Tuesday, May 29, 2012

SAQA Central Canada meeting to be held on Thursday, June 28th at Dragonfly Fabrics, Ottawa

SAQA Co-Representative, Sharon Collins extends an invitation to all  SAQA Central Canada members to join her in Ottawa for two planned Parlour Meetings in June and July, 2012.

The first meeting is planned for Thursday,  June28th, 10am to be held at DRAGONFLY FABRICS, 2679 Alta Vista Dr. ,Ottawa at 10 am .

The second Parlour meeting is planned for Thursday, July 26th, with the location to be announced at the June meeting. Please mark you calendar and plan to attend and bring your news to share with all SAQA Central members ...new work, information about upcoming exhibitions you will be participating in as an artist and related Fibre Arts events that will be of interest to all members. Guests interested in SAQA are certainly welcome as well, so bring/tell a friend.

The shared Creative Buffet is a special part of the Parlour Meetings, so plan to bring samples of your latest work and as always, this meeting is an opportunity to network with SAQA friends about the many Ottawa area opportunities for personal growth and arts education, especially this summer.

Please RSVP planned attendance to Sharoncol@gmail.com. The attendance numbers will determine if the hosts will need to locate the meeting in the available space next door to Dragonfly Fabrics.

Agenda items and discussion topics should be emailed to Sharon no later than June 20th. Please plan to bring your "brown bag lunch", with a microwave and fridge available at the shop.   Hope to see you there!

Friday, May 25, 2012

MARGARET DUNSMORE to participate in the Panel Presentations at DEMOCRATIC DIALOGUE FOR THE ARTS June 4 and 5, 2012

Please plan to attend the DEMOCRATIC DIALOGUE VIA THE ARTS presentations to be held at:

Alumni Theatre, University of Ottawa
University Centre
85 University Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5

Margaret Dunsmore, SAQA Central Canada member, will be a participant in the panel presentations on Monday, June 4 and Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 from noon- 9 pm

Margaret's work will be included in the art installation and as a part of the important statement that Art makes in the community and the world.

“This talk and art installation will showcase conceptual works dealing with the environment, people’s values, personality and choices and their impact on relationships, community and society. The structure of some pieces alludes to a game people play. The audience will be asked to consider their own “games” and how they are played out in society.”

For more details/information, please contact : joan@enterprisingrabbit.com or call 613-292-0256 . Check the presentations schedule at http://www.democraticarts.com

Friday, May 18, 2012

Laurentian Foothills Collaborative Art created by twenty SAQA Central Canada artists to be shown in Belleville June 7- July 12, 2012

LAURENTIAN FOOTHILLS,  inspired by Ann Savage's "Saint-Sauveur"
created by twenty Canadian SAQA artists:
Deborah Bates, Catharina Breedyk-Law, Mary Cope, Rebekah Crown, Margaret Dunsmore,
Robin Field, Meredith Filshie, Bethany Garner, Sandra Garner, Jean Gerster, Margaret Hannigan,
Cynthia McNair, Carol Moore, Lynne Morin, Margaret Morris, Mary Pal, Judith Popiel,
Elaine Quehl, Shirley White and Mitzi Zohar

The Laurentian Foothills piece will be featured in the Exhibit
"20/20, Twenty Fibre Artists Imitating Canadian Art"
to be held at the John M. Parrott Gallery, Belleville Public Library
254 Pinnacle St, downtown Belleville
June 7- July 12, 2012 in conjunction with the SAQA "SYNTHESIS II" Show.

For exhibition hours/details contact the Gallery at 613-968-6731

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Salon 2012 - The 5th Biennial Exhibition of Quilts and Textile Art runs from the 24th to the 27th of May 2012

Courtepointe Québec Quilts presents: Salon 2012 - the 5th Biennial Exhibition of Quilts and Textile Art from Thursday the 24th through Sunday the 27th of May 2012. The Exhibition will feature quilts and works of textile art from Québec artists, special exhibits and challenges. 

Artists/teachers from Canada and the US will offer a large selection of workshops are to appeal to many from the seasoned artist exploring a new medium or technique, to the hobbyist trying something new.

Visit our many vendors, quilt appraisers and our Boutique of quilts for sale to find just what you need. 

Collège André-Grasset
1001 E. Cremazie Blvd.
Montreal, Québec H2M 1M3

Admission $10 (free with workshop registration), free parking.
Thursday and Friday 10 am to 8 pm, Saturday 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday 10 am to 3 pm

For Information visit: www.cqq.ca/salon_en/

SAQA Canadian Members Exhibition SYNTHESIS II Show Opens at John M. Parrott Gallery, Belleville Public Library, June 9th

The SAQA artists participating in the upcoming SYNTHESIS II  SAQA Canadian members exhibit extend an invitation to join them for the OPENING RECEPTION to be held on Saturday, June 9th from 2-4 pm at the John M. Parrott Gallery, Belleville Public Library in the third floor Gallery.

Synthesis II, a unified and yet dynamically diverse show, is a travelling exhibit that combines the work of 16 Canadian members of Studio Art Quilt Associates. SAQA is an international organization of artists, curators, gallery owners and collectors with over 2000 members. http://www.saqa.com

The Exhibition includes twenty beautiful art quilts which have been juried for this travelling exhibit. The exhibit will be in place in the John M. Parrott Gallery from June 7th through July 12, 2012. SAQA members with work included in the exhibition include:

Sandbank by Penny Berens (seen above)
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

Please plan to be with us for the Exhibition Opening on June 9th if possible, and return often with friends during the Gallery Exhibition period. The John M. Parrott Gallery is located at 254 Pinnacle Street in downtown Belleville. Take the Exit for Hwy. 62 South off the 401, and proceed along Front Street due south , bearing left at the fork onto Pinnacle Street. The Public Library sits on the west side of Pinnacle Street with on-street parking available in the area. The Gallery is on the third level of the Library and is accessible by elevator. There are many lovely restaurants and several galleries to visit in downtown Belleville, so please plan to make a day of it.

The LAURENTIAN FOOTHILLS piece created by 20 members of SAQA's Central Canada group will be included in a separate exhibit entitled "20/20, Twenty Canadian Fibre Artists Imitating Canadian Art" and will be on display in the adjacent Gallery during the June 7-July 12th period, along with a sampling of the beautiful work of the twenty artists who participated in the Laurentian Foothills Project.

Two fibre related workshops will be offered during June and July and are detailed in an earlier post on the SAQA Central Blog.  The Instructors are Beth Abbott of Godfrey, ON sharing "Silk Fusion" and Elaine Quehl of Orleans, ON sharing her "Beginners Fabric Dyeing" course. Please contact Joan Rieve for registration details (see earlier post).

Contact the Belleville Public LibraryLibrary for more Gallery information/directions:
613-968-6731    http://bellevillelibrary.com/

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

CAROL WIEBE shares exciting "OPEN BOOK FOR THE ALTERED EGO" Course at Wellington County Museum

Carol Wiebe will be Instructing a class called OPEN BOOK FOR THE ALTERED EGO this summer, and would love to have you join her to share the excitment and creativity! Should you be unable to attend, both  Carol and Nan Hogg at The Wellington County Museum  would deeply appreciate your sharing this information with friends and groups you belong to.
 (See the details of Carol's class on page 3 of the brochure linked at the webpost below.)

Carol will be teaching some of the methods she has written about as a contributor to Quilting Arts Magazine, at Workshop on the Web, Fibre & Stitch, etc. She is passionate about stitching and painting on paper, and turning it into works of art, be they books, paintings, Cracked Paper Quilts, paper art dolls, or whatever the workshop participants and Carol as Instructor can dream up!

Information can be found on this webpost (A Passionate Exploration).

Sunday, May 13, 2012

ST. LAWRENCE COLLEGE, Kingston Campus, offers SURFACE DESIGN Course over two long weekends in July/August 2012


Over two long weekends – Summer Term 2012 in Room 12050 – Upper Level in the Link Hallway, St. Lawrence College. Park behind the Tech Building facing Country Club Drive and come in through door E12. Class days run 9 am – 4 pm… (8:30 am for set up). The college Residence may be able to accommodate out of town students. Please inquire.

Sat, Sun, Mon, July 28, 29 & 30 and Aug 18, 19 & 20
36 hour, Full Credit Textile Design Program Course fee payable to St. Lawrence College: $223.92
Register for : ARTS 110 860

This course is a focused learning course developed to take each student, whether a beginner or advanced student, to a new and confident place in their exploration of surface design technique.
During the first weekend, students will explore multiple techniques for painting and dyeing one of a kind original fabric, development of screen printing technique using thickened dyes, stamp making and printing. Exploration of two full days with ARISHI SHIBORI dye work is a new focus for this July 28-30th, 2012 course weekend….

The focus for our second weekend is the completion of several original textile art pieces, destined for display in the home or in public exhibitions.  The fabrics created in our first weekend will be collaged, layered and stitched using both hand and machine stitch techniques. Students will enjoy the opportunity to explore the art of the stitch as an important part of their new work. Use of the sewing machine for thread painting the surface and use of the Embellishing Machine as an important design tool will be shared. Framing and finishing are an important part of this weekend in the classroom.

Questions should be directed to Instructor, Bethany Garner at textiledesignSLC@gmail.com
Registration at: http://SL.on.ca (Part Time Studies, ARTS, Textile Design, Surface Design and Stitch, ARTS 110 860) or call 613-544-5400, ext. 60 (Student Services). $35 Materials Fee for paints and dyes provided in the course is payable to the Instructor first day of class.

Bethany Garner is a Textile Artist demonstrating a strong commitment to the promotion of Fibre as an Art form for women in the 21st century. Bethany has been active in local and national quilting organizations, serving as a Board member of CQA/ACC,  as a local Textile Educator in Southern Ontario and serves as a Regional Representative with the Studio Art Quilt Associates, internationally. Beth is a Course Developer/Instructor in the Textile Design Program, St. Lawrence College, Kingston, Ontario, and has been with the College since 1996.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Quilts on the Grand in Fergus weekend of June 8-9, 2012

Quilts on the Grand Quilt Show
Jun 8 - June 9, 2012
Friday June 8 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. and Saturday June 9th 10:00am to 4:00 pm. at St. James Anglican Church, 171 Queen Street East in Fergus. Wheelchair Accessible
A celebration of 15 years as the Grand Quilt Guild. Quilts of all sizes by members. Tea and lunch will be available for sale to enjoy in the Butterfly Garden. Several vendors will be present. Admission $5.00

More information at: http://www.grandquiltguild.ca/