Studio Art Quilt Associates

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Jean M. Judd and The Foster Tanner Fine Arts Gallery in Tallahassee, Florida

Greetings All,

The Foster Tanner Fine Arts Gallery in Tallahassee, Florida has selected textile artist Jean M. Judd of Cushing, Wisconsin for inclusion in the Pinnacle 2012 National Juried Art Competition. Artwork selected for inclusion in the exhibit includes:Contaminated Water #2: Pond Scum.

This exhibit was open to artists residing in United States, working in 2 and 3-dimensional mediums. Artworks were selected from a pool of submissions by exhibit juror Steven Bernard Jones.

The exhibition opens on September 7, 2012 and is open through September 28, 2012. The artist reception and awards presentation is on September 7, 2012 from 6 to 8pm. The address of the gallery is:

Foster Tanner Fine Arts Gallery

1630 Pinder Street

Tallahassee, Florida 32307

Visit the gallery web site at for more information about the exhibition and gallery or call 850-599-8755 to speak to Aja Roache, Gallery Coordinator.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Kathy Anne White Featured Artist Profile

Kathy Anne White has written an article about me on her blog. Please follow the link to read more and see what I worked on in her digital printing alternatives workshop at Hudson Valley this past July.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Clairan Ferrono Update

Greetings All,
I think this is really fun: One of my pieces Pansies will appear on a billboard September 14-16, 2012.The Quincy IL billboard can be seen while driving east bound on Broadway Street just past 24th Street. The sign is just under 2437 Broadway Street. The billboard can be seen on the left side of the road. If anyone out there sees it, please let me know! I'm getting a kick out of this, and another piece or two will be appearing later on in the Atlanta area. Stayed tuned.


Monday, August 13, 2012

SAQA/SDA Meetingon August 25

August 25th Members' Meeting & Workshop

Please join us August 25th for an exciting meeting, studio tour, and workshop at Stephanie Nordlin's beautiful lakefront house in Poplar Grove, IL. 

Workshop description: We will work on transfer dyeing silk scarves. A kit is $10, OR bring your own materials: white silk scarf, muslin 2" wider than scarf and 4" longer, 8 silk ties (will get cut up), scissors, and curling ribbon any color. 

Logistics: We will have potluck lunch at Noon, then a meeting, studio tour, and start the workshop at 1:30.

Please RSVP by August 20th to Jeanette, we need to let Stephanie know how many people will be attending the workshop. Workshop limited to 18.
Even if you can't do the workshop, feel free to come for the meeting and tour.

Driving Directions:  From Chicago take I-90 to Genoa Rd exit at Belvidere. Turn right at light and go to Rt 76 (at the fairgrounds). Turn right and go to Candlewick Lake entrance on left. Stop at gate and give name and my address, 1672 Candlewick Dr. Go to next stop sign and turn left onto Candlewick Dr. Go 1.5 miles to blue house on lake. We have a STRICT 25mph SPEED LIMIT and FULL STOP at signs.

From the north exit I-90 at Rt 173 and go east to Rt 76, turn right and go to lake entrance on right. Follow above instructions to house.

Call Stephanie's cell 815-621-0641

We had a great time at the July Golden workshop.



Blind Eye: The Result of Doing Nothing, the first ever Midwest SDA members' exhibition.Which will be anofficial part of Chicago Artist Month, including an artists talk on October 20th.

Exhibition Concept:  Too often we see tragic situations that result from the lack of action. This exhibition hopes to explore the destructive results of ignoring a situation, including people's ignorance to thinking everything will be ok when they choose to not get involved in making the world a better place. This includes small everyday actions to the grand and global.
Pieces will be 15" x 15" and must be able to hang on a wall

Due in early September 2012

Check out IL SDA blog for full prospectus 
Exhibition will be at The HumanThread Gallery in Pilsen in October 

Open to all Midwest Surface Design Association members
Jeanette Thompson, the SDA rep has invited SAQA members to also contriubte to the exhibit!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Great meeting and workshop on July 27

Hi everyone,
We had a great day last Friday. We had about 23 people present for a combined SAQA/SDA meeting. We toured my studio and the old building that it is in, ate great food and then most people stayed for the Acrylics workshop offered in the afternoon by Sandy Bacon, the rep from Golden Paints. There was lots to learn in a short time frame but Sandy handed out a very informative packet of information. In addition the rep from Princeton Brushes was there and she gave away samples to everyone of their new silicone brushes which look very interesting. Here are a few photos of the meeting and the workshop.

Pat Kroth will be sending out info very soon about a new SAQA exhibit proposal. It looks like we have potentially 4-6 venues for a show that will have a deadline of September 2013. Note 2013. A whole year away so we have lots of time to make beautiful entries.

Information on our next meeting will be going out soon.