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Turmoil is defined as a state of great disturbance, confusion or uncertainty.  It can be personal and internal, societal or natural.

This exhibition features work that depicts chaos, discord, imbalance and tumult. Artists were requested to explore the meaning of turmoil in their own lives. The works selected represent turmoil through color, line, and composition. 

Juror:  Kate Lydon

Kate Lydon is the Director of Exhibitions at the Society for Contemporary Craft (SCC) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and oversees the installation of exhibitions mounted at SCC’s main Strip District gallery and at the One Mellon satellite gallery in downtown Pittsburgh.


International Quilt Festival – Houston, Texas: November 2-6, 2016   
International Quilt Festival – Chicago, Illinois: April 6-8, 2017
Festival of Quilts - Birmingham, United Kingdom: August 10-13, 2017
Australasian Quilt Convention – Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Gardens, Melbourne, Australia: April 5-8, 2018
Stitches & Craft Show – Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Bank, Australia: June 8-10, 2018
Craft & Quilt Fair – Canberra, Australia: August 2-12, 2018
Stitches & Craft Show- Newcastle, Australia: August 16-19, 2018
Craft & Quilt Fair – Adelaide Showground, Wayville, Australia: September 19-22, 2018
Grants Pass Museum of Art- Grants Pass, Oregon, United States: June – July 2019 


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CoverExhibition Catalog available for purchase
This catalog features artwork from the Turmoil & Tranquility exhibitions. Also included is a foreward by Kristin La Flamme (SAQA Education Committee) and essay from Juror Kate Lydon.

Audio Statements Available
This exhibition features audio statements by each artist.

Exhibition Materials - Docent Information
Artist Bios and Discussion Points for Docents and Visitors