Thursday, November 20, 2008

November 2008

SHOWS on NOW in SoCal

Sat/Sun, Dec 6 & 7th; Open Studio and Sale, at the home and studio of joanell connolly (SAQA Member); Noon to 5 pm. Champagne and Brownies; Guest Artist - Gabrielle, a photographer and poet. Poetry reading at 2PM both days. 6171 Sydney Dr., Huntington Beach, Ca 92647; 714-893-4352

Sat, Dec 6th; OPEN STUDIO SALE at the home of Bill and Carol Henke (SAQA Member), with special guests - Rick Hunter, Jon Ng, Emily Wallace, and Dave Williams; 10am-6pm; 136 Avalon Drive, Fullerton, CA 92835

Sat, Dec 6th - Jan 4, 2009; Cutting Edge Fiber Artists at the San Luis Obispo Art Center. San Luis Obispo Art Center, 1010 Broad Street @ Monterey, San Luis Obispo, 93401 805/543-8562; SAQA SoCal members in this exhibit; Joanell Connolly of Huntington Beach; Maureen Cox of Woodland Hills; Grace Errea of Laguna Niguel; Gigi Kandler of Arroyo Grande; Sherry Kleinman of Pacific Palisades; Sandra Lauterbach of Los Angeles; Lorna Morch of Los Alamos; Andi Perejda of Arroyo Grande.

Now to 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
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

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

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 an extended date of Feb 15, 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 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 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 (Nearest cross streets are E.Vista Way and Escondido Avenue)

Now to March 1, 2009; Quilt Visions 2008
Oceanside Museum of Art; 704 Pier Way, Oceanside 760-721-2787; Mission Avenue exit off the 5 Freeway; Museum Hours: Tues-Sat 10-4; Sun 1-4pm; Admission: OMA/QV Members are free; Gen'l $8 - Seniors 65+ $5. Pictures from the SAQA Lunch - below Nov News/check it out.
White Glove Volunteers are needed for this exhibit
Contact Kris Herman arranged through Quilt Visions 760-434-2389;
shifts are Tues-Sat 10am-1pm & 1pm-4pm; The white glove volunteers receive a complimentary Visions catalog and free admission the day they volunteer.

Now to Mar 15, 2009: American Quilts, 200 Years of Tradition, Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St, Santa Ana 714/567-3600
Sat, Dec 13th at 1:30pm - Film: Quilts in Women's Lives; this award winning film by filmmaker Pat Ferrero presents a first-person series of portraits of seven renowned quilt makers.
Sat, Jan 25th - Lecture "They didn't have much time by they sure had plenty" - Bettina Havig, author and founding chairman of the Missouri State Quilter's Guild, presents a look at the scrap quilts of our predecessors.
Sat, Feb 8th - Demos - "It's all about quilts" - Join us for a rousing good time at this all-day event at the Bower'! Quiltmaker, quilt vendors, quilting guilds, quilting shops, quilting demos - you name it! all will be there to share their expertise, wow you with their creativity, swap stores, and have some good old fashioned fun.

Jan 15-18, 2009; Road to California;
Ontario Convention Center; hours Thur-Sat 9:30am-6pm; Sun 10am-4pm; Admission $10 one day and $20 unlimited. tickets can be purchased on line. Patt Blair (SoCal SAQA Member) is the featured artist; We might do a meet and greet on Saturday during the show if anyone is interested. E-mail if you want to participate.

Sat, Jan 25th; American Quilts, 200 Years of Tradition, Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St, Santa Ana 714/567-3600
Sat, Jan 25th - Lecture "They didn't have much time by they sure had plenty" - Bettina Havig, author and founding chairman of the Missouri State Quilter's Guild, presents a look at the scrap quilts of our predecessors.

Festival in Chicago - April 17-19
SAQA@20 Conference; Art & Excellence - May 21-24 in Athens, OH
Quilt National - May 23-Sept 7
Festival in Long Beach - July 24-26
Festival in Houston - Oct 15-18

Since our Southern California region is so large, I urge you to offer other SAQA artists in your area a chance to gather together wherever you live. It could be at your house, a local library, park, restaurant, etc. It is a great way to connect with other artists, network and share your on-going work. If you would like to do this, I can easily post it on this blog, so that everyone in your area will see it.

Anne Copeland of Lomita - has started Art 101, based on the artists in Masters: Art Quilts:
Sign in to SAQA-U then go to:

Congratulations to SAQA SoCal Members who had pieces accepted into SAQA: Points of View:

Joanell Connolly of Huntington Beach; Sara Kelly of Hanford; Kathleen McCabe of Coronado; Cindy Rinne of San Bernardino; and Rita Streimer of Northridge. Smadar Knobler of Calabasas will be giving a 3-day Silk/Textile Painting Workshop at the SAQA 20 - 2009 Conference, Athens, Ohio . The workshop is listed in the pre-conference workshops. Kathleen McCabe of Coronado has a piece in "Form Not Function" Quilt art at the Carnegie, New Albany, Indiana - Jan 9-Mar 7.

SAQA-U on the SAQA.Com Website
Anne Copeland, a So Cal SAQA member has started Art 101, based on the artists in Masters: Art Quilts: Sign in to SAQA-U then go to:

There is a list of guests that have been on Quilting Arts TV in SAQA-U. Sign in and then it will go to the opening page, and click on "resources" (it's by the colorful art quilt images), and then scroll down to Quilting Arts TV episodes. Seasons 1 & 2 are listed.
Also, in SAQA-U each artist can make their own home page as a reference for themselves. This is rather easy. On the opening page, after you sign in - see the left menu "artist index" - click on that. Then click on the letter for your own last name. Find your name on the list and click on it. Up at the top is a star and "edit this page" click on that to make the changes, and then click "save" - if you need ideas of what to put on your page, feel free to go visit Jamie Fingal's art page.
Need help writing an artists statement or a bio? SAQA-U is here to help you.

SAA Squared at Avenue 50 Studio - Deadline is December 31, 2008
Avenue 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.

Sacred Threads 2009 - Deadline is January 9, 2009
A biennial exhibition was established to provide a venue for quilters of all faiths who see their work as a connection to the sacred and/or as an expression of their spiritual journey. Show is June 17-28th, in Reynoldsburg, OH. $20 entry fee, size is not less than 12"x12", nor exceed 72" width, and 84" height, and a 4" hanging sleeve. Entry Form and Prospectus on website at Sacred Threads

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 (
Prospectus available on Members Home page of the web site:

NEW Call for Entries - Meet SAQA's Artists: SAQA's 20th Anniversary Trunk Show (non-juried) - portion to become part of IQSC's permanent collection - Deadline January 28th
SAQA is almost 20 years old, with more than 2200 members from all over the world. The Exhibition Committee wanted to make that world a little smaller by introducing ourselves to each other through our artwork. As part of our 20th Anniversary celebration, we are planning "Meet SAQA's Artists: SAQA's 20th Anniversary Trunk Show".
These works will be available for travel to each of our regions, upon request, during our 20th Anniversary celebration. The regions may share them with their members and use them to showcase SAQA and its mission.
A portion of "Meet SAQA's Artists" will then be selected to become an important study collection at the International Quilt Study Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. IQSC is devoted to the preservation, study and exhibition of quilts and to sharing its resources with the public. The donation of the selected works from the "Meet SAQA's Artists" project will create an important archive representing both SAQA and the artists who are working in the studio art quilt medium in 2009-a historical benchmark to assist future historians, academics, writers and others tracking the art quilt movement. To have a permanent, archived collection of representative work at the IQSC and the University is an important realization of SAQA's educational mission.
To participate you will need to create a piece of your work that showcases a process, technique, or style that represents your artistic voice. The size of the piece needs to fit a 12" square mat with an 8" square opening. Because the artwork will be behind the mat, the size should be a minimum of 9 inches, maximum of 11 inches per side; remembering that only the central 8x8-inch square space will be visible through the mat. The edges need not be finished. The prospectus is below. There are no fees.
Exhibition Curator: Vou Best (
To participate you will need to
1. Create and mail (see address below)* a piece of your work that showcases a process, technique or style that represents your artistic voice. The size of the piece needs to fit a 12” square mat with an 8” square opening. Because the artwork will be behind the mat, the size should be a minimum of 9 inches, maximum of 11 inches per side; remembering that only the central 8x8-inch square space will be visible through the mat. The edges need not be finished.
2. Include your name, address including country, email address, the name of your SAQA Region (ex. “Europe/Israel” or “NJ/DE”) and a written, signed and dated statement introducing you and your process, technique and /or style (max 200 words) on a standard 8 1/2 x 11 or A4 paper within a 10 x10 inch (25 x 25cm) space, including margins. The statement will be attached to the back of the matte.
3. Please include a separate sheet stating the materials list of the work. Having this additional information will increase value of the selected collection for future study.
4. All work will be photographed, matted and prepared for exhibition by SAQA.
5. After a projected year of traveling, the selected portion of the collection will be donated to the International Quilt Study Center where it will be archived as a representative of SAQA’s first 20 years. Those pieces not selected for the IQSC collection will be returned to the artist after the end of the year of travel.
January 28, 2009 DEADLINE - Work due to collection point* (receive by deadline)
February 28, 2009 Matted, photographed work to Curator for data entry & preparation for travel
April 2010 Selection of works by IQSC for permanent collection
May 2010 Other pieces returned to artists
*Mail your completed artwork (edges need not be finished), statement, and material list
to the Collection Point:
1. Work
2. Information/Artist Statement typed page
3. Materials list for work
Joanell Connolly, 6171 Sydney Drive, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Exhibitions at Studio Channel Islands Art Center; Deadline for submissions is March 20, 2009; located on the campus of California State University Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA; 805-383-1368; "FOCUS ON FIBER II" Four Fiber Exhibitions in Four Art Galleries at Studio Channel Islands Art Center2009; Curated by Gerri Johnson-McMillin, Deborah Jarchow, Brecia Kralovic-Logan, Michael Rohde; Show Dates: May 16 – July 4, 2009; Reception/Awards: June 13, 2009, 4:00PM – 6:00PM; "Fiber Open" - A national juried Fiber Open exhibition. All fiber media, from traditional to contemporary to innovative, are welcome including weaving, basketry, sculpture, felting, papermaking, beading, knitting, crocheting and embroidery. Juror: Carol Sauvion, producer of Craft in America documentary series, and founder of Freehand Gallery; Download the Call for Entries. "Small Art Quilt Open"- A national juried small format art quilt exhibition. All quilts from traditional to contemporary to innovative are welcome. The only restriction is size: 12" on the longest dimension. Juror: Charlotte Bird, on Board of Directors of Quilt Visions and chairs the 2008 juried international exhibition at the Oceanside Museum of Art. Download the Call for Entries.

A complete list of Calls for Entries can be found on the SAQA Website

If you have Shows, Member News and Calls for Entry that you would like on the blog, please e-mail Jamie Fingal at

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