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Perks of SAQA's Dual-Regional Membership

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Did you know, as a SAQA member you can designate a primary and a secondary region for the same membership fee?  While it may not be advantageous to everyone, there are definite benefits to having another region to call "home".For example: for Connecticut residents, the Massachusetts/Rhode Island, New York and New Hampshire/Vermont/Maine regions are all within a few hours drive.  For members who live on the border of CT, it may sometimes be a shorter drive to NY or MA than to our own regional meetings. If you vacation in another State or country on a regular basis, you may want to consider adding that region to your membership.Recently SAQA-CT artists Carol Ludington, Diane Wright and Betty Warner attended a fabulous meeting with the members of SAQA-MA/RI. The group met at PRO Chemical & Dye in Fall River, MA. SAQA-MA/RI artist Vicki Jensen demonstrated dying techniques.Later, attendees got to try it out for themselves.During lunch, everyone had a chance to browse the ven…

Clara Nartey Earns the Joan Coderre Award at the Slater Museum (Norwich, CT)

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SAQA-CT artist Clara Nartey's "Shadows" took home the Joan Coderre Award for Painting: Excellence in ColorThe CT Women Artists 85th Annual Juried Exhibition features 120 pieces of artwork in a variety of media.
(Clara Nartey stands next to her prize winning artwork at the Slater Memorial Museum)One of six fiber/textile works in the show, Nartey's "Shadows" captured the award in a painting category over many other traditional painted canvas pieces. (Detail)Congratulations, Clara!The CT Women Artists exhibition will be on display at the Slater Memorial Museum until September 28, 2014.Slater Memorial Museum
305 Broadway
Norwich, CT 06360
http://www.slatermuseum.org/cf_news/view.cfm?newsid=235

Textile Show Opens this Friday at Silvermine Arts Center (New Canaan, CT)

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UndomesticatedLeslie GiulianiSeptember 20 through November 2, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, September 19, 6-8pm


Embrace, Digital embroidery, rug hooking, and encaustic on linen, 20" x 20"The exhibition "Undomesticated" by Leslie Giuliani highlights her hybrid textile artwork at the Vassos Gallery at Silvermine Arts Center from Friday, September 19 through November 2, 2014. There will be an opening reception on Friday, September 19 from 6 pm - 8 pm. Giuliani says, "This exhibition will include works featuring a range of textile technique combinations including digital embroidery, hand embroidery, digital textile printing, cyanotype photography, sewing and rug hooking embellished with encaustic painting.Juxtaposing images naturally creates free narrative associations. The images and compositions and the stories they imply are interesting, colorful and fun on their own but beyond that, the unusual combination of materials will compel further exploration.The embro…

SAQA Benefit Auction Begins Today!

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SAQA’s signature fundraising event starts today at 2pm EDT!This is your chance to own beautiful, unique art quilts by some of the world’s finest artists. Plus, your purchases help increase the recognition for art quilts and the artists who make them while supporting SAQA’s exhibitions, publications, and education outreach. Thanks to our donors and bidders in 2013, the Benefit Auction raised over $65,000!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 Schlagerand Gail Kotowski:View all the auction quilts here: http://www.saqa.com/memberArt.php?ID=3220For information about how the auction works, visit: http://www.saqa.com/memberArt.php?ID=1186

Special Invitation to SAQA Members to Participate in the Quilt and Needle Arts Show (East Haddam, CT)

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Invitation to Exhibit19th Annual Quilt and Needle Arts Show
October 11 &12, 2014
The First Church of Christ, Congregational
499 Town Street (Route 151), P O Box 445
East Haddam, CT 06423-0445
First Church of East Haddam is proud to present its 19th Annual Quilt and Needle Arts Show, located in America’s Oldest Federal Meetinghouse. When decorated with vibrant quilts and needlework, it is transformed into a spectacular showcase and an inspiration to those of us who appreciate fine handwork. We hope you will be part of this experience! We invite you to share your love of needlework by exhibiting your quilts, cross-stitch, needlepoint, hooked rugs, knitting, crocheting, etc.Members of Studio Art Quilt Associates are invited to participate in a special display.  Please indicate on your submission form if you are a SAQA member.Exhibitors should fill out the enclosed application and mail it before September 30 to:First Church Quilt ShowC/O Carol Faraci
90 Great Hillwood Road
Moodus, CT 06469
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Show Your Artwork at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (Brattleboro, VT)

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OPEN CALL NNE (North-Northeast)If you're an artist living in New York or any of the six New England states, then you are eligible to submit your work for consideration. Open Call NNE (North-Northeast) is a juried exhibition organized by BMAC that showcases established, mid-career, and emerging artists working in all media. In a departure from BMAC’s previous juried exhibitions, which featured large bodies of work by a small number of selected artists, Open Call NNE (North-Northeast) will showcase dozens of artists with 1-4 works each.BMAC is expecting to showcase dozens of artists of all experience levels, working in a wide variety of media. Richard Klein, exhibitions director of The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, is the juror. Open Call NNE (North-Northeast) opens at BMAC on January 10 and runs through February 8, 2015. The deadline to apply is November 14, 2014.Click here for more information.