Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Catherine Whall Smith Earns Honors at the CT Artists Exhibition, Slater Museum

Catherine Whall Smith has earned the Katherine Forest Craft Foundation Prize for Excellence in Textile Art for her work “Gold Hay #5”.

This photo was taken during the show’s opening on February 26th.  Catherine Smith stands with her daughter Tiffany, in front of Smith’s award-winning quilt.


The 68th Annual Connecticut Artists Exhibition will be on display until March 30, 2012.

It is an all media show, but fiber art is well represented.  Catherine had this to say about the opening “It was so good to see lots of fiber hung on the gallery walls and to talk to so many SAQA members in attendance.”

Congratulations to Catherine, and all the exhibitors!

Slater Museum is part of the Norwich Free Academy
305 Broadway
Norwich, CT 06360
(860) 887-2505

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Debbie Bein Wins Founder’s Choice Award: Infinity Art Gallery

SAQA-CT/NY artist Debbie Bein was thrilled to learn she had been awarded the Founder’s Choice Award for her work “Oh Say Can You Cell”.


Bein’s art quilt is included in the INFINITY ART GALLERY’s multi-media on line exhibit entitled ‘Lay of the Land: The Terrain of the 21st Century’. The show was curated by Flavia S. Zuniga-West and will run from Jan 15 – March 1, 2012. 

Bein had this reaction on her blog

This is an impeccably designed and executed general art venue gallery which holds open calls for work from artists in all mediums.  The award is a ‘portfolio’ on their site valued at $200.  This is exposure on the internet that can lead to bigger and better opportunities.  I am honored and privileged to have my work recognized in this way.   THANK YOU, Infinity Art Gallery!

(image: Oh Say Can You Cell by D.Bein)

Congratulations Debbie!

You can read a review of “Oh Say Can You Cell” by the Infinity Art Gallery’s Founder, Charly Swing and see all the award winners on the IAG website:

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

SAQA-CT Artists Juried into Slater Museum’s 68th Annual CT Artists Exhibition

Fiber artists will exhibit their work along side paintings, sculpture and other fine art at the 68th Annual CT Artists Exhibition at the Norwich Free Academy, Slater Memorial Museum.

Among those juried into this multi media show are SAQA-CT members Barbara Barrick McKie, Roberta Morehouse, Phyllis Small, Catherine Whall Smith, Carol Vinick and Betty Warner.

Congratulations to all the participating artists!

(image: Eye to Eye by B.McKie)

The show will run from Feb 19 – Mar 30, 2012

Opening Reception Sunday, February 26 from 1-3PM

The reception itself is free and open to the public, with paid admission to the Museum.

Presentation of awards will be at 2:00 PM

Slater Memorial Museum
Norwich Free Academy
108 Crescent Street
Norwich, CT 06360


See RED at the Southbury Public Library (Southbury, CT)

The talented and prolific artists of Connecticut Fiber Arts Collective invite you to see their newest exhibition “Red-Read”


The show is on display now at the Southbury Public Library and will remain until the end of February.

According to artist and CFAC member Diane Wright:

“Roz Spann instigated it all: the venue and the Red Challenge.  She filled brown paper bags with s-t-u-f-f.  As I remember it, Carine Greene came up with the title.  We were to use some of everything in this brown bag..we could add (more red) if needed.

The Red collection is hung in the entry of the Southbury Library's gallery....leading to the Red/Read collection:  Work relating to "red" OR a literary reference.  It is a very diverse, yet cohesive exhibit.”

-excerpt from Diane Wright Art Quilts blog

Keep track of this active art group on their blog: CT Fiber Arts Collective

Southbury Public Library
100 Poverty Road
Southbury, CT 06488

Margaret Phillips and Mayann Weinberg Participate in “The Jewelry Quilt Project” Invitational Exhibition

SAQA-CT Artists Mayann Weinberg and Margaret Phillips will exhibit their work in the special exhibit “Jewelry Quilt Project” at the Quilt Fest of New Jersey VIII.

The show will run from March 1-4, 2012 in Somerset, New Jersey.

Phillips_InuitJewelry(image: Inuit Jewelry by M.Phillips)

More About The Jewelry Quilt Project:

The Jewelry Quilt Project is an international quilting project consisting of 90 quilts, each a cultural interpretation of one of 30 categories of jewelry. Each quilt is approximately 20 x 20 inches in size.

Of the invited participants, 30 came from Japan, 30 from France and 30 from the United States. The exhibition was curated by quilt makers Izumi Takamori (Japan), Marie-José Michel (France), and Drunell Levinson (U.S.). Exhibition of the quilts began in Yokahama, Japan.

Japan hosted two exhibitions before the quilts traveled to Bihorel, France. The show was covered by the local television station:

The first exhibition of the Jewelry Quilt Project in the U.S. will take place at the Quilt Fest of New Jersey, March 1-4, 2012. Photos of the quilts and a description of the categories of jewelry and in the exhibition can been seen on the “Jewelry Quilt Project” page on Facebook here:

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