Monday, December 14, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
In 2005, the Aussome6 group was formed as a way to provide positive feedback and critiquing as each member designed and worked on their art work. SAQA members Mary Andrews, Karen Olson, Robbie Payne and Carol Tamasiunas are members of the group.
In this current exhibit, Inspired by the Masters, the group chose six Master Artists to be their inspiration (Beardsley, Frankenthaler, Hokusai, Hundertwasser, Klimt and Mucha). Each member then created a 16” x 20” art quilt based on the works of these master artists. To date there are over 24 pieces in the exhibit and more to come!
Inspired by Friedensreich Hundertwasser by Mary Andrews
Inspired by Katsushika Hokusai by Robbie Payne
The exhibit will move to the Auburn Hills Public Library for November and December of 2009.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
SAQA members Kerry Bowes, Gera Witte from Elk Rapids and Kathie Briggs from Charlevoix are members of the group. The show features small works created during the past two years: a series of color studies, photo-inspired pieces and collaborative works.
Kerry, Gera and Kathie collaborated with Betsy Ross Doyle to interpret a photograph of fishing buoys which they have donated to the library.
Friday, September 25, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Lauire also had her quilt, 'BIBA 1' juried in to the Wisconsin Quilt Expo in Madison, Wi. This quilt will also be exhibited at the AQS IOWA Show late October.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Michigan Hospital Gifts of Art Exhibit
Mary's quilts are currently on display at the University of Michigan Hospital Gifts of Art program in Ann Arbor. Her quilts will be in the Main Corridor West until October 12, 2009.
The Sun's Gon' Shine In My Backdoor Someday' is just one of 15 of Carole's work that will be in the exhibition “Textile Extensions: Quilts in a New Context” which opens at the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum Oct. 2. A reception to meet the artist will be held at the Museum Saturday, Oct. 3 from 2 to 4 p.m. Those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP by calling 989-964-7082. Carole will talk about her work, the art of design and quilting, at the Museum on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 4:00 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public. The exhibition runs through January 28, 2010. For more information, call (989) 964-7125 or visit the Museum’s website at http://www.svsu.edu/mfsm/home.html.
Monday, September 7, 2009
The Greater Flint Arts Council is presenting the Michigan Quilt Artists Invitational featuring 'The Art of Nature' exhibit. This exhibit is made up of original wall quilts by Michigan Artists and will be part of the Flint Festival of Quilts along with the Second Friday Artwalk which takes place Sept. 10 thru Sept. 12.
The opening reception for the 'Art of Nature' exhibit, is free and open to the public. Live music with Justin Scanlon on nylon string guitar, along with food and beverages, will take place from 6-9 on Sept. 11th. The exhibit will continue through Friday, October 2, 2009. The GFAC Gallery is located at 816. S. Saginaw Street, Downtown Flint. (810-2138-ARTS).
For further information on the MQAI traveling exhibit, visit http://maryandrewsartquilts.com/MQAI.htm.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
A reception to meet the artist will be held at the Museum Saturday, Oct. 3 from 2 to 4 p.m. Carole Harris and her husband Bill will attend. Those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP by calling 989-964-7082.
Carole's rhythmically constructed, non-traditional tapestries are composed of hundreds of richly colored fabrics which are cut, overlaid, appliquéd, pieced and quilted. A professional interior designer and fiber artist, she creates one-of-a-kind, improvisational works that provide warmth and texture to enhance commercial and residential interiors.
“This exhibition presents for the first time a large body of my work representing a period of almost 20 years, a retrospective of sorts. The exhibition will allow both me and the public to view changes and similarities in my work over a long period. One will see how I hold the tradition while expanding the process through the use of texture and by extending the form beyond the rectangle,” said Harris in a recent interview about her show.
Harris’ work has been exhibited nationally in museums and galleries over the last 30 years.
“Carole’s quilts are not ordinary or traditional. They are comparable to a good jazz composition, improvisational and unpredicted,” said Marilyn Wheaton, Museum Director. Harris will talk about her work, the art of design and quilting, at the Museum on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 4:00 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public.
The exhibition runs through January 28, 2009. For more information, call (989) 964-7125 or visit the Museum’s website at http://www.svsu.edu/mfsm/home.html.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Purple Rain was on display at the World Quilt Show-New England, Manchester NH, Aug. 13-16, 2009 in the Innovative Wall Quilt category.
The Blue Wig by Laurie Ceesay
Friday, August 14, 2009
“Let the Silence Have Its Say”: A Graffiti Exhibit
The Great Lakes Beadworkers Guild: This beadwork exhibit has some magnificent neck pieces, handbags and sculptural art
17th Annual Juried Art Show and Sale, First Presbyterian Church, Northville, MI. Show dates: October 2-9, 2009. Entry deadline: September 17, 2009. Contact: 248-349-0911 There doesn’t seem to be an online version of this information.
“Liggett Celebrates Michigan Artists”, University Liggett School, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI. Show dates: November 6-7, 2009. Entry deadline: September 17, 2009.
Handmade in Michigan, Online Artisan Market. This seems to be a very new venture, based in Ferndale. No indication yet of what their marketing strategy is, but it’s a good looking site and an idea with a lot of potential.
Bead Bonanza, Bead Show & Sale sponsored by Great Lakes Beadworkers Guild, Sunday, October 11, 2009, Southfield Municipal Complex, Southfield, MI.
Friday, August 7, 2009
Friday, July 31, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
The SAQA Musings Exhibit has been on display since June 19 at the Gerald R. Ford Musesum in Grand Rapids. The exhibit includes 29 quilts from across the United States and runs thru August 31, 2009. The selected artists for Musings are:
Susan Sanborn North
Tracy McCabe Stewart
So if you are looking for an art quilt exhibit to visit this summer in Michigan, look no further then the Musings Exhibit at the Gerald Ford Presidential Museum. Along with the quilt exhibit you can also see Caroline Kennedy's doll collection. These dolls were given to Caroline from visitors to the White House from all over the world. The Museum is also full of treasures from the White House and items given to the Ford family.
The Museum is located at 303 Pearl Street in downtown Grand Rapids and is open every day 9 to 5. For directions and more information on the museum you can visit their web site here.
To have a sneak peak at the exhibit, click on the video below!
Friday, July 24, 2009
The SAQA Michigan newsletter will be taking a sabbatical! In its place, we'd like to welcome you to the SAQA Michigan blog!
The best way to provide members immediate access to information about exhibit opportunities, announcements of upcoming events and other endeavors is by the creation of our own blog. With this venue we will be able to maintain links to SAQA members living and working in Michigan. In addition, our members can view SAQA news, member's accomplishments, and be kept informed of venues and exhibits where you can see SAQA artists' work in person.
This is your regional blog and will only be as good as the information you provided to us. So keep us informed of any news, events, corrections, etc. by emailing Robbie Payne at SAQAMI@aol.com. This is a free service to all members in our region, so take advantage of this technology tool for promoting our art.
The Button-Petter Gallery represents over 80 artists both regional and national in reputation. With the Saugatuck-Douglas area being known as the 'Art Coast of Michigan' this is a great weekend get-away. You'll get to see some of Sue's wonderful textile work along with other art forms already on exhibit. For further information on the gallery and exhibits, check out their web site at Button-Petter Gallery.