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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. Both abstract and representational styles of work were sought.

Tranquility is scheduled to debut at IQF Houston along with Turmoil:  Turmoil will be hung on the exterior of space created by paneled walls, Tranquility will be hung in the interior space. This will provide a serene environment to view these works. Artists were encouraged to consider submitting a piece for the exhibition, Turmoil, as well, addressing in art, the antonym and direct opposite, of their personal interpretation of Tranquility.

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


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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