27 November 2014

SAQA Atlantic Canada Regional Exhibition “Structures” Eligibility and Guidelines

SAQA Atlantic Canada  Regional Exhibition “Structures” 
Eligibility and Guidelines

• All members of SAQA in the Atlantic Canada region are invited to participate. Artists must be current members of SAQA, Studio Art Quilt Associates, to enter. To apply for a membership visit www.saqa.com.

• Artist may submit up to two (2) works.

• Accepted work is subject to final approval after the actual work arrives. Work that exceeds the size limitation and/or differs significantly from the digital image representing it will be ineligible for the exhibition and returned to the artist at the artist’s expense.

Size restrictions: work must fit within the boundaries of 30” wide by 48” long format.

• All artwork must have a 4” sleeve across the top on the back for hanging; an additional sleeve at the bottom is recommended. The sleeve should stop 3/4” short of the side edges so that the rod will not show. The top edge of the sleeve should be placed 1” to 2” from the top of the work. DO NOT SHIP RODS WITH YOUR PIECES, venues will provide these, as needed.

• 3-D, freestanding, and dimensional works will not be considered for this exhibit; in addition, the artwork may not contain any parts or materials that may damage other pieces in the shipping container.

• All work must include a label on the back with the artist’s name and contact information, as well as the title of the work and the completion date.

• Work must have been completed after September 1, 2013. Work executed under classroom, educational guidance or supervision is not eligible.

• Artwork 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 structure.”

• The juror will independently screen all images and make the preliminary selection of all work in the exhibition. Entries will be evaluated on concept, design, technique, craftsmanship and creative exploration.

• Accepted pieces should be shipped to Regina Marzlin, Antigonish, NS. Detailed shipping instructions will be provided after jurying.

• We encourage your art quilt to be for sale. Exhibiting venues may charge a commission and will contact you if a customer shows interest.

• Work MUST be available to travel through to the end of June 2016. It is the policy of SAQA that once work is accepted, it cannot be withdrawn for any reason until the end of the run. All artwork must remain on display until the conclusion of the exhibition.

• By submitting your work for review, you confirm that you will adhere to all the above.

25 November 2014

Exhibition of Work: Breaking Patterns - Grace Butland, Annapolis Royal, NS and Penny Berens, Granville Ferry, NS

During a recent trip to Yarmouth, I visited the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Western Branch where I was able to view Breaking Patterns, an exhibition by the Artist’s Way Collective of Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia. The AWC includes two SAQA Atlantic members, Grace Butland and Penny Berens.
Garce Butland

Penny Berens

The show opened November 7th for a 6 week run at the AGNS so there is still time to see this marvellous collection of work.

20 November 2014

Grand National Quilt Show 2015 - Call for Entry

The Grand National Quilt Show 2015 (Canada) submission deadline is February 27, 2015. The theme is Connections and it is open to quilt artists from across Canada. 

Information and submission forms can be downloaded at http://www.grandnationalquiltshow.ca/Entries are submitted by digital image, by either CD format mailed in or via Dropbox.

18 November 2014

14 November 2014

Current Exhibition Piece - Anne Morrell Robinson, Margaree Valley, Nova Scotia

The Canadian Quilters Association recently issued a challenge to some of its members, specifically those who had been award winners at past Canadian National Juried Shows, asking them to create a small piece based on the theme, “It’s Time for Colour”.  The results of this Invitational Quilt Challenge can be seen in the gallery  with additional information on the CQA website and are available for purchase as a fund raiser for The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada.

Anne titled her piece, “Mother Nature Loves Colour, Too”.

01 November 2014

What’s My View? - Judy Kelly, Arnold’s Cove, Newfoundland

What gives me inspiration? I think, more than anything, the sights and scenes that I encounter every day in my beautiful province of Newfoundland & Labrador. No matter what season, the rugged beauty that surrounds me is an inspiration for my art/quilting. I am  happy to share some of my favorite pictures with you.