The mission of FASA – Fiber Artists of San Antonio is to maintain and advance fiber as an art form through the education of its members and the general public [Read more…]
Start your Storylines!
authored by Carmen Goyette.
We will have the Storylines member’s installation again this year in the fall.
Storylines will be 4-6” wide and 6-8 ft long with a pocket large enough to accept a dowel across the top.
Deliver your storylines on 8 Oct to SPUTNIK; 9 Oct to FASA; or straight to the Incarnate Word Semmes Hall on 10 Oct. I’m still nailing down people who will take the storylines from you, but the dates are final.
If you plan to submit a Storyline, please send Carmen Goyette an email at email@example.com with “Storyline Submission” in the subject line and tell me your name, contact info, and how many you plan to submit by 1 Oct.
We had a great show last year, let’s do it again!
Calling all Fiber Artists!!!
Authored by Rebecca Lilly Segura.
For details and online entry: http://www.FASAentry.org
If you work in fiber of any kind, you are eligible to enter your artwork in the upcoming 43rd Annual Juried Fiber Art Exhibit!!
When and Where: Kelso Art Center’s Semmes and Student Art Galleries at the University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX. Art will hang Oct 13 through Nov 17, 2017.
Here’s a link to the promotional materials on the FASA website:
Meeting Time: 10:00 AM, Monday, June 12, 2017
San Antonio Garden Center 3310 N. New Braunfels Avenue, SATX 78209.
Come at 9:30 for refreshments and creative networking! Authored by Lyn Belisle.
MOLLY BEAUFAIT will be talking about what is new, what her peers are doing, what is challenging as a new artist, what she would like to gain from us, more experienced artists.
Molly is a young practicing artist at the University of North Texas, with an expected graduation date of December 2017 with a BFA in Fiber Arts. Beaufait has been featured in several group shows, including the UNT Union Gallery Show, and the Weaving Stories Kuwait Exhibition, as well as having batik samples on display in the Dallas Museum of Art.
Her personal art focuses on ideas of mark-making in relationship to systems of thought, specifically in relation to overcoming obsessions and anxiety, and frequently takes the form of mixed media art quilts. Beaufait wants her art to be a joyful expression that is represented in both the artist and viewer.
I believe that it is a human desire, a need even, to make. Anyone and everyone, regardless of physiology or location, has the innate desire to create, to make, to turn raw materials into something that they value. Making is part of what gives intelligent life purpose. Since childhood, I have suffered from an immense desire for control, often causing extreme anxiety when I lose control of situations, or when things happen that I have no control over. Making things, slowing down to pay attention to details is and always has been therapeutic for me.
As I developed as an artist, process became incredibly important to me for this reason. Here is something that I can control, become absorbed in, plan, and obsess over. However, in dyeing warps for my weavings or creating textured surfaces for art quilts I am giving up a certain amount of control over the outcome. The therapeutic aspect comes when I am forced to accept the unexpected that occurs as an inevitable part of art-making. Because most of the processes I use involve creating unexpected results, I frequently don’t know what the finished piece will look like until it is completed. Because of this, I am forced to accept each piece as it is. This finality is a part of the relinquishment of control that I must undergo with each piece. Here I am, faced with something that has escaped my control, but in art I am able to resolve, to adapt, and to accept in a way that I am slowly learning to do in my life.
Therefore, the contrast between order and disorder is fascinating to me, and is a crucial conceptual aspect of my art. I am discovering that this is allowing me to experience my own work more appreciatively than I could with something that I truly did have full control over. In this manner, my work is also where I feel my most joyful and freed from the unease of everyday life, and I would like my audiences to similarly experience the excitement and joy that I find so freeing in my pieces.
Art Quilt Up Close: SAQA’s Trunk Show
Presented by Susie Monday.
Meeting Time: 10:00 AM, Monday, May 8, 2017
San Antonio Garden Center 3310 N. New Braunfels Avenue, SATX 78209.
Come at 9:30 for refreshments and creative networking!
Authored by Susie Monday
Susie Monday will present the brand new, just launched 2017 Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) Trunk Show. Susie will be bringing the quilts back with her from the 2017 SAQA conference in Lincoln, NB. We’ll pass around the art quilts and, at each table will have a mock mini exhibit curating activity, learning a bit about how jurors might select work for a show. This activity will give us all experience in looking at composition, color, value and content of art quilts. [Read more…]
May meeting will be Sunday, 7 May (to deconflict from Mother’s Day) at 2pm at Jean Dahlgren’s studio at 240 East Huisache, SATX 78212.
Journal prompt for this month is “self portrait.” It can be literal, abstract, whatever. Have fun with it! If you missed last month and want to catch up, it was “origami/folding/textile manipulation.”
The 2 April 2017 FASA Spirited, Passionate, Uninhibited, Thoughtful, Nurturing, Innovative, Kind (SPUTNIK) meeting adjourned at 2 pm, with a vibrant group of artists in attendance. We had several new and almost new members attending and everyone had a great time! We had a saree sale prior to the meeting with some wonderful sarees available. Thanks to Diana Kellerman for bringing them out to the meeting.
We’ve moved SPUTNIK’s meeting day for May to deconflict with Mothers Day. So, don’t forget to come!
7 May at 2 pm
Jean Dahlgrens’s Studio on 240 East Huisache, SATX 78212.
We will be rusting fabrics for our presentation!
We will also be enjoying each other’s company, seeing what folks have done for their art journal origami submission, and generally having a great time.
Hope to see you there,
Spirited, Passionate, Uninhibited, Thoughtful, Nurturing, Innovative, Kind (SPUTNIK) Chair
SPUTNIK Meeting Minutes
April meeting will be Sunday, 2 April (to deconflict from Palm Sunday) at 2pmat Jean Dahlgren’s studio at 240 East Huisache, SATX 78212.
Journal prompt for this month is “origami/folding/textile manipulation.” If you missed last month and want to catch up, it was “Mandela.”
The 12 March 2017 FASA Spirited, Passionate, Uninhibited, Thoughtful, Nurturing, Innovative, Kind (SPUTNIK) meeting adjourned at 2 pm, with a vibrant group of artists in attendance. One beautifully hearted artist brought chocolate.
FASA General Meeting Minutes
13 February 2017
This meeting was called to order at 11:19 AM at the San Antonio Garden Center, 2210 N. New Braunfels, San Antonio, TX by President Caryl Gaubatz.
- Minutes for general meeting held on 9 January 2017 are approved as electronically transmitted to the members.
- Treasurer’s Report is accepted as electronically transmitted to the members and filed for review.