Friday, November 17, 2017

'Tis the Season...

For art shows!

A number of our members are involved in seasonal art shows and sales this year.

In early November, MB/SK member Cathie Ugrin showed and sold her work at the 2017 Crafted show in Winnipeg:

And up-coming...

B.C. member, Janet Scruggs, is participating in the Small Works Show and Sale, a fund-raiser for the Kamloops Arts Council:

Janet shared some images of her work that will be available for purchase at this show, stating that 50% of the proceeds go to the Arts Council.  Artist supporting art in the community: a 'win' for art, artists and the viewing and purchasing public.

Fall Leaf
Sun print on cotton, hand-stitched

Leaf TrioSun print on cotton, hand-stitched

JScruggsLace7X7free form needlelace layered
 on lace, silk and distressed felt

Sorbello Flower
free embroidery:
Sorbello stitch and French knots

NOTE: this show and sale runs from November 22 through December 22, with the Opening Reception on November 22 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.  It all takes place at the Old Court House in Kamloops, B.C.

In Alberta, Contextural, a fibre arts cooperative that includes SAQA WC members Diane Duncan and Terri Illingworth, is having a show and sale in Calgary:

From the cooperative's Facebook page comes this description of just what you'll find on offer:

This is a textile-focused sale that provides the opportunity for the public to meet the artists and makers of silk-screened, EcoPrinted and hand-dyed scarves, pillows and bags; 2D and 3D art pieces; items for babies and your pets; clothing accessories; and home decor. 
Come enjoy a warm cup of cider and meet the Contextural Artists! 
Contextural is a community of textile artists fostering a cooperative creative environment in support of the production of new artistic works.

Also in Alberta, SAQA WC members Ilse Anysas-Salkauskas, Margaret Blank and Barbara J. West contributed to the first "100@100" fund-raiser for the Alberta Society of Artists (ASA).  Each piece is 10" square, mounted on artist's panel.

This is an online sale (not an auction)...each piece is available for $100.  They're going fast, but there are still some fine pieces available online HERE -- including two pieces from Ilse...

Country Fragments II

Country Fragments III

Please note: Both Barbara and Ilse are Juried Members of both the ASA and SAQA.

Remember, if you have news to share with your SAQA colleagues -- and there are readers not only in the WC Region but all across Canada and globally -- please contact Margaret, the current blog editor.  Thanks for your support!

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