Ann Loveless wins ArtPrize – again!

ArtPrize, the radically open international art competition decided by public vote and expert jury, Oct. 9th held the Seventh Annual ArtPrize awards, revealing the winners of $500,000 in prizes. The Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, Grand Rapids, Michigan was filled with event supporters and collaborators, to honor the artists who shared…

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Donna Deaver and Visual Drama

Donna Deaver shared her thoughts on her auction donation piece with Clairan Ferrono: Deaver: Because of my deep love of the sea, I began a new series in early 2014 defined as the edge of the ocean. ‘Surf Dance’ is a variation of another larger work and the first that…

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Mary Felder: Naturally Inspired

Mary Felder shared her inspiration for her donation quilt with Clairan Ferrono: Felder: “Silver Sea” was inspired by my love of the seas and the ocean.   We were unable to travel when I was a child, so I never saw the ocean till I was 16. I was mesmerized!…

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Benefit Auction Dream Collections

What a wonderful event the Benefit Auction is! We have the opportunity to look at and consider purchasing, hundreds of artworks created by artists at varying levels of their careers. By now many of you have heard about the “Dream Collections” created by SAQA members from the Auction Donations. A…

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The Practical and Wondrous Work of Brooke Atherton

  Brooke Atherton is an award winning artist who lives in Montana.  One of her best experiences was opening the box when her quilt “Twenty Feet Deep” was returned from a special exhibit at the 2006 Lowell Quilt Festival. Packed inside were three Teacher’s Choice ribbons (from Susan Carlson, Joe Cunningham, and…

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SAQA Symposium at Quilt National

Join SAQA this weekend for the opening weekend of Quilt National (May 22-23, 2015 in Athens, Ohio). SAQA is sponsoring an exciting and educational Symposium. The price to attend is $35 for SAQA members, $50 for non-members.  Spots are still available for the Symposium. Take advantage of seeing Quilt National…

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