Thursday, March 15, 2012

Diane Cadrain Featured in the Hartford Courant

SAQA-CT fiber artist was featured in Sunday’s Hartford Courant newspaper in the “Artist’s Corner” section.


A full color photo of Cadrain’s Homage to Cabbage was in the paper and can also be seen on the Hartford Courant’s online version:,0,

To see a gallery of Diane's work, visit her blog at

Congratulations, Diane!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Mayann Weinberg Honored at Bendheim Gallery, Greenwich Art Society Juried Exhibition

SAQA-CT artist Mayann Weinberg has earned the William Arthur Grupe Award for her fiber artwork Red & White.  The award was presented at opening of The Greenwich Art Society 95th Annual Juried Exhibition at the Bendheim Gallery.

The exhibition runs from March 1 – 31, 2012 

(image: Red & White by M.Weinberg)

Mayann was thrilled to accept the award; her work was one of the few chosen for recognition from over 300 entries.

The juror selected for the 2012 Juried Exhibition was Marla Prather, Curator in the Department of Nineteenth Century, Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC.

Congratulations, Mayann!

Bendheim Gallery
299 Greenwich Ave
Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 862-6750

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Barb McKie Wins Prize for Color at Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival

Connecticut fiber artist Barbara Barrick McKie took home the prize for "Best Use of Color” from the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival in Hampton, Virginia for her quilt The Squirrel’s Speech.

McKie has been participating in quilt festivals for many years, and has quite a collection of awards for her photo-printed works.  You can see more of Barb’s quilts on her website:

Congratulations, Barb!

(Image: The Squirrel’s Speech by B.McKie)

View all the prize winning quilts on the Mancuso Show Management website:

Friday, March 2, 2012

Diane Cadrain Earns Award at W.Hartford Art League Juried Show

SAQA-CT fiber artist Diane Cadrain has earned a 2nd Place prize in the West Hartford Art League Members Juried Show with her felted quilt collage Two Ways of Looking at Seaside Goldenrod.

The show runs until THIS Sunday, March 4, 2012 so check it out while you can!
The Gallery is open for viewing Thursday – Sunday, 1 – 4 PM.

(Photo: Cadrain stands next to her exhibition piece)

On her blog, Diane describes the inspiration and creative process behind the award-winning piece.  Read more about it here:

Excerpt from Cadrain’s blog:

Many thanks to juror Debra Goertz for choosing my work for acceptance into the show and for honoring it with an award.  Also many thanks to West Hartford Continuing Education teacher Elena Gibson for her July 2011 class in wet felting.

Congratulations Diane!!

West Hartford Art League
37 Buena Vista Road
West Hartford, CT 06107
(860) 231-8019

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