Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Remember the SAQA Meeting on March 9

The SAQA Oregon Portland area quarterly meeting will be Wednesday, March 9th, 1:30 pm at the Lakewood Center for the Arts (368 State Street, Lake Oswego). All members and those interested in joining SAQA are encouraged to attend.

We will have sharing of in progress or newly finished work and continue to discuss avenues for having our work exhibited individually and as a group.

Because Columbia FiberArts Guild will have an evening meeting on June 9, we need to discuss the time and venue for our June 8 meeting.

Betty Colburn will moderate the meeting. Please contact Betty at betty_colburn@yahoo.com with comments or agenda items.
See you there!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Kathie Kerler Exhibits Coast to Coast

Kathie Kerler work, "Split Infinity" has been juried into the SAQA exhibition Volusia--Wrapped in Fiber at the Gateway Center for the Arts in DeBary, Florida from February 15 to April 3, 2011.

She has a second piece entitled "Point Loma--San Diego" in an invitational themed show called the Lighthouse Art Quilts 2011. The show will travel to a variety of venues in California through the upcoming year as a fundraising benefit for lighthouse restoration for Point Pinos Lighthouse and Point Sur Lightstation. You can see all 30 entries at  http://lighthouseartquilt.com/

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Infinity Art Gallery ~ Call to Fiber Artists

Infinity Art Gallery’s ~ Call to Fiber Artists for Online Art Exhibit

Early Entries Accepted Now
Pre-Exhibit Show: begins online Mar. 15, 2011
Entry Deadline: April 15, 2011; 8:00 pm PST
Grand Opening: May 15, 2011

Qualified Artwork:

Open to all fiber artists. Fiber art is a style of fine art which uses textiles such as fabric, yarn, and natural and synthetic fibers. It encompasses a wide variety of styles, including art quilts, wall hangings, sculpture and other 3 dimensional art, weavings and mixed media.

Fiber art works are works of art that communicate some sort of message, emotion or meaning and go beyond just the literal meaning of the materials. Pieces that follow patterns without doing anything more, are not considered works of fiber art.

Diane Chaudiere, Jae McDonald, and Hilde Morin

$2,200 Total Value of Awards: Best in Show - 1st Place - 2nd Place - 3rd Place - Founders’ Choice -
Two Director’s Choice awards.

Submitting Entries:
Artists pay an entry fee of $25 USD to submit 1 or 2 works of art. Artists may enter more than once.

A digital clock showing Pacific Standard Time is on display on the Home page and Submit Now page of the gallery. A countdown clock will be added to the Submit Now page 3-4 days prior to deadline.

April 15, 2011 8:00 pm PST

Prospectus: Rules and Guidelines

Laura Jaszkowski to Show in Florida SAQA Exhibit

Laura Jaszkowski has had "Anxious Nights, Sleepless Days" accepted to the SAQA show, Volusia Wrapped in Fiber.  Her piece will hang in the Gateway Center for the Arts in DeBary, Florida, February 15 through April 2, 2011.  This fiber related event will also include four other sites within Volusia county from January 3 to April 29, 2011.  More information about the shows can be found on the SAQA Florida blog at http://saqaflorida.wordpress.com/2010/10/28/volusia-wrapped-in-fiber/  or at the official site  http://volusiawrappedinfiber.wordpress.com/.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Call to artists: Fibers show at SCRAP’s Re:Vision Gallery

SCRAP Creative Reuse Center is pleased to announce a group fibers exhibition to be held July through August 2011 at Re:Vision Gallery. The fibers show, encompassing fibers as defined by the artist, will offer a survey of the plethora and diversity of contemporary (re-use) fiber arts in the Pacific Northwest. The show is open to professional and non-professional artists and creators in the Portland area. Work must consist of at least 75% reclaimed or recycled content.

SCRAP is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in NE Portland that inspires creative reuse and environmentally sustainable behavior by offering affordable materials and educational programs to the community. Re:Vision Gallery features innovative work by Pacific Northwest artists who utilize at least 75% reclaimed or recycled materials in their art. Learn more at http://scrapaction.org/creative-reuse-center/art-gallery/. Our Creative Reuse Center, including Re:Vision Gallery, is open to the public seven days a week from 10am to 6pm.

Please submit the following to gallery@scrapaction.org or to: Re:Vision Gallery, SCRAP, 2915 NE MLK Jr., Blvd., Portland, OR 97212:

· Images of the work you would like to show (If submitting digitally, please limit image size to 500px per side max).

· Artist statement

· CV or resume

Exhibition: July-August 2011

Submission deadline: March 31st, 2011

Monday, February 7, 2011

Call to Artists - Umpqua Valley Arts Center - "SYMBOLS, LETTERS, WORDS ---- TEXT US!"

The Umpqua Valley Arts Center in Roseburg has published a call to all Oregon artists for a juried exhibit entitled "SYMBOLS, LETTERS, WORDS ------- TEXT US!"  Artists are challenged to create a work of art in which some element of written or symbolic language or text is an integral visual part of the composition.  Actual meaning may be superfluous --- or it may be vital --- but it's the visual aspect that will be considered most important.  Think of text as mark-making.  The juror is John Olbrantz, Director of the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Wilamette University in Salem.  Submissions are due by August 10th, 2011.  For a complete prospectus, visit the Umpqua Valley Arts Center website.

When Opportunity Knocks.....Answer It!

Dr. Sandra Sider, President of SAQA, will be in Portland for three art quilt critique sessions on April 17th and 18th. Sessions are open to all SAQA members and will be held at The Pine Needle in Lake Oswego from 9:30 - 12:00 on Sunday and from 1:30 - 4:00 on Sunday and Monday. You may bring one finished or in-progress work to be critiqued, but you will learn from watching everyone's work critiqued by Dr. Sider. The cost is $30 and space is limited. Contact Laura Jaszkowski at joyincloth@gmail.com for more information and to reserve a spot. You will be glad you did this for your Art!