SAQA, the Studio Art Quilts Associates, features two “professional artist members” on their website monthly, and this time the focus is on Alison Muir and myself. Here’s the blurb from SAQA:
“Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc., the non-profit organization that promotes the art quilt world-wide, announced the SAQA.com Featured Artists for the month of January 2010. Selected from among SAQA’s 450+ Professional Artist Members, Astrid Hilger Bennett of Iowa City, Iowa, and Alison Muir of Neutral Bay, New South Wales, Australia are the latest artists to be profiled.
Alison Muir writes ‘In 2000 water became the driving force in my world, and I needed to be near it to smell and see the sea, to be happy.’ The SAQA Web site is featuring three additional works by Muir that beautifully showcase the depth of her connection to water. Astrid Hilger Bennett finds a rich source of inspiration in the events of daily life. She balances complex and quiet forms on a visually abstract canvas to create art quilts that interpret her perception of the world.
The Featured Artists Program, updated monthly on SAQA’s Web site, offers SAQA an opportunity to shine the spotlight on a few of their Professional Artist Members. Visitors to the site will see selections of the artist’s work not previously shown on SAQA.com, and find a bit more information on each artist. The SAQA Web site also features a Gallery where visitors can review many other works by Professional Artist Members.
Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc., is an international non-profit organization dedicated to informing the public about the continuing achievements of the art quilt movement. SAQA’s 2,500 members span 31 countries and include artists, collectors, curators, art dealers and corporate sponsors. Since its founding 20 years ago, SAQA has mounted juried exhibitions featuring the works of artist members at museums and galleries throughout the world.”