Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Interesting opportunity

Innerspace Beirut by Marilyn Henrion, pieced silks, hand-quilted, private residence, Beirut, Lebanon.
Photo: D. James Dee
Martha Sielman, Executive Director of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), recommended that we contact you directly about our company, The Art Commission, staffed by several former employees of The Guild Sourcebooks!* Since the last publication four years ago, we continually hear from artists who tell us about the powerful impact the Sourcebooks made on their careers.

The Art Commission expands upon that powerful approach.

The vision of The Art Commission is to build the most comprehensive online, interactive showcase of artists who create commissions for corporate, public, healthcare, hospitality, liturgical, and residential spaces. The art Commission connects you with a wide spectrum of architects, art consultants, and designers. And we don't take a commission.

Create your own 10-photo portfolio, get exclusive access to our Request for Proposal listings, and let us show you what The Art Commission is all about!  

Register and enter promo code SAQA13 by May 31 and take us for a test drive with a special 90-day free trial offer (our standard trial is 60 days)! There's absolutely no obligation, and we require no credit card for this offer.
We're thrilled to be back in the business of connecting commission artists to the world. We've got great new features and services planned for participating artists in the coming months. Give us a try!

Kind regards,
Toni Sikes and The Art Commission Team

PS: Your portfolio will remain on our site, free of charge, for 90 days. After that, you'll be able to select from four subscription levels if you choose to continue showcasing your work with The Art Commission. 

* Toni Sikes and The Art Commission are not affiliated with The Guild or Artful Home.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

News from Wen Redmond

Hi Everyone! This has been a world-wind year and I'm doing a Happy Dance!
Cha- Cha- Cha!

Please join me in an exciting new Workshop!
Mix iT Up! MiXed MeDia CoLLage!       
Learn several methods of collage, mediums
and how to Mix it up using fiber and paper. 
Peters Valley Crafts Center   
August 23-27
19 Kuhn Road, Layton, NJ 07851

DVD- now on sale
Digital Fiber Technique- Textured Photographs

Book Inclusions
Cutting Edge Art Quilts” by Mary Kerr

Cheryl Rezendes' s book just came out, "Fabric Surface Design. Includes painting, stamping, rubbing, stencilling, silk-screening, resists, image transfer, marbling, crayons and colored pencils, batik, nature prints, monotype printing- an  immense range of techniques that are explained and beautifully photographed. 
I am honored to be included in this book!

My work included in in Interplay: Digital Mixed Media at Cotuit Center. http://www.artsonthecape.org/experience-art/opening-reception-exhibits-april-may/

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Call for Entries

SAQA Urban Textures Fabric Collection
In celebration of SAQA's 25th Anniversary in 2014, Luana Rubin of eQuilter.com has arranged for Andover Fabrics to print a SAQA Urban Textures fabric collection. This collection will be based on designs by SAQA members, and Andover will donate a percentage of the collection's sales to SAQA.

Luana Rubin will be the juror for the fabric collection designs. 
The SAQA Urban Textures fabric collection will consist of six to eight designs printed in multiple colorways. Use any artistic medium that expresses this theme.
May 1, 2013    Online entry open  
May 31, 2013  Online Entry Deadline at 11:59 pm EST

Full details, instructions and entry form may be found on