- Martha Bird at Minnesota History Center Library GalleryMedicine Basket with Safety Net, 2017 Weaving Wellness: Art, Community, and Mental Health Resilience is an exhibit guest curated by NBO member Martha Bird. The exhibit started as a project when two baskets of Martha’s were acquired earlier this year by the Minnesota Historical Society who then invited her to engage in curating a show that paired and explored objects from the museum’s collection with her baskets. The exhibition runs through December 15, 2018. ... read more23 hours ago
- SAQA Seminar 2018SAQA Seminar, an annual online event organized by the SAQA Education Committee, is one of the many perks of being a SAQA member. Registration is still open until the end of October! What is SAQA Seminar? SAQA Seminar is a two month long virtual educational symposium that is available at no cost to SAQA members. Now in it’s third year, SAQA Seminar kicks off in early September and continues to the beginning of November. The theme for this year’s seminar is Visual Design. Every two weeks a new topic is introduced and discussed relating to Visual Design. By the end of the Seminar we will have discussed Elements of Design, Principles of Design, Design Processes, and Evaluation of Design. All the resources for the Seminar are online and you can view them on your own schedule at your own pace. SAQA Seminar Unit 1 The first unit of SAQA Seminar 2018 focused on Elements of Design and featured a ... read more4 days ago
- 2018 Benefit Auction – Week 1 UpdateDiamond Day is a success! The 2018 SAQA Benefit Auction has started off with eight Diamond Day sales. Each of the pieces below sold for $1000, raising a total of $8000 so far for SAQA’s exhibition and outreach programs. Section 1 is open for bidding this week Starting Monday September 17th, only Section 1 quilts will be available for bidding, starting at $750 and further reduced throughout the week to a final price of $100. Prices change each day at 2pm EDT (GMT -4). Interested in adding a piece to your collection? Plan your bidding strategy by reviewing our Auction FAQs. But don’t wait too late or your favorites might be gone by the end of the week. We always love hearing about how our members are inspired so we asked our auction artists to share some stories behind the creation of their pieces. We heard from the members below (click ... read more1 week ago
- SAQA Benefit Auction Stories—Beth BlankenshipWe always love hearing about how our members are inspired to create their piece for our annual Benefit Auction. Beth Blankenship is a first time donor and shared her story with us. If your SAQA Benefit Auction Quilt has a good story, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Beth’s Story I was introduced to SAQA in 2016 by Maria Shell. I’d long admired Maria’s quilts but we weren’t acquainted until we both had the good fortune to be accepted into Fiber Art International 2016. Maria encouraged me to come to a SAQA Alaska meeting and I immediately felt at home with this group of warm and inviting artists. SAQA’s broad definition of an art quilt means that even I, a fiber artist who occasionally quilts, am encouraged in my artistic endeavors. Beth Blankenships’s peice Spill, Baby, Spill (baby belt) at Fiberart International 2016 My Benefit Auction quilt, How Does You Garden Grow? is a tribute to all the hard working ... read more3 weeks ago
- SAQA Benefit Auction Stories – Section OneWe always love hearing about how our members are inspired to create their piece for our annual Benefit Auction. Here are more stories about four quilts from Section One (available for bidding September 17 – 23, 2019). If your SAQA Benefit Auction Quilt has a good story, please send it to email@example.com. Elisabeth Nacenta de la Croix SAQA JAM member from the Europe/Middle East region. My piece is called “La traversée de l’Espoir”. It is about the hope for a better life all the migrants from Africa put in their journey to Europe. Most do not know how difficult it is going to be and that they may not be welcome. The red piece of fabric (cut from an old Japanese fabric I found in Nara) symbolizes a boat. The red color is chosen on purpose as too many of these immigrants journey’s will not end happily. Many of the boats are overflowing with people dramatically decreasing the ... read more3 weeks ago
- SAQA Benefit Auction Stories—Kristin ShieldsWe always love hearing about how our members are inspired to create their piece for our annual Benefit Auction. Kristin Shields has donated many quilts to the SAQA Benefit Auction, and this is the story behind this year’s quilt. If your SAQA Benefit Auction Quilt has a good story, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Kristin Shields Earl Grey in the Morning was created as the third piece in my Teatime series. The first two pieces in the series were made for a book challenge and were inspired by No One Can Pronounce my Name by Rakesh Satyal. I was inspired by the following quote from the book. “She had taken down a large assortment of cups and saucers, and a shiny silver serving pot presided over them like a proud parent. Fancy, loose tea leaves, and containers of cardamom and ginger were at the ready. The kitchen was made beautiful with their smell. She was going to ... read more3 weeks ago
- NBO Members in HGA’s “Small Expressions” ExhibitAbove from left: “Sierra Rock” by Nancy Briemle, “Off Balance” and “Paint Brush One” by Peggy Wiedemann. Click on images for detail. Small Expressions is an annual, international, juried exhibit featuring high quality, contemporary small-scale works. Small Expressions is sponsored by the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc., to showcase small scale works created using fiber techniques in any media, not to exceed 15 inches (38 cm). NBO exhibiting artists include Nancy Briemle of Pleasanton, California, and Peggy Wiedemann of Huntington Beach, California. The exhibition will take place at the Wilbur May Museum in Reno, Nevada, and run from July 1 to July 15, 2018. More information at Wilbur May Museum ... read more4 months ago
- Call for Artists – page 2Calls for Artists are from juried art shows looking for more fine artists to exhibit at their art fairs. Click the art show web sites below to learn more and use this list to plan your art fair exhibition schedule. [If your Art Fair would like more artists to apply, advertise your Call for Artists with us here.] Note: Artists, occasionally art fairs accept applications past their deadlines. It is often worth an inquiry. Click below and give them a call. 2018 July 6 & 7Muskegon, MichiganLakeshore Art FestivalDeadline: February 1Learn more: http://www.lakeshoreartfestival.org/Apply: zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=6024 July 6-8Denver, ColoradoCherry Creek Arts FestivalDeadline: December 1Learn more: CherryArts.orgApply: http://cherrycreekartsfestival.org/artist-application/ July 6-8Breckenridge, Colorado35th Annual July Art FestivalDeadline: March 31Learn more: http://www.mountainartfestivals.com/Apply: zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=6148 July 6-8Toronto, Ontario, CanadaToronto Outdoor Art ExhibitionDeadline: March 6Learn more & apply: www.torontooutdoor.art July 7 & 8Ludington, MichiganWest Shore Art FairDeadline: February 28Learn more: ludingtonartscenter.org/wsaf3.htmlApply: zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=5992 ... read more4 months ago
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