Thursday, June 27, 2013

Kingston Fibre Artists Group Show Opening at John M. Parrott Gallery July 18, 2013

Please join us for the OPENING of STITCH HAPPENS, a full gallery Retrospective of the new and special works of the members of the Kingston Fibre Artists Group.

July 18 - August 29, 2013
John M. Parrott Gallery, 3rd Floor
Belleville Public Library
254 Pinnacle Street
Downtown Belleville, ON
Opening Reception
Thursday evening, July 18, 2013
6-7:30 pm
Light Refreshments, Meet the Artists
Hope to see you join us and bring friends.
A "Walking Tour" of the Gallery Show will be held for area SAQA members on Tuesday, August 13th from 1-3 pm in the Gallery. Please join SAQA Rep. Bethany Garner and  a few KFA friends as they walk through the show with visitors and share some insight into the various techniques, design influences and share some anecdotes about how ART happens in this group of talented fibre enthusiasts. Everyone welcome and do plan to invite friends to join you.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

CANADIAN QUILTS should be in this Exhibition and you have work ready to go... we've seen it in exhibitions all across Ontario


Deadline: August 16, 2013 (POSTMARK) or (HAND DELIVERY)

Schweinfurth Art Center

Auburn, NY
October 27, 2013 - January 5, 2014

Quilts=Art=Quilts is the Schweinfurth Art Center's 33rd annual juried quilt exhibition. The Art Center has long-recognized the importance of quilts as a visual medium, and has been presenting quilts in an art gallery setting since 1981. Jurors select quilts based on overall quality of design, visual impact and originality. Prizes are awarded including $1000 for Best of Show. Opening weekend includes a reception, workshops and a brunch for artists and friends.

Definitions & Conditions of Entry (truncated)
  • A quilt is a fabric sandwich comprised of at least two layers: a top, a back and usually a filling which are held together with quilting or tying threads. Integration of non-fabric items is acceptable.
  • Up to two entries of original work per person are permitted.
  • The jurors and staff of SMAC reserve the right to refuse any accepted entry for exhibition if it does not contain the same qualities as the submitted image.
  • Quilts must measure a minimum of 900 square inches total (Height x Width = Square Inches). The vertical dimension of any single piece may not exceed 108”.
  • Quilts must have been completed after 2010 and must be in pristine condition and show ready.
  • Pre-programmed computerized machine quilting is not eligible; Quilts made or derived from kits, workshops, classes or commercial patterns are not eligible.
  • SMAC will retain a 25% commission on all sales made during the exhibition. An insurance value and a sale price, which includes commission, must be included on the entry form.

Rosalie Dace has a B.A., UED in Fine Art and English. She has been traveling and teaching for 25 years, encouraging creative growth and development in her students.
Jo Anne Cooper is co-director of Mobilia Gallery, an internationally known gallery featuring 20th and 21st century decorative arts, sculpture, paintings, textiles
and studio jewelry.

How to Enter (truncated)
  • Send completed entry form, images and entry fee to SMAC by August 16, 2013. One artist or collaborative group per entry form.
  • Entry fee is $30 for up to 2 quilts for non-members and $25 for new or current SMAC members.
  • Include two digital images of each entry (one full view and one detail). Slides, photographs and emailed images will not be accepted.
  • Digital images must be submitted on one CD and saved as JPEGs; All images must be of publication quality.

Download Prospectus:

For more information on the Schweinfurth Art Center, please visit:

Schweinfurth Art Center
205 Genesee Street
Auburn, NY 13021
phone: (315) 255-1553

Thursday, June 13, 2013

HIGHER GROUND Open at Guelph Civic Museum

extend an invitation to attend 


June 14 - October 20, 2013

The Guelph Civic Museum

52 Norfolk St.,Guelph.

Open Daily 1-5pm

Adults $4.00 - Seniors $3.00 - Children $3.00

Congratulations to a number of SAQA central Members who are also CONNECTIONS Fibre Artists Group members and have work in the exhibition:
Maggie Vanderweit, Dwayne Wanner, Hilary Rice, Elizabeth Duggan Litch and Jacqueline Venus


Saturday, June 1, 2013

IMPORTANT NOTICE - Date for OPENING of the Kingston Fibre Artists Show in Kingston has been changed to Sunday, June 9th from 2-4 pm

Please be advised that due to an unintended double booking by the Library Staff at the Kingston Frontenac Public Library, the
OPENING RECEPTION for the beautiful exhibition of new work by the Kingston Fibre Artists Group has been CHANGED!!!
The Reception is scheduled now for
2-4 pm
In the Foyer, second floor, Kingston Frontenac Public Library
130 Johnson Street
Kingston, ON
Light Refreshments and Everyone Welcome
Please come - we would love to see each of you and bring a friend or family members. The work is exceptional and the artists, many of whom are active SAQA Central Canada members, welcome the opportunity for you to "Meet the Artists" and enjoy their newest work. The theme for the exhibition is SUNDOWN, and every imaginable exploration of that theme is represented beautifully along with many innovative multi media, fibre and machine/hand stitch techniques.
Hope to see you in Kingston on Sunday afternoon, JUNE 9th and please share by emailing this posting/mail notification to your groups and friends. 
THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE OPENING HAS CHANGED ON THIS POSTER... but the dates are correct for viewing through June 26th...