Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Global Art Project for Peace

11th Biennial International Art Exchange

In March/April 2014, participants will create, exhibit and exchange art expressing their ideas of a peaceful global community - resulting in thousands of messages of peace and goodwill simultaneously encircling the Earth during the week of April 23-30.

Join in a Multicultural Celebration of global peace and goodwill through art.

Anyone can participate - adults and children, individuals and groups.

Add your energy... Register now!

Since its beginning in 1993, the Global Art Project for Peace has linked 115,000 participants on seven continents! Nominated for a UNESCO Peace Prize, the Project connects people of diverse cultural backgrounds, providing exposure to new ideas and a feeling of connection to the Whole.
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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Call for Entry - Women in Art


2013 - Women in Art
815 LAGUNA CANYON ROAD
LAGUNA BEACH, CA 92651

Since ancient times, women artists have been creating alongside their male counterparts. Throughout history, women artists have been creating incredible artworks. Mary Cassatt, Sofonisba Anguissola, Marie Bracquemond, Mary Beale, Mary Cassatt and Camille Claudel helped pave the way for the contemporary giants, Frida Kahlo, Georgia O'Keeffe, Cindy Sherman, Rachel Whiteread, Joan Mitchell, Yayoi Kusama, Bridget Riley, Agnes Martin , Jenny Holzer, and Barbara Kruger.

The show is dedicated to the spirit and creativity of all women artists, past and present. Las Laguna Gallery in Laguna Beach, California is looking for some unbelievable women artists.
All local, national and international artists, professional and amateur and multiple art mediums will be considered in this call for art. From photography to fabric, mixed media, all paintings and drawings including, oil, acrylic, ink, graphite, pastels, etc.

Entry Deadline: 10/20/13
Entry Fee (Las Laguna Gallery: 2013 - Women in Art ): $35.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum): $5.00

CALL FOR ART
NOTE: Open to Women Artists Only
TITLE: Women in Art
THEME: Open
MEDIUM: ​​​​​​​​​​All​​​​​​​​​​​*
DEADLINE: October 20th
ARTIST NOTIFICATION: October 21st
ART DELIVERY DATE: October 22nd - November 3rd
SHOW DATE: SHOW DATE: November 7th - 28th

The work must be able to be hung on a wall to be considered.
No work that requires special installation or instructions will be accepted.

You MUST have a CaFÉ™ account to apply.
Note: Clicking this link will take you to the CaFÉ™ website where you can create your FREE artist account.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

The SAQA Weekend is Here!


Workshop Supply lists
Sarah Ann Smith's Workshop

Sewing machine capable of free-motion
Free-motion quilting foot and, if needed, thread stand. 
Extension cord
Lamp
Small quilt sandwich materials, about 12x12 to 15 x 15 (or 10x14, just a decent size with four areas to play/quilt):
  • Top fabric should be white, muslin, or other light  fabric
  • Batting
  • Backing (plain is good, not a print.  If you’ve got a “why do I have this?” print that is fairly plain on the wrong side, that works, too, for the back.
  • Safety pins to baste
Threads
  • White
  • Very dark (purple, navy, or  forest green)
  • One color in three values, for example tan/med. brown/deep chocolate or lilac/purple/eggplant—whatever color you have that you can get 3 distinct values
Several bobbins, with light, medium and dark colors (or just use a medium value)
Marking tool:  blue pen is perfect!  Marking pencils also great (just be wary of yellow anything).  But since this is just a practice effort, anything including plain old No. 2 pencil will work.  

If you have an idea for a quilt, bring a photo or sketch, if you would like quilting suggestions.  We may have time for a brainstorming / idea session. 


Michele O'Neil Kincaid's Workshop

Transparent paverpol fabric hardener (500ml or 1000ml) 
10-15 'leaves' (life sized) any technique you like: stitched and turned, raw edge, stitched and embellished, paper,.. no plastic
A Bowl you like the shape of (for form)
Plastic wrap
A few plastic garbage bags
Bring 'stuff to experiment with: 
  • bubble wrap
  • plastic grocery bags (for support)
  • paper, excelcior(? curly brown paper packing) 
  • cord
  • found objects...
All of the workshops/demonstrations have no material fees associated with it except the Paverpol Bowl
Paverpol is available through Dharma trading, Dick Blick art supply, or www.paverpolUSA.com.


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Art Quilt Elements 2014 Call for Entry

Logo 2014

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AQE 2014 is the 11th Exhibition of this internationally acclaimed show set in suburban Philadelphia. 
"One of the distinctions of our show is our professional presentation of art quilts. The exhibition has been widely praised by reviewers and artists not only for exhibiting the quilts in a gallery setting but also for promoting the art quilt as an art form."
The prospectus and entry information are available here.
We are privileged to have this highly qualified team of jurors for the 2014 exhibit:
Susie Brandt, Full-time Faculty, Maryland Institute College of Art
Gerhardt Knodel, Internationally Recognized Fiber Artist and Educator
Jan Myers-Newbury
, Quilt Artist and Educator

Calendar of Events
  • September 30, 2013 – Deadline for on-line application submission, $45 fee.
  • October 4, 2013 – Late Deadline for on-line application submission, $60 fee.
  • October 19, 2013 – Jurying of Applications.
  • October 28, 2013 – Notification of Accepted and Declined Work.
  • November 15, 2013 – Deadline for return of Artist Loan Agreement.
  • February 2014 – Distribution of Artist Information Packets.
  • March 10, 2014 – Deadline for receipt of all quilt work at Wayne Art Center.
  • March 21 – March 23, 2014 - AQE Opening Weekend which will also feature the SAQA Regional Conference. To learn more about SAQA Conference, click here.
  • May 3, 2014 – AQE 2014 Exhibition Closes.
  • June 1, 2014 – Quilts returned to artists.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Supply lists for Maine Event 2013

SAQA Maine Supply list

The first part of our session will be a demo/lecture about my “topographic map” approach to thread sketching.  I’ll bring several of my quilts to show how I use contouring and thread-sketching to bring dimension to an object such as an egg, a tree, a tomato and so on.  For the second half, you may try my approach to thread sketching.   I’ll provide a half-page handout with two photos on it to use as our examples.

Sewing machine capable of free-motion
Plus free-motion quilting foot and, if needed, thread stand. 
Extension cord might be a good idea, too.

Small quilt sandwich materials, about 12x12 to 15 x 15 (or 10x14, just a decent size with four areas to play/quilt):
ú  Top fabric should be white, muslin, or other light  fabric
ú  Batting
ú  Backing (plain is good, not a print.  If you’ve got a “why do I have this?” print that is fairly plain on the wrong side, that works, too, for the back.
ú  Safety pins to baste
Thread:
ú  White
ú  Very dark (purple, navy, or  forest green)
ú  One color in three values, for example tan/med. brown/deep chocolate or lilac/purple/eggplant—whatever color you have that you can get 3 distinct values
Bobbins, a couple, with light, medium and dark colors (or just use a medium value)
Marking tool:  blue pen is perfect!  Marking pencils also great (just be wary of yellow anything).  But since this is just a practice effort, anything including plain old No. 2 pencil will work.  

If you have an idea for a quilt, bring a photo or sketch, if you would like quilting suggestions.  We may have time for a brainstorming / idea session. 

Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions. 

Sarah Ann Smith

Supplies for the Maine Event

All of the workshops/demonstrations have no material fees associated with it except the Paverpol Bowl


The materials are a bit pricey but learning to use Paverpol could open so many possibilities, from single surface papers to three layered quilts! Here is what Michele O'Neil Kincaid has to say about her workshop:

Leaf Bowls with Paverpol

This class will introduce you to a product I am having a ball, or bowl, with!  It is a fabric hardener that works as an adhesive also, for instance, if you're making a plaque on wood it WILL stick!  It will NOT stick to plastic.  I've played with fabric, paper, fibers, and 3 layer quilts and it is cool. This project will be 'leaves', make them ahead of class in any technique you like, even paper, raw edge, turned two fabric, turned 3 layer 'quilt' etc.  You may add stitching, embellishments, whatever.  We will dip the leaves and shape them over a bowl covered with plastic wrap and let them dry overnight.  You can rhen take them home and varnish or finish however you like.  We'll also play with strips of fabric and fibers to make garden art.  Bring 'stuff' to experiment with: bubble wrap, plastic grocery bags (for support); paper, excelcior(? curly brown papre packing) cord, found objects...

Here is the supply list for 
  
 Paverpol Leaf bowl 
The product runs around $25-40
 . You can buy this in advance. Maybe a few folks can do a group order and save on shipping.
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Transparent paverpol fabric hardener (500ml or 1000ml) Available through Dharma trading, Dick Blick art supply, paverpolUSA.com.
10-15 'leaves' (life sized) any technique you like: stitched and turned, raw edge, stitched and embellished, paper,.. no plastic
Bowl you like the shape of for form, 
plastic wrap and a few plastic garbage bags

Bring other strips and scraps and fibers etc. to play with

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Call for Entry

Brainstorms Logo

Quilt Visions 2014: Sky's The Limit
Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles

Quilt Visions 2014: The Sky’s The Limit is the 13th international juried exhibition produced by the Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles (VAM).  The exhibition will be presented at Visions Art Museum in San Diego, California. The jurors will select work that exemplifies innovation in quilting and surface design techniques as well as excellence in composition and craftsmanship.  A full color exhibition catalog will be published.

Jurors:  Sue Benner  |  Patty Hawkins  |  Bruce Hoffman

Timeline:
January 1 – 31, 2014: online entries will be accepted.
February 15, 2014: notification sent to artists, selected and non-selected.
April 10, 2014: art work from selected artists must be received by Visions Art Museum.
October 11, 2014: Gala Opening Reception at Visions Art Museum, San Diego, CA.
October 12, 2014: Artists Breakfast and other activities TBA.
January 5, 2015: Exhibition closes.
By January 25, 2015: Art work returned to artists.

How to Enter:
Entries will be accepted online only between January 1, 2014 and January 31, 2014 until midnight CST.      To preview the forms, click here (HTML).

For More Information:

Thanks to Judith Plotner, Nancy Cordry, Betty Busby, and Patricia Washburn for the use of their images.
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Monday, September 9, 2013

Quilting Workshop at North Country Studio Workshops

http://northcountrystudioworkshops.org/


QUILTING: EMERGING STYLE
CYNTHIA CORBIN
Style results from who you are and what you care about. This workshop will encourage you to stretch the possibilities, working with favorite fabrics and designs, but also exploring their opposites.  Using basic techniques—piecing, construction, sewing tips, and shortcuts—you will develop ideas into well thought-out compositions.  Along the way, you will find meaning that is not obvious or automatic, but that demonstrates who you are as an artist. Basic sewing skills needed. Download Materials List.
Cynthia Corbin's art quilts have been exhibited throughout the United States and abroad in such exhibitions as Artist as QuiltmakerQuilts=Art=QuiltsArt Quilt ElementsQuilt NationalSpeaking in Cloth,VisionsCraft Forms, and Fiberart International. she lectures and teaches nationally, applying her passion to the development of each student's individual voice. In her own work, she seeks to invoke the intangible through the fabrics, shapes, and structures of the quilt.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The Same But Different

Fibre artists Sandra Betts and Lois Wilby Hooper are proud to present:


THE SAME BUT DIFFERENT 
at the Saint John Art Centre 
Sept 13 - Oct 31, 2013

Opening Reception Friday September 13, 2013 from 5-7pm 

The artists conceived the same idea but utilized different interpretations in their own unique styles. 

SJAC  |  20 Peel Plaza  |  Saint John  |  New Brunswick, Canada 
Open Tuesday through Saturday 9 am - 5 pm, admission free

Sandra in Saint John

Monday, September 2, 2013

Call for Entry

Surface Design Association's Fiber in the Present Tense 2014

The Call for Entries for Fiber in the Present Tense 2014 opens Sunday, September 1st.  View the full Call for Entries at the SDA website in the MA/RI blog's CFE page (pages are at the top of the screen) or click here CFE: Fiber in the Present Tense 2014.

Fiber in the Present Tense 2014 is a juried exhibition to showcase the fiber art work of the MA/RI Chapter of the Surface Design Association (SDA). It is open to all current SDA member artists residing in Massachusetts or Rhode Island. Submissions are accepted online only, and the deadline is November 1, 2013. If you are interested in exhibiting and are not yet a member of SDA, please visit www.surfacedesign.org for membership information. Once you join SDA, you will be eligible to apply for the show.

Requirements: The exhibition has an open theme, and all media utilizing surface design, weaving, 2D and 3D structures, quilts, stitching, or any other contemporary art textile techniques, will be considered. Video installations are not permitted. Work for consideration must have been completed after January 2011. The maximum artwork size is 102”H x 60”W. The submission fee, for up to three pieces, is $30. You may pay using PayPal or by check.


  • Entries can be submitted online only. 
  • On the CFE page, you may download pdf files of the prospectus and instructions on how to apply using the online system. 
  • Apply directly from the CFE page starting Sunday, September 1st through November 1, 2013.
  • We hope everyone considers to submit their artwork.  This juried exhibition will coincide with a celebration of fiber and events throughout New Bedford, MA during March 2014