Showing posts from November, 2011

Catherine Smith Invites you to Open Studios 2011 – 2 more days – December 3rd & 4th

Thank you to all who stopped by for the first week-end of Artists Open Studios of Northeast CT 2011There is one more weekend left: Sat, Dec 3 & Sun, Dec 4Artist studios will be open daily from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Download the Artists Open Studios BrochureThe Artists Open Studios tour encompasses 20 towns in Northeast Connecticut.  More information about the Artists Open Studios of Northeast CT and directions can be found on the website "Which Way to Lund" by C.W.Smith) The piece photographed – “Which Way to Lund”  is Smith’s interpretation of the graphics on the many trains she saw while in Copenhagen last Summer.  (All cotton materials – Hand quilted – 36H x 36W inches).  To see more of Catherine’s work, visit her blog: Smith’s “SmithStitch Studio” is located at 44 Chaplin Street (D-3), Chaplin CT 06235.

Margaret Phillips Earns Award for Workmanship at Quilts=Art=Quilts

SAQA-CT fiber artist Margaret Phillips has earned the “Award for Machine Workmanship” at the 2011 Quilts=Art=Quilts Exhibition for her beautiful quilt Pink Desert with Roadrunners (detail shown).   Awards were presented on October 29th at the Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, New York.Congratulations Margaret!Quilts=Art=Quilts is the Schweinfurth Art Center's 31st annual juried quilt exhibition. The Art Center has long recognized the importance of quilts as a visual medium, and has been presenting quilts in an art gallery setting since 1981.To see all the prize winning quilts from this year’s show, along with the artists and titles, visit Schweinfurth’s website:

Opening Friday: “Fabulous Fiber” at the Farmington Valley Arts Center (Avon, CT)

Women Against the Grain, a group of fiber artists including Diane Cadrain, will be participating in a new show called FABULOUS FIBER at the Farmington Valley Arts Center.A candlelight Opening Reception will be held this Friday, November 18 from 6 – 9PM.The exhibition will be on display at FVAC until December 31, 2011.Gallery Hours: Fridays 1 – 4PMSaturdays 10 AM – 4PMand by Appointment(860) 678-1867FVAC is located at 25 Arts Center Lane in Avon, CT.  visit for more information.The Farmington Valley Arts Center in Avon, Connecticut, is dedicated to the belief that artistic expression and creativity are vital to daily life. FVAC connects the community to the creative process by offering arts education for people of all ages, supporting and encouraging working artists, and serving as a community resource for promoting the arts. The Arts Center is a vibrant arts community that enables visitors to experience the entire creative process, from seeing artists at work t…

Shoreline Arts Trail 2011 Kicks Off with Reception at Guilford Art Center TONIGHT (Guilford, CT)

Shoreline ArtsTrail Exhibition at Guilford Art CenterNovember 4, 2010 - January 9, 2011ARTISTRYPreview work of all 37 members of the Shoreline ArtsTrail in an exhibit with Artistry at the Guilford Art Center, November 4, 2010 through January 9, 2011, 411 Church Street, Guilford.The two month exhibition will kick off with an opening reception on Friday Nov 4, from 5 to 8 PM.Guilford Art Center Artistry hours:
Monday–Saturday 10 am–6 pm
Thursday 10 am–8 pm, Sunday 12–5 pmARTISTRY is the 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.Shoreline Arts Trail celebrates their 10th Anniversary with Open Studios Weekend November 19 - 20, 2011 from 10AM - 4PMMeet the artists, including SAQA-CT fiber artists Diane Wright and Vivika DeNegre.  Discover the unique fine arts and crafts that the CT Shoreline has to offer.  Excerpt from their new blog

Kate Themel Will Represent CT in ArtQuilt Elements 2012 (Wayne, PA)

SAQA-CT artist Kate Themel has been accepted into ArtQuilt Elements 2012.  Her piece, Stars Not Included (image, left) depicts a mariner’s sextant.  It was created using pieces of colored fabric which were layered and raw-edge appliquéd and then densely quilted with free motion machine stitching.  Jurors Elizabeth Barton, David Revere McFadden and Dr. Sandra Sider selected 48 pieces from over 660 entries.  Exhibiting artists hail from 42 US States and 11 different countries.  Kate is happy and proud to be one of 28 first-time exhibitors and the only artist from Connecticut in this year’s show.From AQE’s website Elements 2012
March 30 - May 13, 2012  /  Wayne Art Center  /  Wayne PA
Opening Reception will be held on Friday, March 30, 2011The Wayne Art Center
413 Maplewood Ave, Wayne, PA
19087 /  phone: 610-688-3553
email: info@wayneart.orgAQE 2012 is the 10th Exhibition of this internationally acclaimed show set in suburban Philade…