Friday, February 13, 2015

new trunk show piece

I received this beautiful piece for the MA/RI region trunk show in the mail this week from Wen Redmond:

“Be” was created using digitally prepared canvas, medium lift organza, free writing and text for a Chinese newspaper.

Submission details for the trunk show:
Each piece must be 9”x 11” - unbound please as the edges will not be visible and the piece will be mounted on matboard.  Please keep any dimensional embellishments at least 1" from the edges.  Include a one page ( 8 1/2” x 11” sheet of paper) artist statement that has your name, the title of the piece, materials and techniques used and any contact information or other information about the piece you wish to include.   Please also email a copy of this statement to Sue at

Send the artwork Sue Bleiweiss to (or bring it to a future SAQA regional meeting) Please include $5.00 (make checks payable to SAQA) to cover the supplies needed to mount and frame the artwork.

Note that this is an open ongoing call for SAQA MA/RI members and there is no deadline to submit a piece for it.  This is a non juried show open to all members of the SAQA  MA/RI region so if you send a piece it will be included.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

member news - Wen Redmond

Wen Redmond has a couple of exciting workshop opportunities for you as well as some exhibition news.  Read on for the details:

Workshops with Wen:

Machine Quilters Exposition
April 8, a full day workshop- Holographic Memories
April 9th, a 1/2 day workshop- Thermal Facts
At The Center of NH, Radisson Hotel,
700 Elm Street, Manchester NH
REGISTRATION Opens November 15, 2014
Full faculty list here 

Quilting by the Lake
Session II: July 27-31
Holographic Memories and More (5-day Class)
As seen in Quilting Arts Magazine and Quilting Arts TV Show! Capture your loved ones or favorite subjects with life like imagery. Using your photographs, create holographic effects with my innovative digital fiber technique. We will create a 5x7” picture mounted on 12x14” bars with Thermal Fax screen-printing highlights on your hand painted fabric ‘frame’! Easy and so exciting! Add nature printing to the mix for create a unique art journal or additional highlights. Images for Holographic Image and Thermal Fax Silk-screens will need to be emailed to Wen one month before workshop.

Exhibition news:
Wen will have artwork on display in the following exhibitions:

National Exhibits
Quilt National Athens, Ohio 5/22-9/7
Westbeth Center for the Art, NYC, Women’s’ Caucus for the Art Exhibit 2/7-2/22
Textile Center Member Exhibit, MN 1/8-2/28
Grand Marais Art Colony MN 2/8- 3/8
SAQA Celebrating Silver exhibit travels various venues

Local Exhibits
Gallery Seven, Maynard MA 2/24-4/4
Branching Out: Trees Interpreted, Emporium Gallery, South Berwick ME 2/7-4/4
League of New Hampshire Craftsmen- Headquarters Exhibit, Concord- Blue. 1/22-3/30
Sharon Arts Center Exhibit, Peterborough, NH 1/16-2/28