Special Interest Group - Exploring Contemporary Art
Moderated by Dolores Miller
4th Tuesday of each month, 1PM Eastern time (GMT -4)
Find new ways of looking at and appreciating contemporary art!
Contemporary art from all media often forms the context of our work as art quilters and textile artists. The goal of this group is to provide a casual, supportive, open-minded place for us to actively learn as we discuss and become familiar with contemporary art and artists.
This group provides an important resource for those who want to grow as artist and to understand today's art landscape. It is an opportunity for someone not deeply involved in the art world to learn about contemporary artists, to discuss them and to hear a variety of opinions about their work.
Each month, a featured artist is selected along with some materials to read and/or watch (usually requires less than an hour of your time). Then, on the the 4th Tuesday of the month (1pm ET), you will join a live moderated discussion on the Zoom platform (see How to Connect below).
It’s fascinating to hear other people’s thoughts and so energizing to have smart, thoughtful discussion about an interesting artist and the broader art world. It’s a simple format - you can join just for one meeting or attend them all.
Want to learn more?
- Watch this video by moderator Dolores Miller who explains more about this group.
- Review materials from the previous session.
- Join our closed Facebook group just for this SIG.
Dolores Miller lives in San Jose, CA. Her life-long interest in textiles and craft led to the decision to focus on art quilts. She has been a SAQA member since 2009, becoming a Northern (CA/NV) regional co-representative (2013-4) and serving on the regional exhibition committee (2015-17) and the SAQA board (2017-).
Her current works, high contrast geometric architectural and landscape abstractions, have been juried into one global and four regional SAQA exhibitions. Dolores curated two regional exhibitions at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles' FiberSpace (2014 and 2016). She is retired from a career as a research analytical chemist. Though she has attended many textile seminars and workshops, the last art class she took was in high school...
Questions? Please contact Dolores at email@example.com.
How to Connect:
Current on hiatus until 2019. Check back for updated schedule.
At the designated time, click on the link below.
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Meeting ID: 488 359 665
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/zoomconference?m=bXvTp7vrupQBUOJME1We2MV8q3614w2Q
If you are not familiar with the Zoom platform, visit our help page at: http://www.saqa.com/members.php?ID=3529
For more information about our Special Interest Groups, visit www.saqa.com/groups.