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Welcome to Fiber Art Friday for September 22, 2017 

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Beaverton City Hall
Beaverton, Oregon
September 7 - October 31, 2017

Anne Daughtry - "Bridge to Progress?"

This SAQA regional exhibition features the work of 25 fiber artists from across Oregon. The art is inspired by the broadest concept of Bridge, using a diverse range of fiber techniques.

Oregon is a state filled with bridges ranging from the mythological Bridge of the Gods to the contemporary Tilikum Crossing. The concept of “Bridge”, though, is much broader. A bridge can be the symbolic image of chrysalis to butterfly. Bridges are a connection and a link. They are bonds and pathways—both physical and emotional—between people and things. A bridge joins and unites. It spans time and traverses space. It reconciles differences creating harmony. It represents progress, stability, hope and transition. 

Beaverton CIty Hall
12725 SW Milikan Way
Beaverton, Oregon 97005


Cloth As Community

Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts
Melbourne, Florida
September 1, 2017–January 7, 2018

Cloth as Community - Hmong textiles in America
Detail of a Hmong story piece from 1990.

Hmong flower cloth (or paj ntaub) is one of the world’s great textile traditions and an excellent example of cloth as community. Despite its deep roots in Hmong culture, this complex art was not widely known outside Asia until after the Vietnam War, when Hmong refugees arrived in the United States. Cloth as Community features 28 textiles—flower cloths and embroidered story cloths—by those in the Hmong community.
In addition to showcasing the unique talent of Hmong artists, the Center’s galleries will also feature photographs of contemporary Hmong women and children in traditional dress by local artist Peter Kastan.

Reception: Friday, September 22, 2017 from 5-7pm (RSVP required)

Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts
Florida Tech Main Campus
150 West University Boulevard
Melbourne, Florida 32901


Trinity Art Show

Beatnik Studios
Sacramento, California
October 3 - 26, 2017

 Shannon Conley, Confession 

Trinity Episcopal Church National Juried Art Exhibition is presented in conjunction with Beatnik Studios. The show is juried by Frank Ordaz.  Beatnik Studios Art Gallery was established in 2008 and specializes in bringing new contemporary work to Sacramento.

Beatnik Studios
723 S Street
Sacramento, California 95811


New Directions '17

Barrett Art Center
Poughkeepsie, New York
October 7 - November 4, 2017

Susan Henry - "Love Notes"

New Directions is a premier national exhibition of contemporary art in all visual art media, showcasing the current work of established and emerging artists from across the United States working in a varied array of medium and genres. 60 artworks have been selected from over 730 submitted for consideration for New Directions 2017, the 33rd Annual National Juried Contemporary Art Exhibition. Juried by Ruth Erickson, Associate Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art , Boston.

Opening Reception:  October 7, 2017 from 3-6pm

Barrett Art Center
55 Noxon Street
Poughkeepsie, New York 12601


Pagtinabangay: Quilts of Caohagan Island

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
Golden, Colorado
July 24 - October 21, 2017

PAGTINABANGAY: QUILTS OF CAOHAGAN ISLAND, an exhibit of quilts made by some of the 100 quilters on the tiny island of Caohagan in the Philippines. Part of a seven-island atoll, Caohagan is home to just 600 permanent residents. The quilters work daily to produce quilts that are sold abroad. The income from quilt sales makes up 1/3 of the entire revenue of the island and is an integral part of the island’s economy.  

Distinctive is an apt descriptor for the quilts of Caohagan Island. The colors and patterns evoke the tropics, while the handicraft is of the highest caliber. The results are quilts that evoke a far-away place but retain a human touch to which anyone who views them can relate. Curated by author and quilter Dana Jones.

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
200 Violet Street, Suite 150
Golden, Colorado


Art Quilts from SAQA Global Exhibitions

Carol Stocking - "Prayers Answered"

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Upcoming SAQA Global Exhibitions

Concrete and Grassland
9th Asia Quilt Festival, Shanghai, China •  September 22 - 24, 2017

National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky  •  June 25 - September 19, 2017

Layered Voices
Oklahoma State University Museum of Art, Stillwater, Oklahoma  •  May 1 - August 18, 2018

Masterworks: Abstract & Geometric
International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas  •  November 2 - 5, 2017

My Corner of the World
Intocraft Handmade Expo, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia • November 24 - 26, 2017

Textile Posters
International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas  •  November 2 - 5, 2017

New Venues Pending - To be announced soon

New Venues Pending - To be announced soon

Two by Twenty
Original Sewing & Quilt Expo:
Schaumburg, Illinois • September 28 - 30, 2017
Fredericksburg, Virginia • October 5 - 7, 2017
Minneapolis, Minnesota • November 9 - 11, 2017

Wild Fabrications
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin • December 17, 2017 - February 25, 2018

*For details on SAQA Regional Exhibitions visit SAQA's website.




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