Wednesday, December 3, 2014

DECEMBER LETTER FROM MICHELLE


Thank you, Rod and Jim, for hosting the last meeting in Placitas. You were wonderful hosts as usual! We had 27 in attendance and had a very interesting conversation about craft vs. art after I asked what percentage of your creativity is done in your head vs. letting things sort of happen with your hands. Thank you all for your thoughtful perspectives! It was very interesting and inspiring. Show and tell was wonderful! You are all so talented! There were some beautiful pieces made for “Cultural Red”. I am so looking forward to it!

Our next meeting will be a potluck at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 24th at Jennifer Day’s Studio in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Thank you, Jennifer for hosting the meeting. Contact me for directions. I hope to see you there. Hope it doesn’t snow!! Bring your latest show and tell. I will send out a reminder about a week before the meeting.

Cultural Red is now accepting entries. The deadline is January 7, 2015. The entry form and call is attached and printed below. Remember that there is one call for entry for both the Capitol Rotunda and the Hubbard. Those who qualify (NM residents) and are accepted will be in the show at the Rotunda. Those who are not residents may still be eligible for the show at the Hubbard. The exhibit at the Hubbard is not a separate call at a different time so be prepared to get your entry ready in time. I will send out a separate reminder about one week before the deadline. I don’t want you to have a beautiful piece ready, but forget to do the paper work to get it entered.

Remember the photos of your piece for “Cultural Red” are very important as this is all that the curator sees to make the selection. If you’re having problems, let me know. I spoke with two people at the last meeting. I think we got you headed in the right direction with a photographer, but if you are still having problems let me know.  I can’t remember who I spoke to.

As soon as the deadline for “Cultural Red” passes we will be announcing our next regional exhibition opportunity. I can’t wait!

Also, don't forget the AQS show in Albuquerque January 14 - 17. Always inspiring!

We need to start planning for our opening/workshop to coincide with the Cultural Red exhibit in Santa Fe in April. If you have any ideas for a short half day workshop/lecture that we might be interested in, please let me know. We may or may not have a space for something messy so our space may dictate what we can do. We’ll need to discuss and make some plans at our next meeting. It will be fun regardless.  

Don’t forget to check out the SAQA NM blog for pics, newsletters, and major accomplishments by local SAQA artists.




ENTRY FORM-Cultural Red

ENTRIES ACCEPTED SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 THROUGH JANUARY 7, 2015

Please email images and entry forms to Betty Busby, fbusby3@comcast.net

Entry form must be in Word or Page format, or simply in the body of an email. No PDF’s please!

Artist's Name:

Address:

Phone:

Email:

Website (optional)



Wall Quilt Entry 1:

Title:

Date:

Artist's Statement/theme:



Size in inches 24” minimum, 60” maximum

retail sales price :

insurance value:



Wall Quilt Entry 2:

Title:

Date:

Artist's Statement/theme:



Size in inches : 24” minimum, 60” maximum

retail sales price :

insurance value:



Wall Quilt Entry 3:

Title:

Date:

Artist's Statement/theme:

Size in inches : 24” minimum, 60” maximum

retail sales price :

insurance value :



Sculptural Entry 1:

Title:

Date:

Artist's Statement/theme:



Size in inches (48” or less in height, 24’ maximum width)

retail sales price :

insurance value:



Sculptural Entry 2:

Title:

Date:

Artist's Statement/theme:



Size in inches (48” or less in height, 24’ maximum width)

retail sales price :

insurance value



LOAN AGREEMENT

I agree to loan my artwork to the Cultural Red exhibit at the Capitol Rotunda gallery from April 7, 2015- August 17, 2015, and the Hubbard Museum, April 1-September 2, 2016

I agree to permit images of my accepted work to be used in any publicity, in any media format, associated with the promotion of the exhibition.

Artist's Signature (can be typed in):

Date:

Non-refundable entry fee is $30 for up to THREE wall entries and TWO sculptural entries, for a possible total of FIVE per artist.

Please make checks payable to SAQA, and mail them to:

Betty Busby

14306 Oakwood Pl.

Albuquerque NM 87123.

ENTRIES ARE NOT COMPLETE UNTIL FEES ARE RECEIVED.



Please email images and entry forms to Betty Busby, fbusby3@comcast.net



CALENDAR

March 2014: Call for entries issued.

September 1, 2014: Entries will be accepted

January 7, 2015: Deadline for receipt of entries

February 2015: Notification of acceptance will be emailed

April 13, 2015: Accepted artwork delivery to the Capitol.

April 17, 2015: Exhibition opens.

August 17, 2015: Exhibition closes.

April 1, 2016: Exhibit opens at the Hubbard Museum

September 2, 2016: Exhibit closes



Sunday, November 16, 2014

NEW EXHIBITION FEATURING LYNN ROGERS

Beyond the Surface

Art Quilts by Lynn Rogers
November 7 – December 31, 2014


Lynn Rogers has been in love with color and fabric for most of her life.  An apron in a 7th grade home economics class started her off and she’s been sewing ever since.  A graduate of the ArtCloth Mastery Program in San Antonio, Texas, Rogers is skilled in many surface design techniques.  She dyes fabric and then builds layers of images using a variety of processes including silk screening, batiking, and discharging of color.  Those fabrics are then used to create art quilts and art cloth.  Her goal is to create surfaces with many layers which invite the viewer to look more closely and discover images that may not be obvious at first glance.  She is inspired by the colors and the cultures of New Mexico.


Esther Bone Library
950 Pinetree Road
Rio Rancho, NM

Hours:
Tuesday 12 - 8
Wednesday – Saturday 9 – 5
Closed:  Sunday & Monday
Detail of Pueblo Bonito by Lynn Rogers

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

NOTES FROM MICHELLE



Thank you, Jennifer, for hosting the last meeting in Santa Fe. We enjoyed seeing your studio and the wonderful view! We had 25 in attendance and got to see some more inspiring pieces made for Cultural Red. I trust by now all is settled after the exhibit at the Hubbard; those of you who sold pieces have submitted the proper paperwork requested by the Hubbard and all pieces should have been returned.

Thank you Vicky and helpers for taking down the show and transporting the pieces back to Santa Fe for us. Also to Denise for shipping some pieces off to those not local. Thank you, Betty and Vicky for working out this great opportunity for us. It was truly the best show of art quilts I have ever seen! There was a wonderful and positive response by all who saw it. The Hubbard, for those of you who have not heard, said it was the best show they have had in the past five years. It brought many people back to the museum that had not been in years! They are looking forward to “Cultural Red”! And so are we!

Our next meeting will be a potluck at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 15th at the home of Rod Daniel in Placitas, New Mexico. Thank you, Rod and Jim for hosting the meeting. Please email me for directions.  I hope to see you there. Bring your latest show and tell. I will send out a reminder about a week before the meeting.

Cultural Red is now accepting entries. The deadline is January 7, 2015. The entry form and call is attached and printed below. Remember that there is one call for entry for both the Capitol Rotunda and the Hubbard. Those who qualify (NM residents) and are accepted will be in the show at the Rotunda. Those who are not residents may still be eligible for the show at the Hubbard. The exhibit at the Hubbard is not a separate call at a different time so be prepared to get your entry ready in time.

Just a reminder about submitting photos: Don’t crop your whole quilt photo to use it as the detailed photo. The quality becomes compromised; grainy and unclear. You must take an actual detail photo. Of course the best idea is to have it professionally photographed, but that is not always possible. If some of you entering for the first time are having problems, please let me know. We don’t want this to stop you from entering a beautiful piece.

Some have asked me to change information like your email address, or adding NM as a second region. Unfortunately I can’t change your information. You can easily do this on the SAQA website by going to membership and following the directions to make changes to your profile. When you have NM as your first or second region you will automatically get emails/newsletters from me. Remember to check your spam for emails as some service providers recognize these emails as spam.    

Don’t forget to check out the SAQA NM blog for pics, newsletters, and major accomplishments by local SAQA artists.

Looking forward to seeing you on the 15th!

Michelle Jackson

SAQA NM Representative

QUILT NATIONAL 2015

Congratulations go out to SAQA New Mexico members Betty Busby and Shannon Conley.  Betty's piece "Tribute" and Shannon's piece "Peering Out of the Darkness" were juried into the Quilt National 2015 show.

"Quilt National ’15, the nineteenth international juried competition for new, innovative quilts will be on display May 23 – September 7, 2015 at The Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio (USA).

Jurors were quilters Rosalie Dace (Durban, South Africa), Ann Johnston (Lake Oswego, OR) and museum curator Judy Schwender (Paducah, KY)."

"Quilt National was intended to demonstrate the transformations taking place in the world of quilting. Its purpose was then, and still is, to carry the definition of quilting far beyond its traditional parameters and to promote quiltmaking as what it always has been — an art form."  This, according to the Dairy Barn Arts Center website.

http://dairybarn.org/quilt-national/quilt-national-2015/

Other news, Judith Roderick, who will be the Featured Artist at the 2015 Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta, has several pieces accepted into the Houston International Quilt Festival Show.  Look for her pieces and all the pieces of the members of SAQA NM if you attend the show at the end of the month.  Also check out SAQA's Celebrating Silver Exhibit, juried by Yvonne Porcella.  Several of our New Mexico members were juried into that exhibit, including our own Michelle Jackson.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

ENTRY FORM-Cultural Red

ENTRIES ACCEPTED SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 THROUGH JANUARY 7, 2015

Please email images and entry forms to Betty Busby, fbusby3@comcast.net

Entry form must be in Word or Page format, or simply in the body of an email. No PDF’s please!

Artist's Name:

Address:

Phone:

Email:

Website (optional)



Wall Quilt Entry 1:

Title:

Date:

Artist's Statement/theme:



Size in inches 24” minimum, 60” maximum

retail sales price :

insurance value:



Wall Quilt Entry 2:

Title:

Date:

Artist's Statement/theme:



Size in inches : 24” minimum, 60” maximum

retail sales price :

insurance value:



Wall Quilt Entry 3:

Title:

Date:

Artist's Statement/theme:

Size in inches : 24” minimum, 60” maximum

retail sales price :

insurance value :



Sculptural Entry 1:

Title:

Date:

Artist's Statement/theme:



Size in inches (48” or less in height, 24’ maximum width)

retail sales price :

insurance value:



Sculptural Entry 2:

Title:

Date:

Artist's Statement/theme:



Size in inches (48” or less in height, 24’ maximum width)

retail sales price :

insurance value



LOAN AGREEMENT

I agree to loan my artwork to the Cultural Red exhibit at the Capitol Rotunda gallery from April 7, 2015- August 17, 2015, and the Hubbard Museum, April 1-September 2, 2016

I agree to permit images of my accepted work to be used in any publicity, in any media format, associated with the promotion of the exhibition.

Artist's Signature (can be typed in):

Date:

Non-refundable entry fee is $30 for up to THREE wall entries and TWO sculptural entries, for a possible total of FIVE per artist.

Please make checks payable to SAQA, and mail them to:

Betty Busby

14306 Oakwood Pl.

Albuquerque NM 87123.

ENTRIES ARE NOT COMPLETE UNTIL FEES ARE RECEIVED.



Please email images and entry forms to Betty Busby, fbusby3@comcast.net



CALENDAR

March 2014: Call for entries issued.

September 1, 2014: Entries will be accepted

January 7, 2015: Deadline for receipt of entries

February 2015: Notification of acceptance will be emailed

April 13, 2015: Accepted artwork delivery to the Capitol.

April 17, 2015: Exhibition opens.

August 17, 2015: Exhibition closes.

April 1, 2016: Exhibit opens at the Hubbard Museum

September 2, 2016: Exhibit closes



Wednesday, August 13, 2014

AUGUST NOTES FROM MICHELLE



It was wonderful to see you all last month in Albuquerque. We had 25 in attendance at that meeting. The show and tell was inspiring as well as all the ideas in the works for Cultural Red. It is going to be a fabulous show! Please see the info about Cultural Red at the Capitol Rotunda Gallery, April –August 2015 below and look for the entry form which will be attached to another email/newsletter sometime later this month.  

Our next potluck meeting will be at 11:00 am on September 13th  tentatively at the Folk Art Museum in Santa Fe. I will confirm the location and let you know for sure with the next newsletter.

We are making plans for another fun workshop/weekend of fun with the opening of Cultural Red. Stay tuned for the details! Also, start thinking about another opportunity still in the making and way off in the future “Healing Quilts”. This is just a tease! More to about this to come.

We talked about local photographers for quilts. I used to have some names and I think I sent them out in a newsletter about a year ago, but I can’t find them. If you know of any locally would you respond to this email with their name and contact information. I will then forward them to the group with the next email. Thank you.

Until then…. Happy art quilting!
Michelle Jackson
SAQA NM Representative

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

SHADES OF THE SOUTHWEST


Here is a new Call for Entries for an American Quilters' Society Exhibit coming to Albuquerque next January.  Just to be clear this is not a SAQA exhibit.  It will be a great show curated by the familiar Albuquerque stars Gail Garber and Donna Barnitz!