Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Sandra Poteet's Art Basics for Quilters

Registration has opened for Sandra Poteet’s Art Basics for Quilters, a two-day workshop scheduled for September in Grass Valley, CA.

The first session on Tuesday September 22nd covers such basics as line, shape and color, while the second session on Thursday September 24th explores the principles of balance, unity and contrast. Students may register for one or both sessions. No sewing is involved; students need only bring scissors, pen or pencil, glue stick and their lunch. Contact Sandra here.

Date: September 22 and September 24, 2015
Time: 10:30 a.m. –3:30 p.m.
Place: Sugar Pine Quilt Shop classroom
452 S Auburn St, Suite A, Grass Valley, CA
(530) 272-5308
Cost: $40/day for members of Mountain Art Quilters, $50/day for non-members, payable on the day of instruction
To reserve: Send an email to gvcathy@yahoo.com

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Ann Baldwin May at Axis Gallery

Lime Gone Wild by Ann Baldwin May
Lime Gone Wild by Ann Baldwin May has been juried into the 10th National Exhibition at the Axis Gallery.

Dates: July 31–August 23, 2015
Reception: August 8, 6–9 p.m.
Address: 625 S Street, Sacramento, CA 95811 
Hours: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 12–5 p.m. or by appointment
Contact: info@axisgallery.org


Saturday, May 30, 2015

Enter Your Work in Our Regional Trunk Show

Our regional trunk show has been popular with viewers at its many venues, and NorCal SAQA is looking for additional pieces.

Bring your artwork to the August meeting or mail it to Sonja Campbell, 186 Milliken Creek Dr. Napa, CA 94558.  

Here are the guidelines:
  • An art piece 12" x 12"
  • All embellishments and or hanging methods must be within the 12" x12" dimensions
  • Only one work per regional member artist 
  • All work must be labeled on the back with title (or untitled) and artist’s name
  • On a separate page, please include your name, address, phone number and email along with a 300-character description of your piece
The trunk show will travel for two years.

Hanging Instructions for the Strata Exhibit

Quilts that are juried into the Strata exhibition at the Harrington Gallery will need sleeves and slats of a particular dimension. While exact hanging instructions will be provided when entrants receive notification of acceptance, regional rep Denise Oyama Miller shared specifics at the May meeting:
Finally, please put your name and title of the work on the wooden rod.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

NorCal SAQA Members at Olive Hyde Art Gallery


A Touch of Japanese Blue I by Mirka Knaster

Works by numerous NorCal SAQA members have been accepted for display in the 47th Annual Textile Exhibition at the Olive Hyde Art Gallery in Fremont. The upcoming show presents the work of artists incorporating textiles and fibers in both traditional and contem-
porary ways in sculpture, weav-
ing, quilt making, basketry, paper making, wearable art, bookmaking and mixed media.

 Curator Gloria Kim has selected the work of 21 contemporary Bay Area artists: Adriane Dedic, Ann Baldwin May, Denise Oyama Miller, Diane Goff, Emi Tabuchi, Geri Patterson-Kutras, Giny Dixon, Irene Schlesinger, Jeri Bodemar, Joan Dyer, Kay Hille-Hatten, Melba Vincent, Michael Rohde, Miran Lee, Mirka Knaster, Moitreyee Chowdhury, Nancy Bardach, Nancy Ryan, Sandra Wagner, Schatzi Brimer and Susan Helmer.

Dates: June 19–July 18, 2015 
Opening Reception: Friday, June 19 from 7–9 p.m.
Address: 123 Washington Blvd, Fremont, CA 94539
Phone: (510) 791-4357
Hours: Noon–5 p.m., Thursday–Sunday during exhibitions
Metamorphic by Denise Oyama Miller

Aspen Solace by Schatzi Brimer

Underwater Reflections By Giny Dixon

Wearable Art Redo by Giny Dixon

Room with a View by Geri Patterson-Kutras

The Old Barn by Geri Patterson-Kutras

Verdelho by Schatzi Brimer
Poppy by Nancy Ryan

Serenity in the Forest by Nancy Ryan
Exploring Circles #5:  Bounce by Joan Dyer
Cheddar and Triscuits by Ann Baldwin May
Chelyabinsk Skies by Nancy Bardach

Dappled by Nancy Bardach


Fire and Wind by Sandra Wagner



Glorious Hills by Sandra Wagner

Monday, May 18, 2015

Strata Exhibition Call for Entry


Northern California and Northern Nevada regional members are invited to enter new work for jurying into an exhibition titled Strata – New Works from the Studio Art Quilt Associates at the Harrington Art Gallery in Pleasanton.
Strata will showcase the transformative outcome when art quilts are made from innovative layers of cloth, fiber, image transfer, paint and stitch. The show will demonstrate how diverse materials and techniques transmute cloth into a work of art. The artists will utilize a variety of surface design approaches, including photography, mixed media, weaving, stitching, mixed media and painting, creating representational, abstract and non-representational artwork. Through Strata, viewers will experience a wide range of quilted art, from those displayed on the wall to freestanding sculptural works. Entries received by July 15 will be considered for exhibition publicity.

Juried by Yvonne Porcella, the exhibition will include 40–45 quilts and 5 sculptural works. Entries must be submitted online via this link at the SAQA website.  Here are key dates: 

Entry opens: July 12, 2015 
Deadline for receipt of entries: August 12, 2015 
Notification of acceptance: September 12, 2015 
Accepted artwork delivery date: October 12, 2015 
Artist reception: Thursday, November 12, 2015
Exhibition Dates: November 12 through December 16, 2015 

Venue: 
Harrington Art Gallery
Firehouse Arts Center
4444 Railroad Avenue
Pleasanton, California 94566


Curators will be Denise Oyama Miller, Jennifer Landau, Kathy Grady and Pat Porter. In anticipation of producing a catalog of the exhibition, Pat is looking into cost projections.

The region’s November meeting will take place in the gallery, giving members an opportunity to see the show.

Please direct any questions via email to Jen Landau or Denise Oyama Miller.

Denise Oyama Miller Teaching at San Jose Museum

Nature by Denise Oyama Miller
Denise Oyama Miller will be teaching her Mixing It Up Art Quilts workshop at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles in July.

The class fosters creativity and experimentation and encour-
ages students to expand their repertoire of quilting and art techniques. Participants will make 12" square art quilts focusing on pattern design using fabric, papers and paint.
Date: Saturday–Sunday, July 11–12
Time: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles
520 South First Street, San Jose
Registration: http://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/calendar
A student supply list is available at the time of registration.