Wednesday, August 30, 2017

WAG at Simsbury Library - September 2017

Judy Ross reports that the WAG group will have a show at the Simsbury Library from 9/1 through 9/28 during regular library hours. Check it out!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Congratulations to Mary Lachman!

Mary has pieces in two upcoming shows!

“Water Spout”  will be part of the Connecticut Women Artists (CWA) 
September 1-29, 2017, Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon CT 06066
Opening Reception: Sunday, September 10th, 2;00-4:00 pm

“Knight and Day” will be  part of the 
#IBelieveInWaterbury show at the Mattatuck!  We will get a sneak peak of this piece the day before the show at our SAQA meeting on 9/9 - the day before the show officially opens.  The show will run from September 10-December 3, 2017
Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702
Opening Reception: Sunday, September 10th1:00-3:00 pm

Congratulations, Mary!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Local Color 3 Reminder (Our Next Regional Exhibition)

We’ve got just 3 more months to create something for our next edition of Local Color.

Local Color 3 is going to be a very exciting show.  We’ve already got 4 venues booked. So if you haven’t started creating, get to it now. You don’t want to miss out on showing your work at any of these fantastic locations.

Important Dates:
December 2, 2017                               Drop Off Artwork at Sew Inspired Quilt Shop
December 6, 2017                               Notification of acceptance
December 7, 2017                               *Photography Due for accepted artwork by 12:00 pm noon*
January 11, 2018                                 Exhibition Opens at Zahn Gallery, 
Westbrook, CT 
January 18, 2018                                 Opening Reception for Zahn Gallery
March 14, 2018                                    Exhibition Closes at Zahn Gallery

Go Get Creating !!!!

Please Note, if you want professional photography, you’ll need to let us know when you drop off your work at Sew Inspired.

Also, you should consider creating work for the accompanying trunk show. Click on the SAQA-Trunk Show tab above for more information on the Local Color Trunk Show

For more info on the main Local Color: Inspired by Science Show, click on the appropriately-named tab at the top of this page to read the prospectus.

If you've got questions about Local Color, please contact

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Local Color 3 (LC3) Trunk Show Registration Form

Theme: Inspired by Science
The “Inspired by Science” Trunk Show is an opportunity for SAQA Connecticut members to show the world what they are doing. Member work will be showcased in a traveling trunk show that will be shown in venues throughout the region alongside the juried Local Color 3 artworks.

Members may submit ONE (1) artwork to Trunk Show
·      All Trunk Show artwork will be exhibited 
·      All Trunk Show artwork must be for sale (set your own price) – note that a percentage of sale will go to the venue where the artwork is sold as a commission

·      Create an original 12” x 12” sized artwork (any fiber medium; any subject). 
·      Place a label or business card on the reverse with your name and contact info
·      Complete the registration form (download link below). 
·      Please include a copy of this form with your artwork and fee.
·      Ship your 12” x 12” artwork, completed registration form and a $5 check (made out to Mary Lachman) to 3 Glenwood Court, Bethany, CT 06524-3334
·      Your finished piece will be placed in a clear archival display envelope.

Contact Mary by email: or phone: 203-308-9008

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Best in Show!

Christina Blais was awarded "Best in Show" for a piece she almost did not enter! Submitting her "Yoga Dog" to the Milford Arts Center PAWS exhibit, she was asked if she had any other animal works. She went home, and returned with "Green Fish" which was awarded a $150 prize for its artistry, great use of color, and fine detail, said juror Tina Summers.

Quilt National '21 is Coming to Connecticut

Congratulations to Catherine Whall Smith , whose quilt "Transfusion in Two Parts" will be on tour with Quilt National '21.  Th...