Friday, January 26, 2018

Erosion - Elizabth Michellod-Dutheil



Mon oeuvre EROSION a été sélectionnée pour participer à l’exposition au
Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center
205 Genesee St.
Auburn, New-York  13021

L’exposition est visible  sur ce lien  https://vimeo.com/241412537 
je vous souhaite une très belle soirée . mes meilleures salutations.


Translated by Google

My work EROSION has been selected to participate in the exhibition at
Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center
205 Genesee St.
Auburn, New York 13021

The exhibition is visible on this link https://vimeo.com/241412537

Thursday, January 25, 2018

JIM HAY WINS FIRST PRIZE - Regional Rep Japan




JIM HAY WINS FIRST PRIZE
Jim Hay WINS Original Category First Place Cash Award
at Tokyo International Great Quilt FestivalCompetition 2018


This is “Fish & Chips” and harkens back to Jim Hay’s childhood in Livonia, Michigan, when he and younger brother Bob went with their Mother and Dad to “Highlands Fish & Chips” restaurant. All the staff members were from Scotland and had red hair just like Jim Hay. He loved that place.

The Awards Presentation Ceremony is on the Dome Stage, Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 3:00 PM. Come cheer him on!

The entire Tokyo Dome Baseball Stadium is filled each year. Show through January 31st 9:30-6:00 PM*. Over 230,000 viewers will see this artwork, Be one of the lucky ones.
Last day until 5:30.
NEW website at www.jim-hay-artist.com


Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Traces - Leah Higgins and Helen Conway


This will be a fabulous show of work - put the dates in your diary - 17th March to 4th May 2018.

And one of the pieces which Leah will be showing. See Leah's Facebook page for her work in progress - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010623797806



Wednesday, January 17, 2018

FIBER ART ITALIANA


In un momento in cui l’ arte tessile sta avendo in Italia e nel mondo una diffusione e una valorizzazione più ampia nel campo dell’ arte ecco pubblicato un libro sulla Fiber Art Italiana a cura di Renata Pompas dal titolo “ FIBER ART ITALIANA. Un intreccio virtuoso”.

Negli ultimi anni abbiamo visto un fiorire di mostre sull’ arte tessile a partire dalla 54ma Biennale d’ arte di Venezia nel 2017 all’ insegna della Fiber Art, per arrivare a Roma, Como, Milano , Torino ecc.
Che cosa è la Fiber Art? La definizione che ne dà l’autrice del volume è la seguente; “Fiber Art , una corrente dell’ arte contemporanea che accumula ricerche basate sulle pratiche e/o sui materiali tessili, assunti nelle declinazioni materiche o nelle loro rappresentazioni concettuali. Nata tra gli anni Sessanta e Settanta la Fiber Art ha sempre agito in una piccola e sofisticata nicchia del mercato dell’ arte, se pur a livello mondiale, e ciò ha fatto si che non abbia ottenuto un riconoscimento istituzionale della sua specificità da parte di quella microsocietà internazionale che determina la finanza del mercato artistico,rimanendo così sconosciuta al grande pubblico.”

Un libro che per la prima volta ricostruisce la storia del movimento italiano e del dibattito sulla sua definizione, collocando la Fiber Art italiana nel contesto internazionale e nazionale, con la segnalazione delle principali mostre che si sono tenute in Europa e in Italia.

Il cuore del libro è costituito da una sessantina di schede corredate da numerose immagini a colori, dedicate agli artisti fondatori e alla generazione successiva. Una ricostruzione approfondita e appassionante che permette finalmente di delineare, far conoscere e far apprezzare un movimento artistico in cui l’idea non ha mai prevalso sull’opera, il concetto sulla realizzazione, ma è stata data importanza anche al fare, alla materia, alla ricerca della bellezza e del coinvolgimento sensoriale.
Le schede sono dedicate agli artisti fondatori, provenienti sia dalla polimatericità delle espressioni artistiche sia dall’ alto artigianato, che hanno intrecciato i loro percorsi artistici unendosi nella promozione e diffusione del movimento. Tra questi artisti ricordiamo Paola Besana, Maria Lai, Maria Luisa Sponga, Lydia Predominato, Roberta Chioni, Eva Basile, DAMSS e tanti altri ancora.
RENATA POMPAS
“ FIBER ART ITALIANA. Un intreccio virtuoso”
Aracne editrice

http://www.aracneeditrice.it/index.php/pubblicazione.html?item=9788825509021

Translated by Google
At a time when textile art is having a wider diffusion and valorization in the field of art in Italy and in the world, here is published a book on Italian Fiber Art by Renata Pompas entitled "FIBER ART ITALIANA. A virtuous intertwining ".
In recent years we have seen a flourish of textile art exhibitions starting from the 54th Venice Biennale of Art in 2017 to the banner of Fiber Art, to get to Rome, Como, Milan, Turin and so on.
What is Fiber Art? The definition given by the author of the book is as follows; "Fiber Art, a current of contemporary art that accumulates research based on practices and / or textile materials, taken in the material declinations or in their conceptual representations. Born in the Sixties and Seventies Fiber Art has always acted in a small and sophisticated niche of the art market, even if at a world level, and this has meant that it has not obtained an institutional recognition of its specificity by that international microsociety that determines the finance of the artistic market, remaining so unknown to the general public. "
A book that for the first time reconstructs the history of the Italian movement and the debate on its definition, placing the Italian Fiber Art in the international and national context, with the reporting of the main exhibitions held in Europe and in Italy.
The heart of the book consists of about sixty cards with numerous color images dedicated to the founding artists and the next generation. A thorough and exciting reconstruction that finally allows us to outline, make known and appreciate an artistic movement in which the idea has never prevailed over the work, the concept of realization, but importance has also been given to doing, to the subject, to the research of beauty and sensory involvement.
The cards are dedicated to the founding artists, coming both from the polymateriality of the artistic expressions and from the high craftsmanship, who have woven their artistic journeys together in the promotion and diffusion of the movement. Among these artists we mention Paola Besana, Maria Lai, Maria Luisa Sponga, Lydia Predominato, Roberta Chioni, Eva Basile, DAMSS and many others.
RENATA POMPAS
"ITALIAN FIBER ART. A virtuous intertwining "
Aracne editrice

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

A journey between architecture and design

A journey between architecture and design

The DAMSS, installation in two pieces, represents the wings of a synthetic garden where the observer grasps the free space surrounding him from any point of view, and his imagination stimulates an amplified vision between the materiality of panels and the empty spaces between them, like producing a huge echo.
The installation’s architecture launches this work into the design world, providing a starting point for creating similar works within both urban and social environments.
The work was made using a patient knotting technique: long strips of fabric were knotted together to incorporate the plastic supporting mesh.
All the textiles used originate from industrial waste, and have been completely recycled.
Un viaggio tra architettura e design.
L’installazione DAMSS è composta da due soggetti che rappresentano angoli di un giardino sintetico.
Lo spettatore si trova immerso in questi volumi e ne coglie una visione, che poi viene amplificata dalla propria fantasia, come se si trovasse all’interno di una grande eco cromatica.
L’architettura dell’installazione proietta quest’opera nel mondo del design, fornendo uno spunto per la realizzazione di opere simili sia in ambito urbano che sociale.
Un sottotitolo dell’installazione potrebbe essere vivere in accordo con la natura, un diritto e in ugual misura un dovere, ecco perché questa nostra opera rappresenta il sodalizio consapevole tra uomo e natura.
DAMSS ART
"fiberart & art installations"
Daniela Arnoldi e Marco Sarzi-Sartori
cell D +39 3482314330
cell M +39 3492336657


Sunday, November 5, 2017

A fun Halloween Photo

A little late but a great photo from Daniela and Marco of DAMSS Fibre Arts.


Thursday, November 2, 2017

SAQA Annual Auction

All regions have been challenged to see which region can get the most quilts entered into the SAQA 2018 Benefit Auction. This should be easy for Europe and the ME as we have one of the biggest memberships - so let's see if we can win some money for the region!

The Benefit Auction is a win-win. You donate a 12 inch by 12 inch quilt to SAQA. They auction it and you get lots of publicity and promotion for your work. It is best to make the auction quilt in the same recognisable style as most of your work.

The image is one which Fenella Davies of the UK donated last year.


The instructions for the Benefit Action are not yet on the main SAQA website. I will post again when they are. In the meantime, you can start working, please.

This is the challenge as issued by Desi Vaughn, the Reps Coordinator to all regions.

"I am challenging you to get your members involved and have some friendly rivalry fun. For the 2018 Benefit Auction, two regions with the highest percentage of participation will get $250 each towards a regional event. One award will go to a region with 100 members or less and another award to the region with 101 members or more.

Online submissions for these 12"x12" pieces will open in February. We will be collecting quilts at the conference in San Antonio, so bring them to the conference! The deadline is June 1, 2018.

Let's see how much fun we can have with this! "