Sunday, December 12, 2010

Bonnie Bucknam in Artizen Magazine

Bonnie Bucknam is a featured artist in Artizen Magazine's online December 2010 issue! You can subscribe to the magazine for free using the subscription form on the front page. Take a look!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Trisha Hassler at Waterstone Gallery

December 1, 2010 through January 16, 2011
Work available for December 17th delivery
Here's one of my new limited edition series of small works created especially for the holiday show at Waterstone Gallery. Our theme at the gallery this year is "Conversations". Each member artist invited a friend (also an artist) to show work with us. That's a total of 30 artists! Included in the show are quotes from each of us about our guest and their work.

The preview last night was a great success, and we'll be open for First Thursday tonight 6 - 9 pm. The work is an exciting collection of many different media. If you will be in Portland during December or January, please plan to stop by. If you are interested in more info about my December series, email me and I'll send photos of the pieces that are still available.

Gallery Talk Saturday Dec 11th at 11 am
This month we will be presenting conversations between several artists... sure to be entertaining.

Waterstone Gallery
424 NW 12th Ave
Portland, OR 97209

Gallery Hours:
wed - sat 12 - 6 pm
sun 12 - 4 pm
Or by appointment ... we love visitors!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Gerrie Congdon Exhibits in Chandler, Arizona

Sunset Composition by Gerrie Congdon

Gerrie Congdon will show two works in ART QUILTS XV: NEEDLEPLAY at the Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler AZ. The show runs November 5, 2010 to January 15, 2011.  An artists' reception will be held November 12, 7 - 9 pm.

Scorched Earth by Gerrie Congdon

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Jaszkowski and French Exhibit at Lane College, Eugene

Laura Jaszkowski and Georgia French are included in the Food, Field and Fiber show at the David Joyce Gallery at Lane Community College in Eugene, OR.  The show will run from September 18, 2010 thru January 7, 2011.  An artist's reception will be held on Thursday, November 4 from 5 to 7 PM.  Catering will be provided by the students in the Culinary Arts and  Services Division of LCC.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Wendy Huhn Exhibits at Umpqua Community College

Wendy Huhn will exhibit at the Whipple Fine Arts Building at Umpqua Community College September 27 to October 29.  She will be giving a gallery talk at the opening on October 14 from 5 - 7pm.

Wendy will also show at

STITCH -An Exhibition of Modern Embroidery
Lincoln , Nebraska Sept 30th - Nov 17th

Killer Kitsch =Three Contemporary Artists & Christmas Kitsch
St Joseph ,Michigan Nov 29 - Jan 9, 2011

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Trisha Hassler Exhibit at Buckley Center Gallery

Surface Connections
Buckley Center Gallery
September 27 - October 21, 2010

Since childhood, Trisha Hassler has stitched, cut and reassembled everything that would hold still: baby quilts, pillows, costumes, clothing and even a sofa. After many traditional quilts, she became fascinated with construction techniques, improvisational quilting and incorporating alternative materials into her fiber pieces. The evolution of Trisha's fiber work continued through experimentation and studying metal working with a sculptor friend.

Over the years there have been special pieces she has not been able to part with. This exhibit includes these pieces as well as her new work.

Many of the materials she now incorporates are recycled or reclaimed, adding texture and history to her work.  Since 2000 Trisha's work has been exhibited in juried shows, galleries and museums around the world.

Come see this private collection of Trisha's personal pieces first hand.

Buckley Center Gallery
University of Portland
5000 N. Willamette Blvd.
Portland, OR 97203-5798

Gallery Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m

Update from Shirley MacGregor

Here is an update on Shirley MacGregor's activities and exhibitions:

Time is flying and I am getting ready to travel to Argentina where I will be teaching classes. This has been a very busy summer, so I thought I would let you know what has been going on in my art quilt world.

The INTERNATIONAL WOMENS ARTISTS EXHIBITION USA - AUGUST 2010 at the Littman Gallery – Portland State University – Portland OR, was the biggest event for me. I have said things before about OWCA before but thought I would mention it again.

Here is a little history. "HER PRESENCE IN COLOURS" exhibitions were founded and directed by the guiding vision of Dr. Yuen Chee Ling of Malaysia. Dr. Ling believes that, “The artworks of these exhibitions reflect a cohesive spirit of the women artists and their visions for peace and harmony which will surely contribute towards building a better tomorrow for our future generations.” This exhibition marks the 17th anniversary of HER PRESENCE IN COLOURS, a series that began in 1993 in Beijing. At that time, seven women artist participated. This year, 90 women artists from 24 countries participated in the 9th exhibition. Previous shows were staged in Thailand, England, Canada, Australia, South Korea, and China. This was the first in the USA. There were 93 women artists of various nationalities who presented their works together at the Littman. Among the 93, 69 were from countries foreign. The theme was, "Reflection on Oneself: Self-portrait" The art works were either literal self-portraits, or one reflecting the individual's feelings and ideas.

Three other highlights of the summer were presentations of my work at four Portland-area venues:
The Poster Garden "1st Thursday in the Pearl," a monthly art event in Portland's Pearl District where. I had one large wall for my creations.

Six Street Gallery "Fiber Arts Festival" in Vancouver, WA (just across the river) where three of my pieces were juried into this show.
The Albina Bank Exhibition, also in Portland's Pearl District, and held in conjunction with OWCA show, where two of my pieces were juried in.

The Geezer Gallery show Portland, with three pieces juried in.

Shirley MacGregor

Friday, September 24, 2010

Sidnee Snell on Exhibit in Corvallis

Pensive by Sidnee Snell

Square Pegs, Round Holes
Kim Campbell, Linda Johansen, Sidnee Snell
Sam's Station
29th and Grant · Corvallis OR
September 15, 2010 to October 29, 2010

Concourse by Sidnee Snell

Corvallis Arts Center 8th Around Oregon annual exhibition

700 SW Madison Ave. · Corvallis, OR
Sep 23, 2010 to Oct 23, 2010
Brown Bag Talk: October 6, WEDNESDAY, Noon featuring Sidnee Snell, C.Lill Ahrens
Reception: October 7th, 5:30 - 7 PM

Friday, September 10, 2010

Jill Hoddick Exhibits in Portland

Sunflower Morning, 9" x 12"

Jill Hoddick is one of 50 artists living or working in North Portland who will be showing their original work in St. Johns + Art, September 9- Oct. 19, 2010.  A variety of mediums will be displayed in business windows and storefronts. Artists will be present throughout the day Saturday, September 11.  Walking maps will be available. Jill will be showing 6 small art quilts at 8438 N. Lombard at the corner of Leavitt.

Where Flowers Bloom...,  9" x 11"
Jill has also entered two quilts in the Northwest Quilting Expo.  My Blue Heron is in the small quilt division, and Oregon Cultural Connection is part of the SAQA Oregon exhibit. Jill will also be one of the panelists at the 10:30 am presentation by SAQA on September 24th.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

SAQA Oregon Members Contribute to the SAQA Benefit Auction

Over 280 pieces have been donated to the 2010 SAQA Benefit Auction. The funds raised through the Auction are critical to supporting SAQA's exhibitions, catalogs and outreach programs. SAQA's Benefit Auction is its biggest fundraiser. Last year donations from 235 members raised $47,325!!!

This year's Auction will begin on Monday, September 20th at 2:00 Eastern. Price points will again be: $750, $550, $350, $250, $150 and $75. Unsold work will be placed on the SAQA website for a month and then returned to the artist.To see all of the quilts, go to the SAQA website.

Quilts donated by members of Oregon SAQA are shown here. If we missed anyone, please let us know right away.  Above, Entwined Roots by Gerrie Congdon.
It's All About the Ball by Chris Brown

Shakin' the Peach Tree by Georgia French

Tillamook Rooster by Terry Grant

Tulips by Jill Hoddick

Jumpin' Jive by Kim Lakin 

Spring Color by Ila McCallum

Sunday, September 5, 2010

SAQA Members on Display in LaConner

Ila McCallum had two quilts accepted into the LaConner Quilt & Textile Museum Quilt Fest 2010 which features The Applique Society. The quilts are Small Flowers (Artist’s Way Quilt), 19w x 12h, shown below, and Geranium, 48w x 40h, above. Suzy Bates' quilt What's Next? will also be part of the applique show.The show runs October 1, 2, & 3, 2010.

The two quilts below are on display September 1 through October 15 as part of the LaConner Quilt Walk.  These quilts are part of the Guatemala Bound project being headed by Bonnie Bucknam.  Bonnie and friends are making quilts for children in an orphanage near Solola, Guatemala.  These two quilts are for sale, with proceeds dedicated toward cost of shipping the quilts to the orphanage.

Log Cabin Center Diamond by Pat Sims and Bonnie Bucknam.

Mary's Flowers
Appliqued and pieced by Mary Arnold.  Machine quilted by Bonnie Bucknam.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Ann Johnston Featured Guest Artist at Northwest Quilting Expo, Portland, September 23 - 25, 2010

Ann Johnston will be the guest artist at the Northwest Quilting Expo, showing over 20 quilts representing some of her larger works between 1997 and 2010.  Shown above is Countless, 2009, 34" x 56".  (Photo by Bill Bachhuber.)  Blue Tape is pictured below.

Where: Portland Expo Center, Portland, Oregon
When: September 23-25, 2010
Workshop: Before the exhibition opens, Ann will be teaching a new two-day workshop, Reverse Appliqué for Designs from Photos. September 21-22, 9:30 am-4:30 pm. For more details, find a link on Ann's website or the Northwest Quilting Expo website.

Friday, August 27, 2010

"Along the Rogue" Exhibit in Ashland, Oregon

An exhibit by Rogue Art Quilters, which includes several SAQA Oregon members, is on display at US Bank in Ashland, across the street from Quiltz,  from August 2 – October 29, 2010. Each artist used the same "river" fabric, and the river connects one quilt to the next. You can find more information on the show and photos of the quilts at the Rogue Art Quilters blog.  Shown above is Fishing Buddies by Karen Bates.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Trisha Hassler's Dwellings at Art in the Pearl

Trisha Hassler's new series of sculpture will be presented for its first viewing in Portland at the prestigious Art In The Pearl Fine Arts & Crafts Festival. This exciting new direction turns Trisha's work inside out and allows the viewer to intimately connect with the hopes and dreams found inside these protective dwellings. Come visit the village in Booth #74 and be part of her community.

The Dwellings series reflects the choices we make for living harmoniously with our families and surroundings. The work is inspired by our need to embrace an authentic life experience daily. Each domain is assigned it's own unique address, so we can always find our way home.

By using strong industrial grade steel for the homes, the fragility of our hopes and dreams are protected and nurtured inside. The explosion of fringe around the edges helps entangle and confuse negativity, keeping our dreams safe and sound.

Come see the work first hand and visit with Trisha in the North Park Blocks, NW Everett and NW 8th in The Pearl.
Saturday, September 4 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday, September 5 10 am - 6 pm
Monday, September 6 10 am - 5 pm

Art In The Pearl

Friday, August 13, 2010

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Kathie Kerler Receives First Place at Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

At the Ocean's Edge by Kathie Kerler

Kathie Kerler was awarded first place in the Evolutions Exhibition at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum for her piece "At the Ocean's Edge." The exhibition asked that fiber artists expand upon the concept of a quilt to create something new in idea, method, or device. Kathie's quilt features a dimensional technique which uses strips of fabric sewn in a figure-eight that is flattened into mobius trefoils of triangular shapes. To see the top three quilts visit the museum website.  (Photos by Mark Frey.)

Detail, At the Ocean's Edge by Kathie Kerler

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Karen Hanken, Featured Quilter

Karen Hanken's quilt, Everyday Barns and Family Farms, is the featured centerfold in the August 2010 issue of Quilt Life magazine.  Karen's quilt can also be seen in the Oregon: State of Diversity show debuting at the Northwest Quilt Expo in September.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Paula Benjaminson to Teach at Fibers in Motion, Portland

Paula Benjaminson (SAQA Oregon/Canada) will be teaching a Stampin’ Safari workshop at Fibers in Motion in Portland on Saturday, August 14, 2010 from 10 to 5. In the workshop, Paula teaches printing with hand-carved wooden blocks from Oshiwa Designs in Namibia, Paula’s former home in Africa. She'll cover everything from choosing fabric paint, tackling different surface design techniques for preparing backgrounds, embossing velvet, and foiling with the blocks. For info on the Stampin’ Safari workshop, please call Fibers in Motion at (503) 977-2758. Info on the Oshiwa blocks used in the workshop can be found here.  More photos of Paula’s work can be found on Paula’s blog.  (Photo by Annaliese Moyer.)

Saturday, July 31, 2010

News from Karen Miller

Karen Miller has been invited to exhibit this winter at the quilt museum in Paducah, an exhibit with the theme of Rivers. Her salmon quilt, Heading Home, will be part of the exhibit.
She has also been asked to exhibit in Westchester County NY at the Osilas Gallery at Concordia College, Bronxville, New York. The show, Sew New: Contemporary Quilt Artists, will run from November 4 - December 11, 2010, with an opening and curator's talk on November 4th. They hope to add other related events as the show gets fleshed out. This group show will include 25 - 30 works.

Karen is also scheduled for a solo show at the Latimer museum next spring. Details will be posted as they develop.

Shirley MacGregor Summer Exhibits

Shirley MacGregor will exhibit in several shows in the Portland area this summer.

Oregon Women's Caucus for Art Group Show, Albina Bank Gallery, Portland OR Aug 5-30th
Reception Aug 5th 6-9pm

Fiber Arts, Sixth Street Gallery, Vancouver WA.
August 1 - 31, 2010
Reception August 6, 5-9pm

Her Presence in Colours IX, Oregon Women's Caucus for Art at the Littman Gallery at Portland State University
August 5 - 27, 2010
Reception August 5, 5-7pm at the Littman Gallery at PSU

First Thursday in the Pearl, September 2, 2010 at Poster Garden, 630 NW 14th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209

Bird's Eye View, Quilts by High Fiber Diet, White Sturgon Gallery Water Resource Center
July 10 - August 28, 2010

The Quilted Forest at the Oregon State Fair, Salem

Ila McCallum will have a piece in a special exhibit, The Quilted Forest, at the Oregon State Fair in Salem August 27 - September 6, 2010.  Visitors will be able to walk through a forest of quilted trees.  The show is sponsored by Greenbaum’s Quilted Forest in Salem. Go to their website for information on entering artwork.

Friday, July 30, 2010


Five Oregon SAQA members will have work in the exhibit "Food, Field and Fiber" at Lane Community College in Eugene. The exhibit will run from September 20th through January 10th, 2011, in the David Joyce Gallery on the LCC campus.

Included in the exhibit will be pieces by Catherine Beard, Georgia French, Wendy Huhn, Laura Jaszkowski, and Nancy Kibbey. Pictured is "EAT" by Wendy Huhn.

For further information contact Julie Fether at the college:

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Bird's Eye View Opens at the Vancouver White Sturgeon Gallery

Bird's Eye View, a exhibit by High Fiber Diet, features the work of several SAQA Oregon members: Terry Grant, Mary Arnold, Chris Brown, Bonnie Bucknam, Gerrie Congdon, Shirley MacGregor, Karen Miller, Deanna Robinson, and Laura Jaszkowski.  The exhibit will be on display at the White Sturgeon Art Gallery at the Water Resources Education Center, 4600 SE Columbia Way in Vancouver, Washington, July 10 through August 28, 2010. The Gallery is open 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Saturday.  Admission is free. The opening reception is Saturday, July 10 from 2 - 4 pm at the Gallery. Shown above is Rock Garden by Mary Arnold (photo by Mark Frey).

Monday, June 14, 2010

Currents Gallery McMinnville Call for Entries

Fiber Artists are invited to submit up to 2 pieces for the Fall Fibers Show at Currents Gallery in McMinnville, Oregon.  Wearable art, clothing, 3-d pieces, wall hangings, quilts, and other fiber work can be submitted. Pieces may be delivered to the gallery between Monday, August 30th and Saturday, September 6th.  All pieces will be juried in person on September 7th.  See the gallery's website for complete details and entry form.  The show will open on September 18th.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Portland Area SAQA Meeting at The Pine Needle

The June 9 Portland area SAQA meeting was attended by 13 people, including 1 student member and 1 non member. We got acquainted and discussed what we would like to gain from ongoing meetings. We agreed to next meet on September 8 at 1pm-3pm at The Pine Needle in Lake Oswego.  Each member should bring a piece of their work to show and discuss.

Many thanks to Geri at The Pine Needle for offering us a meeting place.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Jean Wells Keenan Inducted into Quilters Hall of Fame

Jean Wells Keenan will be inducted into the Quilters Hall of Fame in July.  QHF has written a wonderful article about Jean's background and contributions to the quilting community.  Click here to read the article. 

The induction ceremony takes place July 15-17, 2010 in Marion, IN.  Click here for all the details.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Trisha Hassler at High Desert Gallery in Bend, Oregon

Trisha Hassler's new series of sculpture will be presented for its first viewing at High Desert Gallery in Bend, Oregon. This exciting new direction turns Trisha's work inside out and allows the viewer to intimately connect with the hopes and dreams found inside the protective dwellings, grouped as a village.

The Domain series reflects the choices we make for living harmoniously with our families and surroundings. The work is inspired by our need to embrace an authentic life experience daily. Each domain is assigned it's own unique address, so we can always find our way home.

By using strong industrial grade steel for the dwellings, the fragility of our hopes and dreams are protected and nurtured inside. The explosion of fringe around the edges helps entangle and confuse negativity, keeping our dreams safe and sound.

Come see the work first hand and meet Trisha

Artist Preview
Thursday, June 3, 5 - 8 pm

First Friday Opening
Friday, June 4, 5 - 9 pm

High Desert Gallery
Oxford Hotel
10 NW Minnesota Street at Lava
Bend, OR 97701

Daily 10 - 6

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Paula Benjaminson to Teach in Sisters

Paula Benjaminson (SAQA Oregon/Canada) will be teaching two Stampin’ Safari workshops at the Quilter’s Affair in Sisters, Oregon on July 5-6 and 8-9, 2010. In the workshop, Paula teaches printing with hand-carved wooden blocks from Oshiwa Designs in Namibia, Paula’s former home in Africa, covering everything from choosing fabric paint, tackling different surface design techniques for preparing backgrounds, embossing velvet, and foiling with the blocks. Info on the Stampin’ Safari workshops and the dozens of other fabulous classes offered at the Quilter’s Affair 2010 can be found at Info on the Oshiwa blocks used in the workshop can be found at More photos of Paula’s work and info about Sisters can be found on Paula’s blog. (Photo by Annaliese Moyer.)

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Gerrie Congdon Exhibits in Artists Among Us

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral is showcasing the talent of 85 professional, amateur and aspiring artists from Trinity and the greater community in the exhibit Artists Among Us. The exhibit runs May 7th through the 9th with the Gala Celebration for Artists on Friday, May 7th 6-9pm, 147 NW 19th Avenue (at Everett) in Portland. Advance tickets are $15 now on sale; $20 at the door. Music by Dr. Tamara Still. Gerrie Congdon is the featured artist; her textile works have been juried into many local and national art shows as well as being included in international blogs, articles and books. For more information and gala ticket sales, call with voicemail message: 503-478-1219 or email: Gerrie’s work Urban Sunlight is featured on the exhibit post card.

Monday, April 5, 2010

SAQA Oregon Members to Exhibit in Australia

Gerrie Congdon and Terry Grant will both have work shown at the Australasian Quilt Convention and Textile Art Festival in Brisbane, Australia, June 25-27, 2010 as part of a special showing of the Twelve by Twelve Collaborative Art Quilt Project.

The project was a two-year, international project involving twelve quilt artists from around the world. Each artist completed a total of twelve quilts, measuring 12" x 12" interpreting twelve different themes. A book about the project will be published by Lark Publishing in Spring of 2011.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Morin Receives Honorary Mention from Museum of the Americas

Hilde Morin's MALECÓN received an Honorary Mention from the Museum of the Americas during the Women in the Arts 2010 exhibit. The Museum of the Americas is located in the city of Doral, Florida.  Every March the museum celebrates Women International Month by featuring works of women artists from all over the world. (Photo by Bill Bachhuber.)

Hilde Morin Exhibits in Fiber Art Now

With her art bowls and wall pieces, Hilde Morin is one of the 14 fiber artists participating in Fiber Art Now.

The exhibit runs April 2 thru May 2 at the Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Avenue in Hood River, Oregon.

SAQA Oregon Member to Show in Color Improvisations

Bonnie Bucknam has work juried into Color Improvisations, an invitational exhibition curated by Nancy Crow. The exhibition of 26 artists will open at the Haus Der Wirtschaft in Stuttgart, Germany, July 11 through August 25, 2010. Additional venues will include Galerie Lac in St. Marie aux Mines, France, September 16 - 19, 2010, and the Kunst und Gewerbe (Museum of Art and Commerce), Regierungsprasidium Karlsruhe, Germany, May 8 - June 12, 2011. A catalog of the show will be available in July.  Shown is a detail of Bonnie's work Tangle (photo by Mark Frey).

Saturday, April 3, 2010

1000 Artisan Textiles

Ann Johnston's work appears in the new book 1000 Artisan Textiles by Sandra Salamony and Gina M. Brown.  Contact the publisher for ordering information.
Quayside Publishing Group
100 Cummings Center
Suite 406-L
Beverly, MA 01915
ph: 978-282-9590
fax: 978-282-7765

Fiber Art Now Exhibit at Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River

Trisha Hassler's 2D Mixed Media artwork will be included in a group show with 14 fiber artists who push the boundaries of the medium. Showcased at the beautiful Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River, Oregon the show includes wall pieces, jewelry, basketry and sculpture. The exhibit runs from April 2 to May 2, 2010. Shown is Hassler's Sometimes The Reflection Is Our Friend (photo by Tom Hassler).

Come meet the artists at the reception Friday April 2, 6 - 8 pm.
Columbia Art Gallery
Columbia Center for the Arts
215 Cascade Street
Hood River, OR 97031

Open wed - sun, 11 - 5