Shelley Brucar’s artistic journey

Shelley Brucar is a recently retired social worker who lives in a Chicago suburb. Her “real” jobs included adolescent counseling and addiction treatment.  Now she is thrilled to be able to devote her time fully to art.  Clairan Ferrono spoke with her recently. Ferrono: Have you always been an artist?…

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Ottawa Art Gallery introduces ARTWISE

On Sunday, April 12 from 3 to 5pm there wil be a public info session and launch of the Ottawa Art Gallery’s new volunteer programming council, ArtWise, hosted by Stephanie Nadeau, OAG’s Curator of Public Engagement, and Ottawa-based artist and independent curator Petra Halkes.  Find out more about ArtWise, learn how you can get involved, and help…

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Meet Britta Ankenbauer

Britta Ankenbauer brings a European perspective on art quilting to us from Leipzig, Germany.  Leipzig is an old East German city,  a really interesting town with a lot of artists. Her studio is located in an old spinmill changed into a cultural space: the Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei, a contemporary art center, with…

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SAQA taps 7 new Juried Artist Members

Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc., the non-profit organization that promotes the art quilt and the artists that create them is pleased to announce that 7 individuals have recently been awarded the Juried Artist Member status.  JAM applicants are reviewed by a committee of three current Juried Artist Members of SAQA…

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SAQA Member Wins 2015 NICHE Award

Contemplate by Bonnie J. Smith

Bonnie J. Smith of San Diego has been named winner of the Art Quilt category in the 2015 NICHE Awards for her work Contemplate. Congratulations Bonnie! Click here to see all of the winners in the Professional Category. Published by The Rosen Group, NICHE magazine connects galleries and fine retailers…

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