Saturday, July 7, 2018

AllisonWilbur at the Brush Gallery

Congratulations, Allison Wilbur

 on her acceptance into the

"Something Boro'd, Something Blue" Exhibit

 at the Brush Gallery in Lowell, MA

Tsukimi (Moon Viewing) by Allison Wilbur

"Something Boro’d, Something Blue”

The Brush Gallery

304 Dutton St, Lowell, MA 01852

August 4 to September 15, 2018

Reception: Sat, August 11 from 2 to 4 PM

Allison Wilbur (AllisonWilburQuilts.comwill have two pieces in this exhibit of quilts influenced by the Japanese Boro traditions and techniques of layered and stitched patchwork. Both pieces are part of Wilbur's series of quilts focusing on fabric and design traditions of Japan. Tsukimi (Moon Viewing) was created with two styles of shibori dying - stitching and pole wrapping, and is quilted with large, boro-style stitches.  Enso (Zen Circle) incorporates the patching and layering of vintage and antique indigos and large stitching. 

 Enso (Zen Circle) by Allison Wilbur

Friday, June 29, 2018

Veronica Conaky Mays

Veronica Conaky Mays
has at least two quilts that will be featured
at the National African Quilt Convention
 in Lawrence, Kansas

July 11-14, 2018

One of her quilts, titled "Jim Crow, No Mo",  is based on the Langston Hughes poem "Merry-Go-Round".  The call for artists asked that they depict the Jim Crow South that Langston Hughes grew up in.  She chose to place the kids in the foreground so that they are victorious.

"Jim Crow, No Mo" by Veronica Conaky Mays

The second quilt accepted into the exhibition is titled, "No One Knew", a piece in acknowledgment of the "#metoo" movement.

"No One Knew" by Veronica Conaky Mays

These next two quilts were donated as part of Veronica's Rhode Island state council of the arts grant.

The first one, titled "Black Regiment", went to the Newport County NAACP.  It represents the black soldiers of the revolutionary war. 

"Black Regiment" by Veronica Conaky Mays

The second one, titled "Mixing the Magic", went to the Mixed Magic Theater in Pawtucket.

"Mixing the Magic" by Veronica Conaky Mays

Metamorphosis Acceptances

Congratulations to MA/RI SAQA member

Suzanne Housley Noonan

Her piece called "Wicked Thoughts" was accepted into the global "Metamorphosis" Exhibit.  

"Wicked Thoughts" by Suzanne Housley Noonan

Suzanne Housley Noonan's Artist Statement:

Metamorphosis is not always a beautiful thing. A great number of people walk among us hiding our emotions. The feeling that hits us at times: Grief, Shame, Doubt, Frustration, Fear, Envy, Depression and Sadness. We have an outer shell for all to see. This fiber art is made of layers of cotton fabrics. Cut and peeled away to reveal the color below. The fabric is shredded along the edges to represent our fragile existence.

Congratulations also to MA/RI SAQA members

 Diane M. Bailey ("Fragmenting Circles"),

 Mary-Ellen Latino ("Dance of Life:  Tidal Pool"),

 and Valerie Maser-Flanagan ("Wood Grain #1"), 

who also had works accepted into the "Metamorphosis" call for entry.

Exhibition Schedule:

Quilt Festival Houston - November 8-11, 2018

Quilt Festival Chicago - April 2019

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Timna Tarr

Timna Tarr

will be having an exhibit of her work at

the Barney Library in

 Farmington, Connecticut,

August 2 - 29, 2018.

Included in the show will be work

 from her new Barnyard Series. 

Her piece "The Duchess of Dirt" is featured in the exhibit.

"The Duchess of Dirt"  by Timna Tarr

Monday, June 18, 2018

Riverside Art Regional Meeting


JUNE 16, 2018


Eighteen members of the MA/RI region got together on a warm June day to experience Riverside Art.  And what a great experience it was!  We were divided into two groups.  One group spent time with Stephanie learning all about designing framed artwork,  as well as practical demonstrations of framing quilt art using traditional framing, mats, glass, shadow boxes, and more.  The demonstration showed members that some framing tasks can be learned, and what tools were needed to frame a piece.

The second group was led by Kim, who demonstrated the enormous scanner, and how artwork can be beautifully reproduced onto different kinds of paper and canvas.  Reproducing your artwork allows you to make posters, prints, note cards, booklets, and more.  There is no end to what can be done with the scanner, a printer, and a work of art.

Members thoroughly enjoyed attending both sessions.  Besides the demonstrations, members wandered the store looking at original works of art and gifts, as well as an extremely well stocked art supply department.  Many tempting items were available for purchase.  The staff was extremely helpful and knowledgeable.  If you were unable to attend on Saturday, you owe yourself a trip to this store.  You won't be disappointed.

A spirited discussion during the lunch break took place about PODs, crit groups, exhibitions, and volunteering.  After the business meeting and raffle, show and tell allowed members to share their latest works.  It was a great day!

Suzanne Munroe put together this meeting and did a great job.  She also volunteered to be the next co-representative of the MA/RI region.  Suzanne will be a welcome addition to the planning functions for the region.  Thanks Suzanne!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Nancy Crasco Announces Three April Openings

Above: Tanana River Butterflies

Nancy Crasco Announces Three April Openings

April 3 - May 3, 2018
Cambridge Art Association Small Group Show featuring:
Nancy Crasco, Bonnie Lerner, Susan Paladino & Patricia White
University Place Gallery | 124 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA
Reception April 13, 6-8PM
Printmaking Demonstration | April 11, 11:00-1:00PM
Fairy Tales, Folk Tales and Fables
March 23 – May 4, 2018
Belmont Gallery of Art19 Moore Street, Belmont, MA
March 23-May 4
Reception April 6, 6:30-8:30PM

Impressions III Printmaking Show
April 13 - May 6, 2018
gallery blink 1963 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA
Opening Reception Saturday April 14, 5:00 - 8:00PM
Raining Cats and Dogs
Belmont Gallery of Art
Cambridge Art Association
The Gleaner
Gallery Blink

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Nature's Landscape Fiber Art Show

Nature’s Landscape
Fiber Art Show

  Summers Last Bouquet
By Karen Pulaski
Ellen’s Lambs
By Tricia Deck

Tricia Deck and
 Karen Pulaski
April 1-27
Reception April 15th 2-4pm
Lincoln Library
3 Bedford Rd.
Lincoln, Ma.