Friday, April 4, 2014

California Fiber Arts Show in Carlsbad

CFA Best of the Best exhibit at the Front Porch Gallery, 2903 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA, March 30 - May 25th!  Many members of CFA are SAQA members.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Quilt Visions 2014 Artist List

Congratulations to the artists selected 
for Quilt Visions 2014: The Sky's the Limit

Liz Axford, Linda Beach, Rachel Brumer, Marianne Burr, Elizabeth Busch, Vicki Carlson, Hollis Chatelain, Shin-hee Chin, Sandra Palmer Ciolino, Maryline Collioud-Robert, Nancy Condon, Judith Content, Carol Coohey, Pamela Fitzsimons, Betty Ford, Helen Geglio, Jeanne Gray, Jean Herman, Rosemary Hoffenberg, Judy Hooworth, Marie-Laure Illie, Lisa Kijak, Paulette Landers, Judy Langille, Cat Larrea, Judy Martin, Valerie Maser-Flanagan, Eleanor McCain, Hilde Morin, Katie Pasquini Masopust, Heather Pregger, Melody Randol, Emily Richardson, Maggy Rozycki Hiltner, Karen Schulz, Diane Siebels, Janet Steadman, Carol Trice, Carol Watkins, Kevin Womack
The jurors selected 39 quilts from 524 entries. They spent two days together here at Visions Art Museum viewing the images on a large screen to make the finals selections from a vast pool of truly exceptional entries. Our deepest gratitude goes to jurors Sue Benner, Patty Hawkins and Bruce Hoffman for their insight and careful consideration to create a stellar exhibition.
The Jurors  
Patty Hawkins, Bruce Hoffman, Sue Benner 

Please join us for two days of opening festivities: October 11th for the opening reception and awards presentations, and October 12th for the artists' tour and a moderated panel discussion. Many artists have already said they plan to be here. Details to come.    

Quilt Visions 2014: The Sky's the Limit is sponsored in part by Andrea Bacal & Doug Graves, Charles & Charlotte Bird, Friends of Fiber Art International, Robert & Patricia Klem, Jill Le Croissette, Del Thomas, SEWHut Bernina & Janome Dealer, Surface Design Association and the Visions Giving Circle.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Sandra Lauterbach - Stepping Out

Hello Everyone,

Sandra Lauterbach has a wonderful announcement for us.  Please take a moment to view her announcement and website.

I am pleased to announce that my piece "Stepping Out" was juried into a new show. I'll be at the opening -- love to see you.

"From Her: An Exhibition by Women about Women"
Opening Reception/Film Screening: Friday March 21st from 6-9
Pico House Gallery 
424 No. Main Street, LA 90012 (right by Olvera Street)
Dates:  March 19-March 31st

Monday, March 17, 2014

Sandra Lauterbach Exhibition

Congratulations Sandra on your exhibit, we look forward to hearing about this wonderful experience.
Dear Members,
One of my new works is included in an exhibition of contemporary artworks from Southern California women artists that open this Saturday at the I-5 Gallery at the Brewery Art Complex.
Sandra Lauterbach

New Representatives

Please welcome Claire Manning from Huntington Beach as an additional representative for the So California and So Nevada territory.  Marlin Williams, Anne Copeland, and Claire Manning look forward to working with local artists on the journey to a masterful SAQA experience.

Sometimes it is not the destination but the journey to the masterpiece.  May your journey be of color, texture, mediums, inspiration, and challenges.

Monday, February 10, 2014

joanell connolly Solo Show in Long Beach

Opening - Sunday, February 16th from 12:45 to 3:00pm Unitarian Universalist Church, 5450 E. Atherton, Long Beach.  Here is a link to joannell's website

Friday, January 31, 2014

New Exhibit at the Visions Art Museum in San Diego

Contact: Beth Smith, Executive Director, 619-546-4872. January 25, 2013

Opening Reception February 15th

 for Three Concurrent Exhibitions

Opening Reception February 15, 5-7 p.m. $5, free for Visions Art Museum members

Intersections: New Work of Barbara Lee Smith

February 7 – April 19, 2014

Coast to Coast

Jazz Quilts

Coast to Coast combines the talents of New Image Artists from the Washington DC area and California Fibers

from southern California, two arts organizations that focus on textiles and fiber. California Fibers was established

in 1970 and New Image Artists in 1980. Both organizations jury new members based on the strength of their

portfolios. The members of both organizations exhibit throughout the United States and abroad both individually

and with their respective organizations. Many of the artists will be on hand at the opening reception February


 from 5-7 p.m. to talk about their work. Admission is $5, and free for members of Visions Art Museum:

Contemporary Quilts + Textiles.

The exhibition was juried jointly by Trudi Van Dyke an independent curator and arts writer from Virginia and Beth

Smith, executive director of Visions Art Museum. Ten works of contemporary quilt art for the wall were selected

from members of New Image Artists to be exhibited with 17 fiber and textile works from members of California

Fibers. The collective work encompasses a broad range of themes from landscapes to portraits with media as

diverse as hand-dyed silk, telephone wire, digital prints, and bamboo.

Intersections: New Work of Barbara Lee Smith is a solo exhibition of seven acrylic paintings layered, fused and

stitched with hundreds of small pieces of painted synthetic fabric. Smith’s work references her Gig Harbor,

Washington locale with titles like, Marshland Reflections and South Jetty Fog. Meet Smith at the opening

reception to learn more about her work.

Jazz Quilts is a collection of small quilts each 14 inches square by 26 members of Canyon Quilters of San Diego

who have interpreted the theme. The artists will be talking about their inspirations at the opening reception.

Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles is located at 2825 Dewey Road in Liberty Station, San

Diego, California. Museum hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is $5. Children

age 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. Visions Art Museum members enjoy year-round

complimentary admission., 619-546-4872.

Visions Art Museum

2825 Dewey Road Suite 100♦ San Diego, CA 92106-6007

Phone (619) 546-4872 ♦ ♦ Email: visions@visionsartmuseum.orgdd caption

Sunday, January 19, 2014

SoCal/Nevada Regional Reps Retiring in January

Hi Everyone!

It has been a pleasure to serve this SAQA region with my co-reps Teresa Shippy and Mary Tabar.  And fun to put on our Special Meeting events!  Thanks to all of you for participating and helping to make each event a success!  It has been rewarding to be part of our Blog’s increase in communication and I thank you for participating by sending your news to be shared.  Wishing you the best in all your artistic endeavors!  Deborah
I have thoroughly enjoyed representing SAQA alongside my partners Deborah Stanley and Mary Tabar.  It has been a pleasure opening up my home to host our wonderful members.  Great working our SAQA booth in Long Beach, having the pleasure of a wonderful Q&A with the amazing Jamie Fingal, wonderful artist demo's, potluck dishes to die for and fantastic turnouts at all of our Orange County meetings.  In addition, The Holiday Extravaganza was a fabulous event for our members. We are thrilled to close with Sandra Sider Critique Sessions.  Very cool indeed!   Teresa

If you have thought about serving SAQA as a regional rep, please contact Desiree Vaughn:  She would love to hear from you.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

News from Sandra Sider - New Book Art Call

Call for Entries

Calling all quilters and quilt artists! Do you design with quilt blocks or make small, dynamic art quilts that would inspire others?  We want to see your work for possible publication! Quarry Books is publishing 1000 Quilt Inspirations: Colorful and Creative Designs for Traditional, Contemporary and Art Quilts in book format, for which we invite you to submit images via this link:
We seek your interpretations of old favorites as well as original designs by you. Sandra Sider, quilt curator and artist, will select the winning designs.  There is no entry fee or limit on the number of submissions you may send. DEADLINE: Feb. 15, 2014.

Fantastic Critique Meeting with Sandra Sider

We had the very special opportunity to meet with Sandra Sider today.  Fabulous meeting, great potluck brunch, excellent, upbeat, informative critique of quilting art! 
Thank you, Sandra Sider!!!
Thank you to all attendees for making this meeting fun and successful!
deborah, teresa, and mary

Photos of Karen Markley's wonderful pieces: