Saturday, November 20, 2010

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


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:

“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


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