Friday, September 16, 2011

Katherine Sands - Innovations in Textiles 2011

Greetings All,
Some news from Katherine Sands who has two pieces that will be included in the Missouri Fiber Artists exhibit "Speaking of Fibers" which will be on view from October 1-31. This is part of the Innovations in Textiles 2011 celebration in St. Louis. Opening reception is October 6 at Maryville University. My pieces are Weathered Places and Fragments of a Life 5b. Victoria Payne Crowder of Kansas City was the juror for this exhibit. Thanks.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Clairan Ferrono - October

Greetings All,
My work "October" was given Special Recognition in the exhibit Seasons by the online gallery Light Space and Time http://www.lightspacetime.com/ seasons-art-exhibition-september-2011. Scroll past the winners to the section with many boxes. Mine is the at the extreme left side, third row down. Click on it to enlarge.

Clairan Ferrono

Friday, September 2, 2011

Innovation in Textiles-9

Greetings All,
"Ties that Bind: Art Quilts by Members of the Fiber Artists Coalition" will open September 16 – December 3, 2011. This exhibition presents a selection of quilted works by members of the Fiber Artists Coalition, in conjunction with the citywide biennial Innovations in Textiles celebration, now in its 9th year and is held at the Sheldon Gallery in St. Louis, MO.

Included in the exhibition are works by Pat Bishop, Kathie Briggs, Jennifer Conrad, Clairan Ferrono, Linda Witte Henke, Kasia, Peg Keeney, Pat Kroth, Edna Patterson-Petty, Casey Puetz, Gwyned Trefethen, Laura Wasilowski, Maggie Weiss and Trish Williams.

Innovations in Textiles is a citywide, collaborative event in St. Louis, MO, that investigates the state of contemporary textile arts.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

SAQA 2011 Benefit Auction.

Greetings All,



In only a few weeks our annual SAQA 2011 Benefit Auction will begin! I probably should use my space here to emphasize repeatedly that the Auction is our single most important fundraising event of the year, but I'm too excited about the artwork on display in our website to talk about fundraising.
Can you believe it? More than 300 small-format quilts by our members are being offered. Thank you to all the talented, generous people who donated artwork. I have my eye on at least four pieces and only hope that I can control my bidding fever in September. This year I am thinking of trying to create a "theme wall" by purchasing several quilts that could hang together effectively. The "dream collections" of nine quilts each, being curated online from the auction site, are inspiring me to think thematically. Go ahead and select your own "dream collection," and bid early to have a chance to build it with the actual quilts!