Thursday, September 11, 2008

September 2008

ON NOWNow to Jan 9, 2009; California Fibers at the MINGEI INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM, Balboa Park, San Diego; 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.

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

Now to Jan, 2009; Selected Styles from Marston's Department Store, 1878-1961 San Diego Historical Society, Dressing a City: Museum of San Diego History, Casa del Balboa Bldg, Balboa Park, 1649 El Prado, San Diego. 619/232-6203

Now to Dec 31st; "Walking Figures" Magdelena Abakanowicz installation on Harbor Drive, SAN DIEGO near Petco Park and the Convention Center (8th Avenue), Downtown San Diego


Oct 8 to Dec 8; Jill Croissette, New Quilts at the Carlsbad City Library (Dove Library); 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad (nearest cross street is El Camino Real.

Oct 7th; Fibervision, at the Cabrillo Pavilion Arts Center in Santa Barbara during October. The reception for this show will be on October 7, 2008 Fibervision is a fiberart group which meets monthly to support, critique and show their work in a variety of venues. see and group blog:

Oct 10 to Nov 15th; Christie Dunning: The Fabric of La Jolla; La Jolla Fiber Arts, 7644 Girard Avenue, La Jolla

Oct 10th Portrait of a Sewing Artists Series presents: Linda Miller (SAQA Member); 7-9pm; Sewing Arts Center, 3330 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica 90405 310-450-4300 Linda's work is commissioned and exhibited widely in such venues as the Santa Cruz Art League Annual Fiber Art Exhibit, Red Bluff Art Gallery, Frederick S. Wight Gallery and California State University in Los Angeles. She participated in the International Fiber Collaborative's environmental issue installation in Syracuse, New York. In 2005 Linda developed the idea for the Bhavana Project, an ongoing group work based on Tibetan prayer flags and influenced by her eastern studies. The Project's initial set of flags was completed in 2006 and the second set is currently in progress.

Oct 11th; Connie Rohman's First Solo Show Exhibition at the Southwest Museum; 7:00pm to 10:00pm; art, conversation, Mexican chocolate and pan dulce; Southwest Museum, 234 Museum Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90065; parking at the museum. Connie Rohman's exhibition is part of the NELAart 2nd Saturday Art Tour. NELAart is an association of galleries, artists and arts related organizations located in Northeast Los Angeles. The goal of NELAart is to increase the visibility of the thriving arts community in our neighborhoods. Maps of the other art galleries with opening receptions that night will be available at Connie's exhibition, or you may go to
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.

Oct 12 to March 22; Nomadic Legacy: Tent and Textiles from Central Asia and Iran; Mingei International Museum in ESCONDIDO, 155 W. Grand Avenue
Oct 17, 2008 – Jan 4, 2009; Playing with a Full Deck of Art Quilts from the Warren and Nancy Brakensiek Contemporary Quilt Collection; Visions Art Quilt Gallery; 2825 Dewey Road, Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92106; Originally organized by Sue Pierce and circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) this exhibition features 53 quilts each depicting a playing card (and a joker) interpreted in fabric and thread by 53 renowned quilt artists. The exhibition will also include new work by selected Full Deck artists.

Sat, Oct 18th; Pins, Pots & Possibilities; 15th Annual Artists' Pin Auction, FULLERTON; 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

Oct 16-19th; Pacific International Quilt Festival in SANTA CLARA;
Santa Clara Convention Center 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.

Oct 24 & 25th; Artistic License Fair in Costa Mesa; Estancia Park, 1900 Adams Ave. Come celebrate the beauty of fine crafts; SAQA members Olivia Batchelder - hand painted silk and Joanell Connolly - fiber will be selling their work along many other fine artists.

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

Nov 8 - Dec 24th; Noble Elements - AIR; Soft Expressions Upstairs Gallery in Anaheim, 1230 North Jefferson St., Suite M, Anaheim, Ca 92807
714.630.7414 Hours: M-F 10am-4pm
Opening Reception is Sat, Nov 8th from 1:30 - 4pm
; featuring the work of fiber artists: Patt Blair, Cynthia Catlin, joanell connolly, Cindy Cooksey, Anne Copeland, Jamie Fingal, Stevii Graves, jo p. griffith, Rose Hughes, Stacy Hurt, Jeanette I. Kelly, Marcia Ann Kuehl, Carol McDaniel, Martha Nordstrand, Cindy Rinne, Cyndy Rymer, Julie Schlueter, Janis Stob , Mary Tabar, Terry Waldron , Susan Willen - many are SAQA members

Quilt Visions 2008: Contemporary Expressions at the Oceanside Museum of Art - Nov 9, 2008 to March 1, 2009
Show Opens - Sunday, November 9th
Jurors: Don Bacigalupi, Judith Content, Mary Anne Jordon
Saturday, Nov 8th from 5 - 7 pm, Opening Reception at the Oceanside Museum of Art. QV/OMA members free, public $8/pp.
Sunday, Nov 9th, Artists Breakfast and panel discussion will be in the OMA upstairs auditorium.
9:00am Artists Breakfast is by invitation only, artists free and guests of theirs (at $10/person) and QV/OMA guests free
11:30am - 1pm Juror Walk Through with Judith Content is $20/person
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 moderated by Judith Content, title "Striving for Excellence". Panel Members: Wendy Huhn, Linda Colsh, Nelda Warkentin and Lori Lupe Pelish - $20/person (QV/OMA/SAQA members free)
must be made for each of these events, even if you are a member of QV, OMA or SAQA - please call during gallery hours 619/546-4872 Visions Gallery to secure a spot for yourself and be prepared to pay over the phone - Hours: Tues - Sun 10am-4pm.
QV - Quilt Visions; OMA - Oceanside Museum of Art; SAQA - Studio Art Quilt Associates

Nov 9 to Jan 26, 2009; Kimono: The 20th Century Masterworks of Itchiku Kubota; 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

Nov 8 to Dec 31st; Pacific Quilt Artists: Small Works Exhibition; La Jolla Fiber Arts Gallery, La Jolla Fiber Arts, 7644 Girard Avenue, La Jolla

Nov 9 to May 31, 2009; SHIBUI: The subtle beauty of Japanese Craft (Japanese Folk Fashion, kimono, yukata and firemen's coats); Mingei
International Museum, 1439 El Prado, on the Plaza de Panama, San Diego;

Nov 22 & 22nd; 16th Annual Discovery Tour - Open Studios; EAGLE ROCK; 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.
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


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, 2008
Premiere 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.
Collage Mania 2009; A Fiberart For A Cause Fundraiser for the American Cancer Society;Deadline for receipt of jpegs is April 1, 2009; Collage Mania 2009 will be held May 5 -7, 2009; The Call for Artists for Collage Mania 2009 is now up here:
Requirements in a nutshell: All materials are acceptable, but collages should contain some fiber (paper, fabric, or other fibrous material). Collages may be any size, but they must be mounted or finished to 10"x8." Art quilts are, of course, acceptable and encouraged. Please e-mail Karen at if you plan on participating. She will also be receiving your jpegs this year; You can see all the collages from Collage Mania 2008, including artwork by Liz Berg, Jette Clover, Jane Davila and many, many more, here:
You can also read about Collage Mania in the May/June 2008 issue of Cloth
Paper Scissors magazine. Collage Mania II raised $13,000 for the American Cancer Society in two days in 2008. Collage Mania 2009's goal is $20,000 in three days.
Fiberart For A Cause has raised more than $165,000 to date, Our Honorary
Chairperson is Karey Bresenhan.

Andi Perejda from Arroyo Grande has a piece "Moral Compass" in Every Voice Counts 's, from Nov 4-29th, 2008 with Lana Book, Laurie Brainerd, Laura Gibson & Linda Thompson. Fiber Art Space, 1420 S. Alamo Street #202, San Antonio, TX

Andi has another piece
, "Whigged Out on the West Coast" is part of the Blue Ribbon quilts exhibit at the LaConner, WA Quilt Museum this coming weekend, September 26 - 28, 2008 (see )
Jane LaFazio from San Diego just wrapped up taping of 2 segments on Quilting Arts TV, Season 3 - Congratulations to YOU! Pictures on
Rose Hughes from Signal Hill has a book coming out in October; "Dream Landscapes: Artful Quilts with Fast-Piece Applique. Click below to learn more about the book and take advantage of the pre-order special:

Rose also wrapped up filming of being a guest on The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims; Way to go, Rose!
Jane LaFazio and Jamie Fingal have work in the upcoming Quilting Arts Gifts issue - Holiday 2008-2009
Paula Chung of Moorpark & Reno, NV has a piece "White Rose 13" that is 54 x 70 accepted into QUILT NATIONAL - a BIG Congratulations!

Member News, ShowsPlease contact Jamie Fingal to have your information included in the SAQA Southern California Newsletter and Region Page in SAQA University.

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