Friday, July 29, 2016

The Ties that Bind

"No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the main..."   These words of John Donne's, from his Meditations XVII, introduce a new exhibit from the Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA).  The Ties That Bind will be travelling through Alberta under the auspices of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition Program.

Gracing the cover of the brochure for this exhibit is Alberta member Diane Duncan's piece, Diane Duncan, 2016; Diane, who hails from Calgary, is one of four artists participating in the project.  The others are SAQA member Margie Davidson and artists Judy Weiss and Matt Gould, all of  Edmonton.  The Ties That Bind will be touring to over 60 venues in  approximately 35 Alberta communities.  Four a touring schedule, check the AGA website HERE.  Congratulations, Diane!

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Ongoing and Upcoming!

July is perfect for picnics...and Terry Aske and Judy Villet have the perfect one for you if you're going to be out and about in the Lower Mainland of B.C. this adventure Into the Heart of the Forest.  NOTE: this exhibit is now open and runs through July 24.

Going to the Stampede in Calgary?  You might stop by the Crowfoot Library  (8665 Nose Hill Drive N.W.) to see the Calgary SAQA POD's locally-produced exhibit, Road Trip.

If you missed this one when it showed at Fish Creek Library in April, do try to make it up to the Crowfoot venue.  It will be there through July 24.  From there it goes to the High River Library (909 - 1st Street S.W., High River, AB) from Aug. 2 - 31.

Fancy art on the hoof?  There's an Artwalk going on in Camrose, Alberta this summer which includes work by Mary Wilton, another one of our Alberta members.  From July 20 through September 6, you can see her work at the Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre4901 46 Avenue, Camrose, as part of that city's 21st Annual Artwalk, sponsored by the Camrose Art Society.

Through the Barn Door - Mary Wilton, 2015

Planning ahead for the fall... 

Calgary Area POD is hosting a workshop in High River.  Presented not long ago in B.C. by the Lower Mainland POD, here's an opportunity for members all over the Region -- but particularly east of the Rockies! -- to find the answer to that eternal question, "What Were the Judges Thinking?" 

The workshop is described as "Module 1 of the CQA quilt judge certification program" and is designed for anyone who is considering becoming a judge, scribe, juror or aide, or for those interested in organizing a judged show, or simply expanding their knowledge about judged competitions.
  • Date: Saturday, September 10, 2016.
  • Location: High River Library, 901 - 1st Street S.W., High River, AB.
  • Time:  9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Cost: $50.00 per person, including kit fee.
Registration: the registration fee may be mailed, paid in person or by e-transfer.  Payment must be in full; it will be non-refundable unless the workshop is cancelled.  Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis -- and there is a class limit of 20. For a registration form, please contact Marie McEachern or Nan Williams.