Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Shifting Tides in the Press

Shifting Tides: Convergence in Cloth was viewed by Oregon journalist David Bates before 

Newberg's Chehalem Cultural Center closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He wrote a wonderful article including a thoughtful interpretation of Western Canada member Clare Attwell's piece Surging Tides of Consequence.

All three Western Canada members with work in Shifting Tides have agreed to share some behind the scenes details of their pieces here on the blog. Watch for future posts regarding the status of Shifting Tides in our region. At this time we are not sure if the exhibit will in fact be shown at CityScape Community Art Space from May 15 to June 13. We will do our best to inform you all at this time of uncertainty. 

Regardless of the arrival of the physical exhibit in our region we will share as much with you virtually as we can.

Installation of the Shifting Tides in San Jose, California April 2019.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

The Only Constant is Change

By now I am sure most of you have heard of the changes to the MoSAiQA conference. I share the sentiments of many when I applaud SAQA management's concise decision to cancel the Toronto conference when they did. What amazing work and huge disappointment for the organizing
committee and SAQA staff. As members we are so fortunate to have a devoted team that makes the most of unprecedented situations such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

The conference starts today March 19 and runs through Saturday March 20.
More details here

Also beginning today is the SAQA Spotlight Auction. This auction is usually the Saturday night fun at the in-person conference. Now anyone can bid on these lovely pieces. 

Robin Fischer - Fire
Jenny Perry - Into the Woods
For more information about bidding in the Spotlight Auction please visit this link.

As we navigate these uncertain times, finding ways to connect virtually can be even more important.
Please keep an eye on this space and your newsletter for ways that we can reach out and support each other across the miles.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Upcycle! on view in Spain

Outfit No Longer Available by Paula M. Jolly

Western Canada members Susan Selby and Paula M. Jolly have work in Upcycle! which was juried by Katie Pasquini Masopust.
The inspiration for this exhibit was the rich tradition in fiber art of incorporating elements that would otherwise be discarded into compelling compositions. Repurposing materials is one of the most effective solutions to deal with today's environmentally devastating waste issues. Full of creative energy, Upcycle! offers artwork with intriguing details and unusual materials and will surely spark conversations from viewers. 
Upcycle! will be on view at  International Patchwork Festival, Sitges, Spain from March 12 – March 15, 2020,

To view all the quilts in the exhibit visit this page.