Tuesday, October 21, 2008

October 2008

SHOWS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
ON NOW
Now to Dec 1st; Pamela Price Klebaum's work is featured at Historic Love House Gallery, part of the Buenaventura Art Association; 119 Figueroa Street, Ventura, California. Mon-Thurs 10-7 & Sat 10-5

Now to Mar 15, 2009: American Quilts, 200 Years of Tradition, Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St, Santa Ana 714/567-3600 http://www.bowers.org/ Lectures: Jan 25th Bettina Havig; Feb 22 Julie Silber; more info to come.

Now to Nov 2; Connie Rohman's First Solo Show Exhibition at the Southwest Museum, 234 Museum Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90065l open on weekends, by appointment during the week; www.NELAart.org.

Now – 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.

Now to Nov 15th; Christie Dunning: The Fabric of La Jolla; La Jolla Fiber Arts, 7644 Girard Avenue, La Jolla http://www.lajollafiberarts.com/


Now 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 http://www.mingei.org/ 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. http://www.californiafibers.com/

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 http://www.sandiegohistory.org/

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 http://www.portofsandiego.org/

NOVEMBER

Nov 3 - 30th; Jill Croissette, New Quilts at the Carlsbad City Library (Dove Library); 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad (nearest cross street is El Camino Real. http://www.carlsbadca.gov/library/newlib.html


Nov 6-Jan 31, 2009; Art Quilts at the Adobe 2008 by Pacific Quilt Artists. Rancho Buena Vista Adobe Gallery, 640 Alta Vista Way, Vista CA 92084. Information: Jill at 760-434-7491 or quiltartist@lycos.com (Nearest cross streets are E.Vista Way and Escondido Avenue)

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 http://www.softexpressions.com/
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 twistedsister@jamiefingal.com
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)
RESERVATIONS
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 http://www.timkenmuseum.org/ 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 www.artsinstark.com

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 http://www.lajollafiberarts.com/

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; http://www.mingei.org/

Nov 22 & 22nd; 16th Annual Discovery Tour - Open Studios; EAGLE ROCK; Connie Rohman and other artists. 9:30am-5:00pm. Bigger and better than ever, with over 130 artists, 32 of them new to the Tour this year, The Arroyo Arts Collective Re-Discovery Tour will be Sunday, November 23, 2008, 9:30am to 5:00pm, beginning at the Lummis Home, 200 East Avenue 43 (at the Avenue 43 exit of the Pasadena Freeway), Los Angeles, California 90031. Tickets: $10 (plus $1 handling) advance on-line purchase, or $15 at the Lummis Home on the day of the Tour. http://www.arroyoartscollective.org/

CALL FOR ENTRIES
Special Opportunity for SAQA members - "SAQA@20" - Deadline Nov 7, 2008:
In celebration of SAQA's 20th year as an international community of artists, the Exhibition Committee has planned a special exhibition: "SAQA@20: Art & Excellence". This will be an invitational exhibition curated by Patricia Bolton, Editor in Chief of both Quilting Arts and Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazines and a SAQA board member.
SAQA@20 Art and Excellence
October 15, 2009 to October 18, 2009
Competition Deadline: 11/7/2008

Managing Curator: Cindy Rinne cindy@fiberverse.com 909-883-4005
Images are to be sent to Mary McBride - see entry form on website
http://www.saqa.com/members/EntryForms.aspx
There are NO jury fees for this exhibition. This is an invitational process: Patricia Bolton will be selecting one piece each from artists whose work she feels best expresses this concept of SAQA's international community. Since she is not familiar with every member's work, she has asked that members who are interested in being considered submit their website URL, plus one image of work that they feel would be especially appropriate for this exhibition and that would be available from September 2009 through September 2011. If you do not have a website, you may send up to three images instead.

SAQA - A Sense of Humor - Deadline January 30, 2009

Exhibit Description Theme: Laughter makes the world go 'round. This exhibition celebrates the laughable, amusing, comical, whimsical, incongruous, and absurd aspects of humor.
Premiere location: International Quilt Festival Houston, TX
Date: October 15 - 18, 2009
Deadline: January 30, 2009 (postmark deadline)
Juror: Pam RuBert
Curator: Patricia Gould (patriciagould@msn.com)
Prospectus available on Members Home page of the web site:
http://www.saqa.com/members/EntryForms.aspx

THE SAQA AUCTION
The SAQA Auction will start in just three weeks. The 244 pieces up for bid are fantastic, so tell all your friends, tell all your fellow quilters, tell your mother, and tell everyone else who loves fine art. Thank you to all Southern California members who donated work!
November 10th at 2:00 Eastern/11:00 Pacific, the bid price on all items on pages 1a and 1b will be $750. Bids arriving before 2:00 Eastern will not be accepted.
Page 1a -
http://www.saqa.com/newsebulletins/Squares08_1a.aspx
Page 1b -
http://www.saqa.com/newsebulletins/Squares08_1b.aspx
Items on pages 2a and 2b will be auctioned beginning 11/18.
Items on pages 3a and 3b will be auctioned beginning 11/28.
This is SAQA's major fundraiser. Money raised from the auction will go to support all of SAQA's exhibits, catalogs, and outreach programs during 2009. So bookmark your favorites and bid early - many people were disappointed last year when they waited an extra day and were beat to the click on the pieces that they really wanted.

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