Thursday, December 29, 2011

Wishing all SAQA Central Canada members a creative New Year

As 2011 winds down a peaceful week for visiting friends and family, we extend a warm wish for an exciting and productive New Year to each of our SAQA Central Canada members. This has been an exciting year as members work was accepted into a number of prestigious exhibitions both in Canada and internationally. A number of you have mounted either Solo or Collaborative Shows which have been attended by many Canadians as well as visitors from the US and beyond. Congratulations to each of you. It is exciting to see that you are persevering in your goals, entering competitions and answering Calls to Entry.

In the New Year, SAQA Central Canada is very pleased to know that our SYNTHESIS II travelling exhibit will be making it's way first to Greenwood Gallery in Guelph and then on to the prestigious Homer Watson House Gallery and John M. Parrott Gallery in Belleville as the year progresses. Special thanks to each member who met the challenge to enter this Juried Show competition and congratulations to those whose work will travel and be enjoyed by many in the coming months. We so appreciate all of the work that our SYNTHESIS II Organizing Committee took on before the actual Jury process. Special thanks to Cathy Breedyk-Law and Pat Caffery, our Exhibition Curators and their teams of contributing members, as well as to Ann Bird who managed the collection of the entries and moving them out to the Jury members for their selection of the final entries that will travel over the next several years.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT


SAQA Central Canada Representative, Dwayne Wanner, has organized a meeting for the SAQA Western Ontario Group to be held on January 25, 2012 at the home of member, Barbara Chapman in Oakville. The meeting is scheduled from 1:00 to 3:00 pm and luncheon will be a sandwich buffet. Members are asked to arrive at Barbara's home at 2296 Hixon Street, between Bronson and Third Line between 11:30 am and 12 noon. Please RSVP your plan to attend this meeting to Dwayne at dwanner@sympatico.ca ASAP. A separate email will be sent to the Western Ontario Group which will include the Agenda. Please watch your email Inbox this weekend.


Eastern Ontario Group News
Our Regional Meeting on November 29th was attended by sixteen members and guests. Discussion centred around the ongoing work of the Synthesis II Committee and planning for the new year, including encouragement of members to take advantage of all of the many benefits of their membership in SAQA. We are pleased to welcome our new SAQA Eastern Ontario Group members including Joanne Batchelor  and four members Mary Andrews Minigan, Nancy Gall, Janine Gates and Diana Hogan who joined SAQA after attending the November 29th meeting.


National SAQA Board of Directors member, Mary Pal, shared greetings from the Board and news of the upcoming IDENTITY: Context and Reflection Joint Conference of SAQA/SDA in Philadelphia, PA in March of 2012. Several members have registered and plan to take in not only the three day conference March 30-April 1st, but attend the three-day courses with renowned International Instructors as well. There is still time to register for the conference and courses. Please visit the SAQA website for the links and information.

We look forward to seeing many of you at our Regional Meetings, as you enter your new work to the many SAQA Exhibitions and as a goal, upgrade your membership to PAM Status and become eligible for inclusion in the Annual Portfolio of SAQA artists' work. Please invite a friend or colleague to attend the next Regional Meeting with you and  do share the many rewards of SAQA membership with friends and colleagues.

Best wishes to each of our SAQA Central Canada members and to your family for a wonderful 2012.


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Two Fibre Artists at the Tay Gallery's Christmas Exhibit




Two fibre artists, Karen Goetzinger and Lynne Morin, are featured at the Tay Gallery in Kanata.

Merry Medley, the Holiday show runs until December 24th with many small paintings from gallery and guest artists on display.

Paintings of all sizes perfect for a lasting and unique gift with soul. Visit the gallery Monday – Saturday 10 – 6 p.m. Thursdays 10 – 7 p.m. Sundays by chance or appointment in December.

Artists displaying paintings include Karen Goetzinger, Keith Burnett, Sharon Fox Cranston, Tricia Savoie, Martha Markowsky, Lynne Morin, Marshal, J.G. Morin, John Hiscock, John Day, Deborah Czernecky, Maureen Sheridan, Michel Pleau, J. Allison Robichaud, John Mlacak, Larry Deacon, Lorena Ziraldo, Marianna Mikhaylyan, Guy Cranston, Charles Spratt, Terry Ananny, Stephen Rothwell, Kathy Haycock.

Tay Gallery will be closed the week following Christmas from Dec 25 - Dec. 31st
Online ordering on our Online store on the website is available throughout December. Order directly through the store or contact us by email with any questions.
Have a safe and peaceful holiday.
taygallerykanata.com

All the best from Lisa, Dave and Paul.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Quilts of Denmark - and Workshops - in Ailsa Craig in May


This year, the Ailsa Craig Community Quilt Festival plays host to Quilts of Denmark from May 1st to 5th, 2012. There will be 16 Danish quilters, 100-plus quilts and, we hope, many visitors.  We are at the moment travelling the province doing trunk shows with 8 Danish quilts and samples of the workshops that are being taught.  I have, in fact, had one workshop completely sell out, and we still have at least another 20 trunk shows to go!

We will have 4 Danish teachers, Charlotte Yde, Lisbet Borrgreen, Bettina Andersen and Karin Ostergaard.  All details of the workshops offered can be found on our website.  The cost of all the workshops is $95 plus HST and we have one evening class which is $60 plus HST.

Ailsa Craig is about an hour northwest of London.

I would love to welcome any SAQA member who would like to come, and if anyone would like to volunteer to be a Quilt Angel, we would be delighted to have you. It is Jane's and my wish that the Angels are quilters who understand how to handle quilts and we will not be handing out out white gloves to the general public.

We will be arranging a quilt airing in the town the Sunday before the show opens, and a pot luck supper that evening; all are welcome. There will also be a closing banquet on May 5th after the show closes.

I think that's it! If any further info is needed, please do not hesitate to contact me directly by email or through the website.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Lynne Morin's works in "Collectibles"


Five works of Lynne Morin have been juried into the Ottawa Art Gallery's exhibit "Collectibles"

The piece shown above is called Exploring.

The opening reception will occur on the evening of Thursday December 1st, at 6:30pm – along with all other Ottawa Art Gallery openings (Contemporary and Firestone Collections), at 2 Daly Ave, Ottawa. It’s going to be a large but great crowd.

The event can be found on the Ottawa Art Gallery’s Facebook page or by the following link:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ottawa-Art-Gallery-La-Galerie-dart-dOttawa/6895648041#!/event.php?eid=179823358771071

Monday, November 28, 2011

SAQA Central Canada Meeting November 29th

The Agenda for our Meeting includes the following (copies available for request from Bethany at garner@kingtson.net):

Please plan to contribute in every way you can and bring news to share with attending members:
1. Welcome
2. SYNTHESIS II Update from Pat Caffery
3. SAQA "IDENTITY: Context and Reflection" Conference, Mar. 29-April 1, 2012
4. Future Meetings - discussion
5. Regional Plan for 2012/2013
6. Exhibitions in our Area and beyond
7. Upcoming Courses and opportunities for personal development;
8. Rebecca Gill Workshop Opportunity
9. CREATIVE BUFFET - members work
10. Other Business
11. Lunch
12. Techniques Sharing by SAQA Central Members - please do plan to stay and enjoy

See you at Odessa anytime after 9:30 am.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

EDNA PATTERSON PETTY to speak on African American Quilts at Ottawa Art Gallery




You and your fellow quilters are invited to a talk and show & tell with
African-American
Contemporary Quilt Artist
Edna Patterson-Petty
WHEN: Wednesday, November 30, 3:00 – 4:00pm
WHERE: The Ottawa Art Gallery at The Arts Court, 2 Daly Avenue
COST: Free
The contemporary art-quilts of East St. Louis, Illinois artist Edna J. Patterson-Petty are improvisational and 'jazzy' in their aesthetic quality. They function as conveyors of memories and histories of place – slavery, race and racism, community and self-emancipation. The quilts in this exhibition not only speak about adversity, they are testaments of the inventiveness of African-American culture as expressed in the syncopated jazz beat.

A consummate recycler, Patterson-Petty creates her colourful art out of scraps of cotton and silk fabrics, old clothing, organic and non-organic materials found primarily around her home. In her quilts, Patterson-Petty fuses traditional quilt-making techniques from European, African-American and African cultures and extends them to produce visual narratives that employ a distinct appliqué collage aesthetic. The quilts seem to go against the grain of the rigid geometric structure associated with traditional quilts. They are pictorial compositions that are infused with histories, as well as collective stories about the current socio-political moment.

Seen together, the works in Edna Patterson-Petty: African-American Contemporary Quilts provide us with an encounter with African-American experiences and stories told through her spirited improvisational process of remaking and refashioning.
- Andrea Fatona, Guest Curator, Ottawa Art Gallery
RSVP required as seating is limited. Please email cultural@state.gov.





Brought to you by the Embassy of the United States of America and the Ottawa Art Gallery.


Kate Brown • Cultural Affairs Assistant • U.S. Embassy Ottawa
490 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON K1N 1G8 | 613.688.5484 | FAX 613.688.3101

Friday, November 25, 2011

New shows for Heather Dubreuil


Insomnia 8" x 8"

















Simple Pleasures 8"x8"

Heather has recently had her work accepted into two juried shows.

Are you familiar with the Montreal fibre group Diagonale? They are located at 5455 de Gaspé, suite 203, and are partially supported by public funds.

"For the seventh consecutive year, DIAGONALE is holding its annual year end fundraiser-exhibition. Over one hundred fifty artists have responded generously to the call for JAUNE, to support the center and to promote contemporary fiber arts. The original works of these artists will be up for silent auction. Half the proceeds will go directly to the artists and the other half will go to the center as donations. Collectors, art lovers, and anyone curious to see these works are invited to come see what fibres has to offer!"

The works will be on display at the gallery on Friday, Dec. 2, noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday Dec. 3, noon - 3 p.m., when the silent auction ends.

For more information, and to see images of all items on display, please go to www.artdiagonale.org

Also, Heather is pleased to have had two pieces accepted to the "New Collection 2012" at Stewart Hall in Pointe Claire, located at 126 Bord-du-Lac in Pointe Claire. This beautiful old mansion is the city's cultural centre, and is located on the shores of Lake St.-Louis. The pieces on display are for sale, and all work that doesn't sell at the show is made available to the public for one year, through their rental gallery. A wide variety of media will be featured.

Dates of the show are November 26 - January 22. The vernissage is at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 27.

For more information, please go to www.ville.pointe-claire.qc.ca
or call 514-630-1254

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

REGIONAL MEETING DATE APPROACHING FAST - WILL YOU JOIN US?

As a reminder, please mark your calendar today and plan to attend the upcoming November 29th Regional Meeting for our SAQA Central Canada group - everyone is welcome. We are hearing that some members missed the suggested November 15th RSVP date established to get a feel for whether the hall rental was appropriate, and are unsure about whether they can attend - ABSOLUTELY! It is so important to have many regional members with us, and the hall we have secured will hold a large group, so please feel free to bring a friend that you feel might benefit from an introduction to SAQA and all of it's benefits. Fibre Artists and Quilters from all areas of experience and interest are most welcome.

The details about the meeting are in the post immediately below this one, and a Google Maps link is included. The drive is an easy one from areas all across southeastern Ontario, and yes, we know it will not likley be possible to have members from long distances with the timing in November, but please consider the advantages of a trip to Kingston area. The shopping is wonderful here, so make it a special trip with friends. Opportunities abound for a quick visit downtown Kingston (just 15 minutes from Odessa), or the hub of shopping in west end Kingston just 10 minutes from the meeting site.

Please plan to arrive for a 10:30 am START of the meeting. Bethany will be at the hall by 9:30 am for keen visitors wishing a bit of time to relax with friends. We will share our usual potluck lunch and there is refrigeration and several lovely stoves at the hall. Coffee and tea, and water provided. After lunch, several of our terrific members will share some techniques and new tools to inspire your creativity.

Don't forget your new work, as we all love to see what YOUR studio time is producing. Our "Creative Buffet" sharing of work is a favourite feature at our Regional meetings. Looking forward to seeing many of you on Tuesday, November 29th at the Odessa Fairgrounds Hall. This is YOUR time to meet and network with SAQA members from Ontario, so do plan to come enjoy the day. Contact Bethany Garner with questions at garner@kingston.net and watch for  your Meeting Agenda in a separate email to all SAQA Central members.

Invitation to members in Toronto and Southwestern Ontario

To all of our members located in the Toronto area and the areas west of the city, this is a special invitation to contact Regional Representative, DWAYNE WANNER and chat with him about your needs, any special opportunities to gather in a Regional Meeting format and to advise if you are aware of a meeting location that would accommodate SAQA Central Canada members in the city or to the west of Toronto. It is so important to make opportunities available for all members and we understand that a drive to the Perth, Ottawa or Kingston area is just simply impossible for many of members.

We have 22 active members who are in this Southwestern block in and around Toronto, including areas west of the city. SAQA has been very supportive in their recruitment of three SAQA Central Canada Regional Representatives for the new year. This will afford more coverage, a wider representation of our members and the opportunity for Regional Reps to meet with everyone. Can you help??

Dwayne would like to hear from each of you, sharing your willingness to travel to a meeting set up within a reasonable drive for each of you, perhaps in Oakville or Toronto area. Should you be able to volunteer to host a meeting in your studio, or have a meeting room available in your area that would accommodate approximately 20-25 members, please drop Dwayne an email or call him to  share that information. All suggestions and feedback are welcome.

We hope that you  can help make the next Regional meeting a possibility in YOUR area, and encourage the sharing of SAQA news, exhibition opportunities and hopefully for many of you, to plan participation in the upcoming "IDENTITY: CONTEXT and REFLECTION" joint Conference of SAQA/SDA on March 29-April 1st, 2012.

Please feel free to contact: Dwayne Wanner
dwanner@sympatico.ca

Cell :905-520-8928

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

SAQA Central Group to meet November 29, 2011 at Odessa Fairgrounds Hall

Please mark your calendar:

The SAQA Central Canada Group will meet on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at the Odessa Fairgrounds Hall located in the Village of Odessa just west of Kingston. Every member is welcome and encouraged to attend, and to bring a friend who you might feel is interested in SAQA membership. The meeting will be hosted by SAQA Regional Representative, Bethany Garner, and will begin with Business Meeting at 10:30 am to allow for travel time by members coming from a distance. Please plan to participate in our "Creative Buffet" sharing during the late morning, as we so enjoy seeing YOUR new work.

Agenda items are welcome from all members. Please forward to Bethany at garner@kingston.net no later than November 15th. Pat Caffery, SYNTHESIS II Curator, will have a report for all of us to share the latest news about the "next steps" for our exciting Exhibition.

Discussion about future meeting dates/venues will be at the top of the list. Your input is very important and  we encourage members who are willing to host a regional meeting to please advise your Regional Representatives: Sharon Collins, Dwayne Wanner or Bethany Garner.

After the am meeting, please join us as we share a members-provided POTLUCK LUNCH at 12:30 pm (coffee/tea/water provided), followed by an afternoon of visiting and moving through a few techniques demonstrations shared by local members. We hope you will be able to stay throughout the afternoon if at all possible. A small "donation" to help cover the hall rental will be appreciated.

DIRECTIONS: The Odessa Fairgrounds Hall is located just south of the Odessa exit off Highway 401, and a quick drive from 401 to the stop lights in the village. Proceed south through the lights and the entrance to the Fairgrounds property will be on your left about one city block past the stop lights. Parking is available next to the "Palace" (white Barn with a red roof) building on your left as you enter the Fairgrounds property. The meeting will be held in the meeting hall attached to the rear of the building and with a ramped, accessible entrance. Please click on the link below for the Google Maps, Odessa, ON directions from your location.


Looking forward to seeing you November 29th in Odessa. RSVP attendance to Bethany encouraged to garner@kingston.net , please and thanks.

Monday, October 31, 2011

SYNTHESIS II - ANNOUNCEMENT OF SELECTED FIBRE ARTISTS

Synthesis II
Congratulations, the jurors have accepted the following pieces of work for the Synthesis II show:

(Revised to correct error in spelling of name of one of the winners)

Sandbank by Penny Berens
Sailpast by Pamela Allen
Pastiche by Robin Laws Field
Connections: bruised...battered...broken by Mardell Rampton
One Step Forward, Two Steps Back by Margaret Dunsmore
Tukilligt One by Robynne Cole
2011 - The Year the Arabian People Rebelled by B.J. Reid
Happy Days by Marie-France Gosselin
Red Soap Bubbles by Marie-France Gosselin
Vinyasa by Helena Sheffer
Trance One by Sharon Collins
Metamorphosis by Lynne Morin
Reaching Inside by Lynne Morin
Curtain Call by Elaine Quehl
Icy Grass on a Winter Day by Catherine Timm
Dandelion by Catherine Timm
Tuscany #5 by Heather Dubreuil
Newton's Law by Catharina Breedyk Law
Finding the Light by Catharina Breedyk Law
Ghost Dancers by Ann Bird

A big thank you to everyone who submitted work. There were 33 pieces submitted by 25 members.

Pat Caffery
Curator, Synthesis II

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Pat Caffery
http://www.patcafferyfibreart.com/

Robin Field's Surface Shows


THis is the last of the Surfaces shows by Robin Field.

QUILTS=ART=QUILTS Exhibition in Auburn, NY at Schweinfurth Art Center

Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center
Quilts=Art=Quilts
Oct 30 - Jan 8, 2012
Director's Tour:
Tuesday, Nov 1, 2pm

Kathleen Loomis,
Crazed 9: Blue State Blues (detail)
Quilts=Art=Quilts
October 30 - January 8, 2012
This exhibition includes 82 quilts by 74 artists from across the United States, as well as Canada and Japan. This annual exhibit, now in its 31st year, has become a tradition at the Schweinfurth Art Center and is one of the longest running Quilt Art exhibits in the country. Quilts on view in the exhibit express the diversity of styles, techniques and designs in contemporary quilt making. Quilts range from those based on innovative interpretations of traditional block quilts, to pictorial quilts and abstract designs. Techniques include traditional piecing, hand quilting, hand dying, machine thread painting, and appliqué. Admission is $6, free for members, exhibiting quilters & children 12 and under.

Admission:
$6 Adults; Members, exhibiting quilters & children 12 and under are FREE


 Gallery Hours:

Tues-Sat, 10am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm. Closed Mondays, major holidays, and between exhibitions.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Mary Pal's "MEMORIES OF GOMBE" juried into ArtQuilt Elements 2012


Mary Pal's quilt “Memories of Gombe” has been accepted for inclusion in ArtQuilt Elements 2012 to be exhibited at The Wayne Art Center in Pennsylvania. Jurors David McFadden, Sandra Sider and Elizabeth Barton focused on elements of design, techniques and craftsmanship and - from 273 applications and a total of 666 quilt images representing 42 states and 11 countries around the world - chose an exciting collection that represents the professionalism, diversity and expertise evident in this medium.

The joint National SAQA and SDA conference, Identity: Context and Reflection will be held at the Philadelphia Marriot West, Conshohocken, PA, March 30, 31 and April 1, 2012 and the entire conference of more than 200 artists will be invited to attend the ArtQuilt Elements opening on March 30, 2012. Fiber Philadelphia, www.fiberphiladelphia.org a biennial for fiber/textile art, will take place in and around Philadelphia in this same time frame at major institutions and independent venues. It will include numerous exhibitions by renowned international artists as well as a new generation of artists.


Monday, October 17, 2011

Sylvia Naylor, Textile Artist, participating in McMichael Annual Art Sale

Organized by the McMichael Volunteer Committee, the Annual Autumn Art Sale is a prime opportunity to meet established and emerging Canadian artists and sculptors, and purchase original artworks in a variety of media at all price levels.
Annual Art Sale
Come out to see the best of the best
and take home some great art!
This prestigious sale is a major fundraiser held at the iconic McMichael gallery, set in the stunning Grand Hall and showcasing fifty artists and sculptors selected from over 200 applicants. The funds raised help enhance the visitor experience and support valuable children's educational programs at the McMichael.
Preview the show at www.autumnartsale.ca.
Gala opening on Friday, October 21, 2011
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Complimentary Hors D'oeuvres, Parking and Admission.
Cash Bar

Sale continues Saturday, October 22, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
and Sunday, October 23, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Volunteer

Sunday, October 16, 2011

SAQA CENTRAL CANADA Members' works to go to Michigan State University Quilt Museum Permanent Collection





I am so pleased to announce that four members of our SAQA Central Canada group have been honoured by the selection of their submission pieces to SAQA's travelling exhibition "This is a Quilt".

Congratulations to
Catharina Breedyk-Law "Small Madonna and Child"
Micaela Fitzsimmons, #3 from "One(more)"
Mary Pal "Portrait of a Homeless Man"
Dwayne Wanner "Untitled"

As part of the planning for This is a Quilt! SAQA arranged for 50 pieces to become part of the permanent collection at the Michigan State University Museum. SAQA engaged gallerist Michael Solomon to select those pieces. The pieces will go to the Michigan State University Museum at the close of the trunk show travels.

Michael Solomon wrote:
When Kris Sazaki first asked me to be the juror for a collection to go to the Michigan State University Museum, I willingly accepted, thinking it would be a piece of cake. After all, I had owned a fine art gallery in Sacramento for over 10 years, and I had certainly chosen art and artists for many gallery exhibits. I faced a slightly greater challenge with group shows as opposed to solo exhibits, but I felt I had a pretty good grasp of the contemporary painting and sculpture we exhibited. I have also juried shows outside of my gallery, as well as my own photography exhibits.

For the SAQA show, I came to realize that my mandate would limit and challenge me when I faced the prospect of selecting just 50 pieces out of 268 submissions. I have spent many hours in art museums around the world, I am an avid collector, and I have formulated some ideas as to what constitutes "great art." While the quality of art may be subjective, great art is simply that which compels one to look at it, again and again and again. This is the truth, if not a truism. And that's the reason museums full of art that visitors repeatedly visit, contain great art. I can't stop looking at and admiring the art on my walls and pedestals; if I do, I end up replacing it with something better, and then repeat the process.

In jurying this show, I looked for aesthetic design, shapes, color, composition, texture, and subject matter. I am somewhat partial to figurative subject matter, so that may have affected my judgment in some respects. All of the work I viewed exhibited high artistic quality, and I found myself initially choosing way more than my allotment of 50. I then faced the agonizing task of deselecting many pieces I appreciated. In any event, I hope you enjoy my selections.

Artists whose trunk show pieces were chosen to become part of the Michigan State University Museum's permanent collection:

1. Affolter, Regula
2. Branjord, Sandra
3. Bruvry, Patricia
4. Carrigan, Sherry
5. Chen, Yeu-Chiu
6. Chuang, Huei-Lan
7. Clover, Jette
8. David-Cohen, Yael
9. Drucker, Tamar
10. Ecob, Aileyn
11. Filatoff, Julie
12. Fingal, Jamie
13. Fitzsimmons, Micaela
14. Fricke, Rebecca
15. Henry, Susan Elaine
16. Horne, Connie
17. Huang, Ming-Mei
18. Jensen, Jill
19. Jurgenson, Jean Renli
20. Lachman, Mary F.
21. Law, Catharina Breedyk
22. Limmer, Andrea
23. Lin, Hsin-Chen
24. Lin, Mei-Mu
25. McClean, Sarah Louise
26. McLaughlin, Linda
27. Milholen, Vivian
28. Miller, Linda
29. Ortelle, Cathy
30. Owoc, Pat
31. Pal, Mary
32. Phillips, Margaret A.
33. Pixeladies
34. Puetz, Casey
35. Read, Priscilla
36. Robertson, Ruan
37. Robertus, Linda
38. Rushbrooke, Rose
39. Simpson, Gayle
40. Smith, Catherine Whall
41. Smith, Lura Schwarz
42. Stegmiller, Terri
43. Stoltz, Heather G.
44. Tateo, Tiziana
45. Themel, Kate
46. Thomas, Rosalind
47. Tunnell, Karen Reese
48. Wambaugh, Debbie
49. Wanner, Dwayne
50. Watler, Barbara

Friday, October 14, 2011

A Third Rep in Central Canada

Dwayne Wanner will be the third representative in the Central Canada region of SAQA. He will start immediately.

Welcome Dwayne!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

News from Heather Dubreuil




Dear friends,

Last year, I joined our local art group, and we will be exhibiting our work in the group show October 14 - 16. We would be pleased to see you there. Details below.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Dwayne Wanner at Greenwood Gallery


Dwayne Wanner is having a show at Greenwood gallery in Guelph, Ontario

Thursday, September 22, 2011

News from Marie France Gosselin

The Salon des métiers d'arts is coming again this year. If you’ve never been, it’s a must. For the last few years, a group of us have been going to the salon by train which has been a lot of fun. This craft show is one of the best one in the country and it's free.

I have rented a coach-style bus to take us to Montreal, The bus will leave Ottawa – three locations (the Ikea parking lot, Perkins restaurant near St Laurent Shopping centre and Exit #51 on the 417).

We would leave Ottawa (west end location) around 7:30- 8 am (details to be confirmed) and would be at the Place Bonaventure right at opening at 11 am. The return bus would then leave at Montreal at 6pm. For those who are into serious shopping, Place Bonaventure is also only one block from Ste-Catherine Street. It is an excellent time to start the Xmas shopping.

The Salon des métiers d'arts is one of the best artisan shows in the country. The quality of the work is exceptional. There’s jewelry, fibre arts, clothes, ceramics and much much more. : http://www.metiers-d-art.qc.ca/smaq/index.php?option=com_mambomap&Itemid=84&lang=en
Date: Monday, December 5 (Monday is a good day to go to the Salon. This the first Monday of the show which is always good!)

Cost: $40 for the bus. The show is free. Yippee!

If you are interested, please contact me.(mariefranceg@me.com)

Do not hesitate as the bus is already more than half-full. You’ll have a great day.

Resignation

Dear Friends,

It is with regret that I resign from my post as Co-curator of Synthesis II. There is a lot of illness in my personal life and at this time I need to place my focus here at home.

I thank everyone who has so generously helped me along the way and I am sorry that this situation is going to take much longer to resolve than I first thought.

This too shall pass.

Cathy Breedyk Law

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Mary Pal to be featured in People and Portraits book


Mary Pal is pleased to report she has been invited to be one of the featured artists in Art Quilt Portfolio: People and Portraits, an upcoming book by Martha Sielman, to be published by Lark Books.

(Photo is a detail from Nereids, 25 x 52 inches)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Paul Leger's work to be in "Quilts by Men" Show



Paul was invited to participate in a Quilts by Men show, an exhibition that focuses on quilts designed and created by men. The show is
hosted by the Copper Shade Tree, an American fine craft gallery in Round Top, Texas. The show is held from October 26th to
November 20th, 2011.

After receiving the invitation Paul says "I considered a few designs and decided to make a smaller version of my Around the Block quilt but as the
quilt progressed I was not crazy of the dimensions I had chosen and decided to submit the original quilt and my Pixel quilt."

The show will run in conjunction with The International Quilt Festival in Houston and the opening of Karey Bresenhan’s, Texas Quilt
Museum in La Grange. Limousine tours from Houston to La Grange during the weeks of Market and Festival will be available. The
gallery is a scheduled stop during the tours.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Exciting New Show of Lynne Morin's Artwork in Almonte, ON

You are invited to view this exciting show of Lynne's new mixed media artwork which will appear at the Mississippi Mills Administration Building Chamber Gallery in September and at the Almonte Library Corridor Gallery in October, 2011,

Her larger pieces feature beautiful acrylic portraits on cotton cleverly embellished with fabrics and interesting yarns. Smaller more abstract pieces use fabric and yarn in a form that will invite your imagination to find it's own meaning. Lynne has been working and studying for years to perfect her craft and brings a rich experience to her work.

The Mississippi Mills Administration Building is located at 3131 Old Perth Rd on the outskirts of Almonte and is open from 9:00 to 4:30, Monday to Friday. The Almonte Library is located in central Almonte at 155 High St, adjacent to the Beer Store and is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 10:00 to 8:30, Friday 10:00 to 6:00 and Saturday 10:00 to 4:00. Generous free parking is available at both locations.

Don't miss this opportunity to view this interesting and varied mixed media show. All pieces are available for sale.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Fibreworks Kingston Weekend Workshops

FIBREWORKS KINGSTON 2011/2012 Brochure Available online

Hilary Scanlon has released the schedule of her 2011/2012 FIBREWORKS KINGSTON Weekend Workshops Series in brochure and registration format online through the lovely new FIBREWORKS BLOG.

The Instructors this next year include:
PAMELA ALLEN, October 21-23, 2011 " Under the Influence"
MARY PAL, November 11-13, 2011 "Painting with Cheesecloth"
ALICE VANDER VENNEN, March 9-11, 2012 "Finding a New Story: Working with Textiles and Found Objects"
JOHNNENE MADDISON, April 20-22, 2012 "Thread Drawings with Aquabond"

You may download a copy of the 2011/2012 Brochure at http://FibreworksKingston.wordpress.com/ and read the details of each individual workshop weekend as well as the Instructor bio.

Registration contact: Donna Hamilton, FW Registrar, 613-544-7324 or fibreworks@cogeco.ca

Don't miss this opportunity to study with each of these dynamic and talented Instructors.
See you all in the classroom.

Note: Lectures on the Friday evenings of each workshop weekend are open to the public and held in Room 12050, St. Lawrence College, Kingston, ON at 7 pm. Everyone Welcome. $5 at the door.

Please feel free to contact Hilary at 613-542-9226 or Bethany Garner, Advertising and Promotions Co-ordinator at fibreworkskingston@gmail.com

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Quilts on the Tay show - special exhibit by SAQA




















35 pieces by 21 members of SAQA Central Canada were on display at the Lanark County Quilt Show in Perth the weekend of Aug. 12-14th.

Shown above are works by Catherine Timm, Marie France Gosselin and Elaine Quehl.




It was quite an impressive array of beautiful art, showcasing many different techniques.



Helga Zimmerly coordinated this special exhibit and lots of compliments are due to her. Even though she gave us plenty of advance notice, things did not come together until near the time of the show. And once she got to the high school, where the show took place, to mount the exhibit, the organisers had given her a different space, albeit much better. All her advance planning was therefore useless so she and her helpers, Joanne Komendat and Cathy Price (both from the F Squared group) and Lynne Morin, had to start from scratch.


The result was a feast for the eyes! Apparently, there was great interest from visitors to the show.

Because of sudden change of exhibit space, Helga was able to include all the pieces she had received.



Special thanks to Cathy Breedyk Law who was invaluable in collecting and storing the art untile the show. Special mention needs to be made for "Laurentian Foothills" which intrigued many. Many thanks to Helga, Cathy and Lynne for their tremendous effort!



















































Saturday, August 20, 2011

THREADWORKS at Arthur Child Heritage Centre, Gananoque


The amazing and visually so beautiful THREADWORKS 2010 Exhibition which includes the work of Fibre Artists from across Canada arrives at the ARTHUR CHILD HERITAGE CENTRE for an opening on August 21st and running through September 30th.


THREADWORKS 2010 includes the work of embroiderers, quilters, fibre artists and surface design professionals who have created a breathtaking variety of stitched works around the theme "TREES".

The Call to Entry went out in 2009 for submissions, and several hundred artists sent their beautiful work for Jurying. The approximately 70 selected pieces included in the Threadworks Show were unveiled at the Exhibition Opening at the Wellington County Museum in Fergus in April of 2010.

Since that time, the Exhibition has travelled to venues all across Ontario, offering residents in the receiving communities the opportunity to be exposed to the beauty and sensuous quality of the hand and machine stitch, painted and manipulated fabric and surface design techniques that fascinate the viewer.

Please plan to visit the THREADWORKS Exhibition beginning August 21st and running through September 30th in the Arthur Child Heritage Centre Museum Gallery located on the waterfront in Gananoque.

Call ahead to check the hours of the gallery before driving down and perhaps plan to take a lovely St. Lawrence River tour on the terrific Gananoque Boat Lines while there, with stops at the Boldt Castle on the three hour tour.

Gananoque offers a lovely waterfront collection of small shops, great eateries and walking tours. The Gananoque Inn is a lovely place to stay in case you would like to make a mini-vacation part of your visit! Be sure to take friends, share the news of the exhibition and visit often.


Local artists with work in the Threadworks 2010 Exhibition include Phillida Hargreaves, Robin Laws Field, Frankie Lemonde-Meunier, Bethany Garner, Maureen Byer and Elizabeth Vandenberg.

Some of the pieces are actually offered for sale though the individual artists.

Catalogues available or visit http://www.onnguilds.ca/ for a pre-visit view of the catalogue. Click on THREADWORKS 2010 in the sidebar for links to the online exhibit.

The Arthur Child Heritage Centre and Gallery is located just south of the 401 along the St. Lawrence River. Contact:
ARTHUR CHILD HERITAGE CENTRE 125 Water StreetGananoque, Ontario K7G 3E3
613-382-2535

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Lynne Morin's work at "Beyond Comfort" Exhibition in Birmingham England



SAQA's exhibition premier at Festival of Quilts opens today, through August 14.


The recent riots in Birmingham were not anywhere near the area of the Festival building.


Eileen Doughty has set up the Beyond Comfort page on the website,http://www.saqa.com/about.php?ID=1940



SAQA has another venue - Gerald R. Ford Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan, July 11 - September 16, 2012.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Correction to last post....Karen Goetzinger - Personal Trainer to Textile Artists

Ever wish you had a personal trainer for the business of art?
Someone to help you set goals, provide feedback and accountability?
A tutor to help you identify your strengths and weaknesses with clear assessments?
Or maybe this is you—you’ve taken a plethora of workshops, you have an abundance of supplies, and you have a wealth of work and ideas but don’t seem to have a clear direction.
Are you standing at the cusp of being a hobbyist and studio artist and wondering, “How do I take the next step?”

Whether the next step relates to your creative process, presentation, marketing or a combination of these, your personal one-on-one tutoring will begin as we take a look at what you have already accomplished and what you would like to achieve going forward. The sessions will lead you to clear goals, both long term and short term and tailored-for-you action points to move you forward toward your goal.

First 3-Hour Session - Clarifying, distilling and setting goals

Second 3-Hour Session - One month later to follow-up with motivational feedback, tweak your goals as necessary and create new action points.

Additional Follow-up 3-Hour Sessions - As you feel the need. For more information or to schedule your first session contact Karen at: quiltopia@sympatico.ca 613-231-4894

Kern Geotzinger - Personal Trainer to Textile Artists


Ever wish you had a personal trainer for the business of art?
Someone to help you set goals, provide feedback and accountability?
A tutor to help you identify your strengths and weaknesses with clear assessments?
Or maybe this is you—you’ve taken a plethora of workshops, you have an abundance of supplies, and you have a wealth of work and ideas but don’t seem to have a clear direction.

Are you standing at the cusp of being a hobbyist and studio artist and wondering, “How do I take the next step?”

Whether the next step relates to your creative process, presentation, marketing or a combination of these, your personal one-on-one tutoring will begin as we take a look at what you have already accomplished and what you would like to achieve going forward. The sessions will lead you to clear goals, both long term and short term and tailored-for-you action points to move you forward toward your goal.

First 3-Hour Session - Clarifying, distilling and setting goals

Second 3-Hour Session - One month later to follow-up with motivational feedback, tweak your goals as necessary and create new action points.

Additional Follow-up 3-Hour Sessions - As you feel the need. For more information or to schedule your first session contact Karen at:
quiltopia@sympatico.ca
613-231-4894

Saturday, August 6, 2011

News from Carol Donati

Carol thought members of SAQA Central might be interested to take a look, or participate in, SAQA Connecticut artist Vivika Denegre’s Prayer Flag Project – a collective project spreading peace, goodwill and kindness.

Here is a link to the Prayer Flag Project Blog and Carol's contribution:
http://theprayerflagproject.blogspot.com/2011/08/carol-howard-donati-prayers-for-family.html

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Taiwan International Quilt Exhibition Revision

As there has been an additional venue added, and extension of time for the exhibition, TIQE 2012, Hsin-chen Lin has revised the prospectus and entry form for the international artists.

Prospectus

Taiwan International Quilt Exhibition 2012 Entry Prospectus
Subsequent to the TIQE2009 (Website: http://www.taqs.org.tw/tiqe2009/), TAQS will organize an international art quilt exhibition possessed of artistic and educational quality. TIQE2012 will focus on global issues and highlight the creation of quilting is not only the interpretation of techniques but also the contemporary artistic merit of environmental care and the spirit of humanities.

Theme: Moving Water and River
Water and rivers are full of life and nutrient: novelty, freshness, and sustainability symbolize a source of vitality, expecting to convey an energetic, broad, and microcosmic angle of view, as well as each kind of life and existence that water and rivers embrace.

Location: (1) National Tainan Living Art Center, Tainan City, Taiwan
Dates: August 11-September 7, 2012
(2) Taichung County Culture Center, Feng Yuan District, Taiwan
Dates: September 22-October 29, 2012
Additional venues will be added
[Calendar]
March 25, 2011 Call for entry announced
February 29, 2012 Entry deadline
March 26, 2012 Notification of acceptance via email and announcement on website at http://www.taqs.org.tw/
April 10, 2012 Deadline for re-submitting unqualified images of selected artwork
May 15, 2012 Artwork to be RECEIVED at TAQS
August 11, 2012 Exhibition opens in Tainan City/opening reception
September 7, 2012 Exhibition closes in Tainan City
September 22, 2012 Exhibition opens in Feng Yuan District
October 29, 2012 Exhibition closes in Feng Yuan District
December 14, 2012 Return artwork to artists

Entry Form

Taiwan International Quilt Exhibition 2012 Entry Form
A: Artist Name(s)
1. Individual:
2. Group(s):________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
Nationality: _________________________________________________________
Address (shipping):___________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________
Phone:________________________Email:________________________________
Website or blog:______________________________________________________

B:
Title of work:________________________________________________________
Size (height x width), in cm:_____________________________________________
Year Completed:______________________________________________________
Is TIQE 2012 the first time this work will be exhibited:
□Yes □No
Insurance value in Dollars:______________________________________________
Creative concepts (50 words or less):______________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
Artist’s statement (25 words or less):_______________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
Materials and techniques (25 words or less):___________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________

Artists will be asked to agree with these Terms and Conditions:

I agree to loan my work to Taiwan Art Quilt Society for exhibition purpose and agree my work to be available until the end of the exhibit closing. I further agree to permit the images of detail and full 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.

Signature:_________________________Dates:____________________

Please duplicate this form if more works are offered.

News from Darrell Thomas

Good Morning everyone,

If you wanted to go the Jean Paul Gautier Exhibit please call and register! We have chartered a bus that holds 52 people and we must pre-pay and there are some seats remainingthat need to be booked.

The price of the Ticket is $48.00 which includes transportationand the admission ticket. There is no profit in this price and therefore I do not wish tolose my shirt on this Endeavour!!

If you know of a friend might also like to take this trip, please forward this email to them and ask them to book right away. If you have reserved a seat and have not yet paid, pleasecall today. Remember the gas prices; it is going to cost you more to drive there and backthen to take our trip!! The bus departs on Sunday August 14th from our store at 9:30 am sharp. The bus departsMontréal at 3:30 sharp. We should be back in Ottawa for 6:00pm.

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier 15 seats left!!!!

http://www.mbam.qc.ca/en/expositions/exposition_153.html

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is presenting From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, the firstinternational exhibition devoted to the celebrated French couturier. Gaultier launched his first prêt-à-porter collection in 1976 and founded his own couture house in 1997.The exhibition — which the couturier considers to be a creation in its own right rather than a retrospective – features approximately 140 ensembles, mainly from the designer's couture collections, but also from his prêt-à-porter line, along with their accessories. Created between the early 1970s and 2010, these pieces have, for the most part, never before been exhibited. I know that many people would love to see this exhibit as I would, so I planned a field trip!!!On Sunday August 14th, a Coach Bus will be driving us to Montreal to see the exhibit. Wewill have time for the exhibit and some time for lunch or shopping before be get back on the bus at 3:30. We should arrive back in Ottawa at approximately 6:00pm. The price for thistrip includes transportation and admission to the exhibition. Seating is limited, please do nothesitate. Price: $ 48.00 per person Hurry….Seats are running out!!!! 153 Preston Street Ottawa , Ontario 613-239-3854

www.darrellthomas.com

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Mary Pal's work at Houston

















One of our members, Mary Pal, has had two of her works accepted into the 2011 International Quilt Festival/Houston in the annual IQA fall Judged Show, Quilts: A World of Beauty. Her pieces Solace and Memories of Gombe will be displayed there from November 3rd - 6th.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Karen Goetzinger's Workshop, Cloth, Colour and Composition



Karen Goetzinger will be teaching a weekend workshop, August 27-28 at the Ottawa School of Art Orleans Campus - Summer Academy.


Register now for Cloth, Colour and Compostion
Explore the possibilities of the non-traditional “quilt” as an expressive art medium through this process-oriented, sewing machine based workshop.


Students begin the weekend by compiling a series of small samples of colour and elements of design studies to use as a springboard for developing their own personal style. Samples can be employed as a reference for future work or used as the starting point for art quilts that will be designed and constructed in class.







Sunday, July 10, 2011

Karen Goetzinger to show her work at (106) Gallery

Karen Goetzinger has been invited by (106) Gallery to show her installation work "A State of Transparency" during ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

"A State of Transparency" is a site specific, on-going work currently consisting of eight ceiling hung panels, ranging in size from 2' x 5' to 10' x 4'.

The ethereal, monochrome panels maintain strong architectural and visionary components and bring to life a city that is most accurately described as the imprint of urban landscapes on individual memory.

1,582 artists from 36 countries and 43 states will show their work in 164 venues within three-square miles of downtown Grand Rapids, Mich.
Each artist will compete for the world’s largest prize for art, which will take place Sept. 21-Oct. 9, 2011.
Last year over 465,00 votes were cast by the viewing public. To get a feel for the magnitude of the event click on the You Tube link below.

You can also follow the news about the event at Karen's Facebook Fan page: http://www.facebook.com/ArtistKarenGoetzinger
http://www.youtube.com/artprizeGR

Congratulations Karen


Posted by L. Morin

Monday, July 4, 2011

Pictures from Fibrations Event



Some of our members participated in this event organized by Dwayne Wanner - here are some pictures....this one is the Conductor, Philipe Menard.



































































































































































Here are some of the pictures from the event.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Pat Caffery's work chosen for Layers of Memory Show

Pat Caffery's "A Grandmother's Love" was chosen for the SAQA Show, Layers of Memory, a show designed to represent the human processes of memory.

Congratulations Pat

Pat's statement about her work follows:


" At four I was ‘invited’ by my Grandmother to help make her grandchildren quilts. Mine provided many years of comfort and a closeness to my Grandmother. Fragments still have the same effect. 'A Grandmother's Love' includes a fragment of the original quilt along with Italian cotton organza and a cotton backing. An embroidered outline of my grandmother and myself and the word ‘love’ attach the organza to the original fragment."







Posted by L. Morin

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Joyce Weiland's Quilts

Ann Bird wants everyone to know that the Art Gallery at Carleton University has some of Joyce Weiland's quilts on view as part of an exhibition on Feminine patriotism.

One of them -- the french version of Reason over Passion -- is from a private collection

The display runs until July 10


Posted by L. Morin

Mary Pal's work accepted in to SAQA exhibit: Layers of Memory



Mary's work "Homeless Love" is one of 20 pieces selected from 141 entries in SAQA's Layers of Memory exhibition, designed to represent the human processes of memory.





These works will be exhibited at Mancuso shows, opening at the Mancuso World Quilt Show in 2011 and concluding with the Denver National Quilt Festival in May of 2012.




Congratulations Mary







Posted by L. Morin

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Fibrations Update

Several of our members have participated in this unique fund raising event organized by Dwayne Wanner.
The pieces are now up for auction and can be viewed at www.fibrations.org. The site is wonderful and explains this exciting event.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Galerie Ouest presents
The Exquisite Corpse: A New Take



The Original Exquisite Corpse






In the 1920s, the Surrealists developed a game that involved creating a collage of words or pictures called the Cadavre Exquis or the Exquisite Corpse.

It was played with several people, each of whom wrote a phrase or drew
an image on a sheet of paper, then folded it to conceal what they created
and passed it on to the next person, who added their contribution.

Only at the end of the game was the whole poem or creation revealed.
The name “Exquisite Corpse” was taken from the first phrase that was generated by this game:
“The exquisite corpse--shall drink--the young wine.”

We invite artists to join in our game and create their own strange but compelling works for our exhibition

Call for Entry
The Rules of This Exquisite Corpse Game

Each artist will select two others with whom to collaborate.
Each collaborative project will be divided into three equal-sized sections:
o Section 1: The head and neck
o Section 2: The torso
o Section 3: The legs and feet
The Exquisite Corpse does not necessarily need to be human or follow human anatomy.

Words such as head, neck, torso and legs may merely be points for metaphoric departure. Or not!

We anticipate that most will be two-dimensional, but some 3D Exquisite Corpses can also be accepted.

Size: this refers to the completed piece including all three sections.
2D works should be sized 10” wide x 36” long (individual sections: 10” x 12”, connecting on the 10”
side).

3D works: Maximum 40” high. Please provide installation details and any special requirements.
Sections need not be created on paper as the Surrealists created them.

These Exquisite Corpses may have a base of fabric, felt or paper, or a combination. However the artists must indicate how the three sections are connected together, and present them as a whole to the jury. They may be affixed to a base of heavy paper.

It is important that players do not see each other’s sections before they complete their own
section. If you work sequentially (i.e. one person does the head, then passes it to the next for the
torso, etc.), you should cover your section with paper or plain fabric when sending it on to the
next player.

Although it is permissible for a group to discuss “connectivity” within the piece as a whole, i.e. something to connect the sections, we encourage participants to honour the rules of the game and play in the spirit of the Surrealists... and above all, to have fun with your entries!

The submissions will be juried to select works that embody a high standard of creative expression and craftsmanship while adhering to the spirit of the original game. Galerie Ouest will be responsible for the final selection of works, framing and display.

Calendar
November 12: Deadline for receipt of entries and fees
November 21: Notification of acceptance emailed to artists
December 5: Deadline for receipt of framing fee for accepted 2D entries
January 20-29, 2012: Exhibition at Galerie Ouest
January 30-February 26, 2012: Exhibition at the Beaconsfield Library

Fees
There is a non-refundable entry fee of $30 for each submission. This submission may include up to three entries per group, i.e. each group may submit 3 Exquisite Corpses (9 body sections) for the $30 fee.

There is a further fee for all selected 2D entries of approximately $40 to cover the cost of framing.
Successful entrants will be advised of the exact cost at the time of acceptance and be asked to remit this amount by December 5, 2011.

Entry Rules
1. All submissions must adhere to the rules of the game found on the first page.
2. The title of the work and the names of the three co-creators must be legibly marked on the back of each entered piece (or in some other suitable spot for 3D entries).
3. There will be one contact person for the submission, delivery, sales and collection of the group’s work.
Each group may enter up to three works.
4. Any artist may be a member of more than one group.
5. Selected 2D works will be framed in a suitable black frame by Galerie Ouest, either with or without glass,
depending on the nature of the work, at the cost of the co-creators.
6. Galerie Ouest will photograph some or all of the selected works to use for publicity purposes. Your entry constitutes your permission for the Committee to take and so use any such photographs, film, video or other images of your work.

Insurance: It is the responsibility of each group of artists to have appropriate insurance for the work while in transit to and from the exhibition and for the duration of the exhibition.

Sales
Sales will be permitted during the exhibition; however no purchaser may take possession of the work
before the completion of the exhibition at Galerie Ouest. The gallery will charge 20% commission on any sales.

Submitting Your Entry
Each group of co-creators must provide the following:
1. A completed copy of the accompanying Entry Form signed by the designated Contact Artist. If any of the entries are 3D, written instructions regarding any installation details and/or any special requirements must be attached.
2. Nonrefundable $30 fee per entry, up to three entries per group, by cheque or money order made payable to Helena Scheffer.
3. Actual finished but unframed works.
When the nature of the 2D works permit, they may be folded between the sections and mailed in a large envelope, protected by cardboard or rolled and mailed in a tube.
All 3D works must be ready for hanging or installation, with clear written instructions for assembly. All such assembly instructions, hanging rods, stands, or other devices required for exhibition of the work must be included with the work at the time of delivery.
All entry material---the actual works, the entry form (including any assembly instructions), and the entry fee---should be mailed, couriered or delivered to Helena Scheffer, 33 Lakeshore Road, Beaconsfield, Quebec, H9W 4H5.
Deliveries may be made in person on November 12 between 10 am and 5 pm. You may contact Helena directly by phone 514-695-8249 or email helena@galerieouest.ca to obtain driving directions or to make arrangements for alternate delivery in extraordinary circumstances.
All entry materials, however submitted, must be received no later than November 12, 2011.

Return of Non-Selected Works
Those works not selected for the exhibit may be returned to the designated contact person as follows:
You may collect your non-selected work at the home of Helena Scheffer.
Dates for pick-up will be determined later.
Any entries received by mail can be returned by mail if you include appropriate return postage with your entry and if your entry either arrived in a reusable container or if you also include a self-addressed envelope.

Return of Selected Works after Completion of Exhibition
To be announced
Please print this form, fill in the required information, attach any required 3D information, and sign the form for submission
Galerie Ouest presents
The Exquisite Corpse: A New Take
Entry Form
Contact Artist
First and Last Names: ____________________________________________________________________
Mailing Address: ________________________________________________________________________
Email Address: ___________________________________________
Phone (home): (____)____________ Phone (work): (____)____________Phone (cell): (____)____________
Group Member
First and Last Names: ____________________________________________________________________
Email Address: ___________________________________________
Phone (home): (____)____________ Phone (work): (____)____________Phone (cell): (____)____________
Group Member
First and Last Names: ____________________________________________________________________
Email Address: ___________________________________________
Phone (home): (____)____________ Phone (work): (____)____________Phone (cell): (____)____________
For any 3D submission, please provide installation details and any special requirements on separate attached sheet
Entry #1
Title:_________________________________________ Sale Price or NFS:______
Materials & Processes: ____________________________________________________________________
_________________________________Tick one: 2D or 3D If 3D, W:_______ H:_______ D:_______
Entry #2
Title:_________________________________________ Sale Price or NFS:______
Materials & Processes: ____________________________________________________________________
_________________________________Tick one: 2D or 3D If 3D, W:_______ H:_______ D:_______
Entry #3
Title:_________________________________________ Sale Price or NFS:______
Materials & Processes: ____________________________________________________________________
_________________________________Tick one: 2D or 3D If 3D, W:_______ H:_______ D:_______
Preferred Method of Collecting Non-Selected Works (please tick one):
Pick up at the home of Helena Scheffer, 33 Lakeshore Road, Beaconsfield
Return by mail in the self-addressed stamped envelope included with this entry form
WAIVER: On behalf of all three artists involved in this entry, I acknowledge that we are responsible for insuring our work and release Galerie Ouest, and the Beaconsfield Library from any responsibility in the case of loss of, or damage to, our goods while in transit to/from the exhibits, in storage before and after the exhibits, and throughout the duration of the exhibit. We
give permission for the Organizers and Agents of the Project to take photographs of our accepted works and to use any of those images and the information submitted for publicity and promotional purposes, which includes electronic, printed and
televised mediums etc.
______________________________
Contact Artist’s Signature
Entry Mailing & Delivery Address: Helena Scheffer, 33 Lakeshore Road, Beaconsfield, Quebec, H9W 4H5
All entry materials must be received no later than November 12, 2011