Thursday, April 23, 2015

Danforth Art Professional Artist Series



Register now for the Spring 2015 Professional Artist Series and Portfolio Review Day!

Professional Artist Series \ Thursdays, April 30, May 7, and May 14  \  6:30-8:00pm

Join us for workshops on the business of art taught by those who have mastered the art of business, designed for working artists in all levels of their careers. $25 for each class for non-member
$15 for each class for Danforth Art Professional Artist level members $65 for the 3-part series for non-members
$45 for the 3-part series for Danforth Art Professional Artist level members

Portfolio Review Day Saturday, April 25, 2015
Meet one-on-one with experienced art professionals to discuss your work and consider how to best advance your career. You may seek advice in exploring new markets, improving and selling your art, and making connections with museums, gallerists, and art media.
  REGISTER NOW! Spaces are filling fast!
AM sessions: 10am, 10:30am, 11am, 11:30am, 12pm
PM sessions: 1:30pm, 2pm, 2:30pm, 3pm
To speak to more than one reviewer, you must sign-up for multiple sessions.
$65 per 20-minute session for non-members
$45 per 20-minute session for Danforth Art Professional Artist level members

REVIEWERS: (Read their full bios online)
  • Marjorie Cohn is former head conservator of the Harvard University Art Museums. From 1990-1991 and 2002-2003, she was also the Harvard University Art Museums’ acting director. She served a four-year term as President of the Print Council of America, the international professional organization of curators of works of art on paper, 2001-2005.
  • Bridget Lynch is an award winning artist and curator, currently Director of the Trustman Art Gallery at Simmons College and Associate Professor of Practice in the Department of Art and Music. Lynch curates six professional shows per year which present a wide range of working styles by contemporary New England artists.
  • Jessica Roscio is Associate Curator at Danforth Art. Prior to joining Danforth Art, she held positions at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Roscio has an M.A. in Art History from the University at Buffalo and a Ph.D. in American Studies, with a focus on the History of Photography, from Boston University.
  • Francine Weiss is an independent curator and educator. In her most recent position as the Curator at the Photographic Resource Center, Francine organized exhibitions of contemporary photography and edited Loupe journal. Prior to working at the PRC, Francine served as Acting Assistant Curator in the Dept. of Photographs at the National Gallery of Art. Currently a visiting critic and professor in the MFA program at the New Hampshire Institute of Art, Francine critiques and advises students on their portfolios.

Become a Professional Artist level member today, and receive your exclusive invitation to join critics, gallerists, bloggers, and fellow artists at an Artist Resource Reception on Thursday, June 11, 2015. Space is limited; invitations will be sent to current Professional Artist level members via Eventbrite in late April.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

member news - Ro Morrisey

BREWSTER, MA.    Naturescape Gallery at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is proud to present “Nature’s Fibers: An Exhibition of Fiber Art” with South Orleans artist Ro Morrissey and friends May 1st - May 31st 2015, Wednesdays –Sundays 11am-3pm.

Defying the traditional mediums of oil, watercolor and pastels, fabric, thread and fiber are the paints and paint brushes of fiber artists. Whether using a sewing machine, a loom or hand stitching, fiber artists strive to add dimension, texture, color and line to their work through the use of fiber. This exhibit features the work of South Orleans fiber artist Ro Morrissey, who, inspired by the enduring beauty of Cape Cod, employs a painterly approach, improvisational piecing and thread sketching to create her scenes of Cape Cod

Saturday, April 4, 2015

member news: Jude Larzelere

6 quilts by SAQA member Jude Larzelere 6 will be in a curated show called "Quilt Visions - American Modern Quilt Art" June 6-August 30, 2015 at the Oulu Museum of Art, Oulu Finland

Here are two of the quilts created by Jude that will be in the exhibit:

"black and blue" 
54”h x 55”w

64”h x 61”w 

The Oulu Museum of Art is proud to present eight American masters of quilt art – including one male artist! – in its summer exhibition. Thanks to the long tradition of quilt art, its high regard and the excellent level of professional artists, the field of quilt arts in the United States is very extensive and varied. The exhibition by the eight artists invited specifically for the occasion sheds light on different methods and techniques of quilt art. The works exhibited deal with different subjects including female, male and Afro-American perspectives, everyday domestic life, big cities and abstract patterns and colours, forming the most comprehensive exhibition focusing on quilt art in Northern Europe to date.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Regional meeting recap

On Saturday March 28th we had a regional meeting at Blaine's in Cranston Ri and a great time was had by all who attended.  We had about 30 in attendance so it was a packed room!

Sue Bleiweiss opened the meeting with a few announcements and then we got right into the fun stuff!  Blaine's very generously had four BERNINA machines set up so that we could do some hands on free motion demos and that attendees could practice on.  Nancy Turbitt and Allison Wilbur shared all their tips and tricks for free motion quilting and Sue Bleiweiss talked about alternative edge finishing ideas for quilts and how to make a gusseted hanging sleeve for the back of quilts.  We split the crowd in half, did our demos and then switched places.

Here's Nancy Turbitt  talking to her first group about free motion quilting:
Sue Polansky brought a couple of her quilts with unique edge finishes on them to share with the group:

Once all the demos were done, members milled about using the BERNINA machines, did a little shopping and we broke for lunch...

and then we had a wonderful show and tell... (my apologies to anyone's show and tell I may have missed and whose name I got wrong)

 Nancy Turbitt
 Betsy Abbot
 Sue Polansky sharing a piece that she made in Judy Coate's Perez's workshop

 Michelle Leavitt

 Celeste B Janey
 Allison Wilbur

 Dawn Allen

 Barbara Chojnacki
  Barbara Chojnacki

 Heidi Proffetty

 Suzanne Monroe
  Suzanne Monroe

Emma Griffen
 Sharyn Raiche

Ellie Coffey

Karen McCann

Thanks to everyone who came out for the meeting!