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Masterworks: Abstract and Geometric, saqa global exhibitions, studio art quilt associates, textile art

The SAQA Global Exhibition Masterworks: Abstract & Geometric is an invitational exhibition of one work each by 29 artists featured in the new book Art Quilts International: Abstract & Geometric by Martha Sielman. These engaging works of art represent a range of styles across the abstract art spectrum. Participating artists come from Australia,…

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View the 2015 Benefit Auction Art Works

Just want to let the art flow over you? We have the answer – the 2015 SAQA Benefit Auction video! Start it, fill the screen and let these 358 fabulous small works of art provide a gentle background for your day-or at least 12 or so minutes of it.

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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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Susan Purney Mark Experiments

Clairan Ferrono interviewed Susan Purney Mark about her auction donation work, Redante: Redante was part of a SAQA-Western Canada “Best of the West” Show that traveled as part of a group to different parts of western Canada over the past two years. My focus at that time was to make…

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Alison Muir’s “Swamp”

Alison Muir recently discussed her auction donation piece, Swamp, with Clairan Ferrono: Muir: My work is always based on water, consequently, Swamp. A friend was experimenting by printing images on cloth using a domestic printer and produced the background cloth. When it was accidentally splashed with water the print dissolved…

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Desiree Vaughn Works Spontaneously

Clairan Ferrono spoke to Desiree Vaughn about her 2015 Benefit Auction donation, Silken Treasure: Vaughn: I knew I wanted to play with the silk cocoons that I had painted at one time and with some beautiful silk I had hand dyed ages ago but hadn’t done anything with.  I have…

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Lois Wilby Hooper Auction Donation

Clairan Ferrono asked Lois Wilby Hooper to talk about her 2015 SAQA Auction piece: Hooper: This piece is far more minimalist than my usual work. I wanted to let let the colours and shapes speak for themselves.  I’ve lived my whole life on the shores of the Bay of Fundy, with…

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