Monday, September 10, 2012

SAQA Benefit Auction open TODAY - bid high, bid often!!!

The 2012 SAQA Benefit Auction is open for bidding today with six days of excitement and fun for everyone...last day to bid on the first round is Saturday the 15th... don't wait - your favourites will go quickly!!! See  the links below to go directly to the website for bidding procedure and links to the online bidding form. Have your credit card handy and have some FUN! Wjat better way to support our Association than to purchase a beautiful piece of Fibre Art made by a SAQA friend or artist you have long admired.

Mary Pal's piece donated this year sold already and is this is another FIRST DAY, $750 donation for Mary, a SAQA Board Member and Canadian artist. Her work will be at home with Jennifer Day. Congratulations Mary!!!

Come on SAQA Central Canada - let's get bidding! Here are a few pieces you might consider in this round:

                                                MAELSTROM, Anna Hergert, Saskatoon 

                                         SYRINGA SPONTANEA, Helena Scheffer, Quebec

                                   COLOUR AUCTION BLOCKS, Kit Vincent, Ontario

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Martha Sielman (860-487-4199)
Executive Director
Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

MARY PAL work continues the journey to both North American and International venues

Mary Pal's work "Memories of Gombe", above, is featured in this month's issue of American Craft in an article entitled, "Why Innovation Matters," an interview with David McFadden, Chief Curator and Vice President for Programs and Collections at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City.

Mary also has had two works, Homeless Love and Musing, accepted into the La Conner Quilt Museum's Annual Show in Washington. And her piece Stogie, below, is travelling with SAQA's "I'm Not Crazy" exhibition.

Mary's "Sizing Up" will be in the opening group auctioned at the SAQA Annual Benefit Auction starting Monday, September 10th. Mary's pieces have sold in the first hour of the Auction for the past several years - many congratulations Mary on all of your exciting and so very distinctive and diverse work!

Sizing Up, Mary B. Pal

Mary has just returned from Taiwan where she taught workshops in her cheesecloth sculpting technique. The journey continues.  Please visit Mary's website/blog to follow all of these wonderful pieces and watch the continuing development of her amazing and so sought after fibre art.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

LYNNE MORIN featured in current SAQA Virtual Gallery

EXPLORING, Lynne Morin
CONGRATULATIONS to LYNNE MORIN as her beautiful work is featured in the September Virtual Gallery "Seeing With The Heart" at the main STUDIO ART QUILT ASSOCIATES website.
Chosen by Wen Redmond, Virtual Gallery Juror, Lynne's "Exploring" is a beautiful example of her newest textile collage work. Redmond states:
These pieces aren’t necessarily realistic yet evoke mind pictures, memories or emotions of perhaps ‘being’ there.

There - where we see with our soul.
There - where the line is crossed from our imagination into reality.

Wen Redmond, Guest Curator

Visit the Virtual Exhibit here:

Lynne's "Exploring" is one of her new collage pieces developed for her course at the ABRUZZO SCHOOL in 2013 in Abruzzo, Italy. Please visit the link below for more information about this amazing opportunity to share time with Lynne in Italy next summer.
As a regular contributing Artist in SAQA Exhibitions, Lynne also has a beautiful piece "MOZART" hanging in the SAQA BEYOND COMFORT Exhibition currently open at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It is the "opening piece" as visitors walk into the exhibition space and is certainly a stunning example of Lynne's talent as a Textile Artist.  Many congratulations Lynne.