Friday, May 23, 2014

Fiberworks 2014 Opening

Several of our regional artists from Oklahoma had pieces accepted into Fiberworks 2014 which opened last Friday at the Individual Artists of Oklahoma Gallery at 706 W. Sheridan in Oklahoma City.  The show runs through June 10th, so check it out if you missed the opening.

I saw Janice Filler, Cherrie Hampton, and Charlotte Hickman from our region at the opening, apologies if there were other SAQA members there who I didn't get to meet!  Here are a few pictures I took while there (sorry for the crummy quality- I only had my phone with me!).

Charlotte Hickman with her piece.

Janice Filler with her piece.

Cherrie Hampton (left) with her piece.

Cherrie's fabulous piece was a collaboration between her (left with her fiber representation on the left) and Millicent Gillogly, a ceramicist (right).  It was really cool to see the same idea interpreted in two different media.

Andrea Luliak (I loved the dimension in this one!)

Me (Shannon) with one of my pieces

Barbara Tobin's piece

Barbara Tobin's piece (above) won the Award of Merit for best quilt at the show (congratulations!) and it was really a beautiful piece.  

That isn't her in the picture,  in the picture are shown Janice Filler and Karen Collier, the two Fiber Artists of Oklahoma members who were in charge of the show.  I know it was a ton of work, and they really did an outstanding job putting it all together!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Shin-Hee Chin Solo Show

Hi All,

One of our regional artists, Shin-Hee Chin is having a solo show with her beautiful, dimensional fiber art.  The show titled "Reverberation Silence" and is at the Kansas City Artist Coalition.  The show runs from May 9th-June 20th.  For more information check out their website

I hope any of you in the area or traveling through will take the opportunity to check it out!

Seom (Standing Woman), Shin-Hee Chin

Poom (With the Open Arms), Shin-Hee Chin

Monday, May 5, 2014

Face Time Group in OKC

Hi All,

Cherrie sent me this report from the first OKC SAQA Face Time meet up.  If you have any pictures or things you'd like to share from your meet ups, just send them along and I'll post them!

Nine people were in attendance and 8-9 more expressed an interest but had previous engagements. We had a great organizational meeting and found that there were not only many common interests but an enthusiasm to continue meetings once a quarter.  One of our members traveled 3 1/2 hours to be with us.  It is possible in the future for this group to ramp up and meet more often with smaller focus groups.  We will be meeting again in early September and are currently working on a venue.  At this point, in an effort to acquaint ourselves with each other and their work, our next meeting will have a "Featured Artist" focus. Carol Ann Sinnreich will speak to us about her career as an art quilter and bring some examples of her work.  In addition, we will have a topical question discussion and a critique group, which was an enthusiastically embraced idea.  We found a welcome camaraderie with other artists striving for the same goals and the refreshment that that brings.