Saturday, June 25, 2011

Corson, Schlager and Wright Accepted into Art Quilts Lowell 2011: “The Sea” (Lowell, MA)


Connecticut fiber artists Lisa Corson, Norma Schlager and Diane Wright will participate in this year’s Art Quilts Lowell at the Brush Gallery.  Thirty artists offer their own interpretation of this year’s theme, “The Sea”. 

(images: from left “Poseidon” by Lisa Corson, “Ocean Treasures” by Norma Schlager, “Boats at Slack Tide“ by Diane Wright)

The show will run from August 11 – September 10, 2011.

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 13, 3 - 5 pm, during the Lowell Quilt Festival.

The Brush Gallery

256 Market Street

Lowell, MA 01852

Congratulations to All Participating Artists!

Betty Busby, Victoria Carr, Gerrie Congdon, Lisa Corson, Nancy Crasco, Grace Errea, Diane Franklin, Sandy Gregg, Carol Anne Grotrian, Beverly Hertler, Rosemary Hoffenberg, Lauren Horowitz, Janice Jones, Deborah Lacativa, Susan Lenz, Ingrid Lincoln, Valerie Maser-Flanagan, Jeanelle McCall, Lorie McCown, Penny Prudden Myles, Suzanne R. Neusner, Gay Ousley, Gladys A. Perkins, Wen Redmond, Susan M. Rouleau, Norma Schlager, Carolyn Spiegel, Pamela A Stanton, Carol Ann Waugh and Diane Wright

Monday, June 20, 2011

Ed Johnetta Miller to Lead a Workshop at Norwalk Historical Society June 25, 2011 (Norwalk, CT)

The Norwalk Quilt Trail

Ed Johnetta Miller will lead “Color in Quilting” at the Norwalk Historical Society, one of the stops along the Norwalk Quilt Trail

Miller, a fiber artist, quilter, teacher, curator and lecturer has this to say about her approach: 

“Shapes, color, texture, movement, the natural world inspire me. My approach is one of improvisation, much like the idiosyncratic rifts played in the jazz music I constantly listen to. While working, I deftly move from one piece to another, placing a color here, and a color there. I arrange pieces of brightly colored fabrics with those that are textured and patterned. My designs are never predetermined; they develop as I go along.  My quilt approach often begins with a theme or concept inspired by a cultural or spiritual experience. As an artist and a woman of color, I am always cognizant of what I believe to be my role and responsibility to my cultural inheritance and community.  I try to successfully integrate a multitude of culturally-charged expressions and concerns into my work."


June 25, 2011

10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.


(203) 846-0525


Norwalk Historical Society

Mill Hill Historic Park, 2 East Wall St.

Norwalk, CT 06851

Monday, June 13, 2011

Call for Submissions: “Art Quilt Portfolio: People and Portraits” by Lark Crafts

Art Quilt Portfolio: People and Portraits

An Inspiring Collection of Art Quilts
By Martha Sielman

Lark Crafts is pleased to announce that Martha Sielman will be authoring the second volume in a new series of art quilt books. This book will focus on works that feature people and portraits—individuals or groups—that explore the human condition.

Each volume in the Art Quilt Portfolio series will include a Feature section, focusing on 15 to 20 artists in depth; this section will include an interview with each artist, several images of works by the featured artist, and a glimpse into each artist’s working methods. The books will also include a Gallery of works by 70 to 80 selected artists. Both Feature and Gallery artists will be chosen from this Call for Consideration. Artists who are selected for inclusion in Art Quilt Portfolio: People and Portraits will receive full acknowledgement, a complimentary copy of the book, and the option to purchase additional copies from Lark at a discount.

This opportunity is open to all quilt artists. Complete entry instructions are included on the form.

  • Lark Crafts accepts only digital images for submissions, submitted on a CD.
  • Artists may submit up to 3 entries.
  • Artists must also complete and submit an Entry Form and a Photo License Agreement.
  • There is no fee for submission.

June 15, 2011                        Call for Consideration OPENS
August 15, 2011                    Call for Consideration DEADLINE
Early Fall 2011                        Notification of acceptance via email

Please use the entry forms (download entry form here) for consideration as either as Feature or Gallery artist. Please read the digital photography requirements carefully and adhere to them strictly.

Friday, June 10, 2011

You’re Invited to Meet the Artist: Jayne Gaskins at Tappan Z Gallery (Tarrytown, NY)

Gaskins_tortoiseJayne Gaskins will be at Tappan Z Gallery Friday, June 17th

Special Reception from 5-9pm.

(image: Tortoise by Jayne Gaskins)

A message from the artist:

All SAQA members and your friends in the area are most warmly invited to drop by. Even if you can't make the "meet-the-artist" evening I do hope you'll come see my art and the other fiber artists work at the gallery.

This has been a very good year for me: Infinity Fiber Art exhibit, Volusia Wrapped in Fiber, Extraordinary Things exhibit in Atlanta (3rd place), and the highlight - Quilt National. The thing that keeps me going is the warmth, support, and encouragement of my art-quilt friends. I wouldn't have the courage do this without you!!!

I do hope you can visit the Tappan Z Gallery at 51 Main Street Tarrytown, New York on the 17th. I want to meet ALL of you wonderful artists!!!

Jayne Gaskins

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Fiber Art Events This Week – Don’t Miss!

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Please Support your fellow SAQA-CT Artists at the Opening Reception for “Small Quilts for a Sacred Space”

This Sunday, June 5th from 12 - 3PM

“Small Quilts for a Sacred Space” is a collection of unique art quilts created by Connecticut Fiber Arts Collective

Participants include Mary Lachman, Diane Cadrain, Carol Eaton, Jeanne Landry, Rosalind Spann, Toni Torres, Cher Hurney, Karen Loprete, Diane Wright, Carol Vinick and Carine Greene.

Exhibition runs May 22 - June 19, 2011

Unitarian Society of Hartford

50 Bloomfield Avenue

Hartford, CT 06105


DeNegre_QuailFamilyALSO SUNDAY, JUNE 5!!
Part of For the Birds Exhibition and Programming at the Brush Gallery in Lowell, MA

CT Artists Vivika DeNegre and Diane Wright have artwork included in this mixed media show.(Image: “Quail Family” by Vivika DeNegre)

Presentation by Massachusetts Audubon Society of live, wild native birds from Drumlin Farm, Sunday, June 5, noon to 2 pm. Meet a Great Horned Owl, Screech Owl, Broad-winged Hawk, American Kestrel and a friendly pigeon.

Bird rehabilitation presentation and slide show by Wildlife Rehabilitators Association of America, Sunday, June 5, 2 - 4 pm. Learn about how these wonderful folks take in sick and injured birds, nurse them back to health and release them.

These events are free, but donations are welcome. All donations will be given directly to the Wildlife Rehabilitators' Association of America to help them purchase food and medicine for the birds they rehabilitate.

The Brush Gallery & Artists Studios
256 Market St., Lowell, MA 01852


Reception and Awards on Thursday June 9th, 6 – 8PM for the 100th Exhibition of the CT Academy of Fine Arts (Mystic, CT)

Cadrain_EntranceIncluded in the mixed media show is Diane Cadrain’s art quilt “Entrance” (image, right)

The Exhibition will run from May 27 – June 16, 2011

Mystic Arts Center

9 Water Street

Mystic, CT 06355

Hours: 11AM – 5PM daily

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Quilts by Margaret Phillips and Diane Wright Coming to Whistler House Museum of Art (Lowell, MA)

MargaretPhillips_MomOnVacationBLOG Art Quilts at WHMA - Aug 10 to Sept 3, 2011

Connecticut artists Margaret Phillips and Diane Wright will each have 2 quilts on display at the Whistler House Museum of Art (WHMA) this summer.   Included in the show are Margaret Phillips’ Mom on Vacation, pictured here on left, and BoxesDiane Wright will exhibit Diaspora and Dusk.

According to Gallery Manager James Dyment, “The jury process was indeed challenging due to the superb quality of the art quilts submitted. The quilts were chosen based on technique, quality of workmanship, relation to theme, and visual appeal.”

Jurors were Mary Walter and Karen Pulaski.


The show opens August 10, 2011 and Special Weekend Events include:

Fri, Aug 12: Tea & Dessert 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM  $7.00 per person

Fri & Sat: Art Quilts in Bloom (In conjunction with the quilt exhibit)

Sat, Aug 13: Artist Reception 2:00 to 4:00 PM

Sat, Aug 20, Quilt making class with Mary Walter: Re-interpreting a Whistler landscape. 10 am to 5



Whistler House Museum of Art

243 Worthen Street

Lowell, MA 01852


Hours: Wed through Sat 11 am to 4 pm


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