That said, to truly put together a collection -- to convey a theme through gathering a selection of art work or by commissioning a group to create one -- isn't always as easy as all that. It takes time, effort and thought -- not to mention, in the case of a themed commission, the challenge of creating it from the ground up!
Articulation Textile Group, including SAQA WC members Lesley Turner and Wendy Klotz, recently mounted a new collection of work entitled Connected Heritage, at the New Iceland Heritage Museum in Gimli, MB.
This exhibit began when the group visited the area in 2016 for its annual study session...and the results are now ready for the public to enjoy and ponder through Labour Day, September 2. Lesley describes her experience with this project on her blog -- with links to earlier posts about the study session -- and Articulation's own website has additional insights posted HERE.
Meanwhile, SAQA members can once again try their hand at creating their own Carefully Curated Collection -- using the artwork contributed to the SAQA Benefit Auction for 2019. Anyone can challenge him/herself to assemble a Dream Collection -- what one might want to collect for one's home, office or studio, if money were no object.
Several members have done so already (including yours truly)...and at least four of the Dream Collections include work from SAQA WC members!
Look for these...
- "All Margarets" created by Margaret Phillips;
- "Trees" created by Sue Rasmussen;
- "Marvelously Minimal" created by Connie Griner; and
- "Nature" created by Rebecca Richard-Shupert.
See if you can find the work of your colleague(s) in each one -- and be inspired to create a Dream Collection of your own!
This year's Auction begins online on September 13 with the Diamond Day, and runs through October 6. Whether or not you manage to snag your favourite piece for real, well...you can always create an entire collection of your dreams!