Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Trunk show piece

This gorgeous piece for the trunk show was made by SAQA member Celeste B Janey...

"African Triangles"

Weaving is the creative way in which my cultural ancestry best explodes from my soul, in my work.  It finds its way through the various textures and mediums of fibers, in my workshops.
A few summers ago, a colleague and I were exploring thickened dyes used with silk screening.  Through this process, I realized I could continue my individual quest of finding backgrounds in which to continue to weave various fibers found in my "artist" environment.
This piece, background, is from this exploration.  This piece is screened from thickened dyes, layered on several passes on white PFD (prepared for dye) cotton.  It wasn't until recently, that the piece called to me to be woven with ribbons, machine embroidered and quilted.  The embroidered stitches enhancing the triangular shapes, exemplify the colours and feelings of my Africa.

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 sue@suebleiweiss.com

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.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

member news -

SAQA member JoAnn Janjigian will have a piece on display in the Pursuing Justice Through Art 2015 exhibit on view at the Whistler House Museum of Art in Lowell MA.

Opening Reception 
Pursuing Justice Through Art 2015
Saturday, March 21, 2-4 pm
Please join us this Saturday for the Opening Reception of "Pursuing Justice Through Art 2015," from 2 - 4 pm. 

Armenian, Jewish, Cambodian, Bosnian, Rwandan, Sudanese, and Native Americans are only a few of the nationalities that have been affected by genocide. The year 2015 marks the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, the 70th Anniversary of the end of the Jewish Holocaust and the 40th Anniversary of the Cambodian Genocide. 

It is the hope that education and awareness through the medium of art presented in this exhibition can be used to help ensure a more peaceful future in the 21st century. 

Artists from around the world will display works rooted in genocide and holocaust memories and commemoration. 

The exhibit runs through April 25, 2015. 

Saturday, April 18, 1-4pm

Mark your calendars for an informative and thought provoking afternoon. Symposium speakers include: Diana Der-Hovanessian, Kim Servart Theriault, Ph.D., Dr. Elliott W. Salloway, Amy Fagin, and Sayon Soeun.