Sunday, January 29, 2012

100 Artists Living In The Midwest

Greeting All,
Here is the description of a new book that will be coming out later mid-year and Clairan Ferrono and Trish Williams are two of the 100. "This expansive book takes a fresh look at 100 living artists from the Midwest, their personal stories and inspirations, along with several examples of their works. A wealth of urban settings, wide plains, flourishing cities, rushing rivers, and placid lakes are source material and inspiration for the artists. These works show how each artist interprets life. They explore the richness of the homegrown imagery of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin – their culture, society, and environment. They are delineating our stories for future generations in oil, pastels, sculpture, and other media. Their works are displayed in over 600 full color images. This book is essential for all who appreciate or practice art today".
This book will be available by May 2010 and you can check Schiffer Books website for more info.

Monday, January 23, 2012

FAC - 13 Ways - Update

Greetings All,
Here is a look at 13 Ways Of Looking At Blackbirds current exhibit at Waukesha Civic Theater Gallery. I love the color of the walls with the display of the work. Waukesha Civic TheatrePerforming in the Margaret Brate Bryant Civic Theatre Building 264 West Main Street, Waukesha, WI 53186 - John Cramer, Managing Artistic Director Business Office: 262.547.4911 - Box Office: 262.547.0708 - Fax: 262-547-8454

The Fiber Artists Coalition is made up of Professional Artist Members of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) from the upper Midwest. FAC curates traveling exhibits of its members' works. Members employ a variety of innovative materials and techniques in the creation of fiber art with a contemporary edge. Some members have published books about their artistic processes and are in demand as teachers and presenters. Many exhibit their work in juried group and solo exhibitions within and beyond the U.S. The thirteen members whose works are included in this show are Astrid Hilger Bennett, Pat Bishop, Kathie Briggs, Shelley Brucar, Cheryl Dineen Ferrin, Clairan Ferrono, Kasia, Peg Keeney, Pat Kroth, Casey Puetz, Joan Potter Thomas, Laura Wasilowski, and Trish Williams.


Nine of us had a great meeting yesterday in Hyde Park. What a diverse and talented group! Felters, painters and dyers, art quilters, leather workers, collagers, sculptures, etc.! I know others will be posting images soon. Hope you can join in the fun at the next meeting if you missed this one.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Quilts in Color Opening

Hi everyone,
I am part of an exhibit at the Anderson Arts Center called Quilts in Color. I will have one room with about ten of my "Water Colors" - part of my series of water reflection quilts. The reception is from 1-4 pm on Sunday, January 29.  I also have a piece called 100 Long Lives in the Women's Journeys In Fiber, Aprons  exhibit that will be there at the same time.

There are 5 artists exhibitng in the Quilts in Color exhibit and there are about 30 artists represented in the Aprons exhibit so there is lots to see and make the trip worthwhile!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Our next SDA-IL meeting


There will be an Illinois SDA Members' Meeting on Sunday January 22nd, 2012 at 11am-2:30pm at Clairan Ferrono's home in Hyde Park. You should have received a reminder email from Jeanette Thompson our SDA Rep. with Clairan's address earlier today.

We will have lunch provided by Clairan. We will also be sharing examples of our work and discussing themes for an upcoming spring exhibition in Pilsen at The HumanThread gallery.
Please bring a piece or two for a show and tell. We hope to see you at the meeting.

Thank you.