Forming My Life, Solo Exhibit by Bonnie J. Smith

ARTSPACE@WHRC, an art gallery at the California Pacific Medical Center’s Women’s Health Resource Center, is hosting an exhibit by SAQA member Bonnie J. Smith.  Smith’s exhibition,  Forming My Life, will be on view January 5 through April 27, 2014, with an artist reception this evening from 6 to 8pm.  

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Craft Alliance exhibition: Fail-Safe: Discomforts Close to Home

The Craft Alliance has opened a new exhibition:  Fail-Safe: Discomforts Close to Home. Fail-Safe features a wide range of artists creating textile and fiber-based works of contemporary art. Although the media these artists are working with are familiar (embroidery, found objects, textiles, etc.), each piece is loaded with incendiary content…

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Article about Art Quilts & SAQA members

Not too long ago a reporter, Meg McConahey of the Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, California, contacted us to interview Martha Sielman. The article appeared in the paper yesterday and covers many of the highlights and concerns that art quilters experience in the marketplace and in exhibiting their work. In addition…

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Quilts=Art=Quilts runs through Jan. 5, 2014

The Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center in Auburn, New York is host to the annual juried quilt exhibition Quilts=Art=Quilts. This exhibition captures trends in art quilting and is one of the top exhibitions for art quilts in North America. The current exhibition runs through January 5, 2014. SAQA member Kit Vincent…

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SAQA Interviews Judy Hooworth

Judy Hooworth of Morisset, NSW, Australia, was seen on SAQA.com’s Featured Artist program in November 2013. Our writer, Clairan Ferrono, recently chatted with Judy via Skype about her life and her art. Ferrono: Where were you born? Did you grow up there? What was it like to grow up there?…

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American Craft Council’s Vintage Photo Project

The American Craft Council has opened their extensive photography archive to be reinterpreted by artists. The Vintage Photo Project is a participatory challenge in which duplicate copies of vintage photos from the American Craft Council Library’s archives have been transformed and re-imagined in a myriad of ways. Most recently, the…

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Text Messages artists in Houston

  This is a photo of the artists whose work is in Text Messages who were able to attend the premiere in Houston and participated in the gallery walk led by Leni Wiener. Amalia Parra Morusiewicz was kind enough to share this image with us. She said “it was an…

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Getting Started as a Collector

Reprinted from the SAQA Journal, Fall 2013, page 30-35 by Cindy Grisdela How do you get started as a collector of fiber art? For many people, the journey begins with one piece that speaks to them on an emotional  level. For others, it’s the opportunity to own a piece by…

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