Friday, December 31, 2010

Conversation In Stitch at the Anderson Art Center


Conversations in Stitch at the Anderson Art Center

Conversations in Stitch, an exhibition of fiber art by members of the Fiber Artists Coalition, will be on view at the Anderson Art Center in Kenosha, Wisconsin, January 23 to March 20, 2011. An Opening Reception is scheduled from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on January 23.

The Fiber Artists Coalition is made up of Professional Artist Members of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) from the upper Midwestern United States. FAC curates traveling exhibits of its members' works.

Members employ a variety of innovative materials and techniques in the creation of fiber art with a contemporary edge. Some members have published books about their artistic processes and are in demand as teachers and presenters. Many exhibit their work in juried group and solo exhibitions within and beyond the U.S. The sixteen members whose works are included in this show are Frieda Anderson, Astrid Hilger Bennett, Kathie Briggs, Shelley Brucar, Jennifer Conrad, Cheryl Dineen Ferrin, Clairan Ferrono, Linda Witte Henke, Kasia, Peg Keeney, Pat Kroth, Casey Puetz, Gwyned Trefethen, Laura Wasilowski, Maggie Weiss, and Trish Williams.

In making selections for the exhibition, co-curators Gwyned Trefethen and Linda Witte Henke choose works that are likely to spark “conversations” with viewers or other pieces on display. Trefethen explains, “There are multiple ways to interpret trees or unexpected fabric and embellishment choices. I chose work that I hoped would cause viewers to stop, question and ruminate.” A feature unique to this exhibit, “Conversation Cards” will enable viewers to communicate responses and address questions directly with the artists.

Visit the Studio Art Quilt Associates’ website at http://www.saqa.com. Learn more about the Fiber Artists Coalition at http://www.fiberartistscoalition.com/ and its blog, http://fiberartistscoalition.blogspot.com/.

List of participating artists with location of residence:

Frieda Anderson, Elgin, IL
Astrid Hilger Bennett, Iowa City, IA
Kathie Briggs, Charlevoix, MI
Shelley Brucar, Buffalo Grove, IL
Jennifer Conrad, St. Paul, MN
Cheryl Dineen Ferrin, Mattawan, MI
Clairan Ferrono, Chicago, IL
Linda Witte Henke, Indianapolis, IN
Kasia, Delafield, WI
Peg Keeney, Harbor Springs, MI
Pat Kroth, Verona, WI
Casey Puetz, Waukesha, WI
Gwyned Trefethen, Appleton, WI
Laura Wasilowski, Elgin, IL
Maggie Weiss, Evanston, IL
Trish Williams, Chicago, IL (above image "Save Darfur")

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Darcy Berg

Darcy Berg is offering some workshops. I hope you can find time to take one.
 
Contemporary Art Quilts, Art Dolls, Photography
website:  www.darcyberg.com

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Strata 4 by BJ Parady
Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles will host “Material Ways,” an exhibit of art quilts created
by Illinois and Wisconsin regional members of the Studio Art Quilters Alliance (www.saqa.com). The show will take place in Fine Line’s Kavanagh Gallery from January 8 – February 19, 2011 with the opening reception scheduled for Saturday, January 8th from 1:30pm – 4pm. Gallery hours are Monday through Sunday from 10am until 5pm.
Art quilts to be featured are contemporary, one of a kind, pieces created by artists working with their own hand-dyed, painted and embellished fabrics. Each quilt reflects personal experiences of everyday life and the beauty of the natural world. Local artists represented in this show are Laura Wasilowski and Frieda Anderson of Elgin, BJ Parady of Batavia and Stephanie Nordlin of Poplar Grove.
Fine Line Creative Arts Center is an educational center devoted to helping individuals nurture their creative energies. It provides year-round classes in a wide range of media including weaving, knitting, crochet, machine knitting, dyeing, jewelry, glass, blacksmithing, pottery, painting, drawing, printmaking and papermaking. Visit www.fineline.org for more information.

Material Ways at the Fine Line

 

 

From the community

Material Ways

 Fine Line Creative Arts Center

Woodland Treasures by Freida Anderson

Woodland Treasures by Frieda Anderson

Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles will host “Material Ways,” an exhibit of art quilts created
by Illinois and Wisconsin regional members of the Studio Art Quilters Alliance (www.saqa.com). The show will take place in Fine Line’s Kavanagh Gallery from January 8 – February 19, 2011 with the opening reception scheduled for Saturday, January 8th from 1:30pm – 4pm. Gallery hours are Monday through Sunday from 10am until 5pm.

Art quilts to be featured are contemporary, one of a kind, pieces created by artists working with their own hand-dyed, painted and embellished fabrics. Each quilt reflects personal experiences of everyday life and the beauty of the natural world. Local artists represented in this show are Laura Wasilowski and Frieda Anderson of Elgin, BJ Parady of Batavia and Stephanie Nordlin of Poplar Grove.

Fine Line Creative Arts Center is an educational center devoted to helping individuals nurture their creative energies. It provides year-round classes in a wide range of media including weaving, knitting, crochet, machine knitting, dyeing, jewelry, glass, blacksmithing, pottery, painting, drawing, printmaking and papermaking. Visit www.fineline.org for more information.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Art in Harmony 2011 - Jean M. Judd


Textile artist Jean M. Judd of Cushing, Wisconsin has been juried into the Arts in Harmony 2011 International Juried Fine Art exhibition to be held at the Sherburne County Government in Elk River, Minnesota. Her artwork, Contaminated Water #3 (Sludge), is one of the artworks selected for the exhibit. The exhibition will feature 220 artworks selected from 855 entries.


The jurors for the exhibition were Lyndell King, director and chief curator at the Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota, and Barbara Schultz, developer of Minneapolis College of Art and Design’s (MCAD) current comic art curriculum and MCAD’s Distant Learning comic art courses.


This exhibition is the second largest juried art exhibition in the state of Minnesota and is in its 16th year. The exhibition opens on February 7, 2011. An opening reception and awards presentation with jurors Lyndell King and Barbara Schultz is on February 13, 2011 from 1 to 3:30pm. Over $10,000 in monetary awards will be given to artists. The exhibition closes on March 24, 2011. The address of the facility is Sherburne County Government Center, 13880 US Highway 10, Elk River, Minnesota. Visit the Arts Alliance web site, http://www.elkriverart.org for more information about the organization, exhibitions, etc.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

P.I.E.C.E.S. - Trish Williams


Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Black History Month:
P.I.E.C.E.S - Trish Williams
“Precepts Inspirited by Episodes of Creative Expressions of Self”
January 10 - February 13, 2011


Artist Reception: Sunday, January 16, 2011, 2 - 4 PM


Special Artist’s Talk: January 17, 1 PM

Concordia University Chicago
Ferguson Art Gallery, Kretzmann Hall
7400 Augusta St.
River Forest, Il 60305



Gallery hours:
Monday through Friday 9 a.m.–7 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
For more information contact: 708-290-3012

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Kentucky National - Jean M. Judd


Textile artist Jean M. Judd of Cushing, Wisconsin has been juried into the Kentucky National 2011: A National Exhibition of Contemporary Art exhibition to be held at the Clara M. Eagle Gallery at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky. Her artwork, Eagles Wings, is one of the artworks selected for the exhibit. The juror for the exhibition was Matthew Strauss, Founder and Director of White Flag Projects, St Louis, Missouri. This exhibition is a benchmark of innovation and quality produced within traditional craft forms such as ceramics, fibers, basketry, metals, wood, glass, jewelry, papermaking and book arts.
The fifth juried biennial exhibition opens on February 18, 2011 with an opening reception with juror Matthew Strauss from 6 to 8pm. The exhibition closes on March 13, 2011. The address of the facility is Clara M. Eagle Gallery, Murray State University, 604 Doyle Fine Arts Building, Murray, Kentucky 42071. Phone 270-809-6734. Visit the web site, http://www.murraystate.edu/artgallery for more information about the art gallery, exhibitions,