Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Expressing our successes through ARTAAfacts

ARTAA members meet twice a month to share their latest projects, discuss the next group effort, relate a personal success and to recharge their batteries together. One of the best motivators for any group of artists is the success of one of its own and how expressing that joy is often contagious. Therefore, "ARTAAfacts" will be a frequent feature of our postings, permitting us a bit of group pride in the artistic accomplishments of our members.

Above, as Karen describes her quilt and process for the Road Kill project, others got a laugh at her found objects and title.

ARTAAfacts this month recognizes Nancy DiDonato for her article in the February/March 2010 issue of Quilters Newsletter magazine. "Pin Woven Fabric" was the easy lesson for that issue. Three of Nancy's quilts are shown in the magazine: "Lake View", "Fish in Space", and "Click II".

ARTAAfacts also recognizes Diane Evans for her 2nd place win - Wall Quilts, Innovative category - at the 2009 AQS Des Moines show. Diane's quilt, "Pieces of Dreams" is shown with other winners, including gracing the table of contents page, in the March 2010 issue of AQS American Quilter.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Launching Our Dreams

The Adirondack Regional Textile Artists' Alliance (ARTAA) has decided to join the blogosphere!

With the opening this month of our latest exhibition "Under Cover" at the Spring Street Gallery, Saratoga Springs, New York -- ARTAA members are ready to share their successes.

The group was organized in 2005 by six women who wanted to share their interest and experiences with the art quilt. The membership soon grew to 20 with some changes along the way.

ARTAA has already enjoyed several large displays of our work at venues such as the Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake, the Widlund Gallery at North Creek, the Wings Falls Quilt Guild bi-annual shows, the Guilderland Library, and the Shirt Factory of Glens Falls. Members sometimes show random, individual efforts (as at Spring Street)..... and at other times, thrive on the interpretation of a theme - such as our 2009 "Road Kill" project (below), a spoof on found objects that were incorporated into the artquilts. The road kill show was inventively displayed and well received!

We hope you will follow what we've been doing and stop by from time to time.