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