Colour with a U – SAQA exhibit

Homer Watson House and Gallery

1754 Old Mill Rd, Kitchener, ON

July 7 – September 7, 2020

Colour with a “U” is a juried exhibition of thirty-five art quilts by Canadian members of Studio Art Quilt Associates. In Canada, we spell colour with a “U”. We care about the “U”, it makes us unique. We care about the “you”, it brings us together. Thirty-five artists have reflected on the theme of diversity and inclusion to give “colourful” representations of our Canadian cultural identity. Each offers an individual perspective on how we as Canadians see ourselves in our social, historical, and physical landscape. Nothing can match experiencing the rich textures, colours, shapes, and messages in person. (from Homer Watson House and Gallery).

Three boys in vintage hockey uniforms with their skates and hockey sticks.

The Hockey Boys



Prairie Persepctives  – Travelling Exhibit

by the Fibre Art Divas – a Manitoba group of 14 fibre artists

Prairie Fusion Arts Centre 

Tentative schedule – August 2020

The exhibit consists of two parts:  the first a collection of 12” x 12” pieces in which each artist has created a piece of art based on their interpretation of a photograph of a Manitoba lake at sunset, and the second a grouping of 24” x 36” pieces based on the theme ‘Prairie Perspectives’.

The Fibre Art Divas formed as a group in 2014, with the idea of sharing their mutual interest in fibre arts, encouraging and supporting each other, sharing ideas and gaining inspiration.

Thirteen of the artists are involved in this exhibit.

fibre art of a grain elevator.

Lone Sentinel

A lone wooden building in the middle of a field.

Long Forgotten




                  Reception – Friday, September 1   7:00 – 9:00 pm with Artist’s Talk at 8:00 pm.



A Moment in Time

Featuring portraits based on vintage black and white photographs.

Violet - Valerie Wilson 2015.

Violet – Valerie Wilson 2015.

April 4 – May 14, 2016

Portage & District Arts Centre Gallery

11 – 2nd St N.E.

Portage la Prairie, MB

Gallery Hours – 11:00 am to 5:00 pm,  Tuesday to Saturday

Opening Reception: April 7 at 7:00 pm with Artist Talk.





Abstracted Exhibition

Abstracted is an exhibition of the Fibre Art Network

The show consists of 44 pieces by 40 artists, working in pairs. Each pair of two artists was challenged to create one realistic, and one abstracted version, of the same person, place or thing. The exhibition debuted at the LaConner Quilt and Textile Museum in LaConner, WA, USA, and was featured at Quilt Canada 2014 in St. Catherine’s, ON.

A profile view of a red and white 1950's Chevy.

“Fifties Flair” – Valerie Wilson (realistic) and Brandy Lynn Maslowski (abstract).

Upcoming venues:

July 3-Aug 29, 2015 Allie Griffin Art Gallery, Weyburn SK
Sep – October, 2015 Maple Ridge ACT Gallery, Maple Ridge, BC

May 2016,  Victoria. BC



People and Places

Fibre Art Show

Valerie Wilson

Stepping Out

Valerie Wilson, Stepping Out, 2015

Susan Selby

Susan Selby, Birches

Susan Selby, Birches, 2014

Gwen Fox Gallery

101 – 250 Manitoba Ave

Selkirk, MB

March 3 – 28, 2015

Opening Reception Sunday, March 8, 2015 1 – 4 pm

Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Closed Sunday and Monday (except for special events)