SAQA Showcase is an impressive contemporary quilt exhibition, a result of a collaboration between SAQA and the IQSC. The exhibition was juried by Judith Content and Carolyn Ducey, the six artists chosen from about 40 who submitted work.
The six featured artists, each of whom have several pieces in the exhibit, were chosen for their unique vision, but the jurors also chose artists whose work seemed to speak to each other -- for example, Michael Cummings and Susan Shie — he depicting a young Barack Obama and she depicting Michelle Obama.
“What was really impressive to me is these artists are redefining what we consider a quilt,” said Carolyn Ducey, IQSC’s curator of collections. “They’re using such different techniques, but they’re maintaining the integrity of the layered piece.”
SAQA Showcase will be on display at the International Quilt Study Center at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln from August 3, 2012 - February 24, 2013.
Jurors: Judith Content and Carolyn Ducey
Managing Curator: Leni Levenson Wiener
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