Congratulations to the artists selected for Primal Forces:Earth!

Congratulations to the 40 artists selected for the SAQA Global Exhibition Primal Forces:Earth by juror Sue Cavanaugh.  Opening in September 2021, this exhibition is the first in a three-part series to premiere at the National Quilt Museum over a 6 year period.

All life on this planet depends on earth, it nurtures us through the soil beneath our feet. However, it can be a destructive force as well. Seismic activity and mudslides have shaped the landscape for millions of years and taken a toll on living beings as well. We are in an era of tremendous change in the earth as well, due to shifting balances brought on by human activity.

Selected artists include:

Frieda Anderson (Illinois, USA) - This World is on Fire Triptych
Nancy Bardach (California, USA) - Reflections of Heat
Holly Brackmann (California, USA) - Desolation Relief
Ana Paula  Brasil (Ontario, Canada) - Earth Womb
Betty Busby (New Mexico, USA) - Faultline
Maya Chaimovich (Israel) - "And Unto Dust"
Shin-hee Chin (Kansas, USA) - The Web of Life-Earth
Vicki Conley (New Mexico, USA) - Slot Canyon #6
Pat DaRif (Indiana, USA) - Imbalance:  Algae Bloom in the Great Lakes
Judith Duffield (Colorado, USA) - Greenland Is Melting
Sarah Entsminger (Virginia, USA) - A Winter's Morning
Caryl Fallert-Gentry (Washington, USA) - Nice Ice #1
Victoria Findlay Wolfe (New York, USA) - Language of Trees
Dianne Firth (Australia) - Across the Desert
Helen Geglio (Indiana, USA) - Wisdom Cloak: The Sibyl (For Rachel Carson)
Mary Louise Gerek (Colorado, USA) - Mixing Paint
Nancy Goodman (Alabama, USA) - Sea Glass
Betty Hahn (Arizona, USA) - Opposites Attract
Michele Hardy (Colorado, USA) - Geoforms: Fractures #6
Patty Kennedy-Zafred (Pennsylvania, USA) - Grown Too Soon: The Boys of the Mines
Jennifer Landau (California, USA) - Snow Bones: Climate Change
Mary-Ellen Latino (California, USA) - Earth's Dance: Sacred Trees!
Kathy Menzie (Kansas, USA) - Growth, Decay, Renewal
Bobbe Nolan (Texas, USA) - Flyover 8--Pathways
Stephanie Nordlin (Arizona, USA) - Sonoran Spring
Frauke Palmer (Ohio, USA) - The Watchers
Andi Perejda (California, USA) - Terrible Beauty
Heather Pregger (Texas, USA) - Tiger's Eye
Paula Rafferty (Ireland) - Tights come Down
Dorothy Raymond (Colorado, USA) - Vortex
Anne Severn (Colorado, USA) - Cerulean Lake
Brenda Smith (Arizona, USA) - Glen Canyon 2
Sarah Ann Smith (Maine, USA) - Rose Hip
Bonnie Smith (California, USA) - View From Above, brn
Jean Sredl (Wisconsin, USA) - After the Warming - Permanent Winter
Maggie Vanderweit (Ontario, Canada) - Earth to Earth
Kit Vincent (Ontario, Canada) - Fastwater debacle:  what lies beneath
Geraldine Warner (Washington, USA) - Global Warning
Janet Windsor (Arizona, USA) - Crumbling
Lynn Woll (Texas, USA) - Oozing Heat