Sunday, May 25, 2014

Valley South Members to Exhibit at Maude Kerns, Eugene

Five Valley-South artists have just been accepted for a group exhibit at the Maude Kern Art Center in Eugene, OR. They are Diane English, Georgia French, Laura Jaszkowski, Paulette Landers, and Deb Sorem. The exhibit will be titled "A Color Runs Through It," and each artist will create five new works for the occasion, which will be scheduled in the 2015-2016 season at the Maude Kerns Art Center.  The group was notified that their proposal was one of ninety-six submitted for consideration.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Jean Wells Keenan in PBS "Oregon Art Beat" Exhibition

Jean Wells Keenan is one of the artists featured in "The Oregon Art Beat Annual Exhibition", an exhibit by Oregon Public Broadcasting of artists who have been featured on Art Beat on PBS.  The exhibit is on display until June 15. The work is displayed in the galleries on the third floor of Pioneer Place, Portland, Oregon. The galleries are open Wed.-Sun, noon-6.

Jean received these thoughtful comments from Jeannette DeNicolis Meyer:

Dear Jean,
It was lovely to come upon your quilt at the OPB Art Beat Exhibit in downtown Portland today. The quilt's composition is so strong -- that little sliver of sky managing to balance all the subterranean  weight below. And I really resonated with the beautifully drawn and expressive quilting lines. It made my heart sing to be able to say that a quilt was one of the best pieces in such a large and comprehensive show. It's work like this, in shows like this, that will eventually make people realize that fabric and thread are just art supplies and that people who use them thoughtfully and with intentful are as much deserving of the term artist as those who work with paint or marble.

Friday, May 16, 2014

SAQA Oregon Members' Quilts Acquired for National Quilt Museum

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Layers by Pat Pease

Quilts that Jean Wells Keenan, Judith Harrison, Sue Matyszak, Ginny McVicar, Judy Peterson and Patricia Pease submitted to the SAQA "This is a Quilt" trunk show will become part of the permanent collection of the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky. Congratulations!
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Jean Wells Keenan

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Judith Harrison

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Ginny McVicar

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Sue Matyszak

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Judy Peterson

Monday, May 12, 2014

SAQA Members Attend "Simply Red" Opening in Corvallis

Several SAQA Oregon members have work in High Fiber Diet's ‘Simply Red’ exhibit.  The opening reception in Corvallis at LaSells Stewart Center was received well.

There were positive comments and happy chatter. The committee members for ‘Simply Red’ are:
Emily Stevens, Mary Ann McCammon, Shirley Macgregor, and Jan Duke, all SAQA Oregon members as well. Art work in the background is Paint the Town by Laura Jaszkowski and Red Barn by Mary Arnold, also SAQA Oregon members.

Simply Red Schedule for 2014
LaSells Stewart Center, Corvallis, Oregon, until May 31st.
Architectural Heritage Center, Portland, Oregon June/July
Reception Friday, June 6th 6:00P.M.
Cannon Beach History Center & Museum, Oct., Nov. and Dec.
Reception Saturday, Oct. 11th.

Emily Stevens Receives Juror's Choice at ARTQUILTSwhimsey

Emily Stevens won a Juror's Choice award from juror Nancy Cook for her quilt Up The Down Staircase. The PAQAsouth (Professional Art Quilters Alliance-south) exhibit, "ARTQUILTSwhimsy", will be at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, Cary,  North Carolina through June 22, 2014.  You can view Emily's work here.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Bonnie Bucknam Named Best of Show at Form, Not Function

Bonnie Bucknam's Tumble was awarded Best of Show at Form, Not Function, an exhibit at the Carnegie Center for Art and History in New Albany, Indiana.  Click here to check out the show awards.

Tumble by Bonnie Bucknam
Photo by Mark Frey