Monday, November 24, 2014

Quilts at the Muzeo Museum in Anaheim, CA

Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center.  241 S. Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim.  Open Tuesday to Sunday.  Docent Tours of both the traditional and contemporary quilts - Wednesday 1:00 and 3:00; Thursday, Friday and Saturday 11:00 and 1:00, Sunday 1:00 and 3:00.  Admission is $10.00.  This exhibit is open until mid-February!
The California artists in attendance for the artists opening.  L-R, Terry Waldron, Sherry Kleinman, Sheila Frampton Cooper, Jamie Fingal, Linda Anderson, Lura Schwarz Smith and Kerby Smith.  Artists that could not be there are Joe Cunningham and Cindy Cooksey.

The outside of the Muzeo Museum in Anaheim

This would be a fabulous field trip for you and your friends!  Terry Waldron is the curator of the contemporary quilts exhibit!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Some of the Artwork of Anne Copeland

In 2011, I was about to turn 70, so it seemed a good idea to do something different to celebrate.

Well, if we are turning the Big 70, we might as well have fun along the way!

I feel good, like I knew I would!!!

The special needs children I work with just LOVE when they see me coming. Up near the front (with the big moon) is a favorite story, The Hungry Catepillar, and the border along the bottom comes from the same story.

Happy, I'm so happy!

And finally, the back says it all!

I will add, as it is my birthday again Saturday, November 22, "You only live once!  Go for it!!!

Thank you for letting me share some of my fiber art. I will share it again when I recover it. Oh, you might wonder why recover such a cool car. It IS finally fading, I put the fiber in with acrylic gel medium, and yes, I do wash it and it has been in the snow, rain, and lots of sunshine. I covered it with three coats of polyurethane varnish. The hardest areas were the curved spaces, but I managed OK.

I would love to post some of your art for our members here too. Thank you kindly, Anne Copeland, SAQA So CA/So NV Co-Rep

November 15 Potluck and Visit to the Fowler Museum Textile Exhibit

Thanks to Sandra Lauterbach for hosting the potluck. The meeting was a huge success with the following attendees: Loris Bogue, Susan Slesinger, Beth Smith, Carol Sebastian-Neely, Linda Stone, Linda Bannan, Diana Shore, and Melanie McFarland. I was unable to be there as my clutch is about to go out, so I I hope I didn't leave anyone out. Sandra was so kind to get photos which I am going to share here. I hope folks will forgive me for not identifying you in the photos. 

Show and Tell is always a really fun time for everyone. Some really interesting art - folks have definitely been busy.

This three-dimensional tree is really amazing. I keep looking at and thinking she used real wood!

Linda Stone is an old friend of mine and she came a long way for the meeting from Ventura. 

My type of funky art! Pretty wild. 

Loris Bogue sharing the Dinner at Eight Artists book "Women Who Come to the Table."  She is the designer of the book!

By the way, the drop-dead beautiful art in the background is made by Sandra Lauterbach. I think we need Sandra to be one of our webinar speakers for 2015.

I would definitely love to see this up close and personal. Don't you wish we had been there?

I wonder if that is Sandra's studio through the windows?  By the way, Sandra was sent a genuine mudcloth for hosting this wonderful event. I still have MORE mudcloth and also other wonderful hostess or host presents like free appraisals or perhaps special books, SOOOOOO . . . Is this a good hint?  Keep your meeting simple - do potlucks and go visit a special funky place fiber artists would love, or go see an exhibit, or just have show and tell and good fun. One of the members wanted to do a Chrismas sale and meeting, but perhaps too late to plan for this year. So think about next year. Personally if I can get my old car fixed up, I am open to anything! It is my birthday dream to do a flash mob dance of fiber artists showing their work! \

A talk by the curator of the Fowler Museum textile exhibit.

Photo-opps abound.

I am not sure I would count this as textile, but it sure is interesting!

Closeup of some of the textiles. It is my understanding that these textiles represent a new economy and way of life for the people in these regions of Africa and the Island of Timor in Asia.

Thank you all who attended and if anyone has any additions to anything I said or any corrections, do contact me.Peace and many blessings, Anne

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Textures Fiber Arts in Temecula

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Join Us for the Artist Reception

Meet the Artists and View our Latest Fiber Art Exhibit

26 Works of Art by 13 Artists
Refreshments will be served at the reception.

Come enjoy the eighth annual exhibition by our members working in the contemporary quilt art medium. See how unusual materials and techniques are applied in exciting new ways to a formerly traditional handcraft. Textures artists use dye, paint, oil pastels, pencils and ink to achieve their color layering. They fuse, stitch, and cut or tear fabric or other fibers to give texture to the work. Other embellishments such as beads, buttons, photos or found objects in conjunction with hand stitching, embroidery or machine quilting give the art its dimensional aspect.
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Sunday, September 14, 2014

"Silk and Sinew" Solo Show Featuring the Work of Paula Chung

"Silk & Sinew", a show representing Paula Chung's work spanning almost a decade, will showcase large silk florals to body imaging on various substrates. Sara Rockinger, a fiber & installation artist, was commissioned to write an accompanying essay on Paula's work. This show is presented and funded by Capital City Arts Initiative of Carson City, Nevada.

Where: CCAI Courthouse Gallery
            885 E. Musser St.
            Carson City, NV 89702

When: Sept. 22 through Jan. 22, 2015, open M-F 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Reception: Sept. 26, 5-7 p.m.; artist talk 5:30

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Extreme Quilters show in Thousand Oaks

Meet the artists!  An opportunity not to be missed...
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Art from Cloth

An Art Quilt Exhibit by the
October 314, 2014 10 5 Daily

The Extreme Quilter's Annual Exhibit Art from Cloth is October 314, 2014 at the Thousand Oaks Community Gallery.  The Opening Reception is Sunday, October 5 from 3–5pm.  This is your opportunity to meet the artists, enjoy great food and view their exciting, innovative and creative new work.

Last year the talented Diana Shore created a three dimensional fabric tree that grew throughout the show with the help from visitors such as yourselves.  Diana has another surprise planned this year.  Come and see what she has made.  Perhaps you can help by adding to her latest creation.  Don't miss this show.

The show is at the Thousand Oaks Community Gallery at 2331 Borchard Road, Newbury Park, just off the 101 freeway next to the Newbury Park Library. Open daily from 10 am – 5 pm.
Be sure to check out the gift shop.  It will be filled with original art made by our very own Extreme Quilters. The gift shop hours will be the same as the show.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Fiber Perceptons at Cerritos Library

Fiber Perceptions
at Cerritos Library
Cerritos, California
through September 15, 2014

Mia Bloom - "Rusted to the Bone"
The artist's eye perceives something worth capturing in everyday scenes or objects; a shape or color that catches the eye, a memory, or the contrast in one's surroundings. Things that others may see as plain and ordinary, an artist may perceive as special and extraordinary--something worthy of artistic interpretation. This exhibition represents individual artistic perceptions, seen with clear vision, and interpreted in a fiber medium.
Cerritos Library
18025 Bloomfield Ave.
Cerritos, CA  90703

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

2014 Benefit Auction

SAQA’s signature fundraising event starts Sept 15!

This is your chance to own beautiful, unique art quilts by some of the world’s finest artists. Plus, your purchases help increase the recognition for art quilts and the artists who make them while supporting SAQA’s exhibitions, publications, and education outreach.

Here are our SAQA SoCA/SoNV entries.

 Ann Turley, "Halves"                                              Barbara Williamson, "Renewal"

Beth Shibley, "Red Chair"

                                                                                         Connie Rohman, "Marine Signal Flags: HOPE

 Linda Miller, "Yes"

Gillian Moss, "Me, Me, Me"


                                                                                                           Linda Friedman "Homeward Flight"

                                                         Linda Smith, "Live Oaks 8"

Mary Tabar, "What Goes Around, Comes Around"

                                                        Paula Chung, "Time"

Sally Wright, "Mated for Life"

                                                         Sara Kelly, "Sunset"

Sharon Hightower, "Community???"

                                                         Sheila Frampton-Cooper, "Little Beach"

Sherry Davis Kleinman, "Reflection at Sunset"

                                                         Susan Slesinger, "Tidepool II"

Susan Kistler, "Sing Praise"

                                     Viviana Lombrozo, "Beyond Words" (Mini)

Line Study - Pamela Price Klebaum

Pamela Price Klebaum, "Lines"

We are so proud of our SoCA/SoNV members who took the time to make mini fiber arts pieces for the SAQA auction. We have 20 out of 182 members, but that is a good turnout. We'll see if we can better this by next year. Perhaps we can do one of our upcoming challenges in that size to get us ready to submit our pieces.  Thank you all who submitted a piece, and if I missed any of you, do let me know and I will make sure I get your name and entry in. Good job, everyone!!!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Pamela Price Klebaum, Juried Member, Solo Show in Camarillo.

Juried Member Pamela Price Klebaum has a solo show (textiles and glass) at the Studio Channel Islands Art Center in Camarillo. The exhibit opens August 2 with a reception from 4 to 6, and runs through August 31. The gallery is located at 2222 Ventura Boulevard.