Today...congratulations are in order, because Karen Johnson -- member from British Columbia -- has found that her Auction piece has been sold very quickly in the first full week of this online event.
Well done, Karen!!
|Grid Play #4|
|Variations on a Grid|
|Variations on a Grid #2 - Paper|
|Circling the Blues**|
|Sailing at Sunset|
(c) 2018 - Terry Aske
|Shades of Grey|
(c) 2013 - Terry Aske
I have been invited to showcase my textile work at the Okanagan Art Gallery, Osoyoos, British Columbia -- a co-op art gallery featuring the work of 25 artists.
My plan is to change the work out every two months, creating an email invitation to each new showing. I am currently working on three large pieces featuring the hand printed fabric I like to work with.
|Lorraine with her exhibit, Woven Woods: A Journey Through the Forest Floor|
[I] Had a nice visit at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum in Almonte with fibre friends on Saturday and thoroughly enjoyed seeing your beautiful SAQA My Corner of the World Canada quilts hanging throughout the Museum. The artwork is in a number of various areas through the Museum, as the big PUPPET exhibit is in the main gallery on the first floor. There were not enough of the SAQA quilts to fill the big Gallery, but honestly, I love the juxtaposition of the quilts in areas where the visitors walk and stop to talk, along the stairwells, front lobby, near the gift shop entrance and they are spectacular in the big upper floor gallery, scattered along the walls as the visitors visit the "Fabric of a Small Town" exhibit that is permanent now in the mill after several years of restorations just completed and celebrates the history of the MILL - and why so many visit the Mill Museum so beautifully restored by volunteers for the Almonte Community. We are blessed to have the quilts in this beautiful summer location during tourist season for sure.
Many of the quilts are in small groups, and as you can understand, in an old Mill with scared stone and plaster walls, the hanging options are few. I simply loved the way the art quilts worked to draw the viewers, hanging proudly along the walls among the Mill equipment, the stacks of wooden trays for sorting bobbins and small tools of the trade and the looms and carding equipment - samples of the actual cloth making. So appropriate to our story. I did capture all of your quilts on the cell phone, and will get better photos next visit!
...Your quilts have survived their travels to England, France, Italy and Poland over the past two years very nicely... and they look beautiful in their setting. It was a rainy day, but I had a chance to get a few good cell phone photos which I have posted at the SAQA Central Canada Blog... they are random and apologies to Janet, as her photo is a bit dark - but the quilt which is mainly made of woven strips of paper maps and sheers hangs tall and beautiful between two great windows in the Gallery - so do visit and see "White Pine: Titan of the Shield" for yourself in all of it's glory. There are catalogs of the exhibit available in the Museum Gift Shop, and they were in the hands of several of the visitors - so SAQA is getting the recognition and interest we hoped for! Each quilt tells YOUR story and is an amazing celebration of what Canada represented for you as you worked to tell your own story.
|Jaynie Himsl's Poplar Point|
at the entrance to MCOTW: Canada
in the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum
|Left to right: Nan Williams, Beverly Patkau,|
Margaret Jessop, Joyce Brown, an unidentified colleague,
Linda Van Gastel, another unidentified colleague,
Marie McEachern, Ilse Anysas Salkauskas, and Diane Duncan.
|A Game of Life|
(c) 2018 - Ilse Anysas Salkauskas
|Janet Scruggs (AB then, B.C. now)|
|Jaynie Himsl, SK|
|Margaret Blank, AB|
It's Still About the Sky
|Marie McEachern, AB|
|Paula Jolly, SK|
The Road Home
|Terry Aske, B.C.|
Inside the Tipi
|Mardell Rampton, B.C.|
|Mississippi River at Galetta, ON|
|Margaret (L) and Mary (R)|
at Eilean Donan Castle,
|Colours of the Moor|
Mary Wiilton (c) 2018
|Storm Brewing Over the Lowlands|
Margaret Blank (c) 2018
|No More Ships|
Susan Purney Mark - 2017
This exhibition, is built around four Fibre Art Network artists, interpreting unpublished poems from twelve Canadian poets as a dialogue between the two art forms.
The exhibition has been divided in two to accommodate the smaller gallery at the Multicultural Centre.
The opening [reception] for the Part One will be held on Saturday, June 30 from 1-3. Part Two will be hung July 30 to August 31 with the opening scheduled for August 4 from 1-3 pm.Her piece, Visitors at Dawn, was selected as the featured art for the poster advertising this unique exhibit:
|Visitors at Dawn|
|Incarnation to Resurrection:|
Reflections on the Colours
of the Church Year
Paula Jolly, MB/SK
First Prize, Art Abstract
Anne Rayner-Gould, B.C.
Second Prize, Art Abstract
Karen Johnson, B.C.
Third Prize, Art Abstract
|Spring on a Castle Mountain|
Judy Leslie, B.C.
First Prize, Art Portrait
Paula Jolly, MB/SK
Second Prize - Art Landscapes
Judy Leslie, B.C.
Prize: Excellence in Innovation
Robin Fischer, B.C.
Judge's Choice - Elinor Burwash
|Tally to Thirty - Terry Aske, 2018|