|PRECIOUS TIME, Mary Pal 2014|
Special congratulations to MARY PAL, Ottawa artist and just retired SAQA Board of Directors member, for sharing her beautiful story of two silver miners in her celebrated and well recognized art form for the Celebrating Silver Exhibit at Houston this month.
"Despite its connotation as a luxury item, we seldom consider how silver is obtained through the arduous, dangerous work of mining, particularly back in 1907." Mary Pal.
And from the SAQA website "As part of SAQA's 25th Anniversary, the exhibit Celebrating Silver traveled to Houston for sharing at IQF 2014. Silver is indispensable. From industrial use to decoration, technology, photography and medicine, its unique properties of strength, malleability, reflectivity and conductivity make it an irreplaceable force in the global market. In addition to its physical properties silver is recognized as a symbol of love, insurance and commitment for twenty-five years".
Juror: Yvonne Porcella Managing Curator: Nancy Bavor
The Celebrating Silver Exhibition will continue its travels, visiting well known venues through 2016...
International Quilt Festival, Chicago, Illinois, June 2015
Quilt! Knit! Stitch!, Portland, Oregon, August 2015
Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, UK in August 2016
|UN, DEUX, TROIS, QUATRE - CATS ON A COUCH, Angela Maves|
And special congratulations to ANGELA MAVES, new SAQA Central Member from Pembroke, ON as her wonderful piece above was included in the International Quilt Festival Houston's special exhibit as a part of their Annual Festival Awareness Project "It's Raining Cats and Dogs".
Angela's piece received an Honourable Mention. A very special contribution Angela.
We also celebrate the IQF for helping the Houston community with their Festival fundraiser for Houston's no-kill animal shelter.