Friday, January 27, 2017

SAQA Central Canada member PATRICIA CAFFERY shares news of her joint exhibition with daughter PENNY CAFFERY at the Ottawa School of Dance

Please join Pat and Penny Caffery as they share their new work during an Exhibition at the Ottawa School of Dance. This is an opportunity to see the work of this very special and dedicated arts team, mother and daughter, each working with their own special techniques and style of working. Creativity and specialized use of fabrics, found objects and placement of stich and embellishment will make their works a delight to view and study during your visit.

Gallery 200
The School of Dance
200 Crichton Street, Ottawa
January 27th to March 6th, 2017
VERNISSAGE:  Sunday, February 5th, 2017 from 2 - 4 pm
Hours:  Monday to Friday: 10 am to 8 pm
              Saturday:  9 am to 5 pm
              Sunday:  CLOSED

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Do plan to join GUNNEL HAG and PAM WOODWARD for exciting classes this spring at COLOUR VIE Studios, Toronto

Hello Fabric Lovers!

Would you like a creative pick-me-up with loads of bright colours and fun new techniques? 
How about trying one or more of my exciting and inspiring workshops? 
For full descriptions and pictures please visit

Looking forward to seeing you soon at my studio at 222 Symington Ave., Toronto 
for one of these workshops.  Yours to enjoy!

With Warm Wishes, 

Spring 2017 Workshops in the Colour Vie Studio 
(For detailed information about  these upcoming workshops please visit
February 25, 2017
“PAINT, PRINT AND ROLL" with Gunnel Hag   $100

March 4 - 5, 2017

Wednesday March 15, 2017

March 18 - 19, 2017
“INTO THE DYE POTS” with Pam Woodward   $190 

March 25, 2017
“RUST AND BLEACH” with Gunnel Hag    $100

April 22, 2017
“WAX, PAINT AND DYE” with Gunnel Hag   $100

May 6 - 7, 2017
“A GOOD WEEKEND FOR A BREAKDOWN” with Pam Woodward   $220

Call early to reserve your space
416- 532-7435 (local calls) or 1-877-425-8379 (toll free) 
or simply e-mail

For more information please visit

Sunday, January 15, 2017

FIBRE CONTENT 2016 Exhibition travelling to Orillia - VERNISSAGE Reception February 18, 2017 at the Museum at 1 pm

Hello Fibre Content 2016 Artists 

We wanted to follow up our previous email about the condensed 38 piece travel version of the show. 

FIBRE CONTENT  will open at the Orillia Museum of Art and History on January 21, 2017 and be there until April 23, 2017.  

The Museum prepared the poster above to promote the show Please email Robynne Cole for a copy of the poster in a larger jpg. size  so you can use I in your personal advertising for the show.

While there, Fibre Content will overlap and coincide with their International Women’s Day Art Show.
February 15, 2017 to April 23, 2017
Opening Reception: February 18, 1-3pm

The International Women's Day Art Show invites women artists to participate in an annual art exhibition, in celebration of International Women's Day (March 8). The show's main goal is to encourage women to express themselves artistically in a themed group show, which is not juried and therefor inclusive. The spirit of the exhibition is one of affirmation and co-operation.

Celebrating the show's 21st year, and 7th year at OMAH, this year's exhibition is centralized around the theme of RENEWAL.

FIBRE CONTENT will share in their official joint exhibition opening at the Museum on February 18th at 1:00PM.  

Lunch and Learn related to the exhibit will be on March 1st.

For more information: or


Best regards
Robynne Cole and Dwayne Wanner, FC Coordinators

FIBRE CONTENT Travelling Schedule for 2017:

Orillia Museum of Art & History from January 21st to April 23rd, 2017.
Gibson Gallery, Amherstburg, ON from May 18th to June 18th, 2017.
Simcoe County Museum, Minesing, ON from September 19th to November 11, 2017.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Please join ROSEMARY HYNES DRISCOLL and CATHERINE TIMM for the Vernissage celebrating their Exhibition "Pushing the Limits"

We would love you to join us
at our opening VERNISSAGE
South of 60,
Railroad Station, in Barry's Bay

Saturday, January 21 from 2 - 4 

for our Collaborative Show
Rosemary Hynes Driscoll and Catherine Timm 

In Fibre and Fused Glass  

We have brand new pieces for you to see. We are sharing the Gallery with the Opeongo Seniors' Centre Painters.

The show will run until March 4th, 2017.  
Please pass this on to anyone you think might be interested.
Hope to see you!

Monday, January 9, 2017

SAQA Central Canada member MITA GIACOMINI extends an invitation to join QUEST ART School and Gallery artists for their upcoming Exhibition, FABRICATIONS III

2017 Fabrications Juried Fibre Exhibit
January 13, 2017 - March 11, 2017
Opening Reception: January 13, 2017, 7 - 9 pm
Upper Gallery
333 King Street
Midland, ON
L4R 3M7

Information: 705-526-ARTS (2787)
This show will celebrate the amazing range of textile and fibre based work being created within contemporary art practice today. Artists were invited to submit a maximum of two pieces as well as small bodies of work and installations. Two Jurors' Prizes of $200 will be awarded.

Quest Art School takes pride in providing high quality education for artists of all ages and skill levels.

Try your hand at something new, develop your skills and grow your creativity with us! Quest Art offers a variety of Young Artist Programs (YAP) as well as workshops and classes for adults.

Congratulations to all of the exhibiting artists!

The Contemporary Canadian Art Quilts: From Fine Craft to Fine Art Exhibition runs April 8 - May 30th. Please mark your calendar for the Artists Reception at Kitchener City Hall April 30, 2017.

Slices of Market Life

from left to right the 7 panels in Slices of Life are by artists:
Onions, Marsha Clarke,
Mennonite Wagon, Audrey Vrooman
Market Stall, Natalie Dudycha
Homemade Relishes, Marilyn Farquhar
Summer Sausage, Nancy McCracken
Flowers in Bloom, Marg Notar
Market Building Fire, Elizabeth Schneider

Contemporary Canadian Art Quilts : 
From Fine Craft to Fine Art

Kitchener City Hall, in the Berlin Tower Artspace,
200 King St. W. Kitchener, Ontario, 
April  8th until  May 30th, 2017. 

Joan Hug-Valeriote is curating the highly anticipated multimedia art quilt exhibition which will take place at Kitchener City Hall and invites all area art quilt enthusiasts and arts supporters to visit the  exhibition during its run from April 8-May 30th, 2017.

The “virtual” component of the show is a continuous video display of over 100 Contemporary Canadian Art Quilt photographs compiled in a dynamic video collage of several universal themes.  The quilt artists come from across Canada and their work will be displayed over a 5 foot square array  of 20 screens , plus a selection of the beautiful art quilts on the walls .

Please join the artists at the
Artist’s Reception , Kitchener City Hall
Berlin Tower Artspace
on Sunday April 30th, from 2-4 p.m.

The show will also be part of the 
Quilt and Fibre Art Festival, Waterloo Region and Beyond

Please also plan to attend and enjoy the closing reception during the Quilt Festival on Friday evening, May 26th, from 5 – 7  p.m. in the Berlin Tower Artspace, in Kitchener City Hall.

Friday, January 6, 2017

CAROL HOWARD DONATI invites you to join her for the Vernissage/ Reception for 'after the fire' at Nepean Creative Arts Centre January 22, 2016

Please join Carol Howard Donati (centre) and Jeff Sellick for their Reception/Vernissage on January 22, 2017.

Details above and do visit Carol's website at to see more of her work.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

BEING HERE NOW at the Elora Centre for the Arts - OPENING RECEPTION JANUARY 5, 7-9 pm

I am very pleased to let you all know that I am the SAQA regional representative for Central Canada for the next two years.
This sizeable territory includes all of Ontario and Quebec. I wish to sincerely thank and commend outgoing reps Bethany Garner and Dwayne Wanner, who with Robynne Cole and our members, have worked hard these past four years to create a strong community of talented textile artists and kept us connected to this fabulous international organization. I am asking all present and future SAQA members for your ideas and help about how SAQA and I can make a positive difference in your lives. Together let's continue to keep Central Canadian textile artists right out there on the leading edge! 

If you have any questions or comments, please:

Maggie Vanderweit
for the Opening of her SOLO SHOW
and book signing for STONE THREADS
" Being Here Now"
Elora Centre for the Arts
75 Melville Street
Elora, ON
Thursday, January 5, 2017
7-9 pm

Information and directions: 519-848-9698

Congratulations Maggie...