Studio Art Quilt Associates

Friday, February 25, 2011

FAC Midwest Meditations & Blackbirds

Greetings All,
The "Fiber Artists Coalition" exhibitions titled Midwest Meditations and Blackbirds will be exhibited at Simply Chicago Art at 1318 Oakton Street, Evanston, IL. March 1 thru 31, 2011. Opening reception is March 4, 2011 for 5-9 pm. The following members are participating: Casey Puetz, Clairan Ferrono, Frieda Anderson, Joan Potter Thomas, Kathie Briggs, Laura Wasilowski, Pat Kroth, Peg Keeney, Shelley Brucar, and Trish Williams. So if you are in the area come out, say hello and check out the talent.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

SAQA Member - Deidre Adams

Greetings All,
This week the video is of Deidre Adams. Enjoy:-)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

SAQA Member - Clare Plug

Greetings All,
This week video is of Clare Plug. Enjoy:-)

Midland Arts Association 2011

Greetings All,

Textile artist Jean M. Judd of Cushing, Wisconsin has been juried into the Midland Arts Association 2011 Spring Juried Art exhibition to be held at the Museum of the Southwest in Midland, Texas. Her artwork, Contaminated Water #2 (Pond Scum), is one of the artworks selected for the exhibit. The exhibition will feature 74 artworks selected from 257 entries.

The juror for the exhibition was illustrator Leslie D’Allesandro Hawes of Midland, Texas and Tucson, Arizona. This program is partially supported by the Texas Commission on the Arts and the Arts Assembly of Midland.
The exhibition opens on March 10, 2011. An opening reception and awards presentation is on March 10, 2011 from 7 to 9 pm. Over $4,000 in monetary awards will be given to exhibiting artists. The exhibition closes on April 10, 2011. The address of the facility is the Museum of the Southwest, 1705 West Missouri Avenue, Midland, Texas 79701. Visit the Midland Arts Association for the list of accepted artists and the museum’s web site, for more information about the exhibition or call 432-683-2882.

Friday, February 11, 2011

FYI from Jean M. Judd

Fellow SAQA members,

Have you wanted to increase traffic to your web site but don't have the time to commit to having your own dedicated blog like myself? Try putting on your calendar to once a week check out the SAQA IL/WI blog and leave a comment on something that someone else has posted. Another option is to send Trish Williams a blog post about your upcoming class or exhibit you are participating in. Just a one or two paragraph writeup and one image of your work and you are good to go.

I've noticed that my web site statistics every month includes at least 10-15 direct visitors that come from my either commenting on something posted about someone else on the SAQA IL/WI blog or from announcements about my artwork posted on there that I sent to Trish. I also noticed each month that Google is indexing the blog as well and my comments show up there too so Google is driving people to the SAQA blog as well which is great exposure for all of us.

I get monthly Google Alerts emailed to me letting me know where I am showing up on the web and some of them are very surprising: one of my quilts is on a tattoo site from Hollywood (just found out about this one a couple weeks ago) and one of my art pillows has been featured on a religious organization's site for over a year. I also am surprised at the blogs written by others that reference my work and link back to my site as well and I find out about this through Google Alerts.

If you haven't sent your web site address, Etsy shop, blog, or whatever web presence you have to Trish to be included in the side bar with a direct link to your web presence, do it soon so we as well as visitors to our blog can check out your work.

I have a weekly appointment on my calendar on Fridays to check both the SAQA IL/WI blog as well as the SAQA MN blog to see what has been added since the last week. If I have something to comment, I add that where appropriate. The videos that Trish is adding are just wonderful. The most recent on is about Joan Schulze and you may recognize that the narrator is Lisa Chipetine. She has a wonderful voice for this type of work.

As another note, you may need to hit the button more than once to add in your comment to the post after writing it. Your comment won't be posted until you finally see the "word scramble" and type it in the blank field and hit the button one more time. I have found that it is usually three repetitions.

Looking forward to reading about you and your work on the SAQA IL/WI blog. I had hoped that more members would be willing to sign up take a week of writing posts like Darcy Berg, Frieda, and myself did early on but that didn't seem to gain momentum. Maybe that can start up again. If we all do a little, it will grow and blossom for all of us.


Jean M. Judd, Textile Artist
2807 State Road 87
Cushing, WI 54006-3209
Phone: 715.566.0212
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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Fiberarts and Joan Schulze

Greetings All,
Maggie Weiss's "Canopy" (left) and my "Save Darfur" (below right) will be in a write up about "Conversation in Stitch" in Fiberarts magazine spring issue. The exhibit is at the Anderson Art Center in Kenosha, WI. This is a F.A.C. venue and will be on display until March 20, 2011.

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.

This week the video is of Joan Schulze. Enjoy.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

IQF help needed.

Greetings All,
Daren Pitts Redman (Indiana Representative) is hosting and coordinating the SAQA booth at the IQF show and she's asking Illinois members if they could volunteer for a 2 hour shift or two at the International Quilt Festival/Cincinnati April 8-10.

April 7: 5-9 p.m. (Preview Night)
April 8 & 9: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
April 10: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

And you can contact her at:
Daren Pitts Redman
4106 Morrison Road
Nashville, Indiana 47448-8128
Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc.
(Indiana Representative)

International Quilt Festival/Cincinnati
April 8-10, 2011
Duke Energy Convention Center
Cincinnati, Ohio