Sunday, August 26, 2012

2012 SAQA Online Benefit Auction

I am a member of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), a great organization that aims to promote art quilts through exhibitions, education and publication. They are an invaluable resource to me.  I have been inspired through my connection to other artists and have benefited from the work SAQA does to educate museums, galleries and collectors about the importance of textile art. 

Each year, SAQA holds an online benefit auction to raise funds to support exhibitions, catalogs and outreach programs.This year, almost 400 quilts were donated, including one of mine. Here is a sneak peek video of how my piece was constructed.


The online auction will begin on September 10, 2012 at 2pm EST. The 12x12 inch donated works this year are outstanding. Here are a few of my favorites:  
Rainy Monday, 9AM  
Commercial cotton, no batting.  Raw-edge machine appliqué

The Secret  Linda Colsh  Cotton fabrics printed, painted and dyed by the artist.
Reflections 4
Cotton, organdy, cheese cloth; screen printing, painting, sanding, collage, hand- and machine quilting.
Sizing Up  
Cheesecloth sculpted with PVA adhesive, appliqued to painted buckram.
Entheos Deidre Adams Machine stitched, hand painted with metallic and non-metallic paints; mounted on canvas and stretcher bars.


Nancy said...

Love the piece and the video is nicely done!

Lisa Kijak said...

Thank you, Nancy!

Wen said...

WOW- very nice!

Lisa Kijak said...

Thanks, Wen!

Suzanne Thompson said...

What Nancy and Wen said...I loved your piece when I first saw it, but after the video I am awed. This is my 4th year contributing; each year I add my new piece to my "contact" page, to remind myself how I've grown. BTW, watching the auction is addictive.

artfulthoughts said...

What a grand idea to do a step-by-step picture parade! It's a stunning piece. Love your style!

Lisa Kijak said...

Thank you both for your comments!

Lyric said...

You like all my favorites as well! Beautifully done video - love your work!