Posts Tagged ‘Studio Art Quilt Associates’

Last days to see “Rock Time”

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Rock Time 
by Virginia A. Spiegel

My Corner of the World, a Studio Art Quilt Associates’ juried exhibit, will close January 29 at the Thunder Bay Museum, Thunder Bay, Ontario
Canada. The above artwork is included in this traveling exhibit.

Don’t think you will make it to the Museum?  This page has links to see all the artwork, purchase a catalog, etc.

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01 2017

2×20 Exhibit Opening in California

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Shagbark 3
Virginia A. Spiegel
24″h x 36.5″w
Acrylic textile paint, upholstery fabric samples, rayon thread.
Screen print with screens from artist’s photos, cut;
raw-edge collage created with machine stitching.

Two by Twenty, a Studio Art Quilt Associates’ juried exhibition will be shown at Road to California, Ontario, CA, January 19 – January 22. I saw this exhibit in The Netherlands and it is well worth a visit.  Each of the twenty juried artists has two artworks in the exhibit. My Shagbark 3 and Shagbark 4 are included.

In person is really the only way to see how the Shagbark series was created from hundreds of small pieces cut from individually screen printed upholstery fabric samples. Nothing was fused, so you can imagine the pins (and the time) involved.

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There are seven Shagbarks – see them all here.

There is a beautiful catalog available for the exhibit from SAQA, now on sale for $10.

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01 2017

Boundary Waters 83 Juried into H2OH!

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39.5 x 40 inches
Materials:  White cotton fabric, non-woven fabric, Lutradur, ink, gel medium, acrylic paint, miniature paper fasteners.  Techniques:  Screen print, paint, collage, cut, punch, fasten.
Virginia A. Spiegel

Boundary Waters 83 is one of 34 artworks from 522 entries juried into H2OH!, a Studio Art Quilt Associates traveling exhibit focusing on water. A list of all the accepted artists and venues already scheduled for the next three years are here.

I SOOOOOOOO wanted to be in this exhibit because when I am by or on a lake, river, or ocean I feel I have arrived exactly where I need and want to be.  And, of course, the waters of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness are near and dear to my heart. I continue making artwork in this series not just as an artistic expression of how I feel about the landscape, but also as witness to an area that must be cherished and protected from development and exploitation.

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Boundary Waters 83 – Detail 1

There are three artworks in this series within the series.  The other two are under wraps until I enter them a few more places. There is no stitching in the three artworks. Let’s just say THOUSANDS of miniature paper fasteners would not be an exaggeration. The action of punching small holes and inserting the fasteners is actually quite similar to hand-stitching and equally time consuming.

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BWaters83Dtl2500webBoundary Waters 83 – Detail 2

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01 2017

Two new books showcasing art quilts – including mine!

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It’s always exciting when a new survey book about art quilts arrives at my house.  It’s even more exciting when my artwork is included.  Art Quilts International:  Abstract & Geometric by Martha Sielman has long interviews with 29 artists and 97 artists with artwork showcased in the galleries.  It’s an honor to be included as Sielman received over 1300 submissions.

My artwork is Shagbark 2 and was placed beautifully next to artwork by Elena Stokes:

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It’s a gorgeous book with plenty to occupy the mind and eye.  Of course there are many outlets from which you may purchase this 224-page book. But if you buy directly from Studio Art Quilt Associates, you will receive five notecards AND 45% of the purchase price supports SAQA.

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Studio Art Quilt Associates will also be publishing Art Quilt Retrospective, covering art quilts and artists from 1960 through today. The introduction will be written by Janet Koplos, a senior editor at Art in America from 1990-2009.  Here are the juried artists.  I’ll share more info when I receive it as I’m not even sure at this point which artwork of mine will be included.  It really is an honor to be included.

 

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My Dream Collection – SAQA Benefit Auction

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Studio Art Quilt Associates’ Benefit Auction kicks-off at 2pm EDT on September 16, but you are able to preview all the more than 400 donated artworks here (with much bigger photos available by clicking for more info) or peruse it by checking out six artworks chosen as Dream Collections. All the Dream Collections are here.

I chose my Dream Collection with the theme of Intriguingly Neutral : All of these artworks read as neutral, but I would love to have all of them on my walls as there would be something new to see in them every day:

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BA16-REDWEN-T

BA16-NEWSAN-T

BA16-LAILIN-T

BA16-MAURAS-T
BA16-LANJUD-T

 

According to SAQA:
September 16 Diamond Day bidding – an early bird opportunity to purchase ANY quilt for $1000. The 12″ x12″ Auction Quilts will be divided up into three sections for bidding purposes. Each week, a different section of quilts will be available for bidding, starting at $750 and further reduced throughout the week.    

This is your chance to own beautiful, unique art quilts by some of the world’s finest artists. Plus, your purchases help increase the recognition for art quilts and the artists who make them while supporting SAQA’s exhibitions, publications, and education outreach.

I am a proud juried artist member of SAQA and donate artwork to the smaller Spotlight Auction at the annual conference.  But I always hope to add to my collection during this great event.

 

 

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