The SAQA MA/RI Region has had a call out for trunk show pieces since fall of 2014. In the last few months we were excited to receive a few new submissions to the show. We now have 11 pieces collected and every time we have an event the MA/RI Trunk Show is displayed. It is our hope that with over 120 members our show will grow much larger so we can look for small venues to exhibit this fabulous expression of our collective work. This is not a juried call. Any member of MA/RI is welcomed and encouraged to submit a piece. Directions for doing so are included at the end of this post.
New Trunk Show Work by JEANNE MARKLIN, JANIS DOUCETTE & DAWN ALLEN
Circling Around by Jeanne Marklin
Jeanne states of her piece, "Spheres seem to have a life of their own, and they intrigue me. I have come to recognize that for me, spheres represent fullness, completeness and the expression of being centered." Circling Around is hand dyed, fused and free motion quilted. www.jeannemarklin.com
found words by Janis Doucette.
Janis describes her process, "I took some well known poems and extracted some phrases from them to reconstruct them as 'found' words upon the page. I had embroidered the spiral focal point and used intense pastels to heighten the colors and values between segments." She defines her piece as mixed media textile collage, consisting of handprints, nature prints, DSP, digital photo prints and transfers, machine pieced and hand embroidered. https://turtlemoonimpressions.wordpress.com/
Spring by Dawn Allen.
"I am pondering the true colors of spring. I am dreaming of bright yellow daffodils and red tulips...This piece represents a daffodil beginning to wake up after the long winter. The sky is gray and dreary and the soil is dark and rich." Dawn used commercial fabrics and threads, pieced and free motion quilted with a small amount of hand stitching. www.dawnallen.net
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Send the artwork to Sue Bleiweiss (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.