Tuesday, October 13, 2009

SAQA: A Sense of Humor Exhibit

Two of our SAQA Michigan artists, Beatrice Hughes and Robbie Payne have pieces in the SAQA exhibit, 'A Sense of Humor'.
Laughter makes the world go 'round' and this exhibition celebrates the laughable, amusing, comical, whimsical, incongruous, and absurd aspects of humor. The exhibit will debut at the International Quilt Festival in Houston from October 15-18, 2009 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. The exhibit will then go on to the IQA shows in Chicago and Long Beach in 2010. This exhibit was Juried by Pam RuBert.
'Ties at the Office' by Beatrice Hughes
'Waiting to be Kissed' by Robbie Payne

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Inspired By The Masters

The Fenton - Jack R. Winegarden Library is hosting the Aussome 6 exhibit "Inspired by the Masters" through October 30, 2009. The library is located at 200 E. Caroline Street, Fenton, MI 48430Phone: 810-629-7612 and Hours are Mon-Thu: 9am-9pm Fri-Sat: 9am-5pm Sunday: 12pm-5pm

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 Aubrey Beardsley by Carol Tamasiunas
Inspired by Gustav Klimt by Karen Olson

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.