Saturday, March 28, 2015

New Exhibition with Melanie Johnston and Joan Blade Johnson (Southbridge, MA)

SAQA-CT artists Melanie Johnston and Joan Blade Johnson are very excited about their upcoming exhibit in nearby Southbridge, MA.  Melanie and Joan are joined by Sheila Rae Lutz for “TEXTURE”.

Fiber is woven into the history of humankind. It shelters us, it carries us into the heavens, it sails us across seas to new discoveries, it warms our babes, and wipes our tears.   But it can also inspire, move our spirits, and cleanse our souls.  When it does that, it transcends into something unimaginably beautiful…into something that only our spirit can understand.

Quinebaug Valley Council for the Arts and Humanities (QVCAH) is proud to have found three Fiber Artists who capture this very thing.  TEXTURE, a collection of fine fiber art, will be on exhibit in the galleries of QVCAH from March 28th through April 26th.  

Please join them at the opening reception TODAY!  Saturday, March 28  4pm to 8pm.


TEXTURE Exhibit at the Quinebaug Valley Council for the Arts and Humanities

Quinebaug Valley Council for the Arts and Humanities
111 Main Street
Southbridge, MA 01550

Friday, March 20, 2015

SAQA Artists in Contemporary Fibers at Lore Degenstein Gallery (Selinsgrove, PA)

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Congratulations to SAQA-CT member Kate Themel, one of 10 artists invited to participate in "Contemporary Fiber: Breaking Tradition" at the Lore Degenstein Gallery. The show runs from April 11 – May 11, 2015.

Participating artists include Beth Carney, Linda Colsh, Jane Dunnewold, Valerie Goodwin, Meredith Grimsley, Katie Pasquini-Masopust, Mary Pal, Susan Shie and Paula Swett.

Meet the artists at the opening reception Saturday, April 11 from 7 to 9PM

Lore Degenstein Gallery at Susquehanna University
Degenstein Campus Center, upper level
514 University Avenue
Selinsgrove, PA 17870 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

New Mentorship Webinar for SAQA Members: March 31

Resource ArticlesSAQA is thrilled to announce the first Mentorship Webinar for 2015. Please join us for “Inventory, Productivity and Organization!”

SAQA members Barb McKie, Susie Monday and Jane Davila will share techniques they use to track inventory of their artwork, maximize productivity and stay organized as active, professional artists. Whether you use a Mac, a PC, an iPad or pen and paper, you’ll find some nuggets of inspiration for new ways to stay organized and productive.

SAQA Mentorship Webinar: Inventory, Productivity and Organization!
Tuesday, March 31 at 12 noon ET

SAQA Members: Please click the following link to register. Registration is limited, but members will have access to the full audio and video recording of the webinar on the SAQA website within a few days after the event.

Not a SAQA member yet? Join today and open the door to new opportunities for your artwork and career!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Exhibition and Sale this Weekend at the Spectrum Gallery (Centerbrook, CT)

The exhibit "A Show of Hands - The Fiber Arts" now showing at the Spectrum Gallery at 61 Main Street in Centerbrook, Connecticut will be ending on Sunday, March 15th.

This show includes fiber art by SAQACT members Clara Nartey and Catherine Smith.

This weekend March 7th and 8th is their sale weekend when you will receive 10% off in the store and online at  (members receive 20% off ).

Visit their “SPECTRUM/GALLERY ANYTIME”  where you can shop online year-round for unique fine art and high-quality crafts.  Remember your purchase provides funds for the Programs and Exhibits of the nonprofit Arts Center Killingworth and the Arts Center’s Spectrum Gallery and Store.

A Show of Hands – The Fiber Arts

January 23 – March 15, 2015

(image: Limelights by C.Nartey)

image (image: Twins with Matching Hats by C.Smith)

Spectrum Gallery presents the work of tri-state artists who use plant, animal, or synthetic fibers to create fine art, decorative and functional home décor, distinctive jewelry and accessories.

See Artists currently exhibiting in the Gallery

See Artists currently exhibiting in the Store

Spectrum Gallery and Store, an expansion of the Arts Center Killingworth, opened in the spring of 2014 and presents approximately five annual exhibits showcasing painting, mixed media, sculpture and photography. The Store offers fine crafts in fabric, glass, ceramics, pottery, jewelry and more. Educational and interactive events such as classes and workshops, artist discussions and demos, and family day events are also offered at the Gallery. See their calendar of events here.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Carol Vinick Juried into Whistler House Museum: Pursuing Justice Through Art 2015 (Lowell, MA)

Congratulations to SAQA-CT artist Carol Vinick!
Carol's fiber artwork "Tikkun Olam" has been accepted into the Pursuing Justice Through Art exhibition at the Whistler House Museum (Lowell, MA).

CarolVinick_TikkunOlam(image: Tikkun Olam by C.Vinick)

Tikkun olam (תיקון עולם or תקון עולם‎) is a Hebrew phrase that means "repairing the world" or "healing the world".

Pursuing Justice Through Art: 2015
A Multi-Cultural Genocide Exhibition and Symposium

Exhibition: March 18-April 25, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 21 from 2–4 pm
Symposium: Sat., April 18 from 1-4 pm

LOWELL, MA - As April is International Genocide Month, the Whistler House Museum of Art is planning a Multi-Cultural Genocide exhibition and symposium entitled Pursuing Justice Through Art: 2015.  In conjunction with the symposium, which will take place from 1:00 to 4:00 pm on Saturday, April 18, there will be an art exhibition which will be presented in the Parker Gallery. 

The exhibition runs from March 18 to April 25, where works of art will be displayed by artists whose themes are rooted in genocide and holocaust memories and commemoration. The opening reception for the exhibition will take place on Saturday, March 21 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.

For more information and a list of all participating artists, visit:

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