Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Art in Fiber 2014 - "Connected"

The Art in Fiber 2014 at The Copper Shade Tree Gallery in Round Top, Texas March 1 - March 2, 2014.

Artist Reception Saturday, February 1st, 2 p.m.- 5 p.m.

SAQA Texas Member News - Jeanelle McCall

1. One of a kind clutches by Jeanelle are being shown at the Museum of East Texas, Lufkin Texas through May 2014.  The techniques on the clutches include weaving, painting, free motion embroidery, felting and leather work.

2. Jeanelle designed the Fiber 5K logo,race course, and race certificates for the Fiber 5K to Fight Cancer, A Fiberart for A Cause fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society. You can visit Virginia Spiegel's website here.

3. "Breakfast in The Garden" is included in a new exhibit "Texas Art Quilts 1993-2011"  at The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Art.  It will be on display through March 29 in the Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House.

4.Augsburg Fortress Publishing purchased the use of  of Jeanelle's fiber piece "The Birds and the Bees".

5. St. Cyprian's Church "GLASS RENEWED" project features several of Jeanelle's fiber art pieces.

SAQA Texas Member News - Bobbe Nolan Interview with The Colorado County Citizen

SAQA Texas member, Bobbe Nolan was recently interviewed by the The Colorado County Citizen and featured in their Local Artist series.

Artist Bobbe Nolan - Photo by Jacob Truchard 

Click here for a link to the article. 

Sunday, January 19, 2014

North Texas Circle Meeting Report

The SAQA North Texas Circle met on Saturday at Petit Atelier in the Deep Ellum district of Dallas.   18 fiber artists attended.  Not only did we share our news and our latest work, but we also discussed how we either find inspiration or how we start a new project.  The differing processes were really fascinating!  Some of us sketch, some are inspired by color or pattern and some of us are spurred to create by the leftover bits from previous projects.  

Petit Atelier is owned by Mario Gallegos and Michael Crigger, two Dallas based clothing designers.  They have very kindly offered their space for our group, providing us with a funky, fabulous and utterly inspiring meeting place.

 Our next meeting will be Saturday, April 19, at 1:00 pm, at Petit Atelier.  The program will be "The Business Side of Fiber Art:  Presenting or Defining Your Brand."  Members who wish to share will discuss their approach to marketing both themselves and their art. 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Houston SAQA Circle Meeting Details

The Houston SAQA Circle meeting will be on Saturday, January 11 from 10:30am to 2:00pm at QuiltWorks.

25250 Northwest Fwy #140
Cypress, TX 77429

The topic will be a discussion on how to better organize our studios and our artistic lives. Please bring your tips to share with the group.  As always, don't forget show-n-tell and your lunch.