Monday, January 31, 2011

Spotlight: SAQA CT Fiber Artist Barbara Barrick McKie

The talented and prolific Barbara Barrick McKie will be exhibiting her signature Dispersed Dyed/Thread Painted Art Quilts in three States within the next 2 months. Congratulations Barb!

Inspired by Nature - Art Quilts by Barbara Barrick McKie

(Image: Red Dahlia Reflections)

More about Barbara Barrick McKie:

Barbara combines her life-long interests in travel, photography, nature, and experimentation, by fearlessly creating art quilts using new techniques of her invention.

Starting with white fabric, she prints her own Photoshop-manipulated images to polyester fabric, combines them with her hand dyed fabrics, and free-motion quilts them on her home machine. Often she uses trapunto, and more recently thread painting.

Her unique voice in art quilting natural subjects, sometimes with a whimsical twist, has led to many publications from 1975 through 2011 as well as awards in many national and international quilt shows. Her works are also included in numerous public and private collections.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Call for Entries: “For the Birds” Deadline March 18, 2011


Brush Gallery's
For the Birds
Exhibition
This 2D and 3D exhibition is open to artists from the U.S. and Canada


Information:

JUROR: David Allen Sibley, ornithologist, author and artist. Click here to read about David Allen Sibley and his books. He is a member of the Massachusetts Audubon Society, which is working in collaboration with the Gallery on this exhibition and related educational events.

EXHIBITION: This juried exhibition is part of the Brush Gallery's Art of Nature Exhibition Series and will be a mix of paintings, collage, fiber, photography, drawings and sculpture. It will be hung in time for the Brush's popular annual fundraiser on May 7th. Depending on sizes, between 30 and 40 two-dimensional and 20 to 30 sculptures will be accepted. The gallery has 9 pedestals capable of holding sculpture up to about 50 pounds if sculptors would like to use them.

CATALOGUE:
A full color catalogue will be produced for this exhibition.

SUPPORT:
This exhibition is made possible in part by a generous grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. The MCC grant supports the Brush Gallery's Art of Nature Exhibition Series, which includes For the Birds.

ELIGIBILITY:
Artists who are residents of the USA and Canada may submit 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional work, including: paintings, fiber, drawings, photographs, monoprints, mixed-media and sculpture. The work must depict birds.

METHOD OF SELECTION:
High resolution (300 DPI) images on CD will be juried by David Allen Sibley, ornithologist, author and artist. Click here to read about David Allen Sibley and his books. The work you submit must depict birds.

ENTRY PROCEDURE:
Artists may submit up to three entries depicting birds (3D artists may show 2 views for each entry for a total of 6 images) Note: sculpture may not exceed 50 pounds (30 lbs if you are shipping/return shipping your work).

ENTRY FEE: is $30.00 for non-members and $20.00 for Brush Gallery members. Click here to see if you are an up-to-date member. Not a member? Click here to become one.
Note: a portion of the entry fees received will go directly to the unpaid, dedicated group of people who work with Mass Audubon and who care for sick or injured birds until they can (if ever) be returned to the wild.

COMMISSION: 40% on sales made during the exhibition, 30% for Brush members

MEMBERSHIP: If you are not a member, consider becoming one. There will be a number of juried exhibitions in various media over the next year at the Brush and you will enjoy reduced entry fees and gallery commissions.
Click here to find out about upcoming exhibition opportunities at the Brush.
Click here to see if you are a member.
Not a member? Click here to become one.


Important Dates:

March 18 : Application, CD and payment due at Brush Gallery no later than 4:00 pm
April 8 : Notification of jury results
May 1 and 2 : Delivery of work to Brush Gallery
May 7 : Exhibition goes on display to public during our annual fundraiser
May 14 : Artists' Reception
June 18, 2011: Exhibition closes at 4:00
June 19 and 20: Artwork pickup (noon - 4 PM); Shipped artwork returned.


DELIVERY OF ARTWORK :

Work may be hand-delivered or sent/returned by FedEx, UPS or US Postal Service.
Note: If shipping work you must ABSOLUTELY provide a pre-paid, scannable return shipping label for the return of artwork. The Brush cannot accept your personal UPS/FedEx account number nor can it accept cash or check payments for the return of your artwork. Failure to provide a pre-paid, scannable return shipping label means that the Brush will not ship your artwork back to you. Also note that there will be a 30 pound limit on shipped packages. Brush personnel must bring these packages to the post office/UPS/FedEx center and cannot carry and transport anything heavier than 30 pounds.


ON-LINE APPLICATION REQUIRED:
Please click here to apply on-line.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Shoreline ArtsTrail 2011: Deadline for Applications March 23, 2011

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Shoreline ArtsTrail Call For Artists living and working in Branford, Guilford and Madison, CT 
The Shoreline ArtsTrail announces its 10th annual Open Studios Weekend on November 19 & 20, 2011

Artists with media such as pottery, stained and fused glass, paintings, jewelry, sculpture, weaving, prints, photography, textiles, quilts, paper and wood are invited to apply to this event.  Artists are asked to demonstrate, answer questions and open their studios for the entire weekend to the public.

During the Open Studios Weekend, the distinctive yellow "Open Studio" signs are placed to point visitors in the right direction. There will be a reception with the time and location to be decided. The Shoreline ArtsTrail is an artist run organization and all artists are asked to volunteer. Benefits of inclusion in the Shoreline ArtsTrail include placement on the website with links (visit www.shorelineartstrail.com), state-wide publicity and 100 brochure/maps.

Application fee: $10

Deadline for application: March 23, 2011

For more information and an application, please contact Barbara at pbsk@comcast.net or 203-453-3111

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Call for Entries “Art Quilts Lowell 2011: The Sea”

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Brush Gallery's Art Quilts Lowell 2011:The Sea
A Venue of the Lowell Quilt Festival

ENTRY DEADLINE June 15, 2011

Because the 2011 exhibition will have a theme, we wanted to give artists as much lead time as possible, which is why we are sending out this early call for entries.


Information:

ART QUILTS LOWELL 2011: The Sea.   August 6 through September 10, 2011.
We are pleased to announce that the Massachusetts Cultural Council has given the Brush a generous grant in support of our Art of Nature Exhibition Series. This year we are including Art Quilts Lowell in the Art of Nature series. The theme of Art Quilts Lowell 2011 is the sea and the subject matter of your entries should reflect that.

ELIGIBILITY:
Quilt artists who are residents of the United States and Canada. The theme this year is the sea.

METHOD OF SELECTION:
High resolution (300 DPI) images on CD will be viewed and selected by a juror to be determined.

ENTRY PROCEDURE:
Artists may submit up to three entries. A complete view and a detail view of each piece for a total of six images are encouraged. Theme: The Sea.

Entry Fee is $30.00 for non-members and $20.00 for active Brush Gallery members. Click here to see if you are an active member. Not a member? Click here to become one.

APPLICATION INFORMATION
Please apply for entry to the exhibition by clicking here.


MISCELLANEOUS:
Click here to find out about other 2011 juried exhibitions at the Brush Gallery.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Women’s Caucus for Art: New Chapter is Looking for Artists – Launch Meeting Feb. 10 (New York, NY)

HeatherStoltz_SAQANYA message from SAQA-NY artist Heather Stoltz:

Hello Artists! I have exciting news. The Women's Caucus for Art (WCA) is starting a new chapter in NY and I’m going to be the co-president.

We're going to have our launch meeting during the National WCA Convention at the Hilton Hotel.

Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 9 AM

Hilton Hotel

1335 Avenue of the Americas

New York, NY

During that meeting, we will talk about the goals of the chapter and our upcoming networking, exhibition, and performance opportunities. We will also talk about ways to get involved in the chapter.

I'm really excited about helping to bring the WCA to NYC and hope that you will consider joining us! As women artists, we are still underrepresented in NY galleries and museums and the WCA has been working to change this since its founding in 1972. As fiber artists, we're also overlooked often, so let's get out there and do something about it!

Please spread the word and encourage women artists to attend the meeting! You do not have to register for the conference to attend this informational launch meeting. Feel free to contact me at heather@sewingstories.com with any questions.

I hope to see you on Feb 10!

Heather G. Stoltz

www.sewingstories.com

heather@sewingstories.com

(203) 500-5942

Monday, January 24, 2011

SAQA Showcase – Call For Entries Opens March 1st

SAQA-21years

SAQA Showcase
(Open to ALL SAQA members)

A special in-depth exhibition of the work of 4-6 artists at the museum of the International Quilt Study Center at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln from July - October 2012.

Chosen artists will each exhibit several works, which may be considered for permanent acquisition by the museum.  Artists will also be invited to participate in a special symposium - September 2012.

Jurors: Judith Content and Carolyn Ducey 
Full prospectus is now available on the SAQA website

Entry is by submission of a mini-portfolio of four (4) works through SAQA's online system.

Online entry for SAQA Showcase will be open March 1 - March 13, 2011

[NOTE to SAQA-CT members]:  A copy of the SAQA Showcase prospectus has been saved to the CT Members Only folder on Google Docs

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Review: Opening of “Identity in Fiber” – A Night of Great Food, Music and Fiber Art

Last night was the Opening Reception for “Identity in Fiber” at the Windsor Art Center (WAC) in Windsor, CT. 

Kate Themel, curator of the exhibition, reports:Identity-SmithandWarner

What a night!  I’m always nervous before an opening; will anyone show up?  what will people’s  reaction be?  will we get another blizzard??? 

But last night was just about perfect.  WAC did a great job promoting the show and the opening was well attended.  Lily’s Soul Food Restaurant provided some of the food – delicious homemade Mac & cheese was a big hit.  And jazz music by the Trey Winston Trio, a group of young local musicians, played for about an hour.  They were amazing!

(Image right: Cathy Smith and Betty Warner have a lively conversation in front of Barbara McKie’s  “My LAST Birthday”. Photo by Diane Wright)

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(Image left: Rita Hannifin stands next to Sally Brown’s quilted art book “Forever Sisters”.  Photo by Catherine Smith)

The artwork looked beautiful and was hung with great care by the WAC hanging team.  I must send a BIG thank you to Diane Wright who has been so helpful and supportive throughout the planning, and who collected artwork and brought it to WAC.  Diane and her husband worked all day along with Holly and myself, arranging the quilts.  This exhibition contained such a variety of color, technique and scale – it was not an easy job making sense of it all!  Thank you also to Karen Loprete and Betty Warner for collecting artwork and delivering it to Windsor.

WINSDOR ART CENTER - SAQA 001 (2)(Image, right: Diane & Dave are pictured here in front of Diane’s kimono-shaped art quilt “Family Ties” and Karen Loprete’s “My Secret Garden”. Photo by Catherine Smith)

Several of the “Identity” artists attended the Opening, including Carol Vinick, Sally Brown, Lisa Chipetine, Diane Wright and myself.  Diane and Lisa commented that visitors asked them very thoughtful questions about the work, beyond the typical small talk. 

Viewers commented on the quality of design and variety of techniques on display.  Karen Loprete’s My Secret Garden and Vivika DeNegre’s I’m Sorry had people marveling at the hand embroidery and combination of materials.  Some viewers were emotionally struck by Carol Vinick’s Tikun (see image, lower right).  A fragile silver pendant of the Star of David hangs from the quilt, in contrast to Tikun’s stark imagery and twisted metal wire.   Several visitors plan to come back another day to get a second look at everything.  According to Windsor Art Center Director Ina Foreman “We always get a big response when we have a fiber or textile show.  It really draws people in”.CarolVinick_Tikun_full

SAQA members Rita Hannifin, former SAQA-CT Rep Susan Ferraro, Catherine Whall Smith, Phyllis Small and Betty Warner came to support the artists, catch up with friends and of course see the fabulous artwork.  

Local quilters and art enthusiasts filled the crowd.  Diane and I had a wonderful conversation with Ann Chuk.  For the past 10 years Ann has been the tireless organizer of “Artists in the Country”, a professionally juried show of local and regional artists displaying their wares in a beautiful rural setting in Woodstock. 

DSCN2653Former SAQA President and media guru Lisa Chipetine filmed the event live and created a podcast.  Click on this link to view the video: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/12182282

(Image: From left to right, Vivika DeNegre’s “I’m Sorry”, Lisa Chipetine’s “Flowers for Allah” and Debbie Bento’s “Life’s Path”. Photo by Kate Themel) 

All in all it was a fantastic night.  Of course I went home kicking myself for all the things I forgot to say in my welcoming remarks.  Oh well, that will teach me to write things down!  

As I met & talked to people I was sure to remind them to come back on Saturday, February 12th for the SAQA Regional Meeting and Gallery Talk, to find out more about the pieces in the show and the artists who made them.

The Identity in Fiber Exhibition will be on display at Windsor Art Center until March 5, 2011

Windsor Art Center

40 Mechanic Street

Windsor, CT 06095

(860) 688-2528

www.windsorartcenter.org

Muriel Stockdale’s “E Pluribus” – On Display at ARC Fine Art LLC (Fairfield, CT)

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Muriel Stockdale’s E PLURIBUS: A series of United States flags celebrating this nation’s rich diversity

3113 Bronson Rd

Fairfield, CT

203.895.9595

ARC@ARCFINEARTLLC.COM

ARC images

About E PLURIBUS

Muriel Stockdale's United States flag series, E PLURIBUS, expresses the many colors of patriotism found everyday in the United States, which is perhaps the most diverse culture in the world. Muriel's flags are exquisitely hand crafted in the USA from typical fabrics representing diverse cultures that make up this American mosaic.

As an immigrant herself, Muriel is awed by the harmonious co-existence of Americans who celebrate their freedom in all possible ways. This country was created by dissension and protest against oppression and out of that was forged superb documents and mandates that guarantee freedom and hope for all people.

Patriotism is multifaceted, multicolored and multidimensional; here is a series of surprising American Flags that invite a broader look at what patriotism is and can be in the future.

The flags are not intended as an expression of American imperialism but merely as a celebration of diversity and harmony among all people here within the United States.

It is the mission of this project to speak out and celebrate diverse America and especially to point out equality within gorgeous difference of expression. Only by recognizing each other within our rights to be different may we restore hope and freedom for all people.

E PLURIBUS - United States of America - "living together and loving each other"

Friday, January 21, 2011

In Memoriam: M. Jean Slaughter

SAQA has lost one of our own this month.  M. Jean Slaughter was a talented artist and a lovely person; she will be missed.  Some of you may have met Jean at a CT regional meeting, often accompanied by her daughter Denise.  Our deepest condolences go out to Jean’s husband Andy, her daughter Denise and their family and friends.

From the Hartford Courant:

SLAUGHTER, Mary Jean.  Mary Jean Slaughter, 75, of Bloomfield passed away on Friday, (January 7, 2011) at home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Prattville, AL on July 19, 1935. Daughter of the late Georgia and Eugene Slayton, she grew up in Prattville, AL where she graduated with High Honors from Alabama State University (Member of Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society) before marrying and moving to Connecticut.

Prior to retiring from the Hartford Public Schools, she was an Educator and Librarian for 35 years at the former Brackett-Northeast School and Fred D. Wish Elementary School. Jean was an avid quilter who enjoyed hand piecing and hand quilting. She created beautiful quilts or wall hangings that had personal and historical significance. She won awards in the Senior Division of the CRT National Arts Program and The Connecticut Community Care, Inc. Art Show for her "out of the box" thinking. Jean attended Quilting Classes at the Bloomfield Senior Center and was a member of SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates)[sic], The Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art and the Windsor Art Center.

Besides her beloved husband Andy, of 51 years, she is survived by her daughter, Denise A. Slaughter of Bloomfield, two aunts Archie M. Green (Chicago) and Edmonia Green (Washington D.C.) and five cousins Helen Herring (Prattville), Howard Green (Detroit), Paula and Monique Green (Washington D.C.), Patricia Hicks (Washington D.C.) and other relatives and friends.

To leave online condolences, please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com

Thursday, January 20, 2011

United Methodist Church Commissions Diane Cadrain to Create 3 Wall Hangings

Cadrain_GrowingCadrain_RootedDiane Cadrain is working on the third and final banner commissioned by the United Methodist Church of Hartford. 

The banners will be displayed as an illustration of the congregation’s three-part mission statement, symbolized by a growing tree.

Seen here are Phase 1: “Rooted in God’s Love” (left)

and Phase 2: “Growing in God’s Grace” (right)

Phase 3: “Reaping the Fruits of Peace and Justice” is due on Easter.  

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Diane Cadrain is a member of SAQA living in Connecticut.  Her first solo exhibition of fiber art is on display at the Wethersfield Library Community Room until the end of the month. 

To see more of Diane’s work in person, come to a Reception this Sunday January 23, 2011, 2-4 PM.

Wethersfield Library

515 Silas Dean Highway

Wethersfield, CT 06109

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

SAQA CT Regional Meeting – Open to Public

SAQA-21yearsOur next CT Regional Meeting will be open to all SAQA artists and members of the public 

Come to the Windsor Art Center on Saturday, February 12th, 2011 from 10 AM – 4 PM

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  • Catch up with old friends and meet new ones
  • Show off your finished fiber art or works-in-progress during “Show & Tell” 
  • Enjoy the Windsor Art Center’s current exhibition “Identity in Fiber”
  • Learn more about the “Identity” quilts and the artists who made them; Gallery Talk begins at 1:30 PM
  • Get behind the scenes – Presentation by Sally Brown on her 3D quilted book “Forever Sisters”
  • Find out about exhibition opportunities and fiber art events in CT and surrounding areas

This meeting is free and open to the public.  Anyone with an interest in art quilts and fiber is welcome!  Learn more about SAQA, our members and the work we do, ask questions and share your own fiber artwork, too.  Our friendly, talented members love to talk about art, quilting, new techniques and tricks of the trade. 

Do you love to create your own templates, play with fabric, add stuff to your quilts that others don’t?  Thought you were the only one?  You will not be pressured to join SAQA, but there is a wonderful creative support system available to you, one you may not have realized was there.  Membership registration materials will be available.   Come and be inspired!

Windsor Art Center

40 Mechanic Street

Windsor, CT 06095

(860) 688-2528

www.windsorartcenter.org

Monday, January 17, 2011

Call for Entries: SAQA “A Sense of Adventure” Opens Feb. 1, 2011

A Sense of AdventureSAQA-21years

Open to all SAQA members

Premiere Location: International Festivals of Quilts
Houston, TX November 2011
Cincinnati, OH April 2012
Long Beach, CA July 2012
Additional venue locations to be determined.

Theme: A Sense of Adventure asks you to expand your personal comfort zone. Beyond the five senses of sight, sound, smell, taste and touch is the sense of adventure. Webster's defines "adventure" as:
1 a : an undertaking usually involving danger and unknown risks
   b : the encountering of risks (the spirit of adventure)
2 : an exciting or remarkable experience (an adventure in exotic dining)
Use techniques you've never used before. Plumb deep within yourself for a personal sense of adventure. Share your adventures through this exhibit.

Juror: Jacqueline M. Atkins
Curator: Nancy Bavor nbavor@gmail.com

Entry is by digital images only, using SAQA’s online system. Preview the entry form at
http://saqacallforentries4.com/
February 1, 2011       Online entry opens
February 28, 2011     Online Entry Final Day - Deadline at 11:59 pm EST

The full prospectus is available in doc or pdf format

Friday, January 14, 2011

Solo Exhibition of Fiber Art by Diane Cadrain – Reception January 23rd

You are invited…
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To a Reception celebrating a solo exhibition of quilts and collages by Diane Cadrain

Sunday, January 23, 2011

2 – 4 PM

Wethersfield Library

Community Room

515 Silas Deane Highway

Wethersfield, CT 06109

http://www.wethersfieldlibrary.org

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Call For Entries: “Deep Spaces” Exhibition – Open to ALL Fiber Artists

You do not have to be a SAQA member to enter your work into “Deep Spaces”, an international exhibition of fiber art.  

Online entry system is open NOW

Entry Deadline: May 1, 2011

Deep Spaces

The Deep Spaces exhibit, curated by Larkin Jean Van Horn, will show textile works of a common size interpreting the title theme in three venues between July 2011 and June of 2012.

Eligible artwork for this exhibit will consist of quilts and other textile based wall hangings.

  • Artwork must be 18" wide and 45" tall. That's a vertical orientation, like a hanging scroll. No Exceptions.

  • Entry fee is $25.00 (US) via PayPal, up to three pieces may be entered.  

  • Entries will be accepted via webpage and digital images. No paper entries or disks will be accepted.

More details and requirements are listed on the Exhibition Prospectus. 

Click Here for the Complete Prospectus: http://www.deep-spaces.com

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Interactive Crazy Quilts at the New Britain Museum of American Art

Padberg_LovetheEats NEW/NOW: Interactive Crazy Quilts by Carol Padberg
Jan. 28 - Apr. 25, 2011
Opening Reception
6 PM, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011

For most of the last decade Carol Padberg has been exploring encoded abstraction through painting, installation, and collage. Two years ago this interest led her to the great textile traditions of West Africa, where fabrics often have elaborate patterns and symbols that refer to proverbs and historical events.

Padberg synthesizes the influences of African textiles, American crazy quilts, and European modernism with her own family background of sewing, to produce information age art which stands at the intersection of quilting and computer code.

In this exhibition Padberg builds her quilts using a high capacity bar code structure layered with colored papers, scraps of fabric and paint, such that with a click of a smart phone, the viewer is transported down what Padberg calls a “rabbit hole” providing a window into the making of the art and the symbolism encoded within.

Each work investigates ways in which technology has shaped our contemporary world. For example, in Love the Eats (image, upper left) we are linked to images and texts that explore modern food production and consumption. Themes include pesticides commonly applied to apples; the Slow Food movement; and the trials and tribulations of feeding a large family.

New Britain Museum of American Art

56 Lexington Street

New Britain, CT 06052

860.229.0257

http://www.nbmaa.org

Don’t Miss the Deadline for SAQA’s Trunk Show “This IS a Quilt!” – Jan. 21, 2011

Open to all SAQA members  SAQA-21years
Deadline for Entries:  January 21, 2011

Theme:  This is a Quilt!

How do we as SAQA members explain what we do - create quilts - without people immediately thinking of a nine-patch that goes on your bed? By example, of course! SAQA defines an art quilt as "a contemporary artwork exploring and expressing aesthetic concerns common to the whole range of visual arts: painting, printmaking, photography, graphic design, assemblage and sculpture, which retains, through materials or technique, a clear relationship to the folk art quilt from which it descends."

This definition is purposely broad to accommodate the wondrous and exciting art quilts SAQA members are creating.

Create one piece that constitutes an art quilt as defined above. All work will be
photographed, matted, and prepared for exhibition by SAQA. The SAQA
exhibition committee hopes to publish some or all of the quilts in a book
exploring the diversity of art quilts. All quilts will be returned to the artist after the
travel schedule has ended.

Minimum 9" per side, maximum 11" per side. The pieces will be matted behind
a 12" white or off-white mat with an 8" square opening in the center. Only 8" sq.
of your quilt will be visible. Because the artwork will be behind a mat, the edges
need not be finished. A very small number of three-dimensional pieces may be
included. Please contact the curators for details.

Curators: Deb Cashatt (deb@pixeladies.com) and Kris Sazaki (kris@pixeladies.com)
The full prospectus is available in
pdf format.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Opening Reception Jan 22, 2011 - “Identity in Fiber” Windsor Art Center (Windsor, CT)

KatharinaLitchman_DailyDevotional_Full Windsor Art Center Presents:

IDENTITY IN FIBER

An Exhibition of Fiber Art

January 22 – March 5, 2011

Opening Reception Jan. 22nd,  5-7 PM

at the Windsor Art Center (WAC) Gallery

40 Mechanic Street

Windsor, CT 06095

(860) 688-2528

www.windsorartcenter.org

(image: “Daily Devotional” by Katharina Litchman)

Through art quilts and fiber sculpture, artists share the memorable experiences and traditions that have shaped their identities.  Meet some of the artists and enjoy light food, music and a special drawing at the Opening Reception on Saturday, January 22nd.

SPECIAL DRAWING: Fiber Artist and teacher EdJohnetta Miller is coming to Windsor Art Center in February.  She will lead her popular one hour workshop making greeting cards with fabric, but space is limited to 12 students. 

  • TO REGISTER for EdJohnetta’s workshop you must fill out a card at the “Identity in Fiber” Opening Reception on Saturday January 22, 2011 at Windsor Art Center.  Twelve cards will be pulled from a hat during the Opening Reception. 
  • The actual workshop will take place on February 26th, 2011 at Windsor Art Center.

Food by Lily’s Soul Food Restaurant

Music by The Trey Wilson Trio

In case of a cancellation due to weather, the Snow Date is Sunday January 23, 2011 from 3PM – 5PM.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Catherine Smith Requesting Your Help – Looking for Amy Butler Fabrics

SAQA-CT artist Catherine Whall Smith is asking for your help as she pursues her goal of continuing her “Yellow Series”.  An excerpt from Catherine’s blog:CWSmith_Yellow1LymeDisease

I still have some of the original fabrics – but I am in search of the Amy Butler – yellow/full moon polka dot fabric – yellow dot with a grey background.  I’ve emailed and searched on line, but I don’t seem to be able to find it.

SO IF YOU HAVE A PIECE IN YOUR STASH – please notify me – smith.catherine62@gmail.com ASAP -

who knows YELLOW #?-could be named after you.

May HEALTH and HAPPINESS follow you throughout 2011.  . . . CW Smith

The image you see here is Catherine Whall Smith’s “Yellow #1: Lyme Disease”, the first in her yellow/red series. She methodically hand quilts each piece, stitching in straight lines with such consistency that she can calculate the number of stitches based on the dimensions of the piece.   For example, “Yellow #1” contains 68,000 stitches. 

Read more about Catherine and her work on the “Smith Stitch Studio” blog: http://catherinewhallsmith.com/blog-2/

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...