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Beyond Comfort:

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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Juror and Curator essays

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Natalya Aikens

Piter 4 Triptych

58 x 55 inches

 
Aikens

Sharon Bell

Cascade

57 x 21 inches

 

 Bell

Sharon Bell

Streaming

41 x 13 inches

 
Bell
 

Lisa Chipetine

You Knocked Me Off of My Feet

37 x 39 inches

 

 Chipetine

Tamar Drucker

When Fog Lifts

30 x 28 inches

 
 Drucker

Juliette Eckel

A Quilt Is A Quilt Is A Quilt

32 x 32 inches

 
Eckel

Lutgard Gerber-Billiau

Black Hole #1

39 x 39 inches

 
Gerber-Billiau

Kristin La Flamme

The Army Wife: Home Fires

22 x 40 inches

 
Laflamme

Kristin La Flamme

The Army Wife: Hanging on by a Thread

22 x 40 inches

 
Laflamme

Kristin La Flamme

The Army Wife: Issues Public and Private

22 x 40 inches

 
Laflamme

Uta Lenk

Illuminated

41 x 40 inches

 
Lenk

Uta Lenk

Yellow Line

52 x 20 inches

 
Lenk

Andrea Limmer

2010 Maelstrom

40 x 32 inches

 
Limmer

Hsin-Chen Lin

When Bees Disappear

36 x 34 inches

 
Lin

Denise Linet

Missing

27 x 20 inches

 
Linet

Sherry McKeever

Column Like You See 'Em

23 x 26 inches

 
McKeever

Linda McLaughlin

Monoprint #31

52 x 52 inches

 
McLaughlin

Lynne Morin

Mozart

33 x 39 inches

 
Morin

Janice Paine-Dawes

Purification No. 02

34 x 20 inches

 
Paine Dawes

Mirjam Pet-Jacobs

Hidden Shame

58 x 57 inches

 
Pet-Jacobs

Julia Pfaff

The Stitched Green Line

49 x 31 inches

 
Pfaff

Suzanne Riggio

On the Sunny Side of the Room

9 x 9 inches

 
Riggio

Valentyna Roenko Simpson

Memories A

12 x 12 inches

 
Valentyna Roenko Simpson

Joan Sowada

Sampler Revisited

29 x 24 inches

 
Sowada

Marialuisa Sponga

Blue Park

41 x 57 inches

 
Sponga

Kate Themel

Boatman Sketch

10 x 9 inches

 
Themel

Karen Tunnell

Gulf Turbulence

50 x 19 inches

 
Tunnell

Elly van Steenbeek

Bad News

43 x 31 inches

 
Steenbeek

Martha Wolfe

Tall Poppies

39 x 10 inches

 
Wolfe

Diane Wright

Promised Land

20 x 44 inches

 
Wright

 

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