Wednesday, June 20, 2018

CANADIAN SEASONS heads to Texas for display...

Celebrate with SAQA Central Canada Artist  Joan Hug-Valeriote as she shares her beautiful piece, “Canadian Seasons” which has been accepted for the SAQA's Global Exhibition “Season after Season” to be displayed in the Texas Quilt Museum in January 2019 and hopefully some other venues after that.

CANADIAN SEASONS by Joan Hug Valeriote

Artist’s statement for Canadian Seasons

“Canadian Seasons” was created as we were preparing to move from a much beloved, heavily treed property to a dense urban environment.  Watching the colours of the trees change through the seasons was an annual privilege and wonder.  Our very short Canadian spring with its grey-greens and yellow-greens, give way to the deep summer greens that Georgia O’Keefe found so boring, followed by true autumn glory!  Deciduous trees in winter are identifiable mostly by their bark.  It was only after spending four years in Southern California that I came to truly appreciate our changing seasons.

Joan Hug-Valeriote
Quilt Artist and Studio Teacher

(click on the link to read more here) Season After Season in Texas:  
LaGrange, TX: October 5, 2018 – January 31 2022 (traveling exhibit)
Our lives are measured in seasons. Not just the familiar quarterly divisions of a year: spring, summer, fall and winter, but with each new day we move among a variety of seasons. Seasons are temporary markers of the passing of time, helping us transition naturally through the changes of our lives.
Transitions in our personal lives can be seen through the seasons represented by age, health, attitude, status, hopes, dreams, or priorities. Other less personal seasonal changes are reflected in the world around us: weather, daylight, rainfall, temperature, climate, holidays, harvest, migration, sports, or hunting.
Some seasons have no set time of arrival; others are regular as the ticking of a clock. Some seasons we await with excitement or anticipation; others we fear or wish to slow their inevitable arrival. Artists were encouraged to explore and illustrate the seasons of their lives or the changes reflected in the seasons of the world in which they live.
Special Note: Each accepted work must have an accompanying artist’s journal which explores the artist’s journey from initial thoughts and concept to final artwork.
Congratulations Joan!!