Wednesday, October 30, 2013

SAQA Winners at Houston

Paulette Landers, a SAQA member who divides her time between California and North Bend, Oregon, and who is a member of the Valley-South parlor group, won an Honorable Mention at Houston last night, in the category Art, Abstract, Small, for her quilt Cosmic Tango

Sherri Culver won a third place at Houston in the Art-People, Portraits, and Figures category for her quilt Emmy Tovo.  Sherri is fairly new to the Portland area and participates in the Portland parlor group.

You can see their quilts, and all the winners, here

Congratulations, Paulette and Sherri!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Common Threads Opens at the Portland Museum of Contemporary Craft

Just today, MoCC opened Common Threads, a collaborative exhibition of work by Columbia FiberArts Guild members and PNCA students. Information here:

We are thrilled to be pioneering this unique mentorship program. Despite a number of ups and downs, the exhibition looks fantastic and I know CFG will be curious to see the outcomes and hear the stories that were produced out of this summer-long collaborative project.

Please let all CFGguild members know that Museum of Contemporary Craft will be offering free admission to CFG members for the duration of the exhibition, October 22 - December 3. Also, there are a few events affiliated with this program that might be of interest to your guild:

Thursday 10/24, 5:30pm-7pm
Common Threads Opening Celebration
The Lab at MoCC
Free and open to the public

Saturday 11/2, 3-5pm
Spinning demo and gallery talk with Laurie Weinsoft
The Gallery Store
Free and open to the public

Thursday 11/7, 5-8pm
First Thursday collaborative rug braiding project. Drop in anytime between 5-8pm to participate!
The Gallery Store
Free and open to the public
Tuesday 12/3, 6:30 - 8pmCommon Threads panel discussion hosted by Marci McDade, editor of Surface Design Magazine, and closing celebration
The Lab at MoCC
Free and open to the public
Thanks for your assistance and support! Hope to see you here for one or more of our Common Threads programs.

Sarah Margolis-Pineo

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Innovations in Fiber Art VI

Trisha Hassler will have work at Innovations in Fiber Art VI, an international juried exhibit at the Sebastapol Center for the Arts.  The show runs October 24 - November 30, 2013.  Trisha says:

Two of my recent works will be traveling to CA to be part of the upcoming exhibit at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts just west of Santa Rosa. Juried by Susan Taber Avila, Professor of Design at University of California, Davis and Joan Schulze, International Quilt, Collage and Fiber Artist, the show includes works in various alternative materials using a variety of techniques.  The exhibit is a joint venture in cooperation with Surface Design Association and includes work from all over the globe.  Both of my pieces include steel and hand dyed/printed textiles with hand stitched accents.  I am excited and honored to be part of this innovative exhibit!

Will I Still Recognize Her When We Get There? 
Trisha Hassler 
The materials I have chosen to work with in these pieces contain individual voices. As they layer one upon the other, they build my own visual dialog and continue to tell my story. The piece shown below is a monoprint on vintage kimono lining with hand stitching and bead work.  The historical nature of repurposed materials really makes me feel brave when I cut it up!
I Would Like Next Year to Be Longer
Trisha Hassler
Opening October 24, 6:30 - 8 pm
282 S. High Street, Sebastopol, CA 95472

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Quilts of the Sierra Nevada by Ann Johnston

See Ann Johnston's latest work October 17 - November 14, 2013 at Baylor University, Texas, and at the Festival Internacional de Patchwork in Sitges, Spain, March 20 - 24, 2014.