Wednesday, May 31, 2017

INVITATION TO AN EXHIBIT AND WORKSHOP IN DURANGO, CO THIS SEPTEMBER

Dear SAQA reps in CO / UT / WY / AZ / NM,

As a SAQA member and volunteer curator for the Art Library of the Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO - I am writing for your kind assistance in promoting a workshop to be held at the DAC, Sept 9 and 10.

The two-day workshop - OPENINGS: Netting and Looping will be taught by SDA member and renowned artist Pat Hickman, in conjunction with her exhibit at the Durango Arts Center.

Her material used to create her sculptural forms, is rather unusual. Students will be using dried hog casings (normally used in sausage making), telephone cable and waxed linen to make sculptural forms.  Although this is a far stretch from the usual 'quilting' materials, I recently watched a video in which SAQA member Joy Nebo Lavrencik created a memorable piece for the SAQA show "Stories of Migration", using casing material.

The video link is attached at the bottom of the info.

As Durango is a bit isolated from the metro areas, any assistance you could give in the promotion of the workshop would be most appreciated. Please contact me if you have any questions: (310)910-2398

Many thanks - Leesa Zarinelli Gawlik
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In September, Surface Design Association member and renowned artist Pat Hickman will be in
Durango, Colorado  for a series of events.

Friends of the Art Library at the Durango Arts Center will host an exhibit as well as a two-day workshop entitled OPENINGS: Netting and Looping The exhibit info below contains links to the workshop.
http://durangoarts.org/foal-pat-hickman/

OPENINGS: Netting and Looping with Pat Hickman
Saturday-Sunday, September 9 & 10 | 9am-5pm
$250 members / $275 Non-Member
+ est. $35 materials fee payable to DAC on first day of class (Payment can be made in two installments. To register in two payments, call Doug Gonzalez at (970) 259-2606, Ext 13 or Sandra Butler, Ext 15)

Limited to 12 students

This workshop will encourage participants to explore visual ideas suggested through openwork textile structure, primarily that of knotted netting and knotless netting. Reserving space for air and the importance of what is “not there” will be built into conceptually based quick studies and studio projects, both 2-D and 3-D. There will be exploration with a variety of materials, including gut (hog casings), Hickman’s signature material, using it as both structure and skin in netting. Other materials include colored wire and waxed linen thread. The workshop is less a “how to”, more an experience in discovery, questioning, and ongoing ways of working. No previous knowledge of these textile structures is required, just a willingness to explore and learn.
Pat Hickman will be featured in a solo exhibit, Here, Still, in the DAC Art Library, September 8-October 28.  Join us for the opening reception on Friday, September 8 at 5pm.









Here is a video link showing the final piece made by artist Joy Nebo Lavrencik:
Joy Nebo Lavrencik - MOGADISHU


Joy Nebo Lavrencik - MOGADISHU
Artist Joy Nebo Lavrencik speaks about her artwork at the Stories of Migration exhibition, a joint collaboration...

Monday, May 22, 2017

LONG ARM QUILTING MACHINE FOR SALE - PRICE CHANGE

SAQA New Mexico member Vel Saddington has a Gammill she would like to sell.






For Sale:   Gammill long arm quilting machine. Optimum model, 30” throat, on 10’ steel table on heavy duty rolling casters.  Large enough for king size quilt.  Needle positioner, channel  lock, hopping foot, laser pointer, cover and lots of accessories.  Purchased new in 1997.  Has been well maintained and is in good condition.  Does not have stitch regulator, however, a Statler stitch regulator can be installed by the local Gammill dealer.

Free 2 hours on site instruction prior to disassembly

Asking $4,000.  Contact:   505 296-7569  velsaddington@yahoo.com





Wednesday, May 17, 2017

CALL TO ARTISTS

JULY-AUGUST FIBER ART SHOW
Rainbow Flags (title of show TBD)

Calling all fiber artists in any media, such as felting, weaving, sewing, dyeing on fabric, quilting, knitting, crocheting, handmade paper, or mixed fiber media. Make a rainbow flag. This show stands alone, but also conjuncts Taos Pride in August. Size may be variable, but if you plan something quite large, please talk to me first to determine space allowance.
Vortexyarns has two gallery spaces, and several open spaces throughout the shop.

TIMELINE:

  1. June 4, 2017.  Email me to confirm/commit to the show.
  2. July 2, 2017. Finished work delivered (latest date)
  3. July 6, 2017. Opening of show at Vortexyarns, 4-6pm
  4. August 27, 2017. Last day of exhibit

INFO:
There is no entry fee for this show. Artists will be responsible for delivery, and return of any unsold artwork. All artwork must be for sale, and Vortexyarns will add a 25% fee to the overall price. Vortexyarns will produce postcards, and do a bunch of PR, as well as print pricelists and flyers.

QUESTIONS?
contact me with an email mercemitchell@hotmail.com.


Merce Mitchell
VORTEXYARNS
218A Paseo Del Pueblo Norte
Taos, NM 87571
575.758.1241

Thursday, April 6, 2017

GREAT FIND!

Sue Szazer sent this message to let everyone know of this find:  I received this from another artist in Madrid...her shop is across from mine.  She has these huge linen and silk tablecloths that she is selling and wondered if any quilters might be interested.
 Someone might want them for backings or to make clothes, or ????

I have 14 large (banquet sized, 88 X 108ish) antique linen damask tablecloths that I'd like to sell. 4 are in excellent condition, the others show some minor wear. They are from a great grandmother's estate, circa 1880's. One I believe is silk. Assorted patterns, and they are all beautiful. I'd love to sell them as a lot. Prices, as far as I can guess, are anything from $20. to $200.each. They would be great for someone designing clothing or perhaps for quilters. I'd love to pass them on to someone who appreciates their beauty and is clever enough to transform them into something new.
Thanks!
Contact Caroline Jenney at ccjenney@gmail.com if interested.  Her shop is Carolines in Gypsy Plaza in Madrid and is only open on weekends.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

UNDER THE WESTERN SUN EXHIBIT CATALOG!

The Under the Western Sun catalog is officially available for purchase
at Amazon. People can search for Under the Western Sun SAQA or just
click the link below.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1544106033/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1490879961&sr=8-1&keywords=Under+The+Western+Sun+SAQA

Feel free to send the link to the other artists/venues so people can
buy a catalog if they wish.

Thanks,
Shannon
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Shannon Conley
http://www.shannonconleyartquilts.com/
http://imworkingonaproject.blogspot.com/
http://saqa-ks-mo-ok.blogspot.com/