Friday, September 23, 2016

Interested in Owning New Art?

     Do you have some small space on a wall crying out for some inspiration for you to admire each day? SAQA is having an art auction of 12 x 12 art quilts this months. You can pick up one or two from your favorite artists or one that is new to you. Here is how the on-line auction works and the dates of the auction so you don't miss out. I have a quilt in too, and mine is in section 2, in which the bidding begins September 26.
My auction quilt, Continuity III

The artist statement is: Wildflowers are a sight to see when they are in masses in fields and on the sides of the road. But they are in peril for several reasons. One of those is the disappearance of the honeybee. The flower and the bee depend upon each other. Will the flowers and the bees continue or will the cycle be broken and these shapes remain only in our imaginations?

The other auction quilts come in all styles and colors.  Here are some of my favorites:

     If you want to view all of them, you can take a look here.  So, if you are interested, don't hesitate. The artworks, usually go fast. And, it's for a good cause. SAQA is a wonderful organization. I'm linking this to Off The Wall Friday where you can find other art quilt blogs. Please make comments on the artists' posts so that they know you stopped by. Thanks for visiting.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Do You Ever See Art Quilts Honored On Television?

     There are lots of television shows that honor paintings and sculpture, but it is rare to see art quilts even mentioned, so it was a delight when I was watching the Sunday Morning Show on CBS September 4 when they featured quilt artist Susan Madden as an artist in residence in Mesa Verde National Park. Video and Article If the video doesn't play for you, you can try to scroll down to find the link on its page and click on it. Some times it played for me and sometimes it didn't. At the end of the vignettes on The Sunday Morning Show, they always show a sun created by an artist. I sent them an image of a quilted sun I made several years ago and they showed mine several times. It was a thrill to see it on National TV.
zendoodled sun
     It is for sale on my website. It is one of my early quilts that I did when I taught a workshop on how to to do zendoodling and painting on fabric for my art group. It would be a nice artwork to hang in a child's bedroom. And it led to me writing an article for Quilting Arts Magazine in their June/July 2012 Issue. It's nice to see that art quilts are expanding off the pages of magazines and onto the screens of television. I'm linking this to Off The Wall Friday where you can find other art quilt blogs. Please leave a comment on their posts so that the artists know you stopped by. Thanks for visiting.