Tuesday, November 10, 2015

New Trunk Show Piece

We just received an exciting new piece for the MA/RI Trunk Show from Sharyn Raiche.


Sharyn's most recent work has been about creating lines of color and movement. She is interested in how colors play off one another, and the way she can develop an impressionist effect using many, tiny sections. She cuts fabric into strips and then builds the blocks by piecing and cross-cutting several times, until the strips become quite complex. For Suspension, she machine appliqu├ęd the strips onto silk with a satin stitch and then added movement with quilting lines. She works with a loose idea and builds each quilt on the design wall as she progresses, making changes until she likes the result. Suspension is sixth in a series using this technique. Sharyn used commercial cottons, silk, foil ribbons and polyester thread for her materials. 

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 to Sue Bleiweiss (or bring it to a future SAQA regional meeting, our next is Sat., Nov. 14 at NEQM in Lowell from 10am to 2pm) 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 all SAQA MA/RI members and there is no deadline to submit a piece for it.

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