09 September 2018

Layered and Stitched... the Textile Artists Collective, October 5th-29th, Inverness, Cape Breton

Members of the Textile Artists Collective invite you to join them for the opening of Layered and Stitched, at the Inverness County Centre for the Arts in beautiful Inverness, Cape Breton, NS.

The exhibition will coincide with SAQA Atlantic Canada's juried regional show, Transitions, held in the same gallery, during Cape Breton's annual Celtic Colours festival. Three good reasons to make tracks for Cape Breton next month!

Participating artists:

Dawna deAdder, Cathy Drummond, Karen Henry,
Heather Kellerman, Susan Lilley, Heather Loney, 
Linda Mackie Finlay, Kate Madeloso, Regina Marzlin,
Fiona Oxford, Laureen van Lierop and Debbie Vermeulen

When:       October 6 - 29, 2018            
Opening:   6:00 - 8:00 pm, Friday October 5, 2018
Where:      Inverness County Centre for the Arts
                  16080 Highway 19, Inverness, Nova Scotia
Hours:       Tuesday to Sunday 11:00-5:00. Closed Mondays.
Phone:       902 258 2533
Email:        info@invernessarts.com

The Textile Artists Collective 

The Textile Artists Collective is a small group of independent Nova Scotia artists working in textiles and other fibres. Our creative explorations include a wide variety of surface design techniques such as painting, dyeing, printing, stitching, quilting, weaving, felting, collage, appliqué, stencil, applying resists and embellishing with beads or small objects.

06 September 2018

The Society of Fibre Artists of the Annapolis River invite you to visit two textile art shows in Annapolis Royal

SAQA members Penny Berens and Grace Butland both have work in two current exhibitions presented by SOFAAR (Society of Fibre Artists of the Annapolis River). 

Goddess Emerging by Grace Butland, w10" x h10".
(East Meets West piece showing in Vancouver, BC).
Acrylic paint, image transfer, beading, hand-stitching and couching on cotton.

EAST MEETS WEST is a collaborative exhibition with the Vancouver Island Surface Design Association (VISDA). The exhibit features 10" x 10" pieces produced by members of both groups. The opening in Annapolis Royal is scheduled to coincide with the opening of a parallel show in Vancouver, with a video live feed connecting the two.

What:           East Meets West exhibition of textile art
Where:         King's Theatre, Annapolis Royal NS
When:          Ongoing until October 3, 2018. 
Reception:   2 pm, Saturday Sept 8, 2018

THE ART OF FIBRE, this year's SOFAAR members' exhibition, was curated by fibre artists Laurie Swim and Valerie Hearder. 

What:           THE ART OF FIBRE exhibition
Where:         Chapel Gallery at ARTsPLACE, Annapolis Royal NS
When:          Ongoing until October 13, 2018. 
Reception:   Sunday Sept 9, 2018, 1-8pm

Our beautiful fall weather is perfect for a drive to Annapolis Royal to catch both exhibits.  

Stone Pathways by Penny Berens
SOFAAR Members' Exhibition
Hand stitching on natural dyed and rusted linen, silk and cotton

04 September 2018

SAQA Atlantic touring exhibition,Transitions, opening October 5th, in Inverness, Cape Breton

October 2018 will be a more exciting time than ever to visit Cape Breton Island!

This year, the Inverness County Centre for the Arts will feature two textile art exhibitions during the annual Celtic Colours Festival. SAQA Atlantic's travelling juried show, Transitions, will share the gallery with Layered and Stitched, an exhibition of textile art by the Textile Artists Collective.

Both shows open on Friday October 5th, coinciding with Celtic Colours, which runs from October 5th - 13th. While Celtic Colours is best known for its celebration of Celtic music, the festival program also includes a host of art and textile events including an Ecoprinting workshop to be held at the Inverness County Centre on Saturday October 6th. The complete Celtic Colours program can be seen here.

What:        Transitionsthe SAQA Atlantic travelling exhibition
When:       October 6 - 29, 2018            
Opening:   6:00 - 8:00 pm, Friday October 5, 2018
                  16080 Highway 19, Inverness, Nova Scotia
Hours:       Tuesday to Sunday 11:00-5:00. Closed Mondays.

Transitions Artists

Helene Blanchet - Julea Boswell - Grace Butland - Brigitte Dimock
Cathy Drummond - Kristi Farrier - Audrey Feltham 
Linda Finley - Heather Kellerman - Susan Lilley 
Heather Loney - Kate Madeloso - Regina Marzlin 
Holly McLean - Fiona Oxford - Deb Plestid 
Anne Morrell Robinson - Ann Schroeder - Kathy Tidswell

Read more about the SAQA Atlantic regional textile art show, Transitions, on our blog.

Halifax in Transition II: Citadel Hill Clock 
by Heather Loney  h23" x w26"