Saturday, March 30, 2013

Jean M. Judd @ Wichita Center for the Arts

Greetings All,
The Wichita Center for the Arts has announced textile artist Jean M. Judd of Cushing, Wisconsin as one of the artists selected for inclusion in the National Fiber Directions Exhibition 2013. Artwork selected for inclusion in the exhibit includes: Choir of Angel Tapestry and Flaming Grapes.

Exhibit juror Pauline Verbeek-Cowart, Chair of the Fiber program at Kansas City Art Institute, has selected a diverse range of artworks from the artists’ submissions of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional fiber artworks. The exhibit opens on April 5, 2013 and is open through May 19, 2013. The artist reception and awards presentation is on April 5, 2013 from 5pm to 7pm at the Wichita Center for the Arts. The address for the exhibition is:

Wichita Center for the Arts
9112 East Central
Wichita, KS 67206
 
Visit the Wichita Center for the Arts web site, http://www.wcfta.com/UpcomingExhibitions.html for more information about the center, exhibition, etc.




Friday, March 29, 2013

Quilitng Arts TV filming

 I just came back from filming 3 segments with Pokey Bolton for the Quilting Arts TV program on PBS. The show will air this fall on PBS. It was a really fun expereince, once I got there and got started. I did a segment on my Reflection quilts, a segment on the three dimensional shaping (using the leaves) and one on digital printing through an online printer.  My car was FULL with proejcts coming and going. It filmed in Cleveland and that was long ride under the threat of the big snowstorm last weekend.

Hope to have  images to show at some point here.

June 1 Deadline for The Eye and the Needle Entries



Hi everyone, Good news!!!
The entry date for The Eye and the Needle has been moved back to June 1 so everyone has a little more time to create a wonderful piece (or two or three) for the show. Please read through the entry form and additional information below. We have also sent the form out as a Word document through SAQA email system.  We hope you will be excited about this opportunity. The Fineline Gallery in St. Charles is a wonderful venue and they are very supportive of the quilting arts.



The Eye and the Needle Prospectus
Fiber Art Work by Illinois and Wisconsin Members of SAQA (SAQA IL-WI)
                                                   October 11- November 16, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 19, 2013  1-3PM
Kavanagh Gallery, Fine Line Creative Arts Center
                       6N158 Crane Road, St. Charles, IL 60175        www.finelineca.org
The Eye and the Needle is an exhibit of fiber art work by Illinois and Wisconsin regional members of SAQA. (Studio Art Quilt Associates)
Theme: Since its invention, artists have long been intrigued with photography. Many artists from different media use their own photographic images as studies or inspiration for their work.  The Eye and the Needle is an exhibit of fiber artworks created from the artist’s original photo, used as inspiration, in production, manipulation or in some other manner in the creation of the work.  The artwork and photo will be hung in tandem for each artist. Artists may use another person’s original photo with permission and credit line on the exhibit signage.  No stock or commercial photos.
Artist’s original photography encouraged. Please include a brief description of how you used your photo in your label info on the entry form.

Entry Guidelines
  • Entry form and images are due  June 1,2013 (received by date, not postmark)
  • Submit 1 full and 1 detail image of the art work. Shoot with a minimum of 4 MPcamera and save as a jpeg at 300 dpi. 1800 on longest side. Images must be no larger than 2.0 mg
  • Label images: last name_title_full or detail.    Label entry form:  Last name_entry.
  • email images and entry:  krothp@gmail.com
  • snail mail check to: Pat Kroth, 2755 Hula Dr. Verona,WI 53593
  • Entry Fee of $20.00 for 2 quilts. Check payable to SAQA
  • Notification of acceptance will be made by June 30,2013
  • Art work must be hand delivered or shipped to: Maggie Weiss 2744 Lawndale, Evanston, IL 60201 by Oct 1,2013. Email: msmaggie6@comcast.net
  • Art work is covered by insurance during the dates of the show only. Shipping and insurance while in transit are at the artist’s expense.
  • Size is restricted to 45” maximum on any side. 3-D work is acceptable. No framed work please.
  • Limit of 2 entries per person.
  • There is no date limitation on the artwork but it must be in excellent condition.
  • A sharp 4x6” print of the original photograph on photo paper must be submitted with artwork delivery. This will be included with the signage for each artwork.
  • Artist must provide a hanging rod or slat with holes drilled at the ends for display or other display mechanism for 3-D art.
  • If accepted, artist may pick up the art work in person at the Fine Line after the show (date and time to be announced). Or the artist must include a pre-paid shipping label for return of artwork.
  • Artwork may be for sale. The Fine Line requests 30% of the sale. Price your work accordingly.
     Questions: Pat Kroth  krothp@juno.com
Eye and the Needle Entry Form         Must be Received by June, 2013
Submit this form, high quality images by email; Pat Kroth  krothp@gmail.com
or mail a CD and entry form and your entry fee of $20.00 (payable to SAQA)

Snail mail check entry and CD to: Pat Kroth 2755 Hula Dr. Verona,WI 53593,

Name: 

Address: 

Email address: 
Phone number:


Artwork  title #1: 
Size (in inches)       width  x              height  x         depth

Sales price (30% to the Fine Line. Price accordingly.): 

Technique, Materials, Use of Photo: (30 words or less)



Photo Credit (If other than the artist)


Artwork title #2: 
Size: (in inches)      width  x                     height  x          depth      

Sales price (40% to the Fine Line. Price accordingly.): 


Technique, Materials, Use of Photo: (30 words or less)



Photo Credit (If other than the artist)


Is the work available to travel if opportunity is presented?  ____Yes      ____No

I agree to the loan of accepted artwork for this exhibit. SAQA IL-WI and its delegated assistants will be responsible for careful handling and installation of the artwork. Images contained in the artwork may be reproduced for educational or promotional purposes only. The artist understands that she may not remove or exchange artwork and is responsible for delivery.  No artwork may be removed from the exhibit without the artist’s prior consent. Any sales will be handled through the Fine Line Art Center at 30% commission. Art work is covered by insurance during the dates of the show only. Shipping and insurance while in transit are at the artist’s expense.



Name_________________________Signature__________________________________date_____

Friday, March 22, 2013

Art Quilt Portfolio: People and Portraits

Greetings All,
"Art Quilt Portfolio: People and Portraits" was just released.  It's a gorgeous book, full of great art.  It includes mini-retrospectives with in-depth interviews of 21 featured quilt artists from around the world, as well as gallery sections showing the work of 75 additional artists. 

Because Amazon is trying to put Barnes & Noble out of business, Amazon is currently selling "People & Portraits" at a huge loss in the US -- just $8.44!  While I feel somewhat insulted that my beautiful, brand-new, not-even-in-stores-yet, book is being sold at such a deep discount, everyone should take advantage of it and purchase copies for themselves and their friends. 

Martha Sielman
 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Jean M. Judd-The Academy of Fine Arts


 Greetings All,
The Academy of Fine Arts in Lynchburg, Virginia has announced textile artist Jean M. Judd of Cushing, Wisconsin as one of the artists selected for inclusion in the 2013 Academy of Fine Arts Annual National Juried Art Exhibition. Artwork selected for inclusion in the exhibit includes: Contaminated Water #5: Mutated Sand Dollars, Rusted Fish.
Exhibit juror David Dodge Lewis, Barger-Barclay Professor of Fine Arts at Hampden-Sydney College, has selected 50 artworks from the 390 artists’ submissions of paintings, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, fiber, glass, ceramics, wood, metal, and mixed media artworks. The exhibit opens on April 5, 2013 and is open through April 27, 2013. The artist reception and awards presentation is on April 5, 2013 from 5pm to 8pm with the juror’s talk at 5:30pm at the Academy of Fine Arts. The address for the exhibition is:
Academy of Fine Arts
600 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504
Visit the Academy of Fine Arts web site http://www.academyfinearts.com/ for more information about the center, exhibition, etc. Contact Exhibitions Curator, Ted Batt at 434-528-5841

Friday, March 1, 2013

Trish Williams - Contemporay Fiber Art and Sculpture

Greetings All,
I will be participating in Contemporary Fiber Art and Sculpture Artisan Gallery Exhibition — March 17, 2013- July 14, 2013 at Southern Illinois Artisan Center in Whittington, IL

Contemporary quilts/garments by Illinois Artisans and narrative ceramic sculptures by Robin Power.  Please join us for the member's reception on Saturday, April 27, 1pm-4pm.  This is an honor for me to participate at the SIAC and if you are in the area stop by and view the exhibit.