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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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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Sandy Snowdon’s Ramshackle Hillage

Clairan Ferrono interviewed Sandy Snowdon about her SAQA auction donation piece, Ramshackle Hillage: Snowdon: During the last two years I have been developing my Ramshackle series. The first one started with a Benefit Auction piece. The sort of happening that feels like the work falls out of the sky and…

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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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