Sunday, March 31, 2019

Eleven Oliver Knight's "A Man of Valor" at the National Afro-American Museum

Evelyn Oliver Knight attended the opening of "Yours for Race and Country: Reflections on the Life of Colonel Charles Young" at the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center, Wilberforce, OH. 

Her piece, "A Man of Valor," was created following an invitation from Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi to participate in this exhibit. As a 1979 graduate of Wilberforce University, Evelyn had heard of Col. Young's contribution as a former professor of Military Science, Chemistry, English, French, Math and Music. Col. Young achieved unparalleled success in a variety of arenas which made his life worthy of this wonderful exhibit.

Garden Party includes SAQA Members

Fairfield Fiber, an art quilt group including SAQA members, has been working on quilts inspired by the theme Garden Party. The show runs at Easton Public Library April 2 – May 15, 2019. An artist reception will be held 1:00 to 3:00 on April 13.

Exhibiting members of the group include: Lynne Allen, Christina Blais, Meredith Brooks, Kathy Burns, Lois Caron, Nike Cutsuhpas, Barbara Dierolf, Lin Elmo, Laura Lugo, Susan Ober, Norma Schlager and Margaret Phillips.

The library is located at 691 Morehouse Road, Easton. We hope to see you for our reception on the 13th, but if you can’t make it then, the works can be seen during regular library hoursMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 10-6; Thursday 10-8, Friday 10-5 and Saturday 10-3.

Rita Hannafin at Fairfield University Bookstore

Ekphrasis is a term used when a poet writes a piece to a specific artwork. 

Rita Hannafin will be participating in an Ekphrasis with her artwork, Storm-Tossed Memories.

Reception and reading at the Fairfield U Bookstore on Post Road on Friday April 5 at 6:00 p.m.

Trove of Twelve - Prospectus

Our Trove of Twelves

This is a companion exhibit to our signature exhibition Local Color: 4Rs which will begin traveling in 2020. Submissions are accepted beginning March 2019 thru December.

For “Our Trove of Twelves”, members of SAQA CT are encouraged to dig into their trove of 12 x 12’s or create new pieces and submit for showing. 

Purpose: Educatethepubliconthevarietyoftechniquesusedby fiberartists.

Theme: No specific theme requested.

Venue: The Slater Memorial Museum

·     12 x 12s should  be on stretcher bars/canvas, be wired, and be ready for hanging
·     Works must be in good showing condition and submitted in a cover/bag labeled with the artist’s name.
·     Each piece should be submitted with a brief (20 word) description of the technique(s) used
·     Members may submit up to 3 entries 
·     Non-juried showcase

Entry Fee: $10 for up to three (3) entries

Entry Dates: March – December 2019

Exhibition Committee Contact:
If you have any questions about “Our Trove of Twelves”, please contact:
Maureen Lopes

***Based on available wall space and entries received, the exhibition committee reserves the right to further curate submissions to fit into the show. Additional venues to Slater Memorial Museum may become available.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Margaret Phillips at the Greenwich Arts Center

Margaret A. Phillips'  "Jane #2"  (12" x 12") has been juried into the Greenwich Art Society's 102 Annual Juried Exhibition at the Bendheim Gallery at the Greenwich Arts Center.  The all media exhibition was juried by Megan Fontanella, Curator, Modern Art and Provenance at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.  The exhibit runs through April 4, 2019.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

"Stitched" with Joan and Catherine

“Stitched” Fiber Art 
by Joan Blade Johnson and Catherine Whall Smith. 
March 1st – 31st. 
Ruth Wells Center for the Arts, 111 Main Street, Southbridge, MA. 

Windham Textile and History Museum Show May-July 2019

Windham Textile & History Museum's 2019 quilt show "Under Cover Stories"
Show dates: May 3rd, - July 28th, 2019

- Saturday, May 11th - 2:00 p.m. – walk through talk by Fiber Artist,
Kathy Baglioni on her show “Celebrating Women in the Arts”

- Saturday, May 25th - Hampton Antiquarian Society/ Joan Johnson will
display their historical quilts. AND, Lois Palmer will be on hand to
do appraisals.

- Saturday, June 8th (CT OPEN HOUSE DAY- free museum day or reduced
rate day in the state) - Jillson House in Willimantic will be open and
displaying some of their Historical Quilts

- the museum will also be offering several 2-hour sessions (1:00 -
3:00 p.m.) on; Hand Embroidery- Sue Latulipe; Knitting 1-3 Faith
Kenton; and, Rug Hooking  1 – 3  Sue Bruno; and Hand-Quilting
Catherine Smith.

Local Color 4: Prospectus

Studio Art Quilt Associates CT Regional Exhibition
The Connecticut region of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) is delighted to announce this call for entry for the next iteration of its signature exhibition Local Color.
Show Concept:  “Local Color: Rails, Roads & Rivers” celebrates the range of metaphors evoked by human-built and nature-carved modes of movement and transportation and the people who build and/or use them.  Metaphors include connection, journey, coming and going, liquid vs solid, trips, and travels.  
Artists are encouraged to explore the varieties of meanings, images and experiences evoked by the theme and to interpret the theme in their own unique way.
Eligibility & Guidelines: 
1.     Open to active SAQA members who list Connecticut as one of their two SAQA home regions.  This may include Connecticut residents as well as artists who live in other regions but list Connecticut as their secondary region.
2.      Artwork that has been juried and acceptedinto a previous SAQA-CT regional exhibitionisnot eligiblefor “Local Color: Rails, Roads & Rivers”.
3.    Collaborationis permitted, provided that (a) each person collaborating is a SAQA CT member as defined above;
(b) the collaborative piece is entered as a separate work under the names of all collaborating artists; (c) the entry fee is paid for the collaborative work (this is in addition to any entry fees paid by the artists entering individually); and (d) the collaborative work is counted as one of the three works each artist is permitted to enter.

4.    Size Restrictions: Please take note of the size restrictions. Artworks must fit specific size dimensions - 30 inches by 40 inches (either vertical or horizontal orientation)
5.     YES, framed work and 3 dimensional work WILL be considered. Every effort will be made to display the entire collection, within the space limitations of each venue.
Entry Fees: $35 for up to 3 entries per artist
Juror:Martha Wolfe is an award winning fiber artist and printmaker living in Northern California. In addition to creating art quilts, she exhibits and teaches workshops, offers lectures and leads a textile tour to Japan in conjunction with the Tokyo Quilt Festival. Her work has been published in numerous magazines and books and is held in public and private collections. She is the founding member and curator of the international 
collaborative group, Viewpoints 9, consisting of 9 artists sharing a guided creative journey and exhibiting together throughout the world. Martha currently serves on the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) Board of Directors.
Important Dates:     
March 1, 2019                         Call For Entries
Jan 20, 2020                            Online Submissions Open
Feb 20, 2020                            Online Submissions Deadline
Feb 28, 2020                            Notification of acceptance
March (TBD)                           Dropoff of accepted works
March 21- May 2, 2020          Exhibition at Windsor Art Center
September 2020                     Exhibition at Slater Memorial Museum
Digital Photo Guidelines: Images of accepted work will be included in an exhibition catalog. Finished images must be sized for printing: MINIMUM 2100 pixels on the SHORTEST side. 
Additional Exhibition Locations:  Select pieces from “Local Color: Rails, Roads & Rivers” may travel to additional locations. Exact show dates and locations will be announced as they are confirmed.
Accepted artwork must be available through the end of 2020.
You will be asked to agree with these Terms and Conditions:  I agree to loan my artwork to Studio Art Quit Associates, Inc. for the duration of the “Local Color: Inspired by Science” exhibition.  All works accepted into the show will be required to travel to all venues with the exhibition and must be available for the full run of the show (through December 2020).
I further agree to permit the images or detail images and/or all or part of my artist’s statement to be used in the exhibit catalog, articles, ads, promotions, books, websites, blogs, CDs, current event news coverage, television productions, and/or multi-media productions for and about the exhibit or for and about the shows at which the exhibit may be seen.
SAQA-CT Exhibition Committee:Clara Nartey (Managing Curator)
Maureen Lopes
Kathy Bagioni

Questions, comments, suggestions?  Contact Clara, Maureen or Kathy at 

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