Sunday, July 24, 2011

Susan Shie to Hold Solo Exhibition

SAQA Ohio member, Susan Shie will be holding a solo exhibition in Orrville, Ohio this month. The event features Susan's drawings of her Orrville childhood as well as paintings and drawings of her granddaughter, Eva Miller. She will also exhibit some of her art quilts including her most recent work from the Kitchen Tarot series entitled, Royal Wedding: King of the Potholders.

The opening reception will be held on July 28, 2011 from 6 to 8 PM at the Heartland Community Center located at 200 N. Main St. in Orrville, Ohio. The building sits on the corner of Main and Water Streets. Light snacks and beverages will be served and the house cafe will be open for meal purchases.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Featured Artist - Jen Siegrist - Milford Ohio

Two Bottles
Q How long have you been sewing, and when did you start making art quilts?
A I have been sewing since the age of three. I have been quilting for thirteen years and making art quilts for 7 years.
Q Describe your art and inspirations.
A I am mainly inspired by the natural world, but moving more towards art and images that invoke thought and conversation.
Q Where do you create most of your art
A My entire house is my studio.
Q What are your goals?
A I'd love to have a regular gallery show. Not just one for fiber art but to truly have my textile art gain acceptance as an art form.
Q Do you teach, lecture or make a business out of your art?

A I teach people who say they aren't artistic. I do compete nationally, and the bulk of my business is in custom work.
Q Where can your work be seen?
A All of my pieces are at home at the moment. I haven't entered anything this year so far. I have been focused on current commissions. My gallery of available work is in my home.

Jen's work can also be viewed on her website,