Friday, November 22, 2013

Daphne Taylor Artist Talk at Reynolds Gallery (New Haven, CT)

Artist Talk by Daphne Taylor
Saturday, November 23rd, 1:30pm


Daphne Taylor was born into a Philadelphia Quaker family with historic roots reaching over two hundred years. As an undergraduate at Rhode Island School of Design, she studied ceramics and developed her love of craft traditions. While working on her MFA in painting at the University of Pennsylvania, she continued her life long discipline of drawing, which to this day, influences stitching patterns in her quilt work.

Reynolds Fine Art
96 Orange Street
New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 498-2200

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Shoreline Arts Trail OPEN STUDIOS Weekend! Nov 23-24

Mark your calendars for the 11th annual Shoreline Arts Trail Open Studios Weekend, November 23-24, 2013, 10 am - 4 pm.

Participating artists include SAQA-CT's own Vivika DeNegre and Diane Wright, who will have their open studios at the Guilford Arts Center.

Let the yellow Open Studios signs lead the way. Meet the artists. Discover the unique fine arts and crafts that the Connecticut shoreline has to offer!


Visit the Shoreline Arts Trail '13 website for more information:

Download brochure with map. (PDF)

Brochures with maps are also available in the following locations: Branford, Stony Creek, Guilford and Madison Libraries, Martha Link Walsh Gallery in Branford, Guilford Art Center, and Chroma Gallery in Guilford.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Liz Alpert Fay Juried into CraftForms 2013 (Wayne, PA)

SAQA CT artist Liz Alpert Fay will participate in this year's CraftForms at the Wayne Art Center.


The Preview Party on December 6th will include cocktails and hors d'ouvres, live music, raffle and silent auction (Tickets Required).

The CraftForms exhibition runs from Dec 6 until Jan 25, 2014 and includes artworks by 104 artists. International invitational Nature in Craft and the Cheltenham Printmakers Guild Show will be held at the same time. The Wayne Art Center will host several events during the exhibition, including workshops, artists talks and holiday shopping days.

Wayne Art Center
413 Maplewood Ave
Wayne, PA 19083
(610) 688-3553

Monday-Friday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Closed Sunday

For more information about the show and related events, visit the CRAFTFORMS 2013 website:

Monday, November 4, 2013

Norma Schlager Wins 3rd Place at World of Beauty, 2013 Int'l Quilt Festival (Houston, TX)


International Quilt Festival, Houston TX
Oct 31 – Nov 3, 2013

Congratulations to SAQA artists Norma Schlager of Connecticut and Kathleen Loomis of Kentucky, who created the prize winning quilt "Brown Planet a Collaboration".

Loomis started "Brown Planet" in 2005, but she hit a creative wall and never quite resolved it.  In 2011, she sent the fabric pieces to Norma Schlager.  Norma picked up where Kathy left off, and brought the work to its beautiful finished form (see image, above).

Brown Planet a Collaboration won 3rd Place in the category ART: Abstract Large, sponsored by Hoffman California/ International Fabrics.  Schlager was there to accept the award in person.

View all the prize winning entries at the website:

Saturday, November 2, 2013

CT Artists Participate in Bridgeport Arts Trail (Bridgeport, CT)

BPT Art Trail is a city-wide cultural event being held in Bridgeport, Connecticut from Nov 7 –10, 2013

BPTarttrailOPEN STUDIOS Nov. 8 - 10

Visit SAQA artists Jane Davila, Deirdre Abbotts, Kendall Storm, Karen Loprete, Mary Lachman, Carol R Eaton and Mayann Weinberg at the The Nest Factory.
1720 Fairfield Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06607

Then check out Christina Blais' open studio and sewing demonstration at "One Bobbin" on the 2nd floor of the American Fabrics Building.
1069 Connecticut Avenue, Building 4
Bridgeport, CT 06607

The artists of Bridgeport are collaborating to exhibit a variety of their art work throughout the weekend. They will be selling fiber art, mixed media, jewelry, glass beads, felted items and hand crafted fabric by the yard.

For a complete list of events and participating businesses, visit:

Or Download the Guidebook here:

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