Artists of all media, skill levels and interests are welcome to join our group for inspiration, support and camaraderie.
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Laura Fogg is a highly recognized Mendocino County quilter who has been showing in major quilt exhibits across the country, including Visions and Quilt National. Her work has been published in most of the quilting magazines in the U.S. as well as a number in international books and calendars. She has been featured in two documentary films...one by the American Quilters Society, and the other by Lifetime TV. She has a Master's degree in Education from CA State University, San Francisco.
Expect this to be a fun, creative, beginner-friendly workshop. You don't need to have any quilting skills besides the basic knowledge of how to do freehand machine quilting on your home sewing machine, nor do you need to be a recognized artist. You will recognize the 'artist within' as you play with fabrics of your choice to create a small collage wall quilt.
Click on these links for the poster and the registration form. Registration closes on February 3, 2018.
MCAA is pleased to present Antoinette von Grone for the second in a series of “Meet the Artist” presentations at the Grace Hudson Museum. She will talk about how she became a fine art artist through or despite studying textile and fashion design and how she ended up in Boonville. She will speak about the different styles and subjects and techniques in which she works and what the background is for those choices. She plans on bringing a few actual paintings as well as her portfolio for viewing. She will also play a video after the lecture for those who are interested in her animal rights advocacy activities and how they weave into her current paintings.
Ursula has been working with fiber all of her life, moving from utilitarian objects to artistic expression in knitting, sewing, and weaving. About 10 years ago, she took a felting workshop and the process. she relates, “was love at first sight.” Ursula has since managed to combine all of her fiber skills in a unique way and continues to marvel at the way color and texture appear like magic.
“I tried my hand at binding books with textured, felted covers and have been addicted to that process ever since, making sketchbooks,journals, watercolor books, personal telephone books, photo albums, and art inspirations books,” she states. Ursula instructed a felting class in 2017 that was a huge success. She was patient, attentive and her instructions were clear and concise. All attendees were excited and creative, making whatever they chose including place mats, wall hangings, purses and more.
The Community Foundation of Mendocino County supports relief efforts at NCO, Inc. and NCO may be able to link you to local resources.
The Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF+) has emergency relief grants and interest-free loans available for eligible artists working in craft disciplines. Guidelines and eligibility are available on the CERF+ website. The application process is quick and easy, with a rapid response of 2 weeks to give artists the help they need as soon as possible.
The Joan Mitchell Foundation's Emergency Grant Program is available for painters and sculptors who have suffered physical losses due to a natural disaster that relate to their artistic practice. Click here to learn more.
MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares' services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. A directory of resources for musicians and other artists is available on the MusiCares website.
Networking for Disaster Management in the Performing Arts
Steve Eberhardt, Project Coordinator
Performing Arts Readiness project