Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Catching Up

I haven't had much time to post lately.   Since I joined Instagram I do most of my posting there. You can find me at #juanitasauvefibreart.   But I have been missing my blog so today I updated my gallery with some of my newer work and added to my presentation schedule for 2020. 

I have been busy in 2019 with our spring exhibition Fibre Fling at Kitchissippi church in Ottawa.  I had a piece juried into  the Quilt Canada Exhibition here in Ottawa in June as well as another in the Rosette category exhibit at the show. I was part of a group exhibition during the month of May at Glebe Community Centre and with  Out of the Box fibre artists who had a very successful exhibition called Summer Fibrations at the Textile Museum in Almonte,   And I am exhibiting 3 pieces at a Water themed exhibition at the Streve gallery in Perth.

I have also been involved with several musical events with our band Local Colour and have been motivated to write several new songs for the group.

No vacation yet this year but soon.   I know some would say that spending my time with art and music means always being on vacation but other artists know there is a lot of hard work involved.
Here are two pieces I created for this spring/summer's exhibitions.  After brilliant red sunsets and blush pink dawns, this year  I tackled yellows - Fire in the Sky and Mad About Saffron.  I am now working on night skies using the same strip method.  Maybe Northern Lights next?

Monday, November 12, 2018

It's Showtime!!

Here we are again at that time of the year.  I am taking part in three shows this month in the Ottawa area.    I will have hand and machine stitched fibre art, felt and stitched items, fabric jewelry, lots of embroidery and hoop art.   Following is a list of my venues. 


Juanita Sauve Fibre Art   Here’s where I’ll be with my artwork and jewelry in the coming weeks.  Please drop by.
Glebe Community Centre – Glebe Craft and Artisan Fair – 175 Third Avenue at Lyon
Friday November 16 – 6-9 pm
Saturday November 17 – 10-5 pm
Sunday November 18 – 11–4 pm
Baz’Art – Holiday Arts Market  - Shenkman Arts Centre –– 245 Centrum Blvd, Orleans
Saturday, November 24 – 11-4 pm
Sunday, November 25 – 11-4 pm    *I’ll be in the Lower Lobby
WCAS $100 and Under  Arts and Crafts Sale – St. Paul’s United Church, 3760 Carp Rd, Carp
Friday, November 30 – 2-8 pm
Saturday, December 1 – 9-5 pm
Sunday, December 2 – 11–4 pm

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Focus on Fibre Arts Association Climate Change Exhibition Edmonton AB

I received wonderful news last week from the FFAA Competition for 2018 - Climate Change.
My piece "Where There's Smoke, There's Fire"  won 3 awards - first place in its section, Best of Category for overall Quilt category, and Best of Show!!   This piece was a commentary on the political climate change that is happening in the USA.  A snow dyed piece of fabric by Pat Hardie was hand stitched into flames.  Hand stitched text swirls around the piece - all the inflamed rhetoric, alternative facts, lies, racist, sexist, homophobic comments.......

Here I am with a collaged photo of the piece 

CQA needed a photo of myself with the piece.  Since I didn't attend the exhibition because of time and distance I had to collage it.    So here is a rare photo of me with the prize winning piece.

Wildfires; a Terrible Beauty

My second piece Wildfires:a Terrible Beauty won second place in its specific Felting category and Best of Category for the overall Felting Category.  It is felted with roving and sari silk and hand stitched.

These awards come with ribbons including a rosette from CQA, a place in next year's CQA,  and significant cash awards!    I was so honoured to be chosen from amongst some wonderful fibre artists!  I can't wait to see the catalogue!

The exhibition continues in Edmonton until July 3. Details on the  Focus on Fibre Arts website.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Interesting Times

I have had a busy winter creating, presenting a trunk show of my work to a local Guild and making music.    After a very successful Fibre Fling 7 art show, sale and fundraiser, I am settling in to updating my blog, entering exhibitions and songwriting.  Oh yes, and tax time!! Here are some photos from my recent trunk show at the Richmond Quilters' Guild.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Fall Shows

Time for Fall Shows and I have been busy making new art works and jewelry.    Lots of needle felted and hand stitched embroideries, stitching on satin backgrounds, hoop embroideries, embroidered mini hoop necklaces, and new ideas for fabric under glass pendants (adding foiled fabrics for a little glitz:)
Go to Exhibitions section for more details.   Here are a few new pieces.

The Days are Getting Shorter Now

Sunset Reflections Machine Stitched

Floral Hoop

Elephant Bones - needled felted and hand stitched

Fabrics Under Glass pendants

Close Up of needle felted and hand stitched piece

A little mini pendant

And when I am not stitching I am singing with our band 'Local Colour'.   In June we recorded a demo of original songs and we practice every week.    We have lots of fun too!!

In the recording studio

Monday, April 17, 2017

Winter Art and Exhibition Pieces

I have been busy this winter working on lots of embroideries and some new machine and hand stitched pieces (see also last post).
Wildflowers in the Bog - hand stitched embroidery framed to 8 x 10

Pathway to the Beach - tiny 2.5 x 3.5 embroidery

A Riot of Blooms - hand embroidery

Into the Blue - hand embroidery mounted on silk covered gallery canvas 8 x 8"

Gently Down the Stream, - hand embroidery in shadowbox

Since going on Instagram I have noticed the many wonderful modern  hoop embroideries happening around the world.  Many are works of beauty and often protest!!   It doesn't seem to have hit my city yet.    But what fun to embroider and display in the hoop!    So here are a few I have made this winter.  I hope to post some of these on Etsy shortly.



Autumn - 16" x 20" -  exhibited at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum in Almonte this winter
 This piece is composed of machine stitched strips of fabric, mounted and framed.
Living Colour - 24" x 30" - exhbited at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum for this winter's show 'Colour Unboxed".
Each block of this piece was needle felted then hand embroidered and mounted on black felt on a stretched canvas.

I have also been working on embroidered floral and landscape necklaces and some  'protest' pendants called 'signs from the women's march'.     And of course lots of fabric under glass pendants.....More to come.......