Thursday, April 29, 2010

Textile Needle Thread show

Pat Caffery will be exhibiting several pieces of her work with her Studio Inspirations group in the TNT show in Stittsville.  Opening is Sunday, May 2nd, 2-4 pm at Art Mad. Her piece Shooting Stars (right) is in the show.

How to Register for our Art Marketing Salon

At each regional meeting for the next while, we will be working through Alyson Stanfield's Art Marketing Salon. To register, simply go to this page and fill it in, listing Karen Goetzinger as your Group Leader.  You will then receive a password to enter the site where you can download and print out each topic.  
At this month's meeting (see details in the March 23 post, below), we will be covering Topic 2 "Setting & Attaining Goals."
Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Laurentian Foothills Update

An update on the Laurentian Foothills piece that is currently in Chicago at the IQF.  A roving reporter friend of mine was delighted to see it as soon as he entered the O Canada display.  He kindly sent along these two photos.  If you're not familiar with the story, check the blog post from February 21 (under Archives).

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

April - Members' News

Carol Wiebe has two pieces in each of 2 shows, Threadworks 2010 "Trees" ("A Feast of Photons," left, won the mixed media prize) and the Grand National Quilt Show (more  info below). 

Threadworks, a special project of Ontario Network of Needleworkers, is mounted every three years and circulates to museums and galleries throughout Ontario.  It showcases exceptional and creative needlework by artists from across Canada. Wellington County Museum & Archives is the inaugural exhibition venue and organizing site. April 24 to June 13, 2010

The Grand National Quilt Show - "Off the Wall" is at the historic Homer Watson House and Gallery in Kitchener . The GRAND NATIONAL is an invitational quilt exhibition that celebrates both tradition and innovation and which, in 2010, is being presented by the Committee in partnership with the Joseph Schneider Haus National Historic Site and Homer Watson House and Gallery.

Homer Watson House & Gallery
1754 Old Mill Road - Kitchener, ON N2P 1H7
Exhibition Dates: May 8 - June 13, 2010
Opening Reception: Sunday, May 9, 2010 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm


Exciting news from Karen Goetzinger. Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota built a new chapel. A juried art exhibition, Solus Christus, took place as part of the dedication weekend festivities April 10-11. Pieces juried into the exhibition were judged a second time on April 9 in order to choose a grand prize submission which would be purchased by the college.

Her triptych, Revelation 21, was juried into the exhibition and was chosen as the grand prize submission. Each piece of the triptych is 30" H x 10" W -  mediums: Italian pima cotton organdy, hand painted cotton, tulle, gold leaf, gold lamé, acrylic paint.
Cathy Breedyk Law has several upcoming exhibits:

1. Chambers Gallery, Almonte Ont. , April 2010
2. Corridor Gallery, Almonte Ont. , May 2010
3. King Street Gallery, Prescott , April 2010
4. Grand National, “Off the Wall” Show, Homer Watson House and Gallery, Kitchener, May 8th – June 13th
5. “ Tampered With “ Show, paper Images Gallery, Picton, Ont. June 1st- 14th.
Two of her recent works are below:


Rebekah Crown has an upcoming exhibition of her work at Galerie Espace in Montreal in a show entitled "Art Textile Art" from May 6-10. Vernissage is on May 6th, 4-5 pm.

Galerie Espace
4844 St Laurent
Montreal QC

At left is her piece "Turning Over a New Leaf."


"Sunflower Sutra" by Helena Scheffer and Marion Perrault of Montreal is 5th place winner in the  New Quilts from an Old Favorite competition. It is also featured in a book by the same name. The quilt will hang in the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky and travel to various venues across the US for 2 years.

Karen Goetzinger has upcoming workshops at Ottawa School of Art (Shenkman campus). The first, "Textile Surface Design,"  is three consecutive Saturdays (May 8, 15, 22) 9:30 am - 4 pm.  The August workshop, "Art Quilt: Cloth, Colour and Composition," is a week long (August 9-13) 9:30 AM - 4pm.
Details here Karen's Workshops - Look under Spring Classes and then Mixed Media. The August course is listed under Adult Summer Courses - Mixed Media.

Her show at Snapdragon runs until April 11.

Karen will also have a booth/exhibit at the new exciting ORLÉANS FESTIVAL, which will replace Art Ottawa East's longstanding FestivARTS event. It will be held at the Shenkman Arts Centre on Sunday, June 6.

Both B.J. Reid and Phillida Hargreaves will have pieces in the Grand National Quilt show at the
Homer Watson House & Gallery
1754 Old Mill Road
Kitchener, ON N2P 1H7
from May 9th to June 13th

Shirley White has work which is available for purchase at Artemisia Gallery in Westport, ON.


Lynne Morin's piece, "Connected" will be travelling in the IQF, O Canada show on the following dates:
Chicago Illinois, Apr 16-18, 2010
Long Beach Calif, July 23-25, 2010
Houston Texas, Nov 4-7, 2010

She is also participating in a Fibre show at Upper Canada Village:
Fantastic Fibres and Fabrics Weekend
Upper Canada Village
4-6 June, 2010 - 9:30 – 5:00

SAQA's 2010 Benefit Auction

SAQA's Benefit Auction is our biggest fundraiser. Last year there were donations from 235 members which raised $47,325! The deadline is July 1 but that will be here sooner than we think - Cathy Breedyk Law's contribution "Breaking Free" is at left.

Time to work on this year's donation - an art quilt approximately 12" square (but they accept slightly smaller, slightly larger, and non-square pieces as well). Your artwork will have both a thumbnail and full-screen version, with a description and a link to your website. They can accept only ONE donation per artist.

It's a great way to support SAQA's programs and exhibitions and promote your work at the same time!

Details on deadlines and how to send your entry are here:  April e.bulletin

Here's a sneak peek at the ones they have already received: Auction Quilts on