The NEW MEXICO Region of SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) is here to support and promote professional fiber artists and teachers as well as quilters working to develop their fine art skills. New NM SAQA members, please contact Gale Oppenheim-Pietrzak
NM Regional Representative
Studio Art Quilt Associates
firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the newsletter.
Thanks Holly for hosting our meeting on Saturday the 19th. We enjoyed hearing about the Silver City Fiber Arts Festival and some members' trip to the Houston IQF. There were announcements, sharing and good eats!
Mary shared her two Numbers pieces.
Gail's beautiful abstract piece she started in Katie Pasquini Masopust's class at Santa Fe Quilts.
If you are not a photographer but would like to use some great photographs for your fiber art, here is an inspiring website to visit. You may join the group and not worry about copyright laws when using the contributed photos. Visit the following link for more information: http://paintmyphoto.ning.com/
WHAT'S THE IDEA?
Very Simple, there are lots of great Photographers out there in internet land, and there are lots of Artists of all abilities who would like to paint from photographs. The problem is that Copyright law prevents this.
Paint My Photo (PMP) Is for the sharing of reference photos for creating derivative Artwork without copyright worries. Painting Photos has never been so much fun!
*** PLEASE READ THE LINES BELOW; VERY IMPORTANT!!! ***
****PLEASE ONLY PAINT DERIVATIVE WORKS FROM PHOTOGRAPHS-NOT FROM REPRODUCTIONS OF MEMBERS ARTWORK
Members may only share photographs 1) that they have taken themselves or 2) for which they have full copyright ownership.
Please only post paintings from photos sourced from this site, in the main Gallery. You may post your own Artwork in Groups and your Blog for discussion/critique.
SAVE THE DATE: SAQA members Ann Anastasio and Gale Oppenheim-Pietrzak have announced the second annual Art Quilt Santa Fe with New Mexico's own Betty Busby teaching. It will be held at the Hotel Santa Fe from April 22 through April 26, 2012. For more information: http://www.artquiltsantafe.com/
DEADLINE: ONGOING. Illuminations is a rotating art exhibit housed in the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, designed to enhance the environment of care. (Pat Gould has been in this exhibit.) For more information: http://www.massgeneral.org/cancer/illuminations/
TIQE 2010 will focus on global issues and highlight the creation of quilting is not only the interpretation of techniques but also the contemporary artistic merit of environmental care and the spirit of humanities. The theme is "Moving Water and River." Water and river are full of life and nutrient: novelty, freshness, and sustainability symbolize a source of vitality, expecting to convey an energetic, broad, and microcosmic angle of view, as well as each kind of life and existence that water and river embrace. The first venue will be the National Tainan Living Art Center, Tainan City, Taiwan, from August 11 through September 7, 2012. The second venue will be the Taichung County Culture Center, Feng Yuan District, Taiwan, from September 22 through October 29, 2012. Patricia Gould is the featured/invited artist.
For more information: http://www.taqs.org.tw/
DEADLINE: APRIL 12, 2012. International TECHstyle Art Biennial (ITAB) is a juried exhibition of work by artists merging fiber media with new information and communication technologies in their artistic processes, as amedium of artistic expression, and/or in the content of their work.
For more information: http://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/ITAB2012.html
(Do you know of other events and opportunities? Share them with us!)
Karey Bresenhan of Quilts, Inc. has been an incredible friend to SAQA. Karey has a request:
"As a former SAQA Board member, I love art quilts and love to promote them whenever possible, especially at my International Quilt Festivals (Houston, Long Beach, Cincinnati). I've come up with another way to introduce people to the beauty of art quilts, and I hope you will be able to help me on this.
For more than a year, I have focused almost entirely on creating the newTexas Quilt Museum in La Grange, Texas (about 100 miles from Houston). It is going to be fabulous--two 1893 handmade brick buildings containing three high ceilinged galleries with a terrific quilt mural on the exterior and a Grandmother's Flower Garden on adjacent property. La Grange is a small Central Texas town that is almost equi-distant from Houston, Austin and San Antonio, so it is in a perfect crossroads position. We are opening officially on Sunday, November 13, but we have private tours and events scheduled at the Museum pre-opening, beginning October 20. The Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit institution that will focus on exhibitions, rather than collecting, due to limited space."
"We have a small Museum Store and as a former quilt shop owner, it is falling to me to stock this store.. with the most limited budget imaginable! So I thought I would turn to SAQA artists for help. I read all the time how quilt artists don't know what to do with all their quilts... perhaps you would consider donating one or more to the Texas Quilt Museum that we could sell in our Museum Store?"
"I'm looking for small art quilts that we can sell for between $100 and $200. I realize that is very low for many of you, and I certainly acknowledge that they would be worth much more than that. But that's about the outside limit of the market here. Because we are a museum, quality is important. as you might imagine. But although I am a dreamer, I'm not unrealistic... I know we are not likely to get top award winners donated to sell. (Then again, wouldn't that be wonderful!) But I also know how talented and how prolific many of you are. Today I'm hoping you also have a strong philanthropic streak and will want to help us get this new quilt museum off to an outstanding start. By donating a small quilt or two, you will be helping us present fine quilts and spread the love and understanding of art quilts."
"If you are interested, please contact me personally at email@example.com. I do hope to hear from you! You'd be doing such a good deed!"