Thursday, June 25, 2009

July News 2009

July in Southern California
Saturday, July 11th to August 30th: The Voice that is Great Within Us; Soft Expressions Upstairs Gallery, 1230 N. Jefferson St, Suite M, Anaheim, CA 92807. Exhibit is curated by Jamie Fingal and Michelle Verbeeck. Opening is Sat, July 11th from 1pm to 3pm.

Watermarks: Saturday July 18, 2009 from 7 - 8 pm @ the Visions Gallery in San Diego
Please join the Visions Gallery and San Diego Coastkeeper for a special evening of presentations by SAQA Member Linda Gass and Coastkeeper followed by a reception in the Visions Gallery where you can view the "Seeing Green" exhibit. Linda will be giving an entertaining and educational presentation on how she uses her artwork to raise awareness about water issues in California and the American West. Representatives from San Diego Coastkeepers will present about local clean water issues and activities.
The event is on July 18, 2009 from 7-8 pm at the NTC Command Center in Liberty Station, right next to the gallery at 2825 Dewey Road, CA. Click here for a map and directions. $15 general admission, $10 for Quilt Visions and Coastkeeper members. There is plenty of free parking across the street at the corner of Dewey and Historic Decator Road. Why not make an evening of it: there are plenty of restaurants within walking distance. See the Liberty Station website for a complete list (click the Dining link on the left).

Now to -Aug. 24, 2009, "Like Water on Rock" at The Finegood Art Gallery, 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills, CA 91307

July 11-Aug 5th “Summertime,” at the Bunny Gunner Gallery, 266 W. Second St., Pomona, CA 91766,

July 18-August 15th - “Noah’s Ark,” at The Folk Tree, 217 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105,

July 11-July 25th - “Art H20 – The Water Show,” at The dA Center for the Arts, 252-D Main Street, Pomona, CA 91766,

Now to August 16th - “Seeing Green, Visions of a Changing Planet – Adjunct Exhibit,” at the Visions Art Quilt Gallery, 2825 Dewey Rd., San Diego, CA 92106,

Now to August 16th; Novel Constructions: Artists Create Monumental Books; Long Beach Museum of Art, 2300 East Ocean, Long Beach, CA 562-439-2119

July 11-25th - My World in Black & White at the Cannery Row Studios, 604 N. Francisca Ave, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. 888-366-1988 Hours: Tues-Sun Noon to 5pm; opening reception is Sat, July 11th from 5:00 to 9:00pm.

For those of you who are looking for art quilt classes to take; these are offered by SAQA Members

Rose Hughes is teaching classes at her home studio in Signal Hill;
Rose's Studio: 1957 Temple Ave, Signal Hill CA - 562-985-0289

Cindy Rinne will be teaching a workshop, “Ocean Dreams,” Sat., Aug. 15, 2009, 10am-4pm, The Fabric Patch, a5436 D. Arrow Hwy, Montclair, CA 92763,, $35

Mary Tabar is teaching in San Diego - quilting classes at Palomar Community College and San Diego Community College; beginning to advanced

Jane LaFazio is teaching an on-line class on, and a class in San Diego at the Shepherdess More classes listed on Jane's website.

Terry Waldron is lecturing and teaching at these venues:
September 15th; South Bay Quilters Guild, Redondo Beach, CA; 7:00pm Lecture on The Art of Doing It All; All-Day Workshop on September 16th - An Artful Vase of Flowers.
September 19th; All-Day Workshop at Quilters Studio, Newbury Park, CA; The Scavenger Hunt Quilt.
October 8th; Quilting in the Pines Quilt Guild, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Lecture on The Art of Doing It All; 10:30 - 11:30 AM; October 8th; Workshop; Pillows. My Way 12:30 - 3:30 PM; October 9th; Workshop; The Scavenger Hunt Quilt 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM;=
February 1, 2010; Cactus Sew-Ables, Yucca Valley, CA; Lecture The Art of Doing It All at 1:00pm

Quilt National - May 23-Sept 7
Festival in Long Beach - July 24-26 - Preview Night on the 23rd
Festival in Houston - Oct 15-18
PIQF in Santa Clara - Oct 16-18
SAQA/SDA Conference in San Francisco!!! - March 19-24, 2010

Orange County Quilters Guild Show; Show is Saturday and Sunday September 26 & 27, 2009
9 AM to 5 PM. Open call for all entries. $10.00 per entry for
non members. JPeg's due 7/15/09. Check it out!

Interpretations, a juried fiber exhibition - Deadline is July 18, 2009

November 14, 2009 to January 17, 2010; Visions Art Quilt Gallery; 2825 Dewey Rd, #100, San Diego, CA 619-546-4872; Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Mondays and major holidays. Opening Reception is Saturday, Nov 14, 2009 5 - 7 p.m.
Membership in Quilt Visions required and may be paid with $30 entry fee for up to 3 entries which must have been completed on or after January 1, 2007. Jurors: Karen Maguire, Kristin Lewis, Angela Moll. Contact: Jill Le Croissette

Deadline to receive submission is August 1, 2009; Sacred Memories: Cross-Cultural Celebrations of Day of the Dead; From October 19 to November 27, 2009, El Pueblo Historical Monument will present Sacred Memories: Cross-Cultural Celebrations of Day of the Dead. Sacred Memories follows El Pueblo’s acclaimed 2007 exhibition which explored celebrations that venerate the departed including Dia de los Muertos, first observed by the indigenous people of Latin America, China’s Qingming, and other rituals practiced in United States, Europe, Africa and the Caribbean. Artists are asked to submit for consideration two and three-dimensional work (including ofrendas/altars) that examines rituals honoring the deceased and/or pays tribute to departed ancestors.
Submissions should be sent to:
History Division, El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument
125 Paseo de la Plaza, Suite 400, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
Submissions will be accepted in the following formats:
1) CD containing digital images, i.e. jpeg format
2) Photographic prints
3) Slides
Absolutely no email (electronic) submissions will be considered. Do not
mail or drop off original work.
The following information must accompany the submission:
1) Artist’s first and last name, telephone number and email address (if available)
2) Title of work, year executed, media, dimensions and price (if for sale).
3) Artists who wish their entries be returned to them must include a self-addressed stamped envelope.
A maximum of six (6) submissions from each artist will be reviewed. All submissions must be the artist’s original work. Artists whose work is accepted for the exhibit will be notified in late August. Upon notification, images of accepted work may be used in the exhibition’s publicity. For more information, please call (213) 485-8432 or email

ArtQuilt Elements - Deadline is September 14th (formerly Art Quilts at the Sedgwick), a juried exhibition: April 11-May 15, 2010 in Wayne, PA. Jurors: Jason Pollen, Professor and Chair, Fiber Dept, Kansas City Art Institute and President of Surface Design Assn; Robin Schwalb, Artist; Deborah Warner, Professor Chair, Textile Design Dept, Moore College of Art and Design; Entry Fee $40; For more info and prospectus visit or call 1-610-688-3553

Other Calls for Entries are listed on the SAQA Website. Click here to view.

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