Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Joan Dyer and Denise Oyama Miller in Redirecting the Ordinary

Joan Dyer and Denise Oyama Miller have been juried into the Studio Art Quilt Associates show, “Redirecting the Ordinary.” The show is about taking something that is part of everyday life and making it into something unexpected, unusual, or extraordinary.
Have a Cup, Joan Dyer
Joan Dyer's piece, Have a Cup, began with a simple cup and saucer-shaped block in a variety of hand-dyed cotton, silk and commercial fabrics. She expanded the idea by tweaking the block into different shapes and then added free motion quilting designs to embellish the piece.
Shear Delight, Denise Oyama Miller
Denise chose her favorite tool-her scissors, to inspire Shear Delight. Using various mixed media techniques, she created multiple layers of scissors with fabric, paper, and paint. The top layer uses sheer fabric to make the final set of scissors transparent.

Redirecting the Ordinary will travel for 3 years starting with the International Quilt Festival in Houston, then Cincinnati (April 2015), followed by Chicago (June 2015). Additional venues will be determined later.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Nancy Bardach, Marjorie DeQuincy and Bonnie J. Smith Showing at Olive Hyde Art Gallery

Composing Colors, Nancy Bardach

Summer, Marjorie DeQuincy
The Olive Hyde Art Gallery has selected multiple pieces from each of seven Northern California contemporary textile artists for the "46th Annual Textile Exhibit". Work by Nancy BardachBonnie J. Smith and Marjorie DeQuincy will be included in the show.

Thoughts of the Mind, Interpretations in Indigo, Bonnie J. Smith
The gallery is located at 123 Washington Blvd in Fremont, CA. The show runs from March 28th to April 26, 2014 and the gallery is open Thursday – Sunday, Noon – 5:00 pm, during exhibitions. Admission is free to the public.  Phone number (510) 791-4357. An Artists’ reception, also open to the public, will be held on Friday, March 28, 2014 from 7-9 P.M.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Confluence Exhibition at the Sacramento Temporary Contemporary Gallery in Sacramento

CONFLUENCE is an exhibition conceived by Inga Gorsvans-Buell and Deborah Weir, two Southern California artists, in response to two issues of great importance:  water and art. In addition to their own work, they have compiled the work of three additional artists: Cindy McConnell, Susan Willen and Carol Nilsen. They all work in fiber, textiles and affiliated media.

The exhibition will be showing at the Sacramento Temporary Contemporary Gallery in Sacramento from April 10 - 27. Opening Night will be Thursday, April 10 at 6 p.m.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Karin Lusnak Juried into Sky at the Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek

Cairn Chasm, Karin Lusnak
Karin Lusnak's quilt Cairn Chasm has been accepted into Sky-a national juried exhibition.

Sky was juried by DeWitt Cheng, a San Francisco-based writer and critic, and Elizabeth Ferrer, Director of Contemporary Art, BRIC, Brooklyn, NY. This exhibition asks artists to explore how the sky—both atmospheric and conceptual—can be represented in a diverse reach of media.

The exhibit will be shown at the Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek from March 9 - May 25, 2014.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Aileyn Renli Ecob in Fantastic Fibers '14 Exhibit in Paducah, Ky

Globe Thistle, Aileyn Renli Ecob

Aileyn Renli Ecob will be showing her latest piece, Globe Thistle, in the Fantastic Fibers '14  exhibit at the Yeiser Art Center in Paducah, KY. This is an officially sanctioned AQS event, and will be open during Quilt Week in Paducah. The dates of the show are April 5 through May 24, 2014.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Franki Kohler and Denise Oyama Miller Exhibiting at Olive Hyde Art Gallery in Fremont

Oakleaf Hydrangea II by Franki Kohler
 The 46th Annual Textile Exhibition at the Olive Hyde Art Gallery will showcase the work of 7 fiber artists, including SAQA members Franki Kohler and Denise Oyama Miller. The exhibit will run from March 28 - April 26, 2014 and the Artists Reception will be held on Friday, March 28, 2014, 7pm - 9pm. Olive Hyde Art Gallery is located in Fremont, Ca at 123 Washington Boulevard, open Tuesday - Sunday, 12pm - 5pm. Admission is free.

Gingko by Denise Oyama Miller

Saturday, March 1, 2014

ARTful Women Exhibit in Danville

The Town of Danville presents ARTful Women: 7 Voices in Fabric Art during its upcoming exhibition which runs March 7-April 26. The exhibit, held at the Village Theatre Art Gallery  (, features seven foothill artists whose primary medium is fabric along with other materials. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday, 12:00 noon – 5:00 PM, Saturdays, 11:00 -- 3:00 PM.

The ARTful Artists include: Pam Berry, Joan Dyer, Jo Hathcock, Sandra Poteet, Ann Sanderson, Lin Schiffner and Gail Sims.

The pieces created by ARTful Women are unique-minimally or multi-layered, stitched, painted, dyed, stamped, embellished in a myriad of ways. In color, they are subtle or bright; subjects are literal or abstract, each an expression of the diverse styles and individual methods.

Their hope is to increase awareness about fabric as a legitimate and fine art medium. As a group, they push themselves and each other to expand their creative limits. For more information, visit the group’s blog here which contains background information and a photo gallery of artwork.

The Opening Reception will be held on March 7 from 5:00-8:00 PM.  There will also be an Art Chat with Sandy Poteet, Gail Sims and Lin Schiffner on Wed, March 19 from 7:00-9:00 PM.  Both of these events are free and open to the community.