Monday, March 21, 2016

A Special Invitation

Hot off the press from Micaela Fitzimmons (Juror, MCOTW: International, Stratford Perth Museum) and Martha Sielman (Exec. Director, SAQA):

My Corner of the World: Art Quilt Exhibition

Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford ON
May 21 to September 5, 2016

A Fall Day in Westport
Joan Reive, Belleville, ON


Saturday May 21, 2016

1-3 pm

The Stratford Perth Museum and SAQA Central Canada welcomes the rest of SAQA -- it's Western and Atlantic Canada Regions and its International membership -- to the Premiere of the companion exhibits, My Corner of the World and My Corner of the World: Canada.

To quote Bethany Garner, Curator of My Corner of the World: Canada, from the SAQA Central Canada weblog:

Canadian and international artists interpret their “corner of the world” in this colourful exhibition of exquisite art quilts.

This 80 piece show was developed in collaboration with SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates). A two-part exhibition, it consists 40 pieces from SAQA Canadian member artists, and 40 pieces from SAQA International member artists.

The artwork includes representational as well as abstract pieces, portraying a wide range of interpretations of the theme – from the geographical to the meta-physical.

The Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, May 21, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. We are pleased to welcome Incoming SAQA President Lisa Ellis, as well as other SAQA Representatives, who will offer opening remarks.

Our SAQA Artists who have work in the exhibitions are certainly encouraged to join in on the festivities, as are all of our Canadian SAQA members, family and friends who are able to be with us in Stratford for the Opening event.

Let's make celebrating this remarkable Exhibition a very special time to thank each of you who participated in the Call to  Entry, and shared their beautiful work with the Juror and to enjoy the beauty of the art pieces as they begin their journey across Canada and beyond.

Looking forward to seeing many of you in May!

Image credit: Studio Art Quilt Associates
Art by Maria Shell, Judith Roderick, Gail Sims, Martha Ressler and Ellie Kreneck

1 comment:

  1. I'm so looking forward to being at the opening with you Margaret. It's interesting to read that SAQA execs will be there too.