Showing posts from August, 2014

Call for Entries: Textile Show 2014 at Gallery 53 (Meriden, CT)

Fiber Artists of Connecticut:You are invited to participate in an upcoming exhibition, presented by the Arts and Crafts Association of Meriden at Gallery 53. Entries can include (but are not limited to): surface design, felting, quilting, knotting, weaving, knitting, fiber sculpture, basketry, quilts, handcrafted paper and needlework.  Textile Show 2014
Sept 13th – 26th
Hand Delivered Entries:
Sept 3rd – 5th, 12 – 3 pm
Sat Sept 6th, 10 – 1 pm
Mail in Entries: Please provide return postage.Reception & Awards:
Saturday, September 13th, 1– 3 pm
Awards Ceremony: 2 pm
Judge: Laura ScarpaFees:
ACAM Members: $20 first entry, $5 second.
Nonmembers: $25 first entry, $5 second.
No more than two entries due to space limitations.

Gallery 53
53 Colony St, Meriden, CT 06451
(203) 235-5347
All items must be installation-ready with appropriate hanging rods or mounting devices.
Space is limited, items must be no wider than 48".Sa…

Catherine Whall Smith Earns the Alice Clark Hubbard Award at MAC (Mystic, CT)

SAQA-Connecticut's regional rep Catherine Whall Smith was honored to received the Alice Clark Hubbard Prize at the Mystic Art Center's 58th Regional Show, for her piece Tying Up the Hay #1The exhibition will be on display August 1st – September 20th, 2014The MAC Regional Exhibition, juried by Power Boothe, features a wide-range of creative voices and artistic media, including photography, oil, acrylic and carved wood.  Cathy's piece was one of the only fiber pieces juried into the show.When asked about her work, Cathy says “The quilts I create are strongly influenced by my surroundings.  My Hay Series is based on my photos of rolled hay.  When they are enlarged they present an image of chaotic lines.  I use those chaotic lines to explore the visual spaced created when line meets line or lines overlap lines.” Mystic Art Center
9 Water Street
Mystic, CT 06355 
(860) 536-7601

Preview SAQA Auction Quilts: Bidding Starts September 15th at 2pm

Nine stunning art quilts were donated to the 2014 Studio Art Quilt Associates Benefit Auction by Connecticut members.  Check out these beautiful 12x12 auction quilts created by Normajean Brevik, Debra Bento, Margaret Phillips, Mickey Lawler, Betty Warner, Diane Wright, Clara Nartey, Norma Schlager and Gail Kotowski:See ALL 375 auction quilts on SAQA's website: Bidding starts September 15, 2014 at 2:00pm Eastern Standard time.

Work by Phyllis Small in Connecting Threads Exhibition (W.Hartford, CT)

"Connecting Threads" is a celebration of Jewish industry and artistry, on display at the Mandell Jewish Community Center's Chase Family Gallery. SAQA-CT artist Phyllis Small is participating in the exhibition and was recently interviewed about the show for the Hartford Courant
(Photo by Suzanne Carlson)
Excerpt from,0,6188339.story"One of her pieces is a memory quilt she began when the owner of the kosher Crown Market announced in February that the store would close. “I shop there all the time," Small said. The community atmosphere of the store is beloved by many, she said, adding, "I was just so sorry it might be closing."

Investors have since stepped in and saved the market, but Small finished the quilt, which took about three months from conception to completion. It incorporates the store's logo, images of hot dogs and yellow mustard, and a squa…

Slater Museum Hosts the 85th Annual Open Juried Art Show (Norwich, CT)

Congratulations to SAQA-CT artists Clara Nartey, Phyllis Small and Diane Wright whose fiber artwork has been juried into the CT Women Artists National Open Juried Art Show!Boasting a membership of over 200 artists, Connecticut Women Artists has supported and promoted women in the visual arts for over 80 years. Sparked by the 1929 landmark exhibition of 13 women artists at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, CWA has continued to promote annual exhibitions showcasing an array of works including drawings, paintings, sculpture, printmaking, photography, fiber arts, and illustration.
(image: For the Love of Three Oranges by D.Wright)The show will be on display at the Slater Memorial Museum
Saturday, August 30 - Friday, September 26, 2014OPENING RECEPTION:
Saturday, September 6, 1-3 pm
The Slater Memorial Museum
108 Crescent Street
Norwich, CT 06360