What’s up in August

SAQA’s CO/UT/WY region is pleased to announce an exciting regional meeting

Saturday, September 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. At the Ice Cube Gallery, 3320 Walnut Street, Denver, CO. (www.icecubegallery.com) This is a venue in Denver that actually has FREE parking in a next door lot!

Regina Benson Verdant Mesa www.reginabenson.com

Regina Benson
Verdant Mesa

Regina Benson has generously volunteered to hold a workshop for us during her show of her new work “Water Marks” (her show runs September 17 to October 10)

Here is what Regina has planned for us:

Let’s hang it dimensionally! 

Regina will have two gallery walls prepared with concave and convex hanging devices for participants to practice hanging their art quilt, paper or textile works in several dimensional configurations.  She will spearhead a conversation and encourage constructive critique about the design and fabrication of dimensional work. Through direct comparison of contrasting presentations, attendees will  have the immediate experience of seeing their own and other artists’ works hung in various configurations so that future project designs might be informed by this experience.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a piece of completed work, at least 12 inches but not over 48 inches in width, which Regina will hang on the gallery walls in several configurations.  Bring cameras to take pictures of works in flat and dimensional presentations. A lively discussion is anticipated as we view the spatial, aesthetic and emotional effects of these altered perspectives of our art work.

This would be a great opportunity to introduce fiber artist friends that are not yet members of SAQA to come and see what we are about.

Because we need to help Regina plan for this meeting, please RSVP to Bev Haring at webspinner51@yahoo.com no later than Tuesday, September 22

SAQA Auction News:

In preparation for the start of the auction (less than two months away!), Benefit Auction quilts have been assigned to four bidding sections. We would like to thank Ami Simms for selecting 70 quilts for our special display at the International Quilt Festival in Houston.

ALL Benefit Auction quilts will be available for $1,000 each on September 18 as part of a Diamond Day promotion. This early bidding window will remain in effect until September 21 at 1:30pm EDT


*Portals #5* ©Lisa Call 52 x 85 inches

*Portals #5*
©Lisa Call
52 x 85 inches

Portals: Beginnings and Possibilities
Solo Exhibit
Bluestone Fine Art Gallery
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
August 7 – 28, 2015

First Friday Opening Reception:  August 7, 6:00-9:00pm

Bluestone Fine Art Gallery
142 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Gallery Hours: M-F 10-5 Sat 12-4

Anne Severn on Displayunnamed (1)unnamed

“Dam Art Show” in Palisade, CO, a show for all mediums. The show celebrated the 100th anniversary of the completion of the Grand Valley Diversion Dam, also know as the Roller Dam. I received an honorable mention for “Excursion from the Diversion” (orchard scene). Also shown “She Swam and Swam Right Over the Dam” (diversion tower scene)


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