Thursday, September 29, 2016

70 at 70- new publication by Barbara Schneider


From SAQA ILWI member and former regional co-rep Barbara Schneider:
As some of you know I just celebrated my 70th birthday. It does NOT seem possible that time has passed so quickly. 
I decided that it was a good opportunity to look backward and forward in terms of my artist’s path.  The result was that I created a book, 70 at 70, in which I showcase 70 pieces of artwork, organized in a way to tell why these pieces matter. It became my birthday present to my family and a few friends.

It was very satisfying to go through the process of looking and selecting pieces, and remembering when they were made and for what purpose. I hope to do this again – 80 at 80 and even more hopefully, 90 x 90! And it was easier than trying to give away 70 pieces of artwork.
Other friends have been asking about getting a copy.  It is available on Blurb at:

Because it is large format and it takes a lot of pages to cover 70 pieces it is not an inexpensive book. If you are interested I hope you enjoy it.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

SAQA ILWI members in Northern Art Competition

29th Annual Northern National Art Competition
SAQA ILWI member Pat Bishop received the Donor's award for Three of a Kind.
Pat Bishop   Three of a Kind
 Pat Kroth's work Sew Sweet was also included in the exhibit.
Pat Kroth Sew Sweet (detail)

Nicolet College Art Gallery
Rhinelander, Wisconsin
September 24 - November 5, 2016
This  exhibition is a cooperative venture of the Northern Arts Council and Nicolet College Art Galley. Work in all mediums was accepted.
5364 College Drive
Rhinelander, WI  54501
715-365-4556

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Upcoming Exhibits to see

Bonnie Peterson
Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center in Ashland, WI (near Bayfield), 
from September  1 - November 7

Connections: Madison Contemporary Fiber Artists
September 1, - October 31, 2016
UW Arboretum Visitors Center,
Steinhauer Trust Art Gallery
1207 Seminole Highway Madison, WI 53711-3726
https://arboretum.wisc.edu/visit/getting-here/

"Close Reading: Sewn Works by Katherine Kuehn" is a free exhibit at the Chazen Art Museum from now until October 16th. This is the way it's described: "Printer Katherine Kuehn explores words with fabric as matrix and thread as ink in this selection of recent work. She is will discuss her work on September 22 at 5:30 with a reception afterwards."


"Stitching History from the Holocaust" is another free exhibit taking place from September 11-November 13
at the Ruth Davis Design Gallery at the School for Human Ecology (formerly, Home Ec) at 1300 Linden Drive in Madison. Check the hours, as the hours for this building vary quite a bit.
Here's the description: "Dresses and Accessories made from original sketches by HedyStrnad who perished in the Holocaust will be on view. Exhibit created by and on loan from the Jewish Museum Milwaukee. Panel discussion 'The Story Behind the Exhibition' will take place on September 11 at 1:00 with a reception afterwards."


"Quilt Nihon http://wiquiltmuseum.com/exhibits/current-exhibits/quilt-nihon": A display of 32 award-winning quilts from the 12tth Quilt Nihon Exhibition in Japan, the largest international quilting contest in Japan is on exhibit August 18 through November 13, 2016 at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts in Cedarburg, WI. There is an admission charge of about $8, and there is said to be considerable road construction which most GPS and Google Maps info gets wrong: apparently, MapQuest provides reliable info around the road construction

Beading Culture: Raised Beadwork and the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin
September 16 - November 6 James Watrous Gallery in Overture Center for the Arts, Madison,WI

Beading Culture showcases the work of Wisconsin Oneida artists dedicated to the survival of one of their most important artistic traditions: Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) raised beadwork. Created in partnership with the Oneida Nation Arts Program, the exhibition tells a complex, layered story of cultural resilience and the role of art in defining community.