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Water - it’s everywhere!  The majority of the earth’s surface is covered by water, and more than half of the human body consists of water. But water also plays an essential role in our survival. 

Cultures have thrived based on their proximity to water, and crops survive or fail, based on rain or the lack thereof. Every living thing depends on water to survive, and life hangs in the balance when shortages persist. 
This exhibition encouraged the artist to interpret one of the most vital, desired, powerful, sacred, and enjoyed resources on earth in their own unique, individual style, whether abstract, graphic, or representational.  

Juror: Linda Gass

Linda Gass combines environmental activism and artmaking to bring awareness to land use and water issues in California. Using the lure of beauty, her colorful and highly textured stitched paintings encourage people to look at the hard issues we face.

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National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky: June 25 - September 19, 2017
New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, Massachusetts: July 11, 2018 - September 23, 2018
Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, Arizona: December 1, 2018 - February 10, 2019
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, California: April 20, 2019 - July 14, 2019  ​
Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Winona, Minnesota: September 5, 2019 - January 19, 2020


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Exhibition Catalog available for purchase
This catalog features artwork from this exhibition.

Listen & Learn: Audio Statements Available
This exhibition features audio statements by each artist. Find out more about each artist's creative journey!

Exhibition Materials - Docent Information
Discussion Points for Docents and Visitors