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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Restitution, Repatriation and Return

As you know, we sometimes post links to interesting articles written for Cultural Assets, a blog sponsored by the law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP. They have started a series of articles talking about art work restitution and the impact it has. Here are the links to the first three articles:…

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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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SAQA members and Fiberart for a Cause

“The 100, ” a fiber art fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, takes place on February 4, 2015. The goal for this fiber fundraiser for the American Cancer Society is to raise $10,000 in one day. For all the details, Click Here.   Many SAQA members are invited artists: Kathie Briggs…

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Getting Started as a Collector

Reprinted from the SAQA Journal, Fall 2013, page 30-35 by Cindy Grisdela How do you get started as a collector of fiber art? For many people, the journey begins with one piece that speaks to them on an emotional  level. For others, it’s the opportunity to own a piece by…

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John M. Walsh III: Passionate Patron of the Art Quilt

by Robert Shaw originally published in Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine, January-February 2006 “My quilts have taken over my house,” says New Jersey art quilt collector John M. Walsh III. “I display four or five quilts at my home and another five at my office and rotate them at least once a…

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Opinion: A Collector’s View

by John M. Walsh, III, SAQA member, Art Quilt Collector reprinted from the SAQA Journal, Vol. 15, No. 1, Winter/Spring 2005 Recently, I have been asked to talk to a number of groups about art quilts and being a collector. Although talking about quilts is something I enjoy, when we…

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