Friday, August 8, 2008


Thank you to the volunteers who worked the SAQA Booth at Festival in Long Beach!
Liz Berg, Peggy Calvert, Cynthia Catlin, Marion Coleman, Cindy Cooksey, Anne Copeland, Jamie Fingal, Carol Gentile, Cathy Gregory, Sandi Hankins, Marka Harwell-Bentley, Trudi Chamoff Hauptman, Rose Hughes, Rene Jennings, Jeanette Kelly, Pam Klebaum, Sherry Kleinman, Franki Kohler, Carol Larson, Jayne Larson, Mavis Leahy, Karin Lusnak, Felisa Lyons, Karen Markley, Sherry McBride, Linda Miller, Ania Mulka, Yvonne Porcella, Connie Rohman, Cindy Rinne, Karen Rips, Pat Rollie, Carolyn Ryan, Julie Schlueter, Carol Suto, Del Thomas, Sandy Wagner, Terry Waldron, Lynne Welter, and Susan Willen
Thank you to all the members who volunteered to do a lecture
Jake Finch, Marjorie Johnson, Cindy Rinne, Connie Rohman, Mary Tabar, Terry Waldron
Thank you to Rose Hughes who did the Gallery Walk in Creative Force/A Sense of Place

Visual Poems by Cindy Rinne; Mixed-Media Poetry & Art Figures; NOW to Sept. 1, 2008;
Riverside Public Library,3581 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92501 951-826-5201 Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 10am-9pm, Fri. & Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. noon-5pm

Pasadena Bead and Design Show, August 14-17, 2008
Pasadena Bead and Design Show features the work of 300 artists and artisans showcasing wearable art, handmade beads, designer components, precious metals, embellishments, lapidary, art jewelry, ceramics, carved stones, glass art, textiles, fiber arts, metalwork, enameling, art couture, hand-woven, collectibles, and decorative arts –together with artisan suppliers. There will be workshops and forums in bead making, jewelry design, textile art, shibori, millinery, metalwork, weaving, art clay silver, Chinese knotting, polymer clay, creative fiber, embellishment, and beadwork. Location: Pasadena Hilton, 168 S. Los Robles, Pasadena, CA 91101. Contact: 530-274-1123 or

California Fibers at the MINGEI INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM, Balboa Park, San Diego; NOW to JAN 9, 2009; 1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101 619/239-2003 Tues-Sun 10am-4pm; Adults $7.00; Seniors $5.00 Featuring work of five distinguished San Diego wood artists and California Fibers – an exemplary group of 25 artists from Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties, the exhibition is conceived as a lively conversation among peers and between two media. Both fresh takes on traditional forms and cutting-edge contemporary expressions will be included in works of excellent design and craftsmanship.

Everything Under the Sun
- which debuted at Festival in Long Beach '08 was sponsored by Mariko Gooden of Azabu-Ya - This exhibit will be on display at Soft Expressions in their upstairs gallery from NOW till August 29th.
Soft Expressions (Mon-Fri 8:30am to 4pm), 1230 N. Jefferson Street, Suite M, Anaheim, CA 92807 714/630-7414
This special exhibit features eight (8) large art quilts that are specifically about Long Beach. Each art quilt is made by groups of three or more artists from the West Coast. Louff Carousel, The Pike: Cindy Cooksey, Stacy Hurt, Julie Schlueter, Terry Waldron, Vickie Valdez-Green; Tres Artistas Latina Americanas: Peggy Calvert, Anne Copeland, Jamie Fingal; Queen Mary: Lynn Drennen, Peggy Schroder, Marilyn J. Smith; Stepping Out in Long Beach: Robin Grube, Marcia Ann Kuehl, Pamela Maykulsky; Rose Apartments: Inga Buell, Muna Elias, Carol Henke, Emily Wallace; Long Beach Grand Prix: Loris Bogue, Paula Chung, Jayne Larson, Karen Rips; Nothin' but the Blues: Amy Ambellan, Teresa Shippy, Walli Skrock, Trish Wilson; Everything Under the Sun: Postcard art quilt - made by 25+ artists, and many of them are members of SAQA.

Festival of the Arts in Laguna Beach; NOW to August 30th; 650 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach

Figuratively Speaking at the Visions Art Quilt Gallery -August 9th to October 5th; 2825 Dewey Road, Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92106; 12 artists depict the human form in fabric, thread and fiber

San Diego Quilt Show at the San Diego Convention Center; August 28-30th; 111 West Harbor Drive, Hall F; Guest Artist: Mickey Lawler from Hartford, CT - Internationally known teacher, lecturer, author and artist of Skydyes, hand painted fabrics. Slice of Southern California exhibit by members of Quilts on the Wall: Fiber Artists will be shown

Lora Hart will be doing a demonstration, lecture and trunk show of her Precious Metal Clay work at the Surface Art Association meeting. Contact Rebecca Janes at or 626-358-0515. The workshop is $75 for non-members and $40 for SAA members due by Sept. 18, 2008.

Connie Rohman Solo Exhibition at the Southwest Museum in Los Angeles, CA. The exhibiton will be in October 2008, with the opening reception held on October 11th as part of the NELA Art Tour. More info

Pins, Pots & Possibilities; 15th Annual Artists' Pin Auction - Sat, Oct 18th; 6:00pm Fullerton Downtown Plaza - Wilshire Avenue between Harbor Blvd & Pomona Avenue; Annual Art Auction - benefiting the All the Arts for All the Kids Foundation. For tickets call 714/447-7484

Pacific International Quilt Festival in Santa Clara; October 16-19, 2008
; Santa Clara Convention Center
Some of the Special Exhibits include: Contemporary South African Quilts by Rosalie Dace; Noble Elements: Air; Beauty in Imperfection '07 and A Slice of Southern California - work by Quilts on the Wall: Fiber Artists; and
Fiber Force: A Futuristic Approach; Lisa Chipetine, of Studio Art Quilt Associates, curated this collection of avant-garde works, procured from a consortium of international quilt and fiber artists that she considers trail blazers in the medium. This collection "breaks boundaries" and exhibits a "no rules" approach.

INTERNATIONAL QUILT FESTIVAL in HOUSTON, TEXAS Preview for IQA Members Wed, Oct 29th; Open to the public - Thur, Oct 30 to Sun, Nov 2, 2008
If you are interested in working in the SAQA Booth at Festival/Houston, please contact Vou Best, one of the Texas reps Dates are Wed, Oct 29th for preview night; Thur, Oct 30th; Fri, Oct 31st; Sat, Nov 1st; Sun, Nov 2nd - 2 hour shifts

NOVEMBER Quilt Visions 2008: Contemporary Expressions at the Oceanside Museum of Art - Nov 9, 2008 to March 1, 2009; with opportunities for SAQA Southern California members to meet
Show Opens - Sunday, November 9th
Jurors: Don Bacigalupi, Judith Content, Mary Anne Jordon
QV (Quilt Visions members) & OMA (Oceanside Museum of Art members)
Saturday, Nov 8th from 5 - 7 pm, Opening Reception at the Oceanside Museum of Art. QV and OMA members free, there is a charge for the public.Sunday, Nov 9th, Artists Breakfast and panel discussion will be in the OMA upstairs auditorium.
9:00am Artists Breakfast; by invitation, artists free and guests of theirs (at $10/person) and QV/OMA guests free
11:30am - 1pm Juror Walk Through with Judith Content ($10/person, exhibiting artists free)1:15-2:30pm SAQA Lunch at Vigilucci's (we'll be making a reservation) - e-mail Jamie Fingal if you want to come

2:30-4:30 pm SAQA Panel Discussion ($10/pp, QV/OMA/SAQA members free) moderated by Judith Content, title "Striving for Excellence". Panel Members: Wendy Huhn, Linda Colsh, Nelda Warkentin and Lori Lupe Pelish - $10/person, QV/OMA/SAQA members free)
Kimono: The 20th Century Masterworks of Itchiku Kubota; Nov 9, 2008 - Jan 26, 2009; Timken Museum/San Diego Museum of Art 1500 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 239-5548 in Balboa Park; His work in TSUJIAGAHANA is extraordinary in beauty, color saturation and complexity. The exhibit features 42 oversized Kimono created by Master Kubota. His personal history is equally amazing...The link to much more info and a video is
16th Annual Discovery Tour - Open Studios - Nov 22 & 23rd; Connie Rohman and other artists throughout the Arroyo area open their studios and homes to visitors once a year, in the month of November, for the Discovery Tour. Sponsored by the Arroyo Arts Collective and the Historical Society of Southern California, showcases the artistic riches of the community. The neighborhoods of Highland Park, Mt. Washington and Eagle Rock are home to one of the largest concentrations of artists in Los Angeles. Artists will open their homes and studios for people to tour and purchase art. With over 80 participating artists, there will be plenty to see, including fiber art, fused glass art, oil painting, assemblage, and other art forms.
SAQA Auction 2008 - One Foot Squares
The auction will go live November 10th, just in time for holiday gift-giving. Please support SAQA by making a One-Foot Square for SAQA Auction 2008. The deadline is...yikes...August 15, 2008 (that way there will be plenty of time to get publicity out). Here's the link to view the quilts - there are several artists from our region who have donated pieces - Cindy Cooksey, Mavis Leahy, Karen Rips, Pamela Price Klebaum, Linda Miller...just to name a few.
Please create a label with your name and the title, include your web site so that we can link to it, and send the finished pieces to: Martha Sielman, 52 Charles Lane, Storrs, CT 06268.

Quilt National '09. Deadline September 5, 2008.Work must: 1) possess the major basic structural characteristics of a quilt; 2) be an original design of the entrant; 3) measure no more than 108". The competition will be on display May 23rd to September 7, 2009 at the Dairy Barn Cultural Artists Center in Athens, OH. Entry form available at
SAQA: POINTS OF VIEW – Deadline September 15, 2008Premiere location: International Quilt Festival, Long Beach CA - Dates: July 24-26 2009
General Exhibit Description: This exhibition will showcase the work of member artists whose work has not been shown in a national or international SAQA exhibition in the last 3 years. This also includes new SAQA members. We will present emerging artist members whose work is both excellent and unique yet hasn't managed to catch the jurors' eyes until now. Artists whose work has not been into a juried all-SAQA exhibition since January 2005 are invited to enter. Those exhibitions were: Best of SAQA, Exposed, On the Wall, Transformations '06, '07, '08, Creative Force '06, '07 and A Sense of Time. Juror: Bruce Hoffman, Director of the Snyderman-Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. Curator: Carol Larson September 15, 2008: Deadline for receipt by entries administrator in CA
Prospectus is on the Members Home page of the web site:
Cutting Edge Fiber Artists at the San Luis Obispo Art Center. Deadline is September 25th - Entry Form can be found at: Juror: our own Connie Rohman. $15 entry fee - max wall art is 72" on either side; Send to San Luis Obispo Art Center, Attn: Xandra Shaw, 3893 Flora Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 Exhibition runs from Dec 6 to Jan 4, 2009. 1010 Broad Street @ Monterey, San Luis Obispo, 93401 805/543-8562

SAQA: Transformations '09: Reflections - Deadline is October 17, 2008Premiere location: Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, England, August 2009
Other Location: Grants Pass Museum in Grants Pass, Oregon; June-July, 2010
Additional venue locations to be determined. Juror: Laura Cater-Woods and Curator: Cyndi Souder. The full prospectus and entry form are available via the Exhibition section of the Members Home page Exhibition of art quilts made around a theme of reflection. Open to all SAQA members. All applications must be postmarked by October 17, 2008.

SAA Squared at Avenue 50 Studio - Deadline is December 31, 2008Avenue 50 Studio, 135 N. Avenue 50, Los Angeles, CA, 90042; Gallery Hours are Saturday and Sunday, 12:00pm to 4:00pm; 323.850.8566;
EXHIBITION DATES: March 14 -April 5, 2009
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 14, 2009 7 -10pm (Part of NELAArt Second Saturday Gallery Night Art Tour) JURORS: Kathy Gallegos, owner of Avenue 50 Studio and Connie Rohman; ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS: Entries must be 12" x 12", one foot square, ready to hang. 3D entries are accepted, as long as they can be hung on the wall and are 12"high x 12"wide x no more than 4" deep. Each artist may submit up to three artworks. Digital images only will be accepted. For Entry Form, email
Entry fees are $25 for one to three artworks. First time fiber artists are encouraged and seasoned veterans are welcomed with open arms.
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