Monday, April 30, 2012

Lisa Corson’s Fiber Art on Display, Opening at FVAC this Friday

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAQuilts by Connecticut artist Lisa Corson are on display in Avon and Bristol, CT right now. 


A juried exhibit of contemporary artwork selected by Patricia Hickson, the Emily Hall Tremaine Curator of Contemporary Art at the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford.

Show runs May 4 - June 2, 2012  KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA
Opening & Awards Reception: May 4, 6 - 8:00pm

Farmington Valley Arts Center (FVAC)
Fisher Gallery
25 Arts Center Lane
Avon, CT

Gallery Hours Wednesday - Saturday, 12:00 - 4:00pm.
and by appointment, 860.678.1867

Images: Acre (left) and Distant Proximity (right) by L.Corson


The Parkside Café

6 framed art quilts from Corson’s Imprints and Impressions series will be on display Parkside Café in the historic Federal Hill area of town.

Parkside Café
95 Maple Street
Bristol, CT

Show runs May 1-July 4, 2012

Café hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 7AM-2PM

Friday, April 27, 2012

FANE Show “Art Squared” Opens this Weekend (Mahopac, NY)

This Sunday April 29th is the opening of the FiberArt NorthEast (FANE) show at the Mahopac Library in Mahopac, NY.  SAQA-CT artist Norma Schlager’s work is featured on the show postcard (upper left). 

The show runs from April 29 – May 29, 2012.
pening reception Sunday, April 29 from 2 – 4 PM

The Mahopac Library
668 Route 6
Mahopac, NY 10541
(845) 628-2009

Kate Themel’s Work Featured in MQU Magazine

SAQA-CT artist Kate Themel shares her creative process making fabric portraits in the current issue of Machine Quilting Unlimited (MQU) magazine.  The article includes several color photos of finished portraits and work in progress.

KThemel_BundledUpSM(Bundled Up by K.Themel)

Kate’s newest portrait can also be found in this issue, as part of the MQU 2012 Seasons Challenge.  Her quilt is included in the winter category and is based on a photo of her son in a snowsuit (see image above).

May 2012 Cover PageSMMQU magazine is available at JoAnn Fabrics and other select quilt shops, as well as on line:

Monday, April 23, 2012

SAQA-CT Member Offers Guide to Creating TV Show for Artists

Note to SAQA-CT members: Leave a comment if you would like to schedule this program for one of our Regional Meetings!

Lights, Camera, Speak

Guide to Getting Your Own Public Access Show

You’re a talented artist, have a great website and want to increase your exposure. How can you get your name out there on a shoestring budget? Lights, Camera, Speak will help you discover how to create your own talk show on public access television.

Jan Doyle is an award winning host, writer and producer of Classroom Connections 365 taped in Branford, Connecticut. She appears monthly on WTNH TV, an ABC affiliate, in New Haven, Connecticut . She is a member of the National Speakers Association and Society of Children’s Book Authors.

Contact Jan to find out how you can develop a public access TV show:

Jan Doyle
60 Peddlers Drive
Branford, CT 06405
C: 203.314.3095

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Nike Cutsumpas Solo Show “Nature in Fiber” Opens April 16th

Connecticut artist Nike Cutsumpas will exhibit a solo show of her work at Danbury City Hall.  “Nature in Fiber” runs from April 16 – May 24, 2012.

Reception Wednesday, April 18th, 4pm – 6pm

The show will include many of Nike’s nature-inspired work such as Mountains and Trees seen here.

Nike_NatureinFiberCutsumpas has this to say about her artwork:

"My art is a creative expression of nature and all the inspiration that surrounds us everyday. I demonstrate these creations through the diversity of fantasy. Creating art with the color and the tactile pleasure of fiber is compelling. I make it to satisfy myself and hope that it will please the viewer as a visual feast of color, shape and texture, style and technique. A variety of techniques are used in each piece. Intuitive evaluation is always a part of the designing stage on to completion. New avenues and directions of expression and craft are always calling. I hope to visit them all."

Danbury City Hall
Third Floor
155 Deer Hill Avenue
Danbury, Connecticut

Gallery Hours:
Mon. – Wed. 7:30am - 6pm
Thurs. 7:30am - 6:30pm

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Art Quilt Elements 2012 Opens at Wayne Art Center (Wayne, PA)

Art Quilt Elements (AQE) 2012 opened on March 30th, coinciding with SAQA/SDA’s Conference and Fiber Philadelphia 2012.

Jurors Elizabeth Barton, David Revere McFadden and Sandra Sider viewed nearly 800 images from 300 artist entries and chose 45 pieces for the exhibition.

Elizabeth Barton described her experience as a juror on her blog:

Themel_AQEKate Themel (seen here next to her AQE piece “Stars Not Included”) was thrilled to have her work chosen for this incredibly diverse and inspiring collection.  She was very happy to see many fellow SAQA-CT members in attendance at the opening reception.

(photo by Diane Wright)

You can find a list of all 45 AQE exhibiting artists and titles on AQE’s website:

Other Connecticut artists who attended Fiber Philadelphia and the SAQA/SDA Conference include Barbara Adams, Catherine Whall Smith, Debbie Bein, Diane Wright, Jeanne Marklin, Liz Alpert Fay, Margaret Phillips, Martha Sielman, Martha Wolfe, Mayann Weinberg, Rita Hannifin and Vivika DeNegre

Stay tuned for more photos and reports from this year’s SAQA Conference and Fiber Philadelphia 2012!

Monday, April 2, 2012

LAST CHANCE: Call for Entry: Guilford Art Center (Guilford, CT)

Going to the Dogs (& Cats & Birds...)

Exhibition Dates: May 4-June 24Going to the Dogs (& Cats & Birds...) - a juried exhibition

Entry Deadline: April 2, 2012

An exhibit/sale featuring crafts and art works in all media intended for or inspired by man's best friend and all beloved pets.

For more information...Click here!

A portion of proceeds from sales of works will benefit the Connecticut Humane Society.

Guilford Art Center
411 Church Street
Guilford, CT


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