Monday, February 2, 2009

February News

What's Happening in So California?

Feb 20-22; Hillcrest Fine Arts Festival at Hillcrest Congregational Church, 2000 West Rd, La Habra Heights; free parking and admission. Opens at 10:00am. SAQA Member Joanell Connolly of Huntington Beach, will have a booth at this show.

Ten Women Gallery presents "Lost & Found"
Assemblage Arts, 1237 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice 90291. Opening Reception is Saturday, March 7th from 6-9pm; Show is curated by SAQA Member Mavis Leahy of Granada Hills.

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.

Now to March 22nd; Personal Visions: past Quilt Visions Jurors exhibition; Quilt Visions Art Gallery; Tues-Sun 10-4pm; San Diego; Quilt Visions website for more info

Now to Mar 15, 2009: American Quilts, 200 Years of Tradition, Bowers Museum
, 2002 N. Main St, Santa Ana 714/567-3600

For a complete list of every Quilt Guild's Event Information in Southern California, click on this link for the Southern California Council Quilt Guilds

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 - Preview Night on the 23rd
Festival in Houston - Oct 15-18

International Quilt Festival in Long Beach, CA - Deadline is March 19th for visuals -
West Coast Wonders II and The Silver Screen - 25x25 Minimum size; see website for details

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.

Call for Artists for
Collage Mania 2009:
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 10x8." Art quilts are accepted and encouraged! Deadline for receipt of jpegs is April 1, 2009. Collage Mania, May 5 - 7, 2009, offers all collages for a minimum $80 donation to the American Cancer Society through Fiberart For A Cause on Gold Donor Day, May 5, and a minimum donation of $40 on May 6 and May 7. You can see all the collages from Collage Mania 2008, here. Collage Mania II raised $13,000 for the American Cancer Society in two days. Collage Mania 2009's goal: raise $20,000 in three days.

Quilt Visions Member Juried Exhibition: "Interpretations" deadline is July 18th; Quilt Visions members are invited to submit up to three (3) entries of high quality art work in any fiber medium for a juried exhibition at the Visions Art Quilt Gallery. Only one work from each artist is eligible for exhibit. Art works for sale are strongly encouraged and preferred, but NFS (Not For Sale) works may be entered. The Gallery’s commission is 50% of the retail price. Art work may not exceed 84 inches on any side. Entries must have been completed on or after January 1, 2007. Complete entry information is available on the web site

For all SAQA Calls for Entry - check out the website

If you are in a fiber art group and would like your group's website or blog on the SAQA SoCaL Blog, please e-mail Jamie

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