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.