Sunday, March 26, 2017

March Newsletter from Your Oregon Rep

The four SAQA Oregon groups are meeting this month.

The “Blending Poetry & Cloth” SAQA Oregon Regional Exhibit will open at the Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg on April 4th.  The opening reception will be held on Friday, April 28th from 5 to 8pm.

Our juried “Bridge” SAQA Oregon Regional Exhibit will be open for submissions from May 1-May 31. It is mid-March and the BRIDGE call for entry will open soon! We are very excited to see the beautiful art the creative minds in our region have come up with! As each of you work to complete your pieces, please review the logistics section of the prospectus, located on the SAQA site, beginning on page 5. The specifications outlined are designed to aid in the installation process and the professional look of the art after it is installed. Many of you have experience with these details, but for those of you who do not, please contact any member of the committee with questions. We are happy to work with anyone who has questions.

We welcome Daisy Schrock and Katie Walwyn as our co-Chairs for the 2018 SAQA Oregon conference.  Our third SAQA Oregon Regional Conference will be held October 18, 2018 at Lane Community College, Center for Meeting and Learning in Eugene.

Sherri Culver and I will be finishing up our terms as Regional Co-Representatives this year.  If you are interested in serving as a Regional Co-Representative, please contact marion.shimoda@gmail.com or sherriculverquilts@gmail.com or Desiree Vaughn, SAQA’s Regional Rep Coordinator, repscoordinator@saqa.com for more information and an application form.

Sherri Culver, Sherrie Moomey and I visited the Valley-South meeting this month.  Thanks to the group for their hospitality.  Sherri and I talked about being regional reps and Sherrie Moomey gave an update on the Bridge exhibit.  We enjoyed visiting at lunch, seeing the meeting space at the Eugene Textile Center, meeting members and seeing their work, and watching the demo.

Thanks to Paulette Landers for submitting her Member Profile.

Submissions are being accepted for the 2017 SAQA Benefit AuctionThese 12" x 12" pieces will be auctioned online starting this September. Get your piece to SAQA by April 1st so you can be featured in promotional materials. Final Deadline: June 1st.

The 2017 SAQA Conference, “Creation to Curation”, will be held April 27-30 in Lincoln, Nebraska.  The Layered Voices SAQA Exhibition will open at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum during the conference.  The 2017 SAQA Trunk Show will premiere at the conferenceThe SAQA Spotlight Auction donation pieces will be sold in a silent auction at the conference banquet and proceeds of sales will benefit SAQA’s exhibition programs.  Sixteen SAQA Oregon members are registered to attend this year’s conference.

A benefit of SAQA membership is access to the SAQA Yahoo! Group.  The group discusses a wide variety of art quilt related topics.  Georgia French provided pointers on signing up through the SAQA National website.  If you are interested, here are the steps to follow:
  1. Go to the main SAQA website, www.saqa.com
  2. Under “MEMBERS” choose “Member Resources”
  3. Then choose “Maximize your SAQA Membership”
  4. Under “make connections” the last bullet point is about joining the Yahoo group, with an active link.  Choose that link.
You will need to establish a Yahoo account and request approval to join.  Be sure to choose “Digest” when you sign up, or you will receive all the messages separately.

In this Newsletter:
1. Requests for Input and Participation
2. SAQA Oregon Regional Exhibits
3. SAQA Oregon Pods
4. SAQA Oregon Blog and SAQA Oregon Facebook Group

Marion Shimoda
SAQA Oregon Regional Co-Representative

marion.shimoda@gmail.com

1. Requests for Input and Participation

SAQA OREGON MEMBER PROFILES are requested for the SAQA Oregon blog.  Please visit our blog at http://saqaoregon.blogspot.com/p/saqa-oregon-member-profiles.html to see our Member Profiles and for information on submitting your own Member Profile.

2. SAQA Oregon Regional Exhibits


The exhibit will open on April 4th at the Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg, Oregon. The address for the center is 415 E Sheridan St, Newberg, OR 97132. The center is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9am to 6pm

On Saturday, April 8th the Newberg Camellia Festival Run/Walk talks place and about 4000 people will be in attendance. This will be wonderful exposure for the exhibit. As a result of this large event the exhibit opening reception will be delayed. As soon as volunteers can agree on a new date it will be publicized.

The opening reception for Blending Poetry and Cloth at the Chehalem Cultural Center is Friday, April 28th from 5 to 8pm.

The exhibit will open at its final venue, Crossroads in Baker City, Oregon on May 31st.


Online submissions will be accepted May 1-May 31, 2017. The complete Bridge prospectus is available on the SAQA site: Bridge Exhibit

Please direct any questions or concerns about the Bridge Exhibit to any committee member

SAQA Oregon Regional Exhibit Committee Members
  Donna Rice (
rice4@bendcable.com)
  
Deb Sorem (debsorem@gmail.com)
  
Sherrie Moomey (sherrie.moomey@gmail.com)
  
Marion Shimoda (marion.shimoda@gmail.com)


3. SAQA Oregon Pods – Rogue Valley, Central Oregon, Portland and Valley-South

SAQA Oregon Pod meeting information is available at: http://saqaoregon.blogspot.com/p/meetings-and-events.htm

ROGUE VALLEY SAQA Pod
 
The Rogue Valley group usually meets on the third Monday of the month at Sew Creative in Ashland. Times and days of meetings may be different, so check in advance with Lynne Goulette: lynnegoul@gmail.com.

The dates for 2017 meetings, all held on the third Monday of each month, except for November (2nd Monday):
January 16, February 20, March 20, April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17, August 21, September 18, October 16, November 13, December 18.

For more information you can contact Lynne Goulette at lynnegoul@gmail.com

CENTRAL OREGON SAQA Pod

Central Oregon SAQA meets Thursday, March 23 at 3:30 pm at the Stitchin Post in Sisters……This is a change from the regular schedule (third Thursday of the month at 3 p.m.) BECAUSE…of classroom availability.

  1. Brisson will talk about the ways/hows/ and joys of creating 3-D art. Donna Rice will demonstrate options for framing/completing submissions to Oregon SAQA’s juried show Bridge.

For more information contact Jan Tetzlaff at jmtathome@hotmail.com

PORTLAND SAQA Pod

The March meeting was held on Wednesday, March 15, 10-12PM, at the Beaverton Community Center, 12350 SW 5th St, Beaverton. Bonnie Bucknam presented "World Fabrics", featuring her collection of textiles from around the globe.

The April meeting is a joint event with HFD.  Attendence requires prepayment for Ann Johnston's lecture on April 19.  For more information, contact Annette McFarlane.

Any questions can be sent to Annette McFarlane, annettemcfar@gmail.com

VALLEY-SOUTH SAQA Pod

Valley-South met on Friday, March 17th at 2:00 pm at Eugene Textile Center. Those who were available met for lunch at LaPerla. We did Show N TellThe meeting concluded with a demo by Laura Jaszkowski on Making Stamps from Stencils.

For more information, contact Katie Walwyn, ktwalwyn@comcast.net or Carolyn Walwyn, carolynwalwyn@gmail.com

4. SAQA Oregon Blog and SAQA Oregon Facebook Group

The SAQA Oregon Blog, saqaoregon.blogspot.com is where public SAQA Oregon Regional information is posted. It is the place to go for up to date information on SAQA Oregon Pod meetings, SAQA Oregon Regional Exhibits and SAQA Oregon Regional Conferences. Resources, calls for entry and other regional news is also available on the blog. The blog also provides links to SAQA Oregon Member websites and blogs. To submit news for the blog, please follow the instructions in the bottom right corner of any blog page.

If you’d like to receive SAQA Oregon Blog posts by email, sign up to “Follow By Email” from any page on the blog.

The SAQA Oregon Facebook Group is a closed group. Information that may be of interest to SAQA Oregon members is posted to the group. Any SAQA member can join the group by going to the Facebook group and requesting to join. Membership is approved within a day.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Video of Patchwork Design Brazil 2017

Here's a link to a Brazilian TV News segment about the current Contemporâneo Exhibition and Patchwork Design 2017 . Several SAQA members have work in the exhibit through either High Fiber Diet or the Contemporary ArtQuilt Associates.
https://youtu.be/Ef-pVNGLVoY
The segment is in Portuguese, but you can see a lot of the quilts and a short interview with Barbara O'Steen.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Central Oregon Pod Meets March 23

Central Oregon SAQA meets Thursday, March 23 at 3:30 pm……This is a change from the regular schedule (third Thursday of the month at 3 p.m.) BECAUSE…of classroom availability.

Helen Brisson will talk about the ways/hows/ and joys of creating 3-D art.   Donna Rice will demonstrate options for framing/completing submissions to Oregon SAQA’s juried show Bridge.

Pathway participants need to register their quilt with the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show….SAQA Oregon is listed under the Special Exhibit categories.

Looking forward to seeing you all,  Jan

Portland Pod Meets March 15

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, March 15, 10-12PM, at the Beaverton Community Center, 12350 SW 5th St, Beaverton. Bonnie Bucknam will present "World Fabrics", featuring her collection of textiles from around the globe.

There are still openings for Ann Johnston's lecture on April 19, send your check for $12, payable to HFD, to Annette McFarlane.

Also, Mary Ann McCammon will be collecting DMC embroidery floss to take to Africa.

Please bring show and tell, and any new technique or gadget you'd like to share.
Questions - annettemcfar@gmail.com

High Fiber Arts Symposium April 1

High Fiber Arts Symposium, April 1, 2017, at FivePine Lodge & Conference Center


The second annual High Fiber Arts Symposium April 1, 2017, at the FivePine Lodge and Conference Center, Sisters, Oregon.  A full-day gathering to explore the evolution, inspirations and challenges of artists and textile art forms.
Registration Deadline: March 25, 2017
Schedule of Events:
Morning Program ($75):
8:00am –  Check-in Opens
8:30am – Welcome
9:00am – Keynote Speaker, Trisha Hassler
11:30am – Lunch and Fashion Show
1:30-3:00pm – Workshops ($35)
3:30-5:00pm – Workshops ($35)
5:30 –  “It’s a Wrap” Gathering at FivePine (no host bar)
Continue to scroll down to see:
Registration and payment information
A complete list of offerings
FivePine Lodge & Conference Center, Sisters, Oregon
High Fiber Arts Symposium Lodging Packages (541) 549-5900 
Our generous partner, FivePine Lodge, offers a discounted rate for Fri March 31st & Sat April 1st:    $179/night plus tax for our Upper Lodge Townhouse Suites, Classic & Caboose Cabins;  and $169/night plus tax for the Patio Lodge rooms.    All FivePine Lodge guests receive complimentary breakfast each morning from 7am-10am, and a daily wine reception in our main lodge from 5pm-6pm.  Also discounted movie tickets and free access to the Sisters Athletic Club.  

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Meet SAQA Oregon Member Paulette Landers

Paulette Landers of Rainier, Oregon



1. How would you describe the work that you make? Do you have an elevator speech? Have you found your "artistic voice"?

My work can be described as Mixed Media Textile Collage.  I work experimentally, always asking “What if …?” -- each work building on the previous ones.  It is a process of evolution and discovery.  I work in an abstract style because it allows me to give form to the intangibility of ideas or dreams.  I experiment with that form as far as it will allow me.  I do not make a sketch.  Instead, I write what I call “Mind Sketch”, a series of ideas to guide me along the way.  I find the “Mind Sketch” more useful to me.  It avoids setting a pre-established image and instead, it allows me to work with the image in progress.  In this intuitive process, it is the adventure and the unknown which appeal to me.

2. What brought you to making fiber art? What is your art, sewing, or fiber background? When did you make your first quilt that you considered "art"?

I cannot remember a time when I did not work with fabric.  I have a B.A. in Fiberarts from California State University, Fullerton.  I like working on large textile pieces.  But I have found that miniature works are also challenging.  They are like trying to write a story with as few words as possible and still convey an impression.  It is an excellent approach to test out ideas.

3. Describe the steps involved in your art-making process.

The evolution of my work involves a number of key stages:  underpainting; working with dyes and fabric paints to add texture and basic shapes; collage of hand-dyed fabric to simplify and balance areas of interest; using surface design for lines and details; and finally, stitching the work.

4. What is your one favorite or most common source of inspiration?

Dreams or deep contemplation often inspire the beginning of a work.  But, since I work intuitively, often the work itself conjures up ideas and images which lead me to unexpected ending.

5. Do you enter your work in shows? What would you say have been your top three exhibits?

I love to show my work in major exhibits.  My favorite venues have been Visions Art Museum, Art Quilt Elements, and Quilts=Art=Quilts.

6. Describe your studio space.

Over the years, I have had a number of studio spaces.  Currently I have a studio in North Bend and one in Rainier.  I love the space and serenity of my North Bend studio.  It provides me with complete escape.




7. How much time do you spend on your art? How do you balance your life between art, family, friends, day job, etc.?

On most days, I spend 4-6 hours in my studio.  I feel something is missing if I am away for too long.

8. Do you work in other mediums or use unusual materials in your work?

As Mixed Media Textile Collage, my work offers so many ways to create an imagery.  I use whatever a work calls for to achieve my visions.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

SAQA Oregon Newsletter - February 2017

The four SAQA Oregon groups are meeting this month.

Our SAQA Oregon Regional Exhibition Committee is preparing for our juried “Bridge” Oregon Regional Exhibit, open for submissions from May 1-31. The “Blending Poetry & Cloth” Oregon Regional Exhibit will open at the Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg on April 4th.

We have secured the venue for our third SAQA Oregon Regional Conference, October 18, 2018 at Lane Community College, Center for Meeting and Learning in Eugene. A SAQA Oregon Regional Conference Committee will be formed this year.

Sherri Culver and I will be finishing up our terms as Regional Co-Representatives this year. If you are interested in serving as a Regional Co-Representative, please contact marion.shimoda@gmail.com or sherriculverquilts@gmail.com or Desiree Vaughn, SAQA’s Regional Rep Coordinator, repscoordinator@saqa.com for more information and an application form.

Thanks to Marjorie Post for submitting her Member Profile.

The 2017 SAQA Conference, “Creation to Curation”, will be held April 27-30 in Lincoln, Nebraska. The Layered Voices SAQA Exhibition will open at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum during the conference. The 2017 SAQA Trunk Show will premier at the conference. There is still time to submit a piece of art to the SAQA Spotlight Auction by February 24th. The pieces will be sold in a silent auction at the conference banquet and proceeds of sales will benefit SAQA’s exhibition programs.

In this Newsletter:
1. Requests for Input and Participation
2. SAQA Oregon Regional Exhibits
3. SAQA Oregon Pods
4. SAQA Oregon Blog and SAQA Oregon Facebook Group

Marion Shimoda
SAQA Oregon Regional Co-Representative

marion.shimoda@gmail.com

1. Requests for Input and Participation

SAQA OREGON MEMBER PROFILES are requested for the SAQA Oregon blog. Please visit our blog at http://saqaoregon.blogspot.com/p/saqa-oregon-member-profiles.html to see our Member Profiles and for information on submitting your own Member Profile.

2. SAQA Oregon Regional Exhibits


The exhibit will open on April 4th at the Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg, Oregon. The address for the center is 415 E Sheridan St, Newberg, OR 97132. The center is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9am to 6pm.

On Saturday, April 8th the Newberg Camellia Festival Run/Walk talks place and about 4000 people will be in attendance. This will be wonderful exposure for the exhibit. As a result of this large event the exhibit opening reception will be delayed. As soon as volunteers can agree on a new date it will be publicized.
The installation date for the exhibit will be Monday March 27th starting at 10am. We could use one more volunteer for the installation. Please let Leotie Richards (lotidesignworks@gmail.com) know if you are available.
The exhibit will open at its final venue, Crossroads in Baker City, Oregon on May 31st.

Online submissions will be accepted May 1-May 31, 2017. The complete Bridge prospectus is available on the SAQA site: Bridge Exhibit

The Exhibits committee is beginning to think about the roll out of BRIDGE this summer. We plan on having a catalog and perhaps one or two other collateral pieces to support the exhibit. We are looking for a volunteer with the skills to lead in the development and execution of those pieces. Please contact any committee member for more information if you are interested and available to help.
Please direct any questions or concerns about the Bridge Exhibit to any committee member
SAQA Oregon Regional Exhibit Committee Members
Lynne Goulette (
lynnegoul@gmail.com)
Donna Rice (rice4@bendcable.com)
Deb Sorem (debsorem@gmail.com)
Sherrie Moomey (sherrie.moomey@gmail.com)
Marion Shimoda (marion.shimoda@gmail.com)


3. SAQA Oregon Pods – Rogue Valley, Central Oregon, Portland and Valley-South

SAQA Oregon Pod meeting information is available at: http://saqaoregon.blogspot.com/p/meetings-and-events.htm

ROGUE VALLEY SAQA Pod by Lynne Goulette
 
The Rogue Valley group usually meets on the third Monday of the month at Sew Creative in Ashland. Times and days of meetings may be different, so check in advance with Lynne Goulette: lynnegoul@gmail.com.

The dates for 2017 meetings, all held on the third Monday of each month, except for November (2nd Monday):
January 16, February 20, March 20, April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17, August 21, September 18, October 16, November 13, December 18.

For more information you can contact Lynne Goulette at lynnegoul@gmail.com

CENTRAL OREGON SAQA Pod by Jan Tetzlaff

Central Oregon SAQA meets Thursday, Feb. 16th at 3:30 pm at The Stitchin' Post. Sisters artist Dan Rickards will speak about his experience as artist in residence at Crater Lake. Bring Show and Tell.

For more information contact Jan Tetzlaff at jmtathome@hotmail.com

PORTLAND SAQA Pod by Annette McFarlane

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, February 15, 10AM-12PM, at the Beaverton Community Center, 12350 SW 5th St, Beaverton. Our speaker will be Marie Murphy Wolfe with her presentation, "Adventures with a Textile Artist: An India Travelogue". Also please bring show and tell, brags or any new product you're using to share with the group.

Any questions can be sent to Annette McFarlane, annettemcfar@gmail.com

VALLEY-SOUTH SAQA Pod

Valley-South will meet on Friday, Februuary 17th at 2:00 pm at Eugene Textile Center. For those who are available, we will be meeting for lunch at LaPerla on 13th and Pearl for lunch at 12:30 pm. We will discuss the Inspiration artist movement “Les Nabis”. Our meeting will conclude with a demo by Diane English on Textile Preservation.

For more information, contact Katie Walwyn, ktwalwyn@comcast.net or Carolyn Walwyn, carolynwalwyn@gmail.com

4. SAQA Oregon Blog and SAQA Oregon Facebook Group

The SAQA Oregon Blog, www.saqaoregon.blogspot.com, is where public SAQA Oregon Regional information is posted. It is the place to go for up to date information on SAQA Oregon Pod meetings, SAQA Oregon Regional Exhibits and SAQA Oregon Regional Conferences. Resources, calls for entry and other regional news is also available on the blog. The blog also provides links to SAQA Oregon Member websites and blogs. To submit news for the blog, please follow the instructions in the bottom right corner of any blog page.

If you’d like to receive SAQA Oregon Blog posts by email, sign up to “Follow By Email” from any page on the blog.

The SAQA Oregon Facebook Group is a closed group. Information that may be of interest to SAQA Oregon members is posted to the group. Any SAQA member can join the group by going to the Facebook group and requesting to join. Membership is approved within a day.

Marion Shimoda
SAQA Oregon Regional Co-Representative
marion.shimoda@gmail.com