• Things That Matter @ the Visions Art Museum
    The Visions Art Museum in San Diego, California selected 15 pieces for the debut exhibition of  Things That Matter by the Coalition of Artists with Purpose. The Coalition of Artists with Purpose was founded by SAQA members Sandra Poteet and Lin Schiffner . The rest of the members of the group are: Brooke Atherton Alice Beasley Pamela Blotner Dawn Williams Boyd Susan Else Cynthia D. Friedman Sandra Lauterbach Kathy Nida Lori Lupe Pelish Judith Plotner Martha Ressler Bonnie Smith Elena Stokes  The group’s mission is to create exhibitions of work that address the issues of our times. The VAM opening was well attended by artists and museum visitors.  SAQA members of the group who attended the opening are shown here. From left to right—Kathy Nida, Sandra Poteet, Martha Ressler, Bonnie Smith, Sandra Lauterbach,  and Lin Schiffner. Works include “Water is Life” by Judith Plotner. Cindy Friedman’s piece “Layovers” explores global public health and how air travel ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on May-20-2018By Maria Shell
    4 days ago
  • Where Math and Art Merge Gallery
    From the Fibonacci sequence and Leonardo Da Vinci to non-Euclidean geometries and M.C. Escher, math and art often overlap in magnificent ways. We invited our members to submit art quilts inspired by mathematical concepts, and we’ve included all of the entries in the gallery below. Click the image to see more details. Then use the Next Image button (or click the image itself) to navigate to the next entry. If you have work you’d like to share, email social@saqa.com. ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on May-18-2018By Daisy A
    6 days ago
  • Call for Artists – page 2
    Calls 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 more
    Source: Calls For ArtistsPublished on May-16-2018By Connie Mettler
    1 week ago
  • Dorothy Gill Barnes at the de Young Museum
    Five works by NBO member and 2015 NBO Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Dorothy Gill Barnes are currently on display in the Art of Craft Gallery at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, California. “These vessels are created with bark in Barnes iconic style where the natural quality of the bark on the tree is maintained as a part of the artist’s visual statement, “honoring the growing things from which they come.” All photos courtesy of de Young Museum ... read more
    Source: National Basketry OrgPublished on May-9-2018By Admin8
    2 weeks ago
  • April 2018 in Review
    TEXtiles—The Conference April started with a flurry of plane rides—SAQA members traveled from all over the world to gather in San Antonio, Texas for TEXtiles, our annual SAQA conference. Here are a few comments from our participants: The presentations were so inspirational and encouraged me to want to return to the studio with fresh energy and Jane Dunnewold’s keynote talk gently pushed us out the door and back to our own worlds of creativity and wonder. My first SAQA conference – AWESOME! met so many wonderful artists, some of whom I’ve known in cyber-space. others who I’ve admired from afar. Thank you so much for a wonderful experience! This was my first conference. I’ve been part of SAQA for 2 yrs. It exceeded my expectations in so many ways, encouraging, accepting, challenging, etc, Probably the best conference of any kind that I’ve attended. The event included lectures, interactions with the art and artists of Texas, critique sessions, and so ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on May-7-2018By Maria Shell
    2 weeks ago
  • SAQA Benefit Auction 2018 by Maria Shell
    CONNECT & LEARN One of my favorite things about SAQA is the 12’’ x 12’’ Benefit Auction. When I first became a member, I would spend hours looking at the SAQA auction pieces, visiting the artists’ websites, and planning my bidding strategy. Leigh Layton’s 2018 Benefit Auction Quilt It was as if I had opened the gate to some sort of magical kingdom where eye candy was a top priority. I now have a collection of more than 36 pieces. Each one is special to me for a different reason. When I taught in China, I took my collection with me. My students were wowed by the potential of our medium. It really is a great way to learn more about the artists and artwork of the members of SAQA. SHARE YOUR WORK It took me several years to get up the nerve to donate to the auction, but I am very glad I did. Donating a quilt ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on April-24-2018By Maria Shell
    4 weeks ago
  • SAQA Artists @ Art Quilt Elements
    Art Quilt Elements is a highly selective biennial held at the Wayne Art Center located in Wayne, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia. The exhibition runs from March 16 – April 28, 2018. This year’s show is exceptional and features the artwork of many of our SAQA members.   In conjunction with Art Quilt Elements, the Pennsylvania SAQA region, led by Peggy Hracho and Meredith Armstrong, held a one day Symposium as part of the opening weekend activities. Attendees enjoyed a day filled with informative presentations and connected with other fiber artists. Along with the Symposium, there was a fiber bombing in the front of the center. The opening and the symposium were well attended. SAQA member Cindy Friedman has been active in making this exhibition happen for twenty years. The Wayne Art Center is known for its excellent exhibition space.   Here are just a few pieces of the selected pieces. If you would ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on April-19-2018By Maria Shell
    1 month ago
  • Members in Print – Summer 2018
    Above: Detail from “Asian Tea Service with Wash Bowl” by Kathey Ervin The National Basketry Organization is introducing the inaugural in-print, biennial exhibition. Works selected will be published in the Summer 2018 edition of the Quarterly Review, NBO’s full color magazine. This year’s theme is Vessels, loosely defined as a hollow container, with an interior and an exterior, open to a utilitarian or conceptual interpretation. Juror: Jane Sauer Jane Sauer, St. Louis, MO: fiber artist for 35 years with work in 24+ museum collections, Artistic Director and gallery owner for 12 years Santa Fe, NM, Curator, Lecturer, Art Consultant, BFA Washington University, Archives of American Art Smithsonian Institute of American Art, Honorary Fellow American Craft Council, American Craft Council Board of Trustees 1992-2000, Chair 1997-2000, Craft Emergency Relief Fund Board of Directors 2008-2010, Advisory Board Santa Fe University of Art & Design 2011-15, National Council School of Art Washington University 1995- present, plus numerous other boards and advisory committees, ... read more
    Source: National Basketry OrgPublished on February-8-2018By Admin8
    3 months ago
  • Call for Artists – page 2
    Calls 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 more
    Source: Calls For ArtistsPublished on January-30-2018By Connie Mettler
    4 months ago