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April 1, 2018
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Wendell Fuller, Too Much Fun!

March 28, 2014

ImageThe Rose Room Gallery in the Peabody is delighted to present “Too Much Fun!” featuring the art of Wendell Fuller, an elementary school teacher in Volusia County. The opening reception on April 8, 5:30-7:30, features music by the three piece acoustic band The Cog is Dead.  Andy Ferrari will run an auction on the works during the reception. There is no admission fee.  Parking behind the building is free during the reception. Wine and refreshments are also free.

 Fuller stated that years of training in the techniques of egg tempera and varnish paintings of landscapes became tedious and never really satisfying. After watching the joy his kindergarteners expressed while painting, he became intrigued by the power of simplicity of their works.  One student, on viewing Fuller’s work, commented, “your other pictures are really pretty, but I just love your people.” 

 Fuller said, “This little statement changed my whole way of looking at art. I realized that the artist in me had been stolen by technique. I was trying to create paintings that I liked, not the paintings I was born to make. My student reminded me of what I did best.  From that day forward I started a long series of paintings of people.  I found that not only did I thoroughly enjoy the work but that the public reaction to what I was creating was what I had been searching for my whole life.  The viewers recognized my people and were readily willing to talk about them.”

 While working from objective to non-objective abstracts, Fuller’s colleagues exclaim that he is having “too much fun” with his art; however, that only renews his creative forces while he paints.  Most of his works are now titled “Portrait #…” and “Abstract #…” because he says the viewer usually renames the work after buying it, stating the portrait looks like “Sam” or “Uncle Joe.”  Too Much Fun! is an exhibition of nearly 70 new works.

 The exhibition runs from April 7 to May 2. Gallery hours are: M-F 10:30-4:30, Saturday 10-2, Closed Sunday. Works may also be viewed prior to evening performances. In that instance, please enter through the patio gates on Wild Olive Avenue and tell the usher you are there to see the art in the Rose Room Gallery. There is no admission fee and Peabody is handicapped accessible.

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Wendell Fuller, Too Much Fun!

March 28, 2014

The Rose Room Gallery in the Peabody is delighted to present “Too Much Fun!” featuring the art of Wendell Fuller, an elementary school teacher in Volusia County. The opening reception on April 8, 5:30-7:30, features music by the three piece acoustic band The Cog is Dead.  Andy Ferrari will run an auction on the works during the reception. There is no admission fee.  Parking behind the building is free during the reception. Wine and refreshments are also free.

 Fuller stated that years of training in the techniques of egg tempera and varnish paintings of landscapes became tedious and never really satisfying. After watching the joy his kindergarteners expressed while painting, he became intrigued by the power of simplicity of their works.  One student, on viewing Fuller’s work, commented, “your other pictures are really pretty, but I just love your people.” 

Fuller said, “This little statement changed my whole way of looking at art. I realized that the artist in me had been stolen by technique. I was trying to create paintings that I liked, not the paintings I was born to make. My student reminded me of what I did best.  From that day forward I started a long series of paintings of people.  I found that not only did I thoroughly enjoy the work but that the public reaction to what I was creating was what I had been searching for my whole life.  The viewers recognized my people and were readily willing to talk about them.”

 While working from objective to non-objective abstracts, Fuller’s colleagues exclaim that he is having “too much fun” with his art; however, that only renews his creative forces while he paints.  Most of his works are now titled “Portrait #…” and “Abstract #…” because he says the viewer usually renames the work after buying it, stating the portrait looks like “Sam” or “Uncle Joe.”  Too Much Fun! is an exhibition of nearly 70 new works.

 The exhibition runs from April 7 to May 2. Gallery hours are: M-F 10:30-4:30, Saturday 10-2, Closed Sunday. Works may also be viewed prior to evening performances. In that instance, please enter through the patio gates on Wild Olive Avenue and tell the usher you are there to see the art in the Rose Room Gallery. There is no admission fee and Peabody is handicapped accessible.

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Wendell Fuller, April-May

March 28, 2014

The Rose Room Gallery in the Peabody is delighted to present “Too Much Fun!” featuring the art of Wendell Fuller, an elementary school teacher in Volusia County. The opening reception on April 8, 5:30-7:30, features music by the three piece acoustic band The Cog is Dead.  Andy Ferrari will run an auction on the works during the reception. There is no admission fee.  Parking behind the building is free during the reception. Wine and refreshments are also free.

Fuller stated that years of training in the techniques of egg tempera and varnish paintings of landscapes became tedious and never really satisfying. After watching the joy his kindergarteners expressed while painting, he became intrigued by the power of simplicity of their works.  One student, on viewing Fuller’s work, commented, “your other pictures are really pretty, but I just love your people.” 

Fuller said, “This little statement changed my whole way of looking at art. I realized that the artist in me had been stolen by technique. I was trying to create paintings that I liked, not the paintings I was born to make. My student reminded me of what I did best.  From that day forward I started a long series of paintings of people.  I found that not only did I thoroughly enjoy the work but that the public reaction to what I was creating was what I had been searching for my whole life.  The viewers recognized my people and were readily willing to talk about them.”

While working from objective to non-objective abstracts, Fuller’s colleagues exclaim that he is having “too much fun” with his art; however, that only renews his creative forces while he paints.  Most of his works are now titled “Portrait #…” and “Abstract #…” because he says the viewer usually renames the work after buying it, stating the portrait looks like “Sam” or “Uncle Joe.”  Too Much Fun! is an exhibition of nearly 70 new works.

 The exhibition runs from April 7 to May 2. Gallery hours are: M-F 10:30-4:30, Saturday 10-2, Closed Sunday. Works may also be viewed prior to evening performances. In that instance, please enter through the patio gates on Wild Olive Avenue and tell the usher you are there to see the art in the Rose Room Gallery. There is no admission fee and Peabody is handicapped accessible.

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Now working on 2015

March 27, 2014

Please go to http://www.focusonfiberfloridastyle.com in the future

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This site is closed!

March 8, 2014

For current information about SAQA in Florida and Georgia, you should go to SAQA.com.

Focus on Fiber Retreat and Workshops has moved to http://www.focusonfiberfloridastyle.com

 

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Martha Wolfe & Ellen Lindner

October 25, 2010

Fiber Art Exhibit:
Dirty Dozen Exposed! 2010

Marhta Wolfe, 2009

7th annual exhibit
 

©2009 Martha Wolfe
 
From October 2nd through October 31st,
Boutique 4 Quilters
 
The Dirty Dozen Fiber Artists will transform the Boutique 4 Quilters
classroom into an exhibit of over 50 original fiber art pieces,
made with a variety of exciting materials and techniques. 
In addition, two group projects will be featured. 
 
Reception October 2nd, 2-4 PM
General viewing during regular store hours
 
Boutique 4 Quilters is located at
2945 W. New Haven Ave., West Melbourne, FL 
Store hours are M-F 9:30-5, Sat. 9:30-4.  Phone 321-768-2060
 
Dirty Dozen Fiber Artists include SAQA members
Ellen Lindner and Martha Wolfe

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Ellen Lindner

October 25, 2010

Creative Opportunities for Quilters and Other Artists http://www.AdventureQuilter.com
Art and Creativity blog http://adventurequilter.com/blog/
 

Ellen Lindner, pages 36-37

July/August issue of Spaces magazine, Ellen lindner on pages 36-37

 
I am THRILLED to be featured in the July/August issue of Spaces magazine! This is a high quality local magazine about design and style. The article “Composition in Stitches” is eight pages of wonderful photography and glowing text all about me and my art! Wow!
 
See the article here:  http://issuu.com/floridatoday/docs/spaces_julaug_10/36

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Susan Rienzo

October 25, 2010

Susan Rienzo’s news:
                I am delighted to announce the launch of my new website:
                               http://www.susanrienzodesigns.com
                Please check it out.
               
                And in other good news, my quilt “Sunshine Memories ll” has been accepted to Quilts=Art=Quilts, at the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY, October 31, 2010- January 9, 2011. 
              Also my quilt “Solar Rhythms” has been accepted to Mancusco’s World Quilt Show-Florida, in West Palm Beach, November 12-14, 2010.

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Moving on!

February 26, 2010

Soaring Around the Sun by Mary McBride

Florida got too big for her britches so we have ceded from Georgia!

 

  

 

 

 

Florida members now have a new blog at www.saqaflorida.wordpress.com. Please join us there. Georgia members have joined in with South Carolina under Margaret Hunt who can be reached via email at mcmhunt@wctel.net.