2018 Benefit Auction – Week 1 Update

Diamond Day is a success! The 2018 SAQA Benefit Auction has started off with eight Diamond Day sales. Each of the pieces below sold for $1000, raising a total of $8000 so far for SAQA’s exhibition and outreach programs.   Section 1 is open for bidding this week Starting Monday…

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At the Root of Jo Drueke’s Art

Jo Drueke recently shared the origins of her donation piece Going Deep: Drueke: My inspiration for this piece actually came from a weed I pulled out of my garden!  The root system of this small plant fascinated me.  I  am experimenting with various paints on various fabrics and I selected canvas…

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Lorna Morck’s Magic

SAQA writer Clarian Ferrono had another chance to interview an artist who donated a piece to this year’s Benefit Auction: Morck: The Magic of Crows was one of those serendipitous happenings that I especially enjoy when working creatively.  I belong to Fibervision, a small fiber art group.  At a meeting…

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Shades of Barbara Sferra

Clairan Ferrono interviewed Barbara Sferra about her SAQA auction donation: Sferra: I am a member of the local Weavers Guild of Cincinnati (all fiber artists, not just weavers) and each year we have a members’ challenge.  This spring the Challenge was “50 Shades of Gray.”  I created a five panel quilt in…

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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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Heidi Field-Alvarez and the Ephemeral

Heidi Field-Alvarez let Clairan Ferrono into the secrets of her auction piece: Field-Alvarez: Hard to Breathe is the first in a new series of work for me.  Over the years I have been working with transparent materials and using lots of layering. In this series, in contrast to a traditional quilt,…

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Patterns: Jill Ault

Jill Ault revealed the creative methodology behind her art works to Clairan Ferrono: Ault: “Stripe” was constructed of shibori experiments.  I have explored the multiple shibori patterning techniques and have accumulated many pieces of dyed cloth.  This opportunity was a good place to use some of my stash of samples.…

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