Friday, September 17, 2010

More great pieces for the SAQA Auction

by Karen Kiley Olson

Cotton fabric, sun-printed by the artist using Setacolor paints. Hand embroidered with perle cotton, hand-dyed and commercial embroidery floss, rayon threads.

It’s right around the corner! The Studio Art Quilt Associates’ 2010 Benefit Auction starts this Monday, Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. EST! Here are more of the wonderful pieces of fiber art up for auction. SAQA artists have donated more than 280 small works, most 12" square. The funds raised through the auction allow SAQA to support exhibitions, catalogs and outreach programs. Last year 235 members’ work brought in $47,325.

All pieces start at $750 on the first day, then drop each day, to $550, $350, $250, $150 and $75. Want to learn more about how the auction works? Click here.

Here are a few of the fabulous pieces available for purchase, shown with the artist’s comments. You can click on the names (if highlighted) to go to their websites, and click on the photos to see the pieces close up. 

A Balancing Act
by Patricia S. Kicklighter
Circles consist of leather, silk, silk brocade, tweed, batik. Machine and hand-stitched.

Poppy Fields
by Desiree Dianne Habicht
I rescue all of the paper towels my students throw away after teaching a fabric painting class. These paper towels are often more beautiful than some of the fabric. Background is painted fabric, poppies are painted paper towels. Stitched and beaded.

Nature: Personification of Chaos & Order
by Anna Hergert

Hoarfrost is my favorite winter phenomena, which quickly disappears once the sun appears, warming up the air and causing the ice to fall in chunks from tree branches.

The Gift
by Carol Tamasiunas

My sister gave me a beautiful bouquet of tulips for my birthday. I decided to memorialize my gift of spring.

Petal Study
by Jeri C. Pollock

Petal Study is about creating transparency and depth as well as texture to produce an organic feel and natural movement while not attempting to re-create nature itself.

Growing Roots
by Tove Piraja Hansen

Time is in: no more obstacles, no more fights, no more excuses. The right frames and right timing are here. Now is about growing and consolidating your choices. Enjoy it! Hand-dyed background (shiny fabric) with tulle. The land and tree are miscellaneous fabrics that are layered as a bas-relief.
My piece, Red Coleus (above), goes on the auction block the first day. You can read more about it on my blog here or on the SAQA website here