Saturday, March 31, 2018

Share your Talents -Two Teaching Opportunities

Guilford Arts Center is looking for teachers in the Fiber Arts: sewing, knitting, felting, quilting and the list goes on

If you are interested contact Lisa Wolkow 

Feel free to also contact Diane Wright for questions at

Windsor Arts Center is looking for workshops, lectures and/or demos related to our work.
These events would be while Local Color 3 is on exhibit – between September 1 and October 13.  
The deadline to get copy to the Windsor Art Center for inclusion in their publicity is June 15. Contact Clara for more on that:

Sunday, March 25, 2018

All Things Considered

"All Things Considered" Reception:  Saturday, April 14th, 12 - 2 pm.
Prizes/Awards will be announced.  
If you are attending the Opening, if possible please being something sweet to share. - maybe cookies,
brownies, etc.  

Also if one would like to see the "All Things Considered" show
before the opening and attend a fun event.  Gallery 53 is having their
10th Annual Wine tasting & 5th Annual CHAIR-ity event on Friday, April
13th 6:00 - 9:00 ($15 in advance; $20 at the door).

Exhibit Removal Dates: 
Friday, April 27th, 12 - 3 p.m.
Saturday, April 28th. 10 - 1 p.m
(As always we can help each other out by picking up pieces for others
who cannot pick up, and make arrangements for delivery.) 
Gallery phone number:  203-235-5347.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Catherine Whall Smith in Art Quilt Elements!

Art Quilt Elements is a wonderful fiber exhibit at the Wayne Art
Center that includes "Transfusion #3" by our own Catherine Whall Smith

Catherine Whall Smith (right) with "Transfusion #3" and Rita Hannafin at AQE

Catherine had had two (12 x 12) pieces in my
Transfusion "PARTS" series juried into the Connecticut Women Artists
show to be held at the Art League of New Britain.  

The opening is Sunday, April 8th from 2:00 - 4:00 with a talk - "American Women
Artists in Late Nineteenth-Century Italy".  

Are there more SAQA-CT members in this show? Please let us know so we can post it!


The Connecticut Academy of Fine Art (CAFA) has juried Catherine's
"Transfusion #5" into their April show at the Mystic Museum of Art.  

She will be posting more information on this all-media show on her blog.

Remember the SAQA-CT meeting in Meriden on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Remember the artwork you want to submit to the Gallery 53 show and if you cannot be there Saturday please note there is a drop off on Friday, March 23, 12-3 p.m.

See you Saturday!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Artwork of Joan Blade Johnson at UCONN through May 14, 2018

For details click on this link:  
The Artwork of Joan Blade Johnson on Display at UCONN 

Joan Blade Johnson is a Hampton, Connecticut based fiber artist who exhibits nationally and internationally, and teaches a variety of surface design techniques. Her wall art is most often inspired by nature and her original nature photography, which she expresses through textile, thread, and other fibers as well as rogue media like: wire, metals, and various found objects.
Joan creates her own fabric using non-traditional methods and materials such as commercial or plant based dyes, paints, soy wax, printing, and rusting. Once the fabric and composition is created, she enhances it with machine stitch or other embellishment to create texture and dimension. Joan often frames her smaller pieces for sale. Occasionally her works are stretched over prepared canvas for hanging, but generally, they are hung tapestry-like on walls, allowing viewers to closely examine and appreciate the textural nature of the work.
When not working with fiber, Joan is a Registered Dietitian, and has worked at UConn in both Nutritional Sciences and as Adjunct Clinical Dietetics Faculty in Allied Health. You can find her art and hand dyed silk Eco Print, and “Gem” scarves in a number of local galleries, artisan gift shops, and at the New Britain Museum of American Art Gift Shop.
Please join us for a reception on Thursday, March 22nd from 4-6 pm at the Babbidge Library Plaza Gallery on the UConn Campus at Storrs.
Visit Joan's website for more details

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...