Sunday, May 17, 2015

What's your favourite art/design/textile blog???

In need of some new blogs? As we know not all blogs are created equal! I do find myself subscribing to a few that I have found to stand the test of time and continue to offer me inspiration and information.  What are your go-to blogs???  Email me and we'll start a list! Better yet, include a small review so that we can include that too.

Art and Quilts, Cogitations Thereon
Elizabeth Barton
I so enjoy Elizabeth's 'meaty' blog which address issues of design, composition, colour, etc. This published, accomplished artist and teacher does not offer up pat solutions but poses questions to the readers to think about in solving their own issues as they develop their own work. These thoughtful musings also include references and links to artists and blogs that are topic relevant!

The site is very search-able with links to her bio, online and location-based workshops and classes, and previous blogs. My favourite is her list of her most read posts … here are a few directly from her blog:

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

May meeting announcement, and Nuts and Bolts

Thursday May 28, 2015
Alexander Calhoun Library (3223 14 Street SW, Calgary)

Our next SDA meeting will feature Wendy William's creative journey of acquiring her Bachelor of Arts Degree through distance learning from the UK. Specializing in embroidered textiles, Wendy will discuss the creative process based upon current theory and the development of themes in her work that span six years. Wendy promises plenty of visuals at her presentation as well as samples and resolved works to illustrate her creative path.

The presentation will begin promptly at 7:00 pm!  This is open to anyone interested in embroidery and/or textiles. Hope you can make it!!


Does your art travel a lot?  From Meredith ....

Just renewing our home policy, same broker, new company, and one clause is interesting - don't think I've read it before.
"Personal property not insured ... Property in any fairground, exhibition or exposition for the purpose of exhibition or sale."

Hmmmmm the devil is certainly in the details!  Read the fine print!!! ... And ensure that your art is insured.

Speaking of art that "travels": if you were/are part of a group that sends out a lot of exhibits, make sure that if you do not renew membership the next year, that you are still kept in the loop. Since i (arlee) dropped membership 2 years ago in one particular group, I have a piece that has gone to three more shows without me being told where and when-----now that i have "made contact" with the show organizer, i find my piece still won't be back to me until December of this year!

I know there are some who keep spreadsheets on each piece in a show, as to where, when, sold, etc, but we all need to keep track however it works for us. Just because something is out of sight doesn't mean it should be forgotten!

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Member exhibition

Hello friends,

I am excited to announce a new exhibit of my artwork at a very cool space, Loft 112, in the Orange Lofts in Calgary’s East Village. There will be an opening reception on June 4 and I would love to see you there!
Drop In Program: Saturday June 20, 2-5

Join the artist and explore how simple techniques such as textural rubbings and embroidery can be combined for intriguing tactile effects.

Loft 112 #112, 535 - 8 Avenue SE, Calgary
Linda J. Hawke Artist, art educator, arts administrator, writer