I am the Executive Director of Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA)
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SAQA's 2013 Benefit Auction will begin September 9, 2013 - come and check out 421 amazing works of art!
My new book: "Art Quilt Portfolio: People and Portraits" was released in April 2013. It is available in the SAQA Bookstore. All sale proceeds go to support SAQA's exhibition programs. A matching exhibition, "People and Portraits" premiered at the International Quilt Festival in Houston October 30-November 3, 2013. It will next travel to the Texas Quilt Museum from January 9 - March 2014.
"Art Quilt Portfolio: The Natural World" (Lark, 2012 $24.95) is available in the SAQA Bookstore. All sale proceeds go to support SAQA's exhibition programs. A matching exhibition, "The Natural World," was shown at the International Quilt Festival in Houston.
The exhibition "Masters 2," one work by each of these master artists, was exhibited at the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts and at the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts in Melbourne, Florida. It will next be shown at the American Quilter's Society shows in Phoenix Arizona (February 5-8, 2014), Lancaster, Pennsylvania (March 12-15, 2014), Paducah, Kentucky (April 23-26, 2014), Charlotte, North Carolina (July 30-August 2, 2014), Grand Rapids, Michigan (August 20-23, 2014), Chattanooga, Tennessee (September 10-13, 2014), and Des Moines, Iowa (October 1-4, 2014).
For more information about the exhibitions, check the SAQA website.
My article on "Creating Realistic Portraits" is included in this new e.book from Quilting Arts magazine. You can order copies from the Interweave Store.
I was pleased to be one of the jurors for Swarovski Crystal's "CREATE YOUR STYLE" Art Quilting Contest.
I will be the juror for the second "Florida in Fabric" exhibition, being sponsored by the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts.
"People and Portraits" gallery walks
"New England Quilt Museum has been fortunate to have Martha Sielman present programs for our members and attendees several times over the past few years and each time she has delighted the audience with a well-organized, entertaining, and witty talk. Although one can tell that Martha takes great care in piecing together her presentations, the delivery is always natural and relaxed—she doesn’t “read” a lecture. When discussing an art quilt, Martha has the ability to help others notice the art and craft of the piece and see things that they may otherwise have missed were it not for her insightful guidance. Even those familiar with art quilts—the choir listening to the preacher--come away with a new appreciation of the subject matter!"
--Connie Colom Barlow, Executive Director
New England Quilt Museum