Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Mindy Marik Enters Show

SAQA Ohio Member, Mindy Marik of Brookville, Ohio has completed her entry for the Aullwood Audubon Show. The theme of the show this year is Water, Water, Everywhere. Mindy's work is entitled Crying Rain. Good Luck Mindy!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Jennifer Solon and Anne French Exhibit in Fiber Art Show

Recovery by Jennifer Solon

The art quilts of Ohio SAQA members Jennifer Solon and Anne French (new member) will be included in the 4th Annual Fiber Art Show at The 577 Foundation in Perrysburg, Ohio on June 4th and 5th, 2011. This show is a showcase of innovative uses of fiber media that include art quilts, needle arts, wearable art, experimental fiber, textile collage and weaving. In addition to a juried art exhibit, the Fiber Art Show is a two-day celebration of all things fiber related and fun for the whole family! Here are some of the highlights:
Large Selection of juried fiber art (over 60pieces), Live music from a variety of musicians, Children's Arts and Crafts activities, Animals such as alpacas, llamas, and angora rabbits, Weaving spinning and dyeing demonstrations

After The Fiber Art Show, many pieces will be exhibited and available for sale through the end of July at Angelwood Gallery in Grand Rapids, Ohio. For more information, please visit the Perrysburg Area Arts Council website or email perrysburgarts@bex.net

Monday, May 9, 2011

Kris Worthington and Jennifer Landau to Exhibit

SAQA Ohio member, Kris Worthington of Columbus has had her piece, True Blue Companion accepted into Sacred Threads, an exhibition taking place in Washington DC from June 24 to July 4, 2011.

True Blue Companion

Kris and new SAQA Ohio Member, Jennifer Landau will be exhibiting in "Basted Vision," a Group Exhibit by Off Our Blocks at The McConnell Arts Center, 777 Evening St. Worthington, Ohio 43085. The show runs from May 12 through July 4, 2011. The Opening Reception will be held on May 12 from 6 to 8 PM.

Kris will be having a Solo Show, "Quilt and Kiln" in conjunction with ceramicists, Alcia McGinty and Mark Nagel at The Concourse Gallery at the Upper Arlington Municipal Center, 3600 Tremont Rd, Upper Arlington 43220 from June 23 to July15, 2011. The Opening Reception is June 14 form 3 to 5 PM.

Congratulations Kris and Jennifer!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

SAQA Ohio Member Beth Schillig Wins AQS Contest

Beth Schillig (Columbus, Ohio) was a winner in the recent Mystery Quilt Contest sponsored by the American Quilt Society. The contest began in the September 2010 issue of American Quilter Magazine and started with 7-8" square focus blocks. Beth used a picture of a sunrise over Lake Erie in Marblehead, Ohio and ran it through the Kaleidoscope Kreator Program. She used batiks from her stash, followed the remaining instructions in future magazine issues, and created, " A MORNING IN MARBLEHEAD." You can view this beautiful quilt in the May issue of American Quilter Magazine, or on their blog at http://americanquiltermagazine.blogspot.com/ then scroll down to the March 14, 2011 post, or view closeups on Beth's website, www.bethschillig.com. Congratulations on this national recognition Beth!

Art Quilt Events Around Ohio

May 27 - September 5, 2011 Quilt National, The Dairy Barn Art Center, 8000 Dairy Lane, Athens, Ohio 45701. www.dairybarn.org/quilt

May 5 - July 10, 2011, The Ohio Art Council presents, Happiness, The Riffe Center, downtown

May 14 - July 14, 2011, Superlatives, The Zanesville Art Museum featuring SAQA members, Deb Anderson and Sue Cavanaugh, as well as Sandra Ciolino, Rebecca Cross, Nancy Crow, Linda French and June O'Neil who will either be demonstrating or speaking about their art.

May 6 -June24, 2011, The Ohio Art League Show, The Main Columbus Public Library, open during library hours, features a work by SAQA Ohio Member, Deborah Anderson.

Surface Design Newsletter
SAQA Ohio Members may be interested in viewing the Surface Design Newsletter to find out information about events and artists involved in that organization. The newsletter may be found at www.surfacedesign.org.

Call for Entry Taiwan Show
SAQA Members have and opportunity to show their work in an exceptional exhibition in Taiwan in 2012. Taiwan representative, Hsin-Chen Lin, is also the president of TIQE, and the first festival she organized in 2009 was wonderful. The exhibition was very well received and the catalog is gorgeous. The 2012 exhibition will be from August to July and the theme is Moving Water and Rivers, with and emphasis on the life-giving and precious nature of water on earth and the crucial environmental relationship we have with water.

Water and river are full of life and nutrient: novelty, freshness, and sustainability symbolize a source of vitality, expecting to convey an energetic, broad, and microcosmic angle of view, as well as each kind of life and existence that water and river embrace.

The prospectus and entry form will be posted on the SAQA website.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

SAQA Ohio Members Juried into Prestigious Exhibitions

SAQA Ohio Member Debra Bentley of Xenia, Ohio has had her work, JUNE'S DEMENTIA - A LIFE UNRAVELED juried into the prestigious Sacred Threads exhibition taking place in Washington DC from June 22 to July 4, 2011. This is a very special quilt, honoring the life of her mother.


June's Dementia - A Life Unraveled

detail - June's Dementia - A life Unraveled

The work of SAQA Ohio member, Kris Worthington, was juried into The Ohio Designer Craftsmen Show, Best of 2011. The show takes place from May 1, 2011 to June 15, 2011 at The Ohio Designer Craftsmen building at 1665 West Fifth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43212. phone 614- 486-7119. Kris' work may be viewed on her website www.artisticallybent.com. Congratulation to both of these amazing artists!


SAQA Ohio Cincinnati Parlour Meeting Saturday June 18, 2011

SAQA Ohio member, Carole Staples, will be hosting a Parlour Meeting for SAQA Ohio members at the West Chester Library, 9363 Centre Point Drive, West Chester, Ohio 45069, phone 513-777-3131. The event will take place from 11 AM to 3 PM. To date, the agenda will include a presentation on the SAQA Visioning Conference, a Show and Tell Session, a quilt swap, and tentatively scheduled is the unveiling of The SAQA Trunk Show exhibition.

Members may bring guests, but seating is limited to 50 so please make a reservation with Carole at cg_staples@hotmail.com to reserve a seat. Attendees are asked to bring a food item to share for a potluck luncheon, examples of their work to share with the group, and a 5" x 7" mini quilt that somehow incorporates a symbol of friendship to swap.

Carole Staples work is fantastic. If you are not familiar with her art, check it out at www.mivadesigns.com.

I hope you will support our members and enjoy the SAQA events being planned for Ohio SAQA members. More events are in the works. If you would like to host a parlour meeting, have questions, concerns, comments, or news, please contact me.

Sue King, Ohio SAQA Rep.