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.

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!








  

Friday, July 18, 2014

DYE FUSION EXHIBITION IN RIO RANCHO




 ARTISTS EXHIBITING FROM LEFT TO RIGHT ARE MARY MOYA, LYNN ROGERS, DONNA BARNITZ AND COLLEEN KONETZNI
DYE FUSION PRESENTS:

A Breakdown in Printing

Ester Bone Library
950 Pinetree Road
Rio Rancho
Hours:
M&W 9-5
T&T 12-8
F&S 9-1

Who knew that when a few friends got together one summer day to share ideas on surface design that it would develop into the lively group it is today?  DyeFusion is a 7 member group which meets regularly to explore all manner of altering cloth using dyeing, silkscreening, katazome, shibori, batik and other techniques.

Their 3rd show at the Ester Bone Library, runs through September 3rd, and features fabrics made using a technique known as deconstructed screen printing.  SAQA members Elizabeth Dawson, Colleen Konetzni, Lynn Rogers and Brenda Williams have pieces in the show.  Also exhibiting are Donna Barnitz and Mary Moya.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

JULY NEWSLETTER FROM MICHELLE

Happy summer art quilting! I hope you are having an enjoyable and creative one.
Our next potluck meeting will be at 11:00 am on July 19th at the Ambassadors for Christ Community Church in Albuquerque, 1540 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE (between Indian School and Constitution, on the east side of Juan Tabo). I hope you can attend. Bring show and tell to let everyone know what you’ve been working on. 
Don’t forget our next exhibition opportunity “Cultural Red” at the Capitol Rotunda Gallery 2015. (Printed below) I am finishing my piece this week! 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.
I know that some have been experiencing problems receiving news letters and emails from the SAQA system. Please see the following information that may be helpful. Please also pass this information on to friends who may not receive this because of the problem.   
Many users with Gmail accounts have reported that SAQA's email are being marked as spam. In order to prevent this from happening, please add our emails to your contact list (membership@saqa.cominfo@saqa.comshipping@saqa.comwebsite@saqa.com, etc.). You can also add a filter to your account to never send SAQA emails to spam.
To create a filter, open your Gmail and select the gear in the upper right corner. Select Settings and then Filters. In the From field, enter saqa.com and click create a new filter. On the next page, check the box that says "Never Send to Spam" and then save your settings.
Five pieces have sold from the exhibition at the Hubbard! The City Attorney would like for each exhibiting artist to print and sign a contract so they can have it on file in case they sell other pieces. The contract is attached. Please mail it to: Hubbard Museum – PO Box 40 – Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346.
Let me know if you are unable to download and print the contract and I will send it to you via snail mail. If you have questions about the contract itself you may contact: Janis Rowe, Associate Director at 575-378-4142 ext. 8 http://www.hubbardmuseum.org
Julie Filatoff has created an Art Retreat Guide. This is a free resource for listing and finding art retreats, workshops, and classes. Check it out and spread the word.http://artretreatguide.com/ Fantastic Julie! Thank you.

 Cultural Red
Call for Entry
An exhibition of contemporary fiber art at the Capitol Rotunda Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
April 17- August 14, 2015
CALENDAR:
NOTE: entry forms will be distributed in August 2014
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.
ELIGIBILITY:
All work must meet the definition of an Art Quilt: “The art quilt is a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered construction.”
Applicants must be current members of SAQA residing in New Mexico.
In addition, only original artwork, conceived and created by the entrant(s) will be considered; no patterns, kits or copies.
All artists collaborating on an artwork must be listed as entrants and sign the loan agreement.
SELECTION:
Selection of the work to be shown will be made by Cynthia Sanchez, Ph.D., Director, Capitol Art Foundation/Curator, Capitol Art Collection, based on the digital images submitted.
Director Sanchez reserves the right to refuse work that differs from images submitted, is not in good repair or is not appropriate for the exhibition.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
*  Work should relate to the theme, may be representational or abstract.
*  Dimensions of  wall quilts must be:
  A minimum of 24" and a maximum of 60" in width.
  A minimum of 24" and a maximum of 60” in height.
*  A maximum of THREE  wall quilts per artist will be considered.
*  Three dimensional work may have maximum dimensions of 24” depth and width, and 48” in height.
*  A maximum of TWO sculptural pieces per artist may be submitted, for a total of FIVE possible entries.
*  All two dimensional entries must have a 4" sleeve sewn to the top of the quilt in the back.  There should be a 1" allowance on each side of the sleeve to allow hanging slats to remain hidden. 
*  Entries must not have been shown in the Capitol Rotunda Gallery previously.
*  All entries must also have a label sewn to the back with the title of the work, artist's name, and email address.
SHIPPING, INSURANCE AND SALES:
Artists will be responsible for the cost of shipping work to the venue and return shipping after the show.
Artists must provide insurance on artwork while in transit to the venue.
Artwork may be for sale.  Director Sanchez will provide potential buyers’ contact information to the artist.
Work that is sold must remain with the show until it closes on August 14, 2015.
THEME:
Timed to coincide with a major exhibition at the Folk Art Museum in Santa Fe, Cultural Red is all about the many roles this color takes all over the world, past and present.
Red can be the color of celebration, danger, mourning, and new life.
Certain cultures hold red rock formations sacred, make pottery from red clay, perform rituals under a red moon, or dress their brides in that color.
Explore the many meanings of red, or look within yourself and express what the color means to you.
Representational and abstract work will be considered.
Submission instructions and image requirements will be in the entry form which will be available in August.
Delivery instructions will be in the acceptance letters that will be emailed in February.
Can’t wait to see you this Saturday!
Michelle Jackson
SAQA NM Representative






Sunday, July 13, 2014

CONGRATULATIONS NORA!


If you haven't seen the August/September 2014 issue of Quilting Arts here is a preview.  Nora Beebe's piece was one of those selected to be included in "A walk in the PARK" Reader's Challenge.

Way to go Nora!!


SPIN COMES TO SANTA FE

The Silk Painter's main art show, SEASONS OF SILK, will be opening at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) on Wednesday evening, July 30th, from 6 to 8 pm.  The IAIA is located at 83 Avan Nu Po Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87508.  The Chapter Quilt Show, 16 Chapters from around the world, will be opening at the IAIA Hogan the next night,  July 31st, from 6 to 8 pm. The following is the NM Chapter's entry into this show.



Saturday, June 7, 2014

POETS AND ARTISTS COLLABORATE ON “ELEMENTS” ART QUILT EXHIBIT



Santa Fe, New Mexico—“Elements,” an exhibit of contemporary mixed-media fiber art, will be at the La Tienda Exhibit Space in the Eldorado area of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The show will feature two-dimensional and three-dimensional work on themes such as the elements of design, the elements of color, the elements of the Southwest, the elements of the Earth, and the element of surprise. The fiber artists pay homage to traditional forms of expression while taking the artwork to new levels through the use of unusual materials and techniques. All of the exhibiting artists belong to the Northern New Mexico Quilt Guild (NNMQG), a nonprofit organization with more than 150 members.

A gala artists’ opening reception will be held on Friday, June 20, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Invited Santa Fe-area poets will read from their work between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. The poets were asked to create an ekphrastic poem about one of the art quilts. Ekphrastic poetry comments on another form of art and explores the intersection of language and visual art.

The exhibit will close with a reception on Friday, July 18, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with additional poets presenting their ekphrastic poems from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

The La Tienda Exhibit Space is open from Fridays from 12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. Some of the fiber art pieces are for sale, and the artists have created smaller, ancillary works that will be available at Utopia, The General Store for the Modern Age, near the Exhibit Space.

The La Tienda Exhibit Space is at 7 Caliente Road, Santa Fe, NM 87508 (just off U.S. 285, south of I-25). For more information, phone (505) 428-0024, or visit http://www.theexhibitspace.com/.
For more information on the Northern New Mexico Quilt Guild, visit http://www.nnmqg.org/.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

JUNE LETTER FROM MICHELLE



It was so refreshing to see all the beautiful show and tell pieces at out last meeting in Santa Fe. There is so much creative energy with SAQA NM members. It’s very exciting! There were 22 members and two guests attending. 
Our next potluck meeting will be at 11:00 am on July 19th at the Ambassadors for Christ Community Church in Albuquerque, 1540 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE (between Indian School and Constitution, on the east side of Juan Tabo). I hope you can attend. Bring show and tell to let everyone know what you’ve been working on. A reminder will go out about a week before the next meeting. 
Don’t forget our next exhibition opportunity “Cultural Red” at the Capitol Rotunda Gallery 2015. (Printed below) 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.
This is the link for those of you interested in the dyes we used at the workshop in Ruidoso. The starter set is here:
http://www.dharmatrading.com/kits/starter/sets/colorhue-silk-dyes-6-color-set.html
It was great fun!! If you try some of this on your own, bring some of your successes to show at the next meeting.
Thank you, thank you and thank you again to all of you who work behind the scenes on stuff that is not in the limelight but so important in promoting and encouraging all of us as artists! You are so valued! 
Cultural Red
Call for Entry
An exhibition of contemporary fiber art at the Capitol Rotunda Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
April 17- August 14, 2015
CALENDAR:
NOTE: entry forms will be distributed in August 2014
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.
ELIGIBILITY:
All work must meet the definition of an Art Quilt: “The art quilt is a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered construction.”
Applicants must be current members of SAQA residing in New Mexico.
In addition, only original artwork, conceived and created by the entrant(s) will be considered; no patterns, kits or copies.
All artists collaborating on an artwork must be listed as entrants and sign the loan agreement.
SELECTION:
Selection of the work to be shown will be made by Cynthia Sanchez, Ph.D., Director, Capitol Art Foundation/Curator, Capitol Art Collection, based on the digital images submitted.
Director Sanchez reserves the right to refuse work that differs from images submitted, is not in good repair or is not appropriate for the exhibition.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
*  Work should relate to the theme, may be representational or abstract.
*  Dimensions of  wall quilts must be:
  A minimum of 24" and a maximum of 60" in width.
  A minimum of 24" and a maximum of 60” in height.
*  A maximum of THREE  wall quilts per artist will be considered.
*  Three dimensional work may have maximum dimensions of 24” depth and width, and 48” in height.
*  A maximum of TWO sculptural pieces per artist may be submitted, for a total of FIVE possible entries.
*  All two dimensional entries must have a 4" sleeve sewn to the top of the quilt in the back.  There should be a 1" allowance on each side of the sleeve to allow hanging slats to remain hidden.
*  Entries must not have been shown in the Capitol Rotunda Gallery previously.
*  All entries must also have a label sewn to the back with the title of the work, artist's name, and email address.
SHIPPING, INSURANCE AND SALES:
Artists will be responsible for the cost of shipping work to the venue and return shipping after the show.
Artists must provide insurance on artwork while in transit to the venue.
Artwork may be for sale.  Director Sanchez will provide potential buyers’ contact information to the artist.
Work that is sold must remain with the show until it closes on August 14, 2015.
THEME:
Timed to coincide with a major exhibition at the Folk Art Museum in Santa Fe, Cultural Red is all about the many roles this color takes all over the world, past and present.
Red can be the color of celebration, danger, mourning, and new life.
Certain cultures hold red rock formations sacred, make pottery from red clay, perform rituals under a red moon, or dress their brides in that color.
Explore the many meanings of red, or look within yourself and express what the color means to you.
Representational and abstract work will be considered.
Submission instructions and image requirements will be in the entry form which will be available in August.
Delivery instructions will be in the acceptance letters that will be emailed in February.
I hope you have a wonderful summer! Can’t wait to see you at the next meeting!
Michelle Jackson
SAQA NM Representative

Saturday, May 17, 2014

VIDEO ON THE TEXAS QUILT MUSEUM

We are happy to report that the Texas Quilt Museum's galleries and Grandmother's Flower Garden will be featured on Austin's PBS station KLRU.
 
If you would like to view it now, the whole show can be seen at  www.klru.org/ctg . 

All the best,
Sandra Sider

Thursday, May 15, 2014

SAQA NM MEMBERS ROCK LATEST ISSUE OF QUILTING ARTS!!

The New Mexico members of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) are all over the pages of the June/July 2014 issue of Quilting Arts Magazine! First there's Vicki Conley on page 52, then Holly Altman on page 71, Jennifer Day on pages 71 and 74, and Betty Busby's art work in the upper-right corner of page 92. Kudos to all of you--beautiful work.   ~submitted by Julie Filatoff


Thursday, April 17, 2014

BEYOND TRADITION SUBMITTED BY LYNN ROGERS

Our show, Beyond Tradition, had it's opening reception at the Hubbard Museum in Ruidoso Downs, NM on Saturday, April 5.  It was wonderful to have so many members and visitors in attendance.  If you weren't able to go, here's a link to a video with artists talking about their pieces.  It is sure to whet your appetite and make you want to travel south in person.  It will hang through September 1, 2014. Thanks again to all those members who helped make this a spectacular show!



The following are photographs of the show courtesy of Mark Hollingsworth Photography.






Wednesday, April 16, 2014

KUDOS TO BETTY BUSBY!!

Once again Betty is recognized for the great art she produces... and she is so nice too!!  She is the featured artist in the SAQA Spring Journal.  It is not in the mail yet but if you read this SAQA blog entry from Eileen Doughty and follow her link you can download the issue.  You must be a current SAQA member to log in and access the information.

SAQA spring Journal issue preview - now available online

Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:43 pm (PDT) . Posted by:

"Eileen Doughty" rhapsody58

The issue has just gone to the printers, so it will be a while before it
gets to your mailbox. Meanwhile, if you want to get the PDF version, log
in and go to the website page for all Journal issues,
http://www.saqa.com/members.php?ID=354

Table of Contents:

Featured artist: Betty Busby
The making of Mask of Dark
Why Quilts Matter
Becoming a professional artist
SAQA Supporters
Member gallery
Piecework pioneers
Copyright: It’s the law
Selections from Radical Elements
Featured volunteer: Vou Best

Eileen Doughty
SAQA website coordinator

Monday, April 14, 2014

NEWS FROM MICHELLE!!


I’m sure you have already heard the buzz about last weekend. We had sooo much fun! Check out the pictures here and many more soon to be on the SAQA NM blog. Thank you to Betty Busby and all her little helpers who set up the show and workshop (too many people to name). Your help is always appreciated. It was the perfect weekend! The show is beautiful! One of the best I have ever seen! If you missed the opening, don’t worry, there is plenty of time to see it. It will run through September 1, 2014.
workshop at Vicky's
Finished pieces
The Hubbard
I know many of you want the information on how to get the dyes we used in the workshop so that you can continue to experiment with them on your own. Wasn’t it fun? The starter set is here: http://www.dharmatrading.com/kits/starter/sets/colorhue-silk-dyes-6-color-set.html. The product number is #CH6. You will also need 6 2oz. squeeze bottles to mix in the dye. Have fun! Bring some of your creations to the next meeting for all of us to see.
The quilts are back from Savannah! Wednesday April 16the will be the day for pick up from 10 to 4 at Betty Busby’s home. If you cannot pick up your quilt please make arrangements to have someone pick it up for you on Wednesday. We don’t want to take up any more of Betty’s studio time than we already have.
Tentatively, our next meeting will be in Santa Fe at the Folk Art Museum on May 17th at 11:00 am. I’ll sent out a newsletter about a week before with more details, the Cultural Red entry form information and any other stuff that comes up! In the meantime if you need anything or have any questions please contact me. That’s what I’m here for.
Happy Art Quilting,
Michelle Jackson
SAQA NM Representative

Our latest Call for entry:

Cultural Red
Call for Entry

An exhibition of contemporary fiber art at the Capitol Rotunda Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
April 17- August 14, 2015


CALENDAR:

NOTE: entry forms will be distributed in August 2014

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.

ELIGIBILITY:

All work must meet the definition of an Art Quilt: “The art quilt is a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered construction.”

Applicants must be current members of SAQA residing in New Mexico.
In addition, only original artwork, conceived and created by the entrant(s) will be considered; no patterns, kits or copies.
All artists collaborating on an artwork must be listed as entrants and sign the loan agreement.

SELECTION:

Selection of the work to be shown will be made by Cynthia S?nchez, Ph.D., Director, Capitol Art Foundation/Curator, Capitol Art Collection, based on the digital images submitted.
Director Sanchez reserves the right to refuse work that differs from images submitted, is not in good repair or is not appropriate for the exhibition.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

*  Work should relate to the theme, may be representational or abstract.
*  Dimensions of  wall quilts must be:
  A minimum of 24" and a maximum of 60" in width.
  A minimum of 24" and a maximum of 60” in height.
*  A maximum of THREE  wall quilts per artist will be considered.
*  Three dimensional work may have maximum dimensions of 24” depth and width, and 48” in height.
*  A maximum of TWO sculptural pieces per artist may be submitted, for a total of FIVE possible entries.

*  All two dimensional entries must have a 4" sleeve sewn to the top of the quilt in the back.  There should be a 1" allowance on each side of the sleeve to allow hanging slats to remain hidden.

*  Entries must not have been shown in the Capitol Rotunda Gallery previously.

*  All entries must also have a label sewn to the back with the title of the work, artist's name, and email address.

SHIPPING, INSURANCE AND SALES:

Artists will be responsible for the cost of shipping work to the venue and return shipping after the show.
Artists must provide insurance on artwork while in transit to the venue.

Artwork may be for sale.  Director Sanchez will provide potential buyers’ contact information to the artist.

Work that is sold must remain with the show until it closes on August 14, 2015.

THEME:

Timed to coincide with a major exhibition at the Folk Art Museum in Santa Fe, Cultural Red is all about the many roles this color takes all over the world, past and present.
Red can be the color of celebration, danger, mourning, and new life.

Certain cultures hold red rock formations sacred, make pottery from red clay, perform rituals under a red moon, or dress their brides in that color.

Explore the many meanings of red, or look within yourself and express what the color means to you.

Representational and abstract work will be considered.

Submission instructions and image requirements will be in the entry form which will be available in August.

Delivery instructions will be in the acceptance letters that will be emailed in February.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

DO NOT MISS THE OPENING AT THE HUBBARD MUSEUM IN RUIDOSO, NM

Thanks to those involved in the hanging of the SAQA show at the Hubbard Museum.  Here are a few photos taken by Mark Hollingsworth at that event.  If you would like to see more, please go to Markk's website.  http://markhollingsworth.photoshelter.com/#!/portfolio/C0000kBNy1sVHjiI/G0000ml9VcN5CMCU









Don't forget, the opening is Saturday, April 5 at the Hubbard Museum in Ruidoso!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

NEW MEXICO REGIONAL MEETING ON MARCH 8TH

We had a big turnout for the meeting held on Saturday, March 8th in Albuquerque.  Here is a a picture of the group and a few of show and tell.








RUIDOSO UPDATE FOR APRIL 4 AND 5TH




Good News from Carol, who has been working on getting a reduced hotell rate/block for us in Ruidoso! We have the $74.99, $84.46 with tax per night, rate at the Best Western Pine Springs Inn. Reservation deadline is March 27, 2014. Thank you Carol Caruso!

When people make a reservation, they should call the hotel directly at 575-378-8100 and tell the reservationist that they are in the SAQA group in order to get the better rate.

If you already made a reservation at the Best Western you can call them back and tell them you are with the SAQA group and they will give you our group rate.

Also, Carol has a room with 2 queen beds if someone wants to attend and would like to share the expense. Carol will be driving down on Thursday but could take a roommate back to Albuquerque or Rio Rancho if they get a ride down.

Remember, if you have not told Vicky or me that you are coming for the dinner or workshop, please do so now so that plans can be made.

The Workshop/demo on the morning of April 5th is free! All you need to bring is a pair of latex gloves and painting clothes. You will be able to watch several techniques using Color Hue dyes by Betty and Holly and make a small sample piece to take home.
> If you wish to purchase additional materials to create on your own, dyes and silk are available from Dharma Trading. The starter set is here:http://www.dharmatrading.com/kits/starter/sets/colorhue-silk-dyes-6-color-set.html
> The product number is #CH6. You will also need 6 2oz. squeeze bottles to mix in the dye. Betty will also have a few silk scarf blanks for sale in case you fall in love with these dyes and you will!

Hope to see you in Ruidoso!
Michelle Jackson
SAQA New Mexico Representative

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

NEW MEXICO EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

Thanks Betty for all the work you do to keep our Regional Exhibitions going!


New Mexico Exhibition Schedule:

Beyond Tradition: Hubbard Museum, Ruidoso, April 5- September 2, 2014
Walk in the Wild: Hubbard Museum, Ruidoso, April 5- September 2, 2014

A Color Runs Through It: 
      -Hubbard Museum, Ruidoso, April 5- September 2, 2014
      -Destination: Savannah, Savannah Ga. March 2015
      -Denver National, Denver Co May 2015
      -Pennsylvania National September 2015

New Mexico: Unfolding: Quilt fest Destination Savannah 2014

Cultural Red: State Capitol Gallery, Santa Fe April 17- August 17 2015

Additional traveling venues have been applied to for Beyond Tradition for 2015 and 2016

Betty Busby

Monday, February 24, 2014

FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER FROM MICHELLE



Spring is at our door, or so it seems, giving me fresh new ideas about creating new fiber pieces. I hope you are inspired too.
Our next potluck meeting will be at 11:00 am on March 8th at the Ambassadors for Christ Community Church in Albuquerque, 1540 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE (between Indian School and Constitution, on the east side of Juan Tabo). Please remember that pieces for Beyond Tradition are due that day. Please bring them to the meeting or make other arrangements with Betty or me to drop them off beforehand. Also remember that slats must be provided with your piece. Please mark all slats and packing materials with your name or you will likely not have them returned to you. 
For those of you with pieces in Beyond Tradition, please also include a small sample piece of work such as a test sample of dyed fabric, a small quilted or beaded sample; anything that shows some technique and can be put into a 3 ring binder that will be put on display at the show to be looked at and touched.  The sample does not have to be a technique that you used in your piece for the show.
We are fortunate here in New Mexico to have a network of talented people who are eager to share their talents and time so that we can all prosper. Our SAQA/NM Exhibition Committee is happy to announce a new show for 2015:
Cultural Red
Where? At the Capitol Rotunda Gallery in Santa Fe
When? April-August 2015
Who? Entry is limited to New Mexico residents only.
Tentative calendar:
Call for entry released: March 8, 2014
Entries accepted: October 1 2014-December 30 2014
Acceptance notification by email: February 15 2015
Quilt delivery to pick up location (TBD): April 1 2015
More information on Cultural Red will be released on March 8th.
We are making plans for our April 4-5, 2014 workshop and opening reception for Beyond Tradition in Ruidoso. Vicky is planning a dinner outing on the evening of Friday, April 4th (spouses and friends are welcome), a fabric painting workshop and dyeing demo is planned for Saturday morning at 10-to lunch am on April 5th at Vicki Conley's Pottery Studio and the opening reception for Beyond Tradition will be Saturday afternoon at 2 pm at the Hubbard Museum. Some of our local SAQA money will cover catering costs for the reception. It should be a wonderful weekend! I hope you can attend. 
The Workshop/demo is free! All you need to bring is a pair of latex gloves and painting clothes. You will be able to watch several techniques using Color Hue dyes by Betty and Holly and make a small sample piece to take home.
If you wish to purchase additional materials to create on your own, dyes and silk are available from Dharma Trading. The starter set is here:http://www.dharmatrading.com/kits/starter/sets/colorhue-silk-dyes-6-color-set.html
The product number is #CH6. You will also need 6 2oz. squeeze bottles to mix in the dye. Betty will also have a few silk scarf blanks for sale in case you fall in love with these dyes and you will!
Vicki needs a count of how many will be attending the dinner Friday night and how many will attend the workshop demo Saturday morning ASAP. Please either respond to this email or let Vicki know if and what you will be attending so that she can make the appropriate arrangements. vickiconley55@gmail.com. I’ll pass whatever information I get on to Vicki. I will send out the address of the dinner place as soon as we know.
Thank you to Carol Caruso for all the trouble she went through in trying to reserve a block of rooms for us in Ruidoso. In the end we decided the small savings to each of you did not outweigh the risk she would have to take if we didn’t fill the minimum number of rooms. The following are several hotels and contact information for you to make your own arrangements. Based on the response we have for this workshop we may feel a little more confident making a commitment to a block of rooms for future SAQA NM events/openings/workshops. Thank you for understanding.
Hotels in Ruidoso:

Best Western
97 Camelot Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345
(575) 257-3600
bestwesternplusruidoso.com/‎

La Quinta
26147 U.S. 70, Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico 88346
(575) 378-3333
www.lqruidoso.com/

Ramada
2191 W Highway 70, Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346
(575) 378-1199
www.ramada.com/.http://www.saqa.com/ruidoso.http://www.saqa.com/ramada-ruidoso/hotel-overview

Days Inn
26150 U.S. 70, Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346
(575) 378-4299
www.daysinn.com › ... › New Mexico › Ruidoso Downs Hotels‎

I hope to see you at the March meeting in Albuquerque. Don't forget show and tell.
Michelle Jackson 
SAQA NM Representative

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

CHECK THIS OUT!!

STUDIO SUPPLY SALE
            SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2014  (for SAQA members), after the SAQA meeting – 3pm
                       
            SUNDAY, MARCH 9 – Open to the public, from 10am – 3pm

Address: 12620 Towner Ave NE, ABQ 87112 (1 block south of Menaul on the west side of Tramway)          505-670-6364

This is a major supply cleanout as I am no longer creating fiber art after more than 20 years and I’m now doing acrylic painting on canvas. What doesn’t sell today will go into my eBay store. All items (except books) will be priced at 30% of retail but if you spend $100, that drops to a 50% discount. Books are priced separately as they are also currently for sale on Amazon.

For sale:

·        Hundreds of fabrics – silks, cottons, batiks, polyester “silkies” – from 1/8 yard to 5 yard cuts.
·        Beads – glass sead beads, Myuki beads, fresh-water pearls, Hill Tribe silver, natural stones, dichroic and other hand-made flame-worked glass, cabochons, and buttons.
·        Books – on quilting, fabric painting, and weaving.
·        Threads – cotton, rayon, and polyester decorative threads.





MORE ABOUT BEYOND TRADITIONS FROM BETTY

Our juror, Dr Sandra Sider has chosen the wall entries for Beyond Traditions.
Your notifications will go out within the week.
Work may be delivered at out next meeting at Michelle Jackson's on March 6.
Please include a hanging slat, and make sure your sleeve has enough clearance on the sides to attach the slat to the wall.
Correct slat size and sleeve placement are shown below.





this is the size of slat that works the best, available from Lowe's- SKU as above.

Betty Busby

NEW MEXICO SAQA ROCKIN' THE TEXAS QUILT MUSEUM AGAIN!

Betty Busby sent us this article from the April 2014 Quilter's Magazine. The article features the title work by Holly Altman. It also includes Judith Roderick and Jennifer Day. How nice we have so much talent among us!!





Friday, January 10, 2014

JANUARY LETTER FROM MICHELLE

SHOW AND TELL AT THE LAS CRUCES MEETING

SHOW AND TELL AT THE LAS CRUCES MEETING

SHOW AND TELL AT THE LAS CRUCES MEETING

SHOW AND TELL AT THE LAS CRUCES MEETING
Happy New Year!  I hope this year is filled with fresh ideas and motivation that brings you much success in your art quilts. I can’t wait to see all of those pieces.
First, I wanted to remind you of the Beyond Traditions deadline January 10th. Get those entries in! The entry form will be attached and follow for those not able to open attachments.
Our last meeting was on January 3rd in Las Cruces for the opening of A Color Runs through It and It’s All About Color at the Bank of the West. Check out the blog for photos of the meeting and the opening.  Thank you to the ladies in Las Cruces who installed the exhibit and provided all the goodies for the reception. It was beautiful and we are grateful.
Our next pot luck meeting will be at 11:00 am in Albuquerque on March 8th at The Ambassadors for Christ Community Church, 1540 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE, Suite A. Any pieces accepted into Beyond Tradition will be due on March 8th. You will be notified sometime before that if your pieces have been accepted into the show. Please remember to mark all packing materials with your name so that they can be returned to you. Also remember that you must supply a slat for hanging with your piece. If you have questions about this please ask me and I will supply you with detailed information.  If you have pieces for Beyond Tradition and cannot make it to the meeting please contact me to make other drop off arrangements.
I hope you will consider attending the free workshop and opening of Beyond Tradition in Ruidoso in April. We are planning a dinner on Friday night, April 4, a free dying demo and painting workshop at Vicky Conley’s on Saturday morning, April 5 and the opening reception for Beyond Tradition will be at the Hubbard that afternoon at 2. We are working on getting a special hotel rate and I will give you more information soon.  Mark your calendars! It will be great fun and the only thing you need to bring is some protective clothing for the paint workshop. (More on this to come)
Any questions? Anytime! I’m always happy to answer!
Michelle Jackson
SAQA NM Representative

A COLOR RUNS THROUGH IT EXHIBIT

A COLOR RUNS THROUGH IT EXHIBIT




Beyond Tradition
An exhibition of contemporary fiber art by the Studio Art Quilt Associates of New Mexico at the Hubbard Museum of the American West
April 5-TBD, 2014
VENUE:
The Hubbard Museum, a Smithsonian affiliate, is located at 26301 Hwy 70 West in
Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346.  It is owned and operated by the City or Ruidoso Downs, and is open from 10:30 am to 4:43 pm daily.
SAQA has been allocated the Mezzanine Gallery, 2500 sq. feet, and the Angle Gallery, 1500 sq. feet by Ray Pawley, Curator of Exhibits.
ELIGIBILITY:
All work must meet the SAQA definition of an Art Quilt: “The art quilt is a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered construction.”
In addition, only original artwork, conceived and created by the entrant(s) will be considered; no patterns, kits or copies.
All artists involved collaborating on an artwork must be listed as entrants and sign the loan agreement.
Applicants must be current members of SAQA with New Mexico as one of their regions.  In state residence not required.
THEME:
What have you done with your fiber art that pushes the boundaries of tradition?  Do you use old techniques to produce new imagery?  Or do incorporate mixed media into your work?  This exhibit is intended to demonstrate new directions that we are taking.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
> Two dimensional “wall” pieces as well as three dimensional sculptural work be eligible.
>Dimensions of wall work must be:
A minimum of 24" width.
A minimum of 24" height.
*A maximum of THREE two dimensional works per artist will be considered.
All wall entries must have a 4" sleeve sewn to the top of the quilt in the back.  There should be 1 ½" allowance on each side of the sleeve to allow hanging slats to remain hidden.
Each quilt should be labeled in the back with the title, artist name and contact information.
>Dimensions of sculptural work must be:
A maximum of 48” in any direction.
•      A maximum of TWO sculptural pieces per artist will be considered for a possible total of FIVE entries per artist.
•      Any work not able to be stacked or rolled will be the artists’ responsibility to deliver to the Museum.
All entries must also be labeled with the artist's name, address, phone #, and email address.
JURY:
Selection of the two dimensional work to be shown will be made by Dr. Sandra Sider.
Selection of the sculptural work to be shown will be made by the Exhibition Committee in conjunction with Ray Pawley, curator of the Hubbard Museum.
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.
IMAGE REQUIREMENTS:
Please submit one full and one detail digital image of each submitted work by email to Betty Busby at fbusby3@comcast.net.
Save your images as JPEGs, minimum of 1800 pixels on the longest side.
Be sure to label your images with your last name, and the title; for example, gould-moonrise-full.
Images must be in sharp focus. The quilt should be photographed on a plain white background with no hanging devices, pins, tacks or other extraneous items visible and the quilt should be as straight as possible. Poor quality images will affect the jurors' decisions. If an entrant disregards the requirements, their quilt(s) may be disqualified.

ENTRY FORM-Beyond Tradition
ENTRIES ACCEPTED NOVEMBER 1, 2013 THROUGH JANUARY 10, 2014
Please email images and entry forms to Betty Busby, fbusby3@comcast.net

Artist's Name:
Address:
Phone:
Email:
Website (optional)

Sales price to include 25% Museum commission.

Wall Quilt Entry 1:
Title:
Date:
Artist's Statement/theme:

Size in inches
retail sales price :
insurance value:
Wall Quilt Entry 2:
Title:
Date:
Artist's Statement/theme:

Size in inches :
retail sales price :
insurance value:
Wall Quilt Entry 3:
Title:
Date:
Artist's Statement/theme:
Size in inches :
retail sales price :
insurance value :
Sculptural Entry 1:
Title:
Date:
Artist's Statement/theme:

Size in inches (48” or less)
retail sales price :
insurance value:
Sculptural Entry 2:
Title:
Date:
Artist's Statement/theme:

Size in inches (48” or less)
retail sales price :
insurance value
LOAN AGREEMENT
I agree to loan my artwork to the Beyond Tradition exhibit at the Hubbard Museum from April  2014- TBD, 2014.
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:
September 1, 2013: Entries will be accepted
January 10, 2014: Deadline for receipt of entries
February 21, 2014: Notification of acceptance will be emailed
March 8 , 2014: Accepted artwork delivery to the Hubbard Museum
April 5 , 2014: Exhibition opens .
June 2014: Exhibition closes.