Dear AQU Members,
We all know that creativity feeds our souls, brings joy and provides a needed mental break. To support our AQU member-friends who have lost their sewing & art tools and supplies during Ian, we have a tangible way to help get them back on their creative feet.
If you were affected by Hurricane Ian you may qualify for a one-time $100.00 stipend to use towards restoring your creative sanctuary & supplies. The funds have been generously donated in part by the Contemporary Quilt and Fiber Artists of Ohio and from the AQU scholarship fund.
To apply simply submit your name and request for support to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for entry will be Friday, March 17, 2023. The Board will review all applications and disperse funds at the end of March. A total of five stipends will be awarded.
mARCI TILTON blog
Jean Mau showed off her amazing kantha vest made using Marci Tilton fabric and patterns. See the link below if you want to follow her blog.
january AQU show at coco gallery
AQU presents the “Fiber Finesse” exhibit at Coco Art Gallery, Estero, FL
December 18: Registration & artwork drop-off
(or by special arrangement)
January 4: Hanging at Coco Gallery
January 4: Opening Recepti0n at Colo Gallery (5:00 to 7:00 PM)
January 25: Artwork take down
VIP Volunteers needed:
Artwork intake, artwork hanging, artwork take-down
Three (3) entries per artist. $20.00 registration for 3 pieces
Artwork must be labelled
Include your inventory sheet at drop off
Max width 32” and must be ready to hang/hardware included
All art must be for sale (70% of purchase to artist)
See Call For Entry for full details
aqu cARE AND SHARE
Hello AQU Member,
In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, we have heard numerous stories from our members of the partial and/or total destruction of their homes and contents, loss of vehicles, harrowing escapes, and most importantly of survival.
We all know that creativity feeds our souls, brings joy and provides a needed mental break. To support our AQU member-friends who have lost their sewing and art tools and supplies, we have designed this “Care & Share” to give us a tangible way to help get them back on their creative feet.
Check out the attached document for full details.
gELLI aRTS blog
See link to Gelli Arts blog to get ideas on ways to use you gelli screen.
cALL FOR ENTRY- WEARABLE ART
Call for entriesNaples Art is seeking artists/designers submissions of original, creative “wearable art” concepts for the 6th Annual “Scene to Be Scene” Runway Art Show on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023. Art in all media and styles will be considered in a blind submission selection process, including but not limited to sculptural creations, repurposed items worn as garments, found object ensembles, paintings on fabric and creative accessories for both men and women. For more information or to apply, see isit naplesart.org or call Naples Art at 239-262-6517.
The Museum of Arts and Design is hosting an exhibit called Garmenting: Costume as Contemporary art. The website had great images and
From the website:
The first global survey exhibition dedicated to the use of clothing as a medium of visual art, Garmenting: Costume as Contemporary Art examines work by thirty-five international contemporary artists, from established names to emerging voices, several of whom will be exhibiting for the first time in the United States. By making or altering clothing for expressive purposes, these artists create garments, sculpture, installation, and performance art that transform dress into a critical tool. Adopted globally as an artistic strategy, garmenting uses the language of fashion to challenge traditional divisions of form and function, cast a critical eye on the construction of gender, advance political activism, and address cultural difference.
Live performances and activations involving five of the artists in Garmenting will be presented on-site throughout the exhibition.
Gallery is located at:
Museum of Arts and Design
2 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019