2019 Benefit Auction - Dream Collections
We invited members to create Dream Collections curated from the beautiful Benefit Auction quilts donated by our generous and talented members. "In a perfect world, which artworks would you select for your very own?"
Below are some of the wonderful collections we received. Thank you to everyone who participated!
Grids - curated by Kris Sazaki
I recently rearranged my office. Now when I look up from the computer screen, I see Mary Hargrave‘s “Box of Bras” on the wall. I love this piece and not just because it’s full of Barbie torsos. I always notice the grid-like box they sit in. So I got to wondering if I could find eight auction pieces that had a grid on them.
Repetitions of Shapes - curated by Uta Lenk
I picked pieces I like - and then saw that they have in common that there are repetitions of forms in them which are not exactly alike but similar enough.
Getting the Blues - curated by Lisa Jenni
Blue is my favorite color, naturally what I see first is that. Blue is inspiration for so much: Getting the Blues, Die Blaue Stunde, it stands in for staying cool, symbolic color of water and winter, blue is sought after in the flowering world, our precious planet is BLUE...
Pinkify the Planet! - curated by Janet Marney
It seems that many artists don't use pink, but I love it. Lately, I'm particularly interested in how pink interacts with orange. Pinkify the Planet!
California - Paradise and Problems - curated by Sally Wright
My home state of California with all of its natural beauty has significant problems.
Warm and Natural - curated by Claire Passmore
A gathering of warm colours and interesting linear elements. I really love this collection.
Fabulous Female Faces - curated by Ann Moroz
I have never attempted to quilt a face. These female faces are inspirations for me.
Potpourri - curated by Cay MacKenzie
My inspiration for this selection is color, subject matter, and movement.
SAQA Oregon - curated by Diane English
Just a few of the submissions from the SAQA Oregon Region.
Food/Black and Red - curated by Sonja Campbell
Have a place in my Kitchen to hang some small quilts. My Kitchen is Red, Black and white. I thought I would couple that with food quilts.
Feeling Nature - curated by Ronda Sells
I find them all pleasing...selected by feel. They seem to balance as a grouping, but each is different from the others.
Lines - curated by Diane English
Lines form so much of our lives, whether it's the horizon line or the line for our morning coffee. Lines are everywhere.
Orange Makes Me Happy - curated by Christine Vinh
Colors make my heart sing and today it was orange that called to me!
Birds - curated by Christy Elamma
I love nature and animals and am always drawn to art that represents them in some fashion. There were enough quilts submitted that I could narrow it down to just birds this time around.
No warp or weft - a mostly unconventional bunch - curated by Judith Quinn Garnett
I get excited to see artists playing with papers and plastics, especially those in the recycle bin.
Fearless! - curated by Carolyn Skei
It's hard to select only eight of this year's terrific quilts — but each of these is truly a personal invitation to adventure! The quilters are fearless in their approach to color, stitching, mediums or composition, and I desperately want to come along for their picnics in the wild!
Trees - curated by Rhonda Baldwin
Trees and their loss from natural disaster makes me want to save them all. Oh what they have silently witnessed.
Uplift - curated by Jennie Johnston
These pieces hint at a story, suggest layers and have titles that make you think beyond the surface.
A Mixed Bag of Tricks : A look at Alternative Processes - curated by Suzanne LeBlanc
I saw a cynotype quilt on instagram. Cynotype, mixed media,digital photography are what interest me at the moment. To combine these media to create a quilt would be a real accomplishment.
Night Magic - curated by Diane Howell
Nighttime is when the magic happens...and pops of color announce their presence in dramatic fashion.
Animal Tales - curated by Diane Howell
I love my fur kids! I advocate for animals because they can't speak up for themselves. Kindness, love, and mutual respect is what they offer.
Color me beautiful - curated by Joann Connolly
Bold & brilliant colors!
A Mob of Margarets - curated by Wendy Hill
An obsession with the name Margaret (and Margarete and Maggie) on this Friday morning led to my choices....it was quite enjoyable to find them and I hope you enjoy looking.
People - curated by Iina Alho
"I think people who are creative are the luckiest people on earth. I know that there are no shortcuts, but you must keep your faith in something Greater than You, and keep doing what you love. Do what you love, and you will find the way to get it out to the world." - Judy Collins
I Love Flowers - curated by Deb Cashatt
One of the first flowers I planted as a kid was Zinnias. Big ones and small ones. Nanette S. Zeller's piece was my starting point. The others joined in to make a big bouquet.
Houston Circle Abstractions - curated by Susan Hilsenbeck
Abstract images by Houston artists.
Houston Circle Impressions - curated by Susan Hilsenbeck
Impressions of scenes, landscapes, or close-ups by Houston Circle members.
Pods - curated by Karyn Dornemann
I love the shape of a pod. Whether filled or empty, the shape stands out in many of my own designs. Smooth, undulating, connected together or separated, pods are like the ups and downs of a single day, a week, a month, a year.
For the Love of Blue (and grey) - curated by Bethany Garner
Soft grey blues, and the touches that these oft found colour palettes bring to our daily lives...beautiful reflections on life all around us!
Black & Blue Through & Through - curated by Beth Smith
These quilts all convey a feeling or a message, a conversation between the artist and the viewer. The shapes and colors live together as if they were born into the same family.
Faith, Hope and Love - curated by Margaret Blank
In these tough times I turn to these three tenets for solace and encouragement. Often, they are expressed through the hearts, minds and hands of artists like these.
Birds of Paradise - curated by Nanette Zeller
Birds are one of my favorite things. There are so many beautiful bird-related quilts in this year's auction. So many to choose from. These are a few of my favorites.
Trees - curated by Sue Rasmussen
Trees fill us with awe, they inspire us to look up and perhaps dream beyond the boundaries imposed on us, to think that we too can be strong and upright, true and indomitable.
The Best Light - curated by Sarah Entsminger
In the words of Leonardo de Vinci, "A gray day provides the best light". Subtle shades of gray and blue always call my attention.
Sublimes processus - curated by Isabelle Dupras
A sober but dramatic collection paying tribute to natural processes, senses, and raw emotions.
Getting an Angle on It - curated by Barbara Kibbe
I went looking for strong graphical use of one (or more) angles that energize the plane of a piece. I found many more than 8!
True Blue - curated by Iina Alho
What can I say... I love all the shades of blue
All Margarets - curated by Margaret Phillips
Everyone in my exercise class is named Margaret. Not kidding. I thought it might be fun to see what a quilt class of Margarets would do. There were only 7 so I added Maggie Vanderweit. Close enough!
Sky - curated by Gwen Weakley
Whether space, sunrise or sunset, or mid-day or night, or an abstract representation, Sky evokes ever changing and limitless beauty.
Marvelously Minimal - curated by Connie Griner
For those of us who find less is more.
Elegant Simplicity - curated by Denise Konicek
Sometimes true mastery of art consists of being able to create a piece with the most minimal of gestures and then enclose it in an environment that coaxes your eye to rest and ponder...
A Few of My Favorite Things - curated by Joanna Ellis
I know a little girl that loves waffles, horses, dogs and trips to the zoo and these would be a favorite with her.
REDwork - curated by Gwen Goepel
RED: such an eye catching color!
Nature - curated by Rebecca Richard-Shupert
The world around us is so full of wonder.
Circular Reasoning - curated by Brigitte Red
Life...a never ending circle of reasoning....reasoning right from wrong....reasoning good or bad....reasoning just reasoning
Orange and its Compliment - curated by Suzan Engler
I started with the color orange and selected pieces with which I would like to live.
What's Black, White, and Red All Over - curated by Mary Green
The power of the classic color combination of black, white, and red and the many ways it can be interpreted.
ABSTRACT DREAMS - curated by Nancy Beckerman
The quilts I chose are all abstract. They are images I can easily dream about.....they look like dreams to me. That moves me and inspires me, as well.The quilts I chose are all abstract. They are images I can easily dream about.....they look like dreams to me. That moves me and inspires me, as well.
Charged - curated by Shannon Conley
Arcs of energy!
Fruits 'N Veg - curated by Lucy Shaiken
Imagery of fruits and vegetables evoke thoughts of nourishment, abundance, family, and home.
Architecture and Line - curated by Lucy Shaiken
I am drawn to the angles, lines, shapes, and blocks of the manmade landscape. This collection shows how humans shape our environment.
Pet Love - curated by Martha Sielman
Everyone in my family has pets: dogs, cats, guinea pigs. They bring love and laughter to our lives.
Portraits: Look into my Eyes - curated by Pat Gould
These pieces have such different messages but they all evoke strong emotions when looking at their faces.
Virtual Vacation- curated by Jennifer Solon
Will you join me on my virtual vacation to these beautiful spots?