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Sightlines

Invitational Curator: Virginia Spiegel with advice from Jenny Bowker; Managing Curator: Clairan Ferrono 

Fourteen artists were invited to create an installation of artworks featuring a sightline linking all the artwork in the exhibit.  Each artist chose her own themes and created five to eight artworks, including four 8x8" linking pieces, covering a ten foot wide space. Perhaps the required continuous line provided provocation, both conscious and unconscious, to the artists to focus on time, personal history, and memory.

SAQA thanks the Australian contemporary quiltmaking group, tACTile, who originated the concept of the sightline in their "eyeline" exhibition.

Show Schedule:

International Quilt Festival-Houston, November 4 - 7, 2010
International Quilt Festival-Cincinnati, Ohio, April 2011
Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine, Golden, Colorado, April 15 - June 30, 2011
International Quilt Festival-Long Beach, California, July 2011
Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, Louisiana, Dec. 2, 2011 - Feb. 25, 2012
Morris Museum, Morristown, New Jersey, April 26 - August 12, 2012
Everhart Museum, Scranton, Pennsylvania, September 27 - December 31, 2012
George A. Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin,  Missouri, January 11 - March 11, 2013
Grants Pass Museum of Art, Grants Pass, Oregon, May 28 - July 26, 2013
William and Florence Schmidt Art Center, Belleville, Illinois, August 22 - October 15, 2013 

 


 

this is a quilt!   

"This is a Quilt!" was SAQA’s second Trunk Show. Curated by Deb Cashatt and Kris Sazaki, it was designed to showcase SAQA’s diversity of talent and its mission to “promote the art quilt through education, exhibitions, professional development, and documentation.” Learn more about these quilts.

To view all 268 quilts, access the alphabetical index, and view the travel calendar for each of the seven trunk shows, click here.

bishop - It's Art to Medennis - Colour Patch Series - Orange & White

 


Beyond Comfort   

Beyond Comfort - Festival of Quilts

Juror: Marci McDade, Curator: Eileen Doughty
Juror and Curator statements

This exhibit challenged each artist to venture into uncharted territories of creative expression by turning away from the comfort zones of their established body of work. It provided a "permission slip" to experiment fearlessly with radically new conceptual and narrative agendas; to employ techniques, technologies, or materials new to the artist. The artistic goal of the exhibition is to encourage reaching beyond comfort to make new and unexpected works of art.

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Premiere Location: Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, United Kingdom, August 11-14, 2011
Gerald R. Ford Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan, June 19 - September 16, 2012 
Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, January 20 - March 10, 2013
Texas A&M University, J. Wayne Stark Galleries, College Station, Texas, May 23 - August 18, 2013

Images - Butler Institute of American Art

Images - Festival of Quilts Image

Video - Festival of Quilts Image (second half), courtesy Luana Rubin of e.Quilter.com

 


A Sense of Scale

 

Premiere at International Quilt Festival - Houston, November 1-4, 2012
International Quilt Festival - Cincinnati, Ohio, April 2013
International Quilt Festival - Long Beach, California, July 2013 

Images at the International Quilt Festival - Houston

Juror – Ulysses Grant Dietz
Curator – Anne Hiemstra

Juror and Curator statements

 

 Docent tour at Long Beach
Docent tour at Long Beach


 

World Quilt Show - New England X, August 16-19, 2012, Manchester, New Hampshire
Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza XIX, September 13-16, 2012, Philadelphia Area, Pennsylvania
Pacific International Quilt Festival XXI, October 11-14, 2012, Santa Clara, California
World Quilt Show – Florida IV, November 8-10, 2012, West Palm Beach, Florida
Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival XIX, February 21-24, 2013, Hampton, Virginia
The Quilt Fest of New Jersey IX, Feb 28-March 3, 2013, Somerset, New Jersey
Denver Natl Quilt Festival VIII, May 2-5, 2013, Denver, Colorado
Additional venue locations to be determined

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Juror: Sue Reno
Curator: Kathy Nida

Juror and Curator statements

 


 

SAQA Showcase

International Quilt Study Center at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln
August 3, 2012 - February 24, 2013

 

View the quilts and more exhibition information

Images at the International Quilt Study Center

Jurors: Judith Content and Carolyn Ducey
Managing Curator:  Leni Levenson Wiener

Carolyn Ducey, curator of the International Quilt Study Center & Museum, has posted a series of videos discussing each of the artists in the SAQA Showcase exhibition:

Introduction
Jan Myers-Newbury
Gay Lasher
Wen Redmond
Deidre Adams
Michael Cummings
Susan Shie



Art Meets Science   

 

Art Meets Science at the Pfizer Gallery

 

Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, England, August 2010
Pfizer, Inc., New York, New York, Sept. 16, 2010 - March 16, 2011  
Quilt Expo en Beaujolais, Graves sur Anse, France, April 14 - 17, 2011   
Visions Art Museum, San Diego, California, February 3 - April 22, 2012   
David J. Sencer Center for Disease Control (CDC) Museum, Atlanta, Georgia, June 11 - Sept. 5, 2012

Juror: David Fraser
Curator: Jill Jensen
Juror and Curator statements

Pfizer, Inc. Opening Reception

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International Quilt Festival - Houston, October 29 - November 6, 2011
International Quilt Festival - Cincinnati, April 13-15, 2012
Gerald R. Ford Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan,  June 19, 2012 - July 1, 2012
International Quilt Festival - Long Beach, July 27-29, 2012 

Juror: Dr. Jacqueline Atkins, Chief Curator and the Kate Fowler Merle-Smith Curator of Textiles for the Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA. 
Managing curator: Nancy Bavor

Curator Essay
Managing Curator Statement

Details about each artwork, and images (PDF)

 


 

Creative Force 2010 (IQF Houston)

 

International Quilt Festival-Houston, November 4 - 7, 2010
International Quilt Festival-Cincinnati, April 2011
International Quilt Festival-Long Beach, July 2011
Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, Ohio, September 11 - October 30, 2011
Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana, March 22, 2012 - June 10, 2012
Gerald R. Ford Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan, July 11, 2012 - September 16, 2012

 

Juror – Chunghie Lee
Curator – Rose Rushbrooke
Juror and Curator statements

 

More images:
International Quilt Festival (Houston)



Layers of Memory  

Quilt Show – Manchester, NH, Aug. 19-22, 2011
Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza, Philadelphia Sept. 16 – 19, 2011
Pacific International Quilt Festival, Santa Clara, CA. Oct. 14-17, 2011
World Quilt Show – West Palm Beach, FL, Nov. 12-14, 2011
Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival XXII, Hampton, VA Feb. 24-27, 2012
The Quilt Fest of New Jersey VII,  Somerset, NJ March 3-6, 2012
Denver National Quilt Festival VI, CO April 28-May 1, 2012

Juror: Kathryn Harris, Head of Fiber Program, School of Art, Design & Art History at San Diego State University.  Juror's Statement
Curator: Doria Anne Goocher

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Celebration!  National Quilt Museum's 20th Anniversary Exhibition

 

Curator:  Linda Colsh

Twenty SAQA artists contributed two works each to celebrate the National Quilt Museum's 20th Anniversary.

National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky, April 7 - July 12, 2011

Curator statement, artist list and statements, images

 


 

SAQA 12 Voices

12 Voices

An in-depth view of 12 distinctive fiber artists

Dennos Museum Center, Traverse City, Michigan, Sept.  14, 2008 - Jan. 4, 2009
Turchin Center for the Arts, Boone, North Carolina, Sept. 2009 - Jan. 2010
Pence Gallery, Davis, California, Sept 10 - Nov. 14, 2010
Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Laurel, Mississippi, March 17 - June 9, 2011

Juror:  Penny McMorris  Juror's Statement
Co-curators:  Desiree Vaughn, Peg Keeney

Installation images at the Dennos Museum Center
Installation images at the Pence Gallery

"12 Voices" Press Release

 


 

No Place to Call Home

Mancuso Quilt Festivals
World Quilt Show - New England, Manchester, New Hampshire, Aug. 19-22, 2010
Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza XVII, Philadelphia area, Pennsylvania, Sept. 16 - 19, 2010
Pacific International Quilt Festival XIX, Santa Clara, California, October 14- 17, 2010
World Quilt Show - Florida, West Palm Beach, Florida, Nov. 12 - 14, 2010
Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival XXII, Hampton, Virginia, February 24 - 27, 2011
The Quilt Fest of New Jersey VII, Somerset, New Jersey, March 3 - 6, 2011
Denver National Quilt Festival VI, Denver, Colorado, April 28 - May 1, 2011
Diamond Jubilee Quilt Festival, Genesee Valley Quilt Club, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY June 3 - June 5, 2011 

Curator – Kathleen McCabe

Slideshow of quilts, with artist statements

 


 

SAQA and Surface Design Association members

 One museum, one art center and three galleries in Volusia County, Florida, January - April, 2011

Juror:  Pamela Allen
Curators: Mary McBride and Judy Gilmer

 


 

SAQA@20: Art and Excellence 2009

SAQA @ 20

International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas, Oct 15-18, 2009
International Quilt Festival, Chicago, Illinois, April 16 p- 18, 2010
National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky, May 28 - July 6, 2010
International Quilt Festival, Long Beach, California,  July 23 - 25, 2010
Bloomingdale Park District Museum, Bloomingdale, Illinois, Sept.  11 – November, 2010
Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Massachusetts, Nov. 16, 2010 – Jan. 16, 2011

Juror: Patricia “Pokey” Bolton
Curator: Cindy Rinne
Juror and Curator Statements

More images:
International Quilt Festival (Houston)

Springfield Art Museum

 


 

SAQA 20th Anniversary Trunk Show

Curator:  Vou Best

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Transformations ‘09: Reflections

Festival of Quilts

Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, England, August 2009
Guildford Art Center, Guildford, Connecticut, Nov. 13, 2009 - Jan. 3, 2010
Alaska Fiber Festival, Anchorage, Alaska, March 2010
Grants Pass Museum, Grants Pass, Oregon, June 1 - July 17,  2010
Visions Art Quilt Gallery, San Diego, California, Aug. 6 - Oct. 10, 2010

Juror: Laura Cater-Woods statement
Curator: Clairan Ferrono

more images:  Festival of Quilts
more images:  Guildford Art Center

 


 

Points of View

Points of View - Fremont Center for the Arts

International Quilt Festival - Long Beach, California, July 2009
Fremont Center for the Arts, Canon City, Colorado, Oct. 2 - 31, 2009
American Quilters Society, Padukah, Kentucky, March 24 - 27, 2010
Art du Quilt, Morzine, France, July 1 - 4, 2010
William Bonifas Fine Art Center, Escanaba, Michigan, Aug. 12 – Sept. 16, 2010

installation images at the Fremont Center
installation images at the William Bonifas Fine Art Center

Juror: Bruce Hoffman
Curator: Carol Larson

Juror and Curator statements

 


 

A Sense of Humor

at the Northern Star Quilters guild exhibition

International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas, Oct 15-18, 2009
International Quilt Festival, Chicago, Illinois, April 16 - 18, 2010
Northern Star Quilters Guild, A World of Quilts XXXI, Somers, NY, May 1 - 2, 2010
International Quilt Festival, Long Beach, California, July 23 - 25, 2010

Juror: Pam RuBert
Curator:  Patricia Gould

Watch a video overview ofA Sense of Humor, courtesy International Quilt Festival
wmv or QuickTime format

 


 

Yellowstone Quilt Fest, Cody, Wyoming, Sept. 10-13, 2009
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Golden, Colorado, Nov. 6, 2009 – Feb. 1, 2010
Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, Hampton, Virginia, Feb. 25-28, 2010
Quilt Fest of New Jersey, Somerset, New Jersey, March 7-10, 2010
The National Quilting Association Convention, Columbus, Ohio, June 17 - 19, 2010.

Juror: Katie Pasquini Masopust
Curator: Kathy Lichtendahl
(not available to travel)

photos at Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

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Masters: Art Quilts


Masters:  Art Quilts

International Quilt Festival -Houston, Oct. 29 - Nov. 2, 2008
International Quilt Festival -Chicago, April 17 - 19, 2009
International Quilt Festival -Long Beach, California, July 24 - 26, 2009
National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky, Aug. 13 - Nov. 10, 2009
New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, Massachusetts, Nov. 19, 2009 - Feb. 14, 2010

Curator: Martha Sielman, Executive Director SAQA
 more images

 



A Sense of Time 


A Sense of Time

 

International Quilt Festival-Houston, Oct. 29 - Nov. 2, 2008
International Quilt Festival-Chicago, April 17 - 19, 2009
International Quilt Festival-Long Beach, CA, July 24 - 26, 2009


Juror: Namita Gupta Wiggers, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, Oregon
Curator:  Arlene Blackburn

more images, and juror's statement for Sense of Time

 


Transformations 08: Icons & Imagery 


Transformations 2008

Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, England, August 14 - 17, 2008
South African National Quilt Festival, Gauteng, South Africa, Sept. 14 - 16, 2008
Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR, December 21, 2008 - February 21, 2008
Everhart Museum, Scranton, PA, May 7 - July 27, 2009

Juror: Rudolf Smend, Smend Gallerie, Germany

more images

 


International Quilt Festival-Houston, November 2007
International Quilt Festival-Chicago, April 10-13, 2008
International Quilt Festival-Long Beach, July 25-27, 2008
CK Media Gallery - August 4, 2008 - November 28, 2008

Juror - Rebecca Stevens
Curator - Kim Ritter

 


 

International Quilt Festival -Houston, November 2007
International Quilt Festival -Chicago, April 2008
International Quilt Festival -Long Beach, July 25-27, 2008

Juror - Peg Keeney

 


 

Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY, March 8 - May 3, 2008

Juror - provided by Yeiser
Curators - Aynex Mercado, and Catherine Bates at Yeiser

 


 

Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, England, Aug. 16-19, 2007
Quilt Indulgence Festival, New South Wales, Australia, Sept. 14-17, 2007,
Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, Michigan, Jan. 12 - March 8, 2008
Visions Art Quilt Gallery, San Diego, CA, April 4 - May 25, 2008

Juror - Sandra Sider
Curator - Peg Keeney
Travel Curator - Kathie Briggs

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Patchwork and Quilt Expo, Lyon, France, June 2007

Jurors: Inge Mardal & Steen Hougs
Coordinator: Linda Colsh
Benefactor: Karey Bresenhan




"Transformations 06: Artists Working with Fiber"

        Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, England, August 2006
        Translations Gallery, Denver, CO, November-December 2006
        International Quilt Festival, Chicago, IL, April 2007
        Grants Pass Museum, Grants Pass, OR, May 29-July 27, 2007

Juror: Jane Sauer (Thirteen Moons Gallery)
Curator: Peg Keeney




"SAQA: The Creative Force"

Two part exhibition:   Yvonne Porcella chose half of the works, which were artworks by the founding members of SAQA;  the other half were juried by Paul Smith from the work of contemporary members

 

International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas, Oct. - Nov. 2006

Juror: Paul J. Smith
Curator: Yvonne Porcella
Sponsor: Janome  




"Cutting Loose"  

Multi-Regional exhibition

American Quilt Society Expo, Gaylord Opryland, Nashville, TN, Aug. 23 - 26, 2006

Juror: Kim Ritter
Coordinator: Arlene Blackburn


 

"SAQA at Park Church"
Multi-regional juried exhibition

Grand Rapids, Michigan (in conjunction with Convergence conference), June 25 - July 6, 2006

Juror: Judith Content
Coordinator: Pt Weeks



"Exposed!  Contemporary Art Quilts"   



NOHO Gallery, New York, NY, January 2006

Juror: Dorothy Twining Globus (Museum of Art and Design, NY) 
Exhibition Coordinator: Marilyn Henrion
Sponsored by SAQA with generous contributions from: Stephen Berkenfeld,  John and Maureen Hendricks, Marcus Brothers Textiles, Inc. Barbara and Ray Ranta
Review  (PDF)
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 "On the Wall"  


On The Wall exhibit reception

 

Gallery of Contemporary Art - University of Colorado, Jan. -March 2006  

Juror: Alice M. Zrebiek  (Denver Art Museum)
Coordinator: Susan Crouse-Kemp
Sponsors: John and Maureen Hendricks, Baby lock, Brother International,
Elna, Fiberarts Magazine, Marcus Brothers Textiles, inc, P & B Textiles,
Professional Quilter Magazine, Quilt Surface Design Int'l, Ltd, Quilter's
Newsletter Magazine, Quilting Arts Magazine
More reception photos



“Best of SAQA”

 

 International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas, Oct. 22 - 30, 2005

Juror:   Jahje Bath-Ives
Review and images available at  www.saqa.com/media/file/reviews/BestOfSAQA.pdf


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