Wednesday, March 4, 2015

We have great news!  ARTAA members are excited to be new participants in the Mancuso Quilt Shows with a debut later this month, March 26-29, 2015 at "Destination Savannah"  Yes, that's Georgia and then on to Denver, etc.  Imagine that.

For our 2015 "Introductory Tour" exhibit, we have selected a colorful assortment of recent pieces that reflect our personal styles.  We present them here:

Life is a Delicate Balance II: But I Have a Teenager! - by Lisa Filion

Dreaming - by Kris Gregson Moss

Contemplation - by Sherrie Turkheimer

Dunes - by Joanna Monroe

For Sale - by Eileen Donovan

Feathered Tulip - by Gail Frenz

The Devil Made Me Do It - by Nancy DiDonato

In Anticipation - by Lucille Makrin

STOP and Smell the Roses - by Patricia Spillane

Torn Apart and Going in Circles - by Karen Sturtevant
We hope if you get to visit one of the shows where our quilts are displayed that you will leave a message below to let us know how you liked it.  Meanwhile, we're preparing now for next year.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Giving Back

Each holiday season, ARTAA members create a small quilt for the residents of the assisted living facility where we meet [as a gesture of our appreciation for their year-long hospitality].  This year's assortment of traditional quilts was recently passed on to management.  While we don't get to meet the lucky recipients, we are always pleased to know that these small tokens warm the hearts and laps of others.  And as always, we never fail to display our individuality!!

A beautiful design puzzle full of fun....
Bright and sassy kitty cats....
Sweetheart lovely for someone special..... 
A lively collection of crayon colors.....
Can you say "let's play ball??"
Its a super guy thing....
Something soothing in brown and blues...

Thursday, November 20, 2014

ARTAA exhibits at VIEW

"Still Life with Pomegranates" - Sherrie Turkheimer
Several ARTAA members have been excited to participate this fall in the "Quilts Unlimited" juried exhibit at VIEW, Old Forge, New York.  This beautiful collection of 69 traditional and art quilts from around the region is displayed in the airy gallery of the VIEW Arts building, tucked in the gorgeous Adirondack mountains.  A destination treat running from October 11 - December 7, 2014..

"C-Thru" - Joanna Monroe

In addition, ARTAA was honored to give a presentation of it's past themed works from 2005 to the present during the opening day luncheon October 11th.  Attendees from all over were treated to a hands-on examination of the over 75 quilts as members discussed their origins and walked them around the room.

"In Anticipation" - Lucille Makrin
On the second floor of the arts building, ARTAA also exhibits it's own show, "On and Off the Wall" with another 37 art quilts on display in classrooms and hallways.  The variety of works and the excellent placement makes it an eye-candy experience.  That show continues through January 4, 2015.

"So Blue" - felted wool - Linda VanAlstyne
As you can see, we've been quite busy much of this year organizing our exhibit, refining our presentation, and finding time to create something spectacular for juried work in the main gallery.

We'd like to thank the staff of VIEW for their hospitality and artful skills.  We hope you have a chance to visit.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

We're Celebrating Georgia O'Keeffe these days....

"Georgia in Fiber", part of an area-wide celebration in conjunction with the Hyde Collection, is preparing to open at Moss and Friends, the Shirt Factory, Glens Falls starting July 5th and continuing through September 30th.  The exhibit will feature the works of ARTAA members as they interpreted and were influenced by Georgia O'Keeffe, once a resident of the Adirondacks.

Kris Gregson Moss has mounted an outstanding variety of pieces in her working studio, which is open Thursdays through Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM.  Some pieces will be available for sale.

Here's a sneak peek - but please do come and see these wonderful works up close!

And there is more..............  See you there!!!!!!

Moss and Friends
Suite 112
The Shirt Factory
21 Cooper Street
Glens Falls, NY

July 5 - Sept 30, 2013
Thu-Sat, 10-5 PM

Thursday, March 3, 2011

ARTAA's Lucille Makrin Opens an Exhibit

The Salem Courthouse Community Center is featuring the amazing quilts of Lucille Makrin in the Great Hall from March 6th until April 13, 2011.

Below is Lucille's "Hooked!", using the reverse applique technique.  As you can see, she enjoys thinking outside of the box.

Lucille resides in Cambridge, NY and has loved fabrics since childhood, dabbling in all aspects of fabric creations and mixed media.  She is an active member of 7 regional quilt guilds, including ARTAA.  Lucille is also instrumental in founding the Courthouse Quilters that meet on a regular basis at the Courthouse.

Her show is a collection of quilts created over thirty years, many of them receiving special honors that included: blue ribbons from the Washington County Fair, Hildene Needlework Show awards and special recognition in Quilter's Newsletter magazine.

The public is invited to an opening reception on Sunday, March 6 at 1PM

Saturday, February 5, 2011

ARTAA member exhibits her work

Fiber artist and ARTAA member, Sandra Archbold, is shown Friday night, February 4th, at the opening reception of the Pember Library Museum, Granville, NY, where she exhibited her collection of original designed kimono's.

Despite wintery conditions in the region in recent days, attendance was high at the First Friday event that featured three local artists of the sleepy, rural Adirondack town in upstate New York.  The exhibit will remain on display for the month of February, 2nd floor.

Sandra has been teaching and lecturing about her work for the past 30 years.  She is a lover and collector  of fine fabrics and has been a member of the ARTAA group since it's inception.  Her
designs and original creations are interpreted into wearable and wall art.  In addition to her work with all kinds of fabrics, Sandra also maintains an enormous perennial flower garden during the summer months - an inspiration for any artist.

Congratulations, Sandra!

ARTAAfacts:  A second artist's reception (due to inclement weather) was held on February 3rd, at the Family and Children's Service of the Capital Region for the textile wall art of Diane Evans and Pat Spillane.  The exhibit, "The Threads That Connect Us" will run through February 18, 2011 at the FCSCR Social Art Gallery, 650 Warren Street, Albany.

ARTAAfacts:  Coming up in March, a trunk show by ARTAA member Lucille Makrin at the Salem Courthouse, Great Hall, Salem, NY.  As many as 50 pieces will be shown by the artist, with an opening reception on March 6th, between 1-4 PM.  The exhibit will remain until April 13th.

ARTAAfacts:  Teaching a class on "Quilted Art" in April, 2011, ARTAA member Kris Gregson Moss will join others artisans in presenting Fiber Art Workhops at the Town of Johnsburg
Library.  For enrollment or further information, please call (518) 251-4343.

ARTAAfacts:  ARTAA member Francelise Dawkins will be an exhibitor at "Color Moves", presented at the Shelnutt Gallery of RPI (Room 3606, Rensselaer Union) in honor of Black History Month.  Francelise will show her "Migrative Spirit" and "Sanctuary of the Still Waters".  A reception will be held on Friday, February 11, 2011 between 6-8 PM with live musical entertainment.

ARTAAfacts:  ARTAA will be on display this year at the Widlund Gallery, Tannery Pond, North Creek, NY during May ---------  the Adirondack Museum, Blue Mountain Lake, NY in September ----- and at the Arts Center at Old Forge, NY this fall.  Watch our blog for details.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Excitement Stirring on Ebay

Pardon us while we share our pride!

Our own Nancy DiDonato, Diamond Point, NY, was asked by DMC Threads to create this "Stitch Pink" quilt to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation.  Nancy took all the individual blocks (of varying sizes) sent to her by DMC and put them together into an exquisite arrangement, and then designed a border to pull it all together.  You can follow the exciting story of this gorgeous benefit quilt on eBay or read more about it's origins on DMC's Website.  Maybe you'd like to bid on it.