Tuesday, March 23, 2010

April Regional Meeting - don't forget to RSVP!

Reserve the date following date:
SAQA Art Marketing Salon (formerly known as the parlour meeting) in Perth, Ontario
April 30th        10:30 AM - 2 PM

We will look at the second and possibly third session of Alyson Stanfield's Marketing Salon. Those of you who have officially signed up for the salon  on her website should print out the second and third sessions ahead of time. 
Session 2: Set and Attain Goals (I like the "attain" part - not just setting!)
Session 3: Define Your Art
Remember your 10 second introduction from last meeting. Tweak it if you are not happy with it or if it does not flow off your tongue.

As always the meeting will be held at Cathy Breedyk-Law's home studio. 

  • Pot-luck salad and dessert lunch.
  • Creative Buffet (this is your work laid out for all to see and discuss with you during lunch and before the meeting)
  • Afternoon inspiration salon: Bring whatever has inspired you since our last salon. Books, photos, your own work, upcoming shows etc.
  • For discussion and examples of your work: Using colour to arouse emotion.
PLEASE RSVP to Cathy so she knows how many chairs to set up and for directions if you need them: mailto:catelaw@ripnet.com

Happy Spring! 

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Art Quilts for Haiti

This just in from New Jersey rep Jessie Hudson.  If you have work already made that you could donate, it is certainly a worthy cause and an easy way to help with the efforts to rebuild Haiti.
I apologize for the late notice, but I just found out about this opportunity today.  Art quilts are eligible for this benefit auction and would be displayed and sold in a traditional art auction setting along with other works of fine art including watercolor, acrylic and oil paintings.  I spoke with Heather Goldstein, Vice President of Artist Resources at Jerry's Artarama today, and she would love it if we could put together donations of art quilts for this very worthy cause.  All proceeds from the auction sales will go to Habitat for Humanity International's relief efforts in Haiti.

The works in the
live auction will be featured in their Auction Booklet with a color photo, artist's name, title of the work, Web site, and a short statement about the artist.  Silent auction donors will be credited with their name, the title of the work, and their website as well.  The deadline for the silent auction is March 28.

Silent Auction Criteria:  Silent auction work is usually smaller (no larger than 20x30). Pieces must be 2D and have no moving parts. Wet paintings will not be accepted and they suggest (but do not require) that work be prewired and ready to hang. All unframed works on paper will be displayed with clips.

Call For Artists Information:  They are looking for donations of 2D art (all media) for both their live and silent auction. Silent auction donations must be received by April 1, 2010.

For additional information, please go to: 
http://www.jerrysartarama.com/community/Art-Auction-and-Gala/Call-For-Artists.html or e-mail heather@jerrysartarama.com.

Monday, March 15, 2010

SAQA Call For Entry: No Place to Call Home

Another opportunity to show our work has been established: "No Place to Call Home", curated by Kathleen McCabe, will travel with the Mancuso Quilt Festival shows from August 2010 until May of 2011.  Additional venues may be added. 
Theme:  Homelessness exists all around the world.  There are a myriad of conditions that result in homelessness: poverty, unemployment, lack of education, drug addiction, abandonment, mental illness, war and civil unrest, along with man-made and natural disasters.  This exhibit is taking a look at homelessness in all its implications.
Artwork must meet the SAQA definition of an art quilt: a contemporary artwork exploring and expressing aesthetic concerns common to the whole range of visual arts: painting, printmaking, photography, graphic design, assemblage and sculpture, which retains, through materials or technique, a clear relationship to the folk art quilt from which it descends.
SAQA members may submit up to 3 entries, created after 2005 and not shown in a previous SAQA exhibition.  Entries must be 24" - 40" width, and 48" maximum in length.
Call for entries will be open from May 20 until June 20 on the SAQA website.  Contact Kathleen McCabe, kathmccabe@gmail.com with questions. 
The full prospectus is on the SAQA website: Go to the "Members" tab, and on the drop-down menu, select "Members Home." Go to the heading "Exhibitions and Conferences" and click on "Entry Forms." It's the second one down.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

March: Regional Members' Updates

Here's what's happening this month:

  • Karen Goetzinger's opening reception for her solo show "Viva City" at Snapdragon Gallery in Ottawa is Sunday March 21, 2-5 pm. The show runs till April 11th.
  • Catherine Timm is having a show "Graphite and Fibre" with a graphite artist at the Royer Gallery, Festival Hall, Pembroke ON from March 1 to 28, 2010.
  • The Kingston Fibre Artists' "Inspiration & Exploration" Exhibition & Sale is at the Kingston and Frontenac Public Library, Central Branch on Johnson Street until March 30th.