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Regional Exhibitions

Architexture    

Nebraska

Architexture is a general term describing buildings and other structures as varied as bridges.  Ferris wheels, roads and wharves.  Nature provides examples of structures. Structures may be large such as stadiums and as small as a cell with textures of all types on the surfaces as found in slick finishes of windowed buildings or the rough texture of ancient ruins.

Architexture

Blending Poetry and Cloth    

Oregon

Blending Poetry and Cloth entries required that the artist reference a piece of poetry, a song or a quotation in creating their composition. Poetry and art have been inextricably linked for as long as they have both been in existence - one illuminating the other and requiring the use of multiple senses.

Powerful combinations are created when the two art forms come together in thought provoking ways – one breathing life into the other. Forty-five quilts were juried into the show and are now traveling Oregon for the next two years.

Blending Poetry and Cloth

Currents     

Massachusetts/Rhode Island

The artwork included in this exhibition were inspired by the theme of Water, that transparent fluid that falls from the sky and makes up our streams, lakes and oceans and covers 71% of the earths surface.  It is an essential component for all life forms on earth and plays a significant role in our lives every day 

Currents

Deeply Rooted    

Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, and Wisconsin

What does it mean to be deeply rooted, to be uprooted and to put down one’s roots again? What nourishes us in good times and bad? How do we find strength after the storms of life have left? How does our connection to nature, community and spirituality support us?

Deeply Rooted

Dialogues: Contemporary Responses to Marie Webster Quilts     

Indiana, Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, Iowa, Minnesota, and Tennessee.

SAQA members from 8 Midwestern states are included in this juried exhibition of approximately 27 small scale contemporary quilts. Artists were invited to submit work that is inspired and responds to the early 20th century quilts designed and made by Indiana native, Marie Daugherty Webster (1859-1956). The artists are further encouraged to create quilts that are relevant to and reflective of the times and circumstances we live in the early 21st century.

 


Dialogues: Contemporary Responses to Marie Webster Quilts

Inspirations II    

Northern California / Northern Nevada

What inspires artists? Is it their environment, the people in their lives, minute observation, grand passions, perhaps the act of artistic creation itself? The exhibition Inspirations II is the result of twenty textile artists taking personal inspiration and, using a wide and inventive array of materials and techniques, turning it into a work of art that expresses their unique voice. The exhibition was juried by Terry Jarrard-Dimond.

Inspirations II

My Corner of the World (Canada)     

Canada

My Corner of the World (Canada) invited the artist to create a glimpse of the spirit of Canada; to convey through their art something true, meaningful and important about this beautiful country and its people.

My Corner of the World (Canada)

Natural Healing     

New Mexico

This exhibit showcases the plants and animals used to promote human wellness from ancient times through cutting edge medicines today.

Natural Healing

On the Fringe    

Northern California / Northern Nevada

“On the Fringe” showcases the exciting art quilts and expanding quilt vocabulary of artists from the Northern California/Northern Nevada Region. The work - whether representational or abstract - uses diverse materials and a variety of surface design techniques, such as photography, painting, dyeing, stitch resist, screen printing and more. “On the Fringe” was first presented at the Texas Quilt Museum, from June 30 through September 25, 2016. The exhibition was juried by Dr. Sandra Sider.

On the Fringe

Piecing Together a Changing Planet     

Florida 

The global climate is changing, and nowhere is it more evident than in her national parks.  Rising sea levels threaten Cape Cod and Assateague. Ice is nearly nonexistent at Glacier. Flowers bloom earlier in the Great Smoky Mountains. Corals bleach at Biscayne.

Artists thoughts, fears and concerns are expressed in various textile techniques. Interpretations are as diverse as the problems. Our goal is to bring greater awareness to climate change and other environmental issues facing our planet.

Piecing Together a Changing Planet

Stitch Dialectic    

Southern California / Southern Nevada

STITCH DIALECTIC is a juried exhibition of contemporary textiles showcasing the unique artistic voices of SAQA members living and working in the Southern California and Southern Nevada region.

Stitch Dialectic

Strata    

Northern California/Northern Nevada

This exhibition showcases the innovative work being done in the Northern California/Northern Nevada region of SAQA. There are 50 pieces, 45 for the wall and 5 3-dimensional pieces. 

Strata

Wide Horizons V    

Europe / Middle East

For its fifth edition, this exhibition from the SAQA Europe and Middle East region showcases a selection of artwork from 27 contemporary artists from 10 countries (plus additional quilts from jury members and coordinators). Wide Horizons V will premiere at the 22nd European Patchwork Meeting in September and will travel to other venues until 2017.

Wide Horizons V