, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day.

44 Chaplin Street

Chaplin, CT 06235

Find out more about Smith and her work at http://catherinewhallsmith.com/

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Artistry, Fine Art Exhibition & Sale (Guilford, CT)

The Guilford Art Center

411 Church Street

Guilford, CT

Artistry hours: are Monday–Saturday 10 am–6 pm, and Thursday 10 am–8 pm, Sunday 12-5 pm

The exhibition will be up from now until January 9, 2011

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Connecticut Women Artists Members Juried Show

Gallery 53, home of the Arts and Crafts Association of Meriden

53 Colony Street

Meriden, CT

http://gallery53.org/

The exhibit will be up from now until December 3, 2010

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Artists Announced for “Out of the Loop” West Hartford Art League

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MickeyLawler_BoreasBLOGThe West Hartford Art League presents “Out of the Loop”, their first annual fiber art show

Juried by Ed Johnetta Fowler Miller 

“Out of the Loop” runs from November 11th - Dec 5th, 2010

The Gallery at Blue Black Square – (near REI and Cheesecake Factory)

69 Raymond Road, West Hartford

http://www.westhartfordart.org/

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DianeCadrain_TroutBrookBLOGThe show will include work by some of our own SAQA-CT artists:

Mickey Lawler Boreas (image, upper right)

Diane Cadrain Trout Brook (image, middle right)

Barbara Corrigan Hush (image, lower right)

Phyllis Small French/American

Catherine Smith Yellow Series #2

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Click here for the full list of participating artists:

http://www.westhartfordart.org/storage/accepted%20work.pdfBarbCorrigan_Hush

 

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