Connecting Our Natural Worlds (SAQA Global Exhibition)

Get closer to nature and become better stewards for OUR environment!

Connecting Our Natural Worlds showcases artwork that beautifully illustrates the natural wonder of habitats around the globe. Through their own unique artistic interpretation, each artist has identified danger to flora and fauna in their own backyards and recommended a call to action that can be taken to help save the species. The selected pieces will inspire viewers to get closer to nature and become better stewards for our environment.

Exhibition Videos available!
This virtual tour of the Connecting our Natural Worlds exhibition at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum showcases the details, stitchwork, and textures contained in these beautiful works of art. Participating artists also explain the stories behind their work, and the processes and techniques used to create it.

Exhibition Schedule

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum  - Tucson, Arizona: October 5, 2019 – January 5, 2020

Quilt Festival - Long Beach, California: July 9 – 11, 2020 - postponed

Brigham City Museum of Art & History - Brigham City, Utah:  June 26, 2021 - September 18, 2021

About the Juror

Holly Swangstu is the former Director and Curator of the Art Institute and Ironwood Gallery at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. She holds her BFA degree from Kansas City Art Institute and was an active arts administrator, visual art instructor, and consultant in Kansas City for over 16 years. Before moving to Tucson in 2011, Holly served as Director and Curator of the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center in Kansas City, the largest contemporary art space in the area.

Artwork Available for Purchase

For purchase inquiries, please contact William Reker, Director of Global Exhibitions at exhibitions@saqa.com or 937-912-5009.

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In the Exhibition
Colleen S. Ansbaugh - 2 Pods
Colleen Ansbaugh
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Donna  Deaver - Autumn Reflections
Donna Deaver
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Linden  Lancaster - Bush Stone-Curlew
Linden Lancaster
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Elisabeth J. Vereycken - Connecting our Natural Worlds
Els Vereycken
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Laura  Fogg - Contaminated
Laura Fogg
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Jean M. Sredl - Coral Sea
Jean M. Sredl
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Sam  Milford - Day's Catch
Sam Milford
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Barbara A. Hanson - Dead Zone
Barbara Hanson
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Georgia B. Heller - Desde Mi Ventana
Georgia Heller
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Michele  Hardy - Elements #13: Wildfire
Michele Hardy
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Kelly  Spell - Flower Hat Jelly
Kelly Spell
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Bobbe Shapiro Nolan - Flyover 6 Glacier
Bobbe Nolan
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Barbara L. Tylka - Fragmentation
Barbara Tylka
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Susanna  Hotchkiss - Greenways, Blueways and Estuary Bays
Susanna Hotchkiss
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Marianne R. Williamson - Hillside
Marianne R. Williamson
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Linda M. Kim - House Home Hive Habitat
Linda Kim
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Ruthann  Adams - In Awe
Ruthann Adams
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Sarah Ann  Smith - Lilies of the Valley
Sarah Ann Smith
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Christine  Holden - Magical Creatures
Christine Holden
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Ruth E. Murayama - Manzanita
Ruth Murayama
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Patricia  Gould - Morning Glory Pool
Patricia Gould
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Mary-Ellen  Latino - Nature's Dance-Spider and the Web!
Mary-Ellen Latino
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Cheryl  Lipari - Only Three (3)?
Cheryl Lipari
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Kathy  Puente - Plight of the Monarchs
Kathy Puente
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Linda  Syverson Guild - Precious Reserves
Linda Syverson Guild
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Maria  Billings - Protected Finch
Maria Billings
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Angie  Tustison - Red Abalone
Angie Tustison
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Amanda  Miller - Regeneration (diptych)
Mandy Miller
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Sarah  Entsminger - Rough Water
Sarah Entsminger
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Katherine M. Dombrowski - Sky Islands
Katherine Dombrowski
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Debra  Kay - Sonoran Monsoon
Debra Kay
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Brenda H. Smith - Soon the Summer Sun
Brenda Smith
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Diane  Melms - Summer Light Brigade
Diane Melms
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Karen  Selk - Tears for Tahlequah
Karen Selk
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Nancy  Costea - Texas Wild Rice
Nancy Costea
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Deborah  Boschert - Treelines
Deborah Boschert
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Elizabeth J. Edwards - Tributaries
Elizabeth Edwards
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Greta F. Hildebrand - Turbulence:  White Wood Aster (Eurybia divaricate)
Greta Hildebrand
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Holly L. Cole - Vanishing Sanctuary
Holly Cole
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Maya  Chaimovich - Wild Tulip
Maya Chaimovich
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