Friday, September 30, 2016

Member News - Ro Morrissey

Fall For Fiber
The Artists of Fiber Frenzy
Brewster Ladies Library
October 4-29, 2016

Ro Morrissey - "Turning Tide"

The Brewster Ladies’ Library is pleased to present Fall for Fiber, a mixed media fiber art show, from October 4 to 29, 2016. The artists featured are Christine Anderson, Madeline Arnault, June Calendar, Carol Flax, Carol Fitzsimons, Robin Maguire, Ro Morrissey, Toni Newhall, Jane Parhiala, Meredith Pearson, Elaine Skoler, and Susannah Wheelwright. The artists first came together in 2014 to create a show for the New Church in Yarmouthport. Since then, the group, informally known as "Fiber Frenzy," has grown in reputation, obtaining shows at the Museum of Natural History in Brewster and at the Woodruffs Art Center in Mashpee.

The public is invited to a reception at the Library on Saturday, October 8 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

This exhibit is sponsored by the Brewster Ladies’ Library. Please call the library at (508) 896-3913 before coming, due to the exhibition room sometimes being in use for a program and not open for viewing. The Brewster Ladies' Library is located at 1822 Main St. In Brewster, MA.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Member News - Lee Sproull

Sew'l eWitt: 
Quilts Inspired by Sol LeWitt
Presented by Northampton Modern Quilt Guild
September 23 - October 23, 2016

By Robin Heller

Artwork by SAQA MA/RI member Lee Sproull is included in an exhibit of art quilts which were inspired by the work of Sol LeWitt whose work was full of graphic design, line and bold color. The exhibition is created by the Modern Quilt Guild of Northampton, MA and shows in the Eclipse Mill Gallery in North Adams, MA. The exhibit opens on September 23 with an Opening Reception from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

By Robin Heller

The Eclipse Mill Gallery is located at 243 Union St., North Adams, MA. Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00pm to 5:00pm.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Member & Exhibition Call News

Fiber in the Present Tense 2016

Surface Design Association, MA/RI Chapter
September 7 - November 3, 2016

Opening reception Saturday, September 10, 3:00 to 5:00 pm

Shaman's Dream by Janis Doucette

Member Janis Doucette has artwork accepted into a regional showing of fiber at the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown, MA. Fiber in the Present Tense 2016 is a juried exhibition to showcase the fiber artwork of the MA/RI Chapter of the Surface Design Association (SDA). The Juror for this show is member Marcia Young who is a SAQA Board of Directors member and Editor of "Fiber Art Now Magazine".

The Arsenal Center for the Arts is located on 321 Arsenal St. In Watertown, MA. Summer hours for the gallery are Monday through Friday from 12:00 to 5:00 pm. For fall hours call 617-923-0100 or email The Fine Arts & Crafts store on the first floor of the Arsenal Center for the Arts is open Tuesday through Sunday from 12:00 to 6:00 pm.

Call to Artists: Small Works 
(The Arsenal Center for the Arts)

The Arsenal Center for the Arts is seeking the work of artists from the Greater Boston Area for their annual Small Works exhibition happening November 10 - December 30, 2016. The work will be exhibited in their first and second floor galleries and will be on display throughout the holiday season. Works must be 12" x 12" or smaller and can be 2D or 3D but must be priced under $300.00. Arsenal Center for the Arts will retain 40% on the sale of works. A maximum of four pieces per artist will be chosen but up to 10 pieces may be submitted for consideration. Submit all work in JPEG format (not larger than 300ppi) Include name, address, phone number, email address on corresponding numbered sheet with title, medium, size and artist statement. Submit to Aneleise Ruggles at not later than October 1, 2016. Jury fee is $20.00 and should be mailed to: 

Arsenal Center for the Arts
Attention: Aneleise Ruggles
Small Works Submission
321 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA 02472

Questions or concerns contact them at 617-923-0100, ext. 8304 or via email (above)

Call to Artists: Fine Arts & Crafts Shop
The Arsenal Center for the Arts

The Arsenal Center for the Arts seeks artists in the Greater Boston Area to exhibit and sell their fine arts and crafts in The Shop. The Shop features fine arts and crafts from over 40 artists at any given time. They open their doors to thousands of employees at the Arsenal on the Charles Complex, patrons from the New Repertory Theatre and the Watertown Children's Theatre, patrons at Panera Bread and La Casa de Pedro and other shoppers offering them the opportunity to purchase beautiful handcrafted artwork. All items must be original, hand-crafted work and each artist may offer a wide variety of items. The number of items accepted will be determined by the Program Director.

Artists are invited to participate in the opportunity by submitting 3-5 images of you work via email along with name, phone, website, medium and price range for consideration to Inventory from selected artists will exceed the original 5 items submitted. Deadline for submissions is September 16, 2016. A $20.00 jury fee is required and can be paid via credit card (Visa, Mastercard and Discover) in person Mon-Fri 10am to 4pm, via phone 617-923-0100, x8304 or a check made out to the Arsenal Center for the Arts and mailed to:

Beverly Snow
Shop Jury Fee
Arsenal Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA 02472 

Monday, September 5, 2016

Member News - Dawn Allen

Dawn Allen's Secret Garden


 Poppy II

A solo exhibit  highlighting Dawn Allen's fabric art from the past two years, will be at the Rinnova Gallery in Westfield, MA, September through October and the artist reception will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Friday, October 7.. Most of the artwork from the "Larger Than Life Flowers" series will be there as well as several new and not yet exhibited pieces.

confetti in the grass

The “Larger Than Life Flowers” series is inspired by the moment in the Wizard of Oz when the movie turns to color and the camera pans across giant colorful flowers. This series is fun, exiting, and happy. These original art pieces hang on the wall and bring cheer to your space.

All of the pieces are made from fabric using modern art quilting techniques and Dawn's own method of transforming the usually flat quilt medium into three dimensional art. 

The Rinnova Gallery is located at 105 Elm Street Westfield, MA, 01085.

RSVP on Dawn's Facebook event page:

Also from Dawn:

Quilting Arts in the SPOTLIGHT

Dawn Allen

Dawn has a five page article in the August/September 2016, issue 82 of Quilting Arts magazine. She describes her experiences with altered vision and depth perception in detail and explains why she finds it so important to work with the concept of three-dimensional sculpture. 

Don't miss this fascinating article. Quilting Arts magazine can be found at Barnes & Noble and JoAnn's for $7.99 an issue. For subscription information 800 406-5283 or