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Tranquility is defined as a quality or state of being, possessing the concepts of quiet, peacefulness, calmness or serenity. Tranquility, as a mental and physical concept, is the primary focus of certain religious sects, whereby tranquility of the body, thoughts and consciousness are believed to lead to the path of personal enlightenment.

The works selected represent tranquility through color, line, and composition. Each work sets a mood of tranquility for the viewer.


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   
Texas Quilt Museum - La Grange, Texas: January 5 - March 25, 2017   
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 9 - 12, 2018
Stitches & Craft Show - Newcastle, Australia: August 16 - 19, 2018
AQS QuiltWeek - Daytona Beach, Florida: February 27 - March 2, 2019
AQS QuiltWeek - Lancaster, Pennsylvania: March 27 - 30, 2019
AQS QuiltWeek - Paducah, Kentucky: April 24 - 27, 2019
Grants Pass Museum of Art- Grants Pass, Oregon, United States: June 1 - July 26, 2019
International Museum of Art and Science - McAllen, Texas, United States: August 10 - December 1, 2019 (selected works)


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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