How to Manage Collectible Investments

I found a very straightforward article in the Wall Street Journal today by Andrew Blackman about making sure we are protecting the investments we have made. While the artwork I create is insured along with my business assets, the art quilts I have collected are not specifically covered under my…

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Anne Rayner-Gould’s Auction Donation

Anne Rayner-Gould is an artist and writer who somehow manages to work full-time and still volunteer to support SAQA. Her auction quilt donation “Grey Sky, Bright Forest” will appear in section 4 of the SAQA Benefit Auction. I was chatting with Anne via e-mail and realized she had a good…

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“Sea Oats”: Jenny Williams’ auction donation

  Jenny Williams is a artist from North Carolina who specializes in Free Motion Machine Embroidery (FMME).  More of her work can be found at http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/jenny-williams.html She recently shared some of her interests and techniques with SAQA’s Clairan Ferrono. SAQA: What inspires you? Williams: I am inspired mostly by nature and…

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Paula Chung’s Exhibition: Silk & Sinew

“Silk and Sinew”, a show of Paula Chung’s works opens Sept. 22nd at the Capital City Arts Initiative Courthouse Gallery in Carson City, Nevada. The works which span almost a decade, will showcase silk florals and body imaging on various substrates. The exhibition runs through Jan. 22, 2015. There will…

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Elizabeth Fram–Auction Donation

Elizabeth Fram has been a member of SAQA since the mid-90’s.  Clairan Ferrono interviewed her recently about this year’s auction donation. SAQA: I’m intrigued by the texture I can see in your piece.  Can you tell us about your techniques and materials? EF: For the most part my materials are…

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Fenella Davies’ Auction Donation

Recently SAQA interviewer Clairan Ferrono caught up with Fenella Davies and was able to ask her some questions about her SAQA Auction donation piece, The Sunken Boat. SAQA:  Fenella, you know I’m a great admirer of your lovely and mysterious abstracts.  How does this piece fit in with your recent work?…

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Connie Marie Fahrion’s Benefit Auction Donation

SAQA member Connie Marie Fahrion has been creating Benefit Auction Quilts for SAQA for a few years. We thought you might like to hear a bit about her process for this and last years donations. “I am very proud to be a member of Studio Art Quilt Associates.  Each year…

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Nysha Nelson To Teach Zentangel in Ottawa, Ontario

Nysha Nelson, Kentucky/Tennessee Representative for Studio Art Quilt Associates and Certified Zentangle Teacher will be teaching at Wabi Sabi  in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on October 1, 2014. Zentangle is a simple and meditative method of creating pattern with basic pen marks on paper. It can be used to increase focus and…

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Eleanor McCain’s Oil Stains

Oil Stains features fourteen quilts representing SAQA member Eleanor McCain’s reaction to the 2010 BP oil spill and its effect on Florida’s Gulf Coast. The lyrically abstract quilts are literally stained, producing a powerful visual statement. As McCain explains, “To term it simply a ‘spill’ is to imagine that it…

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