Gastronomy (SAQA Global Exhibition)

On Display at Quilt Festival Houston!

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Gastronomy is the study of the relationship between food and culture, featuring not only the bountiful gifts from nature, but a gift from the human hand. The art of preparing unique, delicate food is a tradition passed from generation to generation, around the world. Combining innovative ingredients, colors, textures, and flavors creates dishes pleasing to both the palette and the eye.

Exhibition Benefactor
Frank Klein

Exhibition Schedule

International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas: November 1 - 5, 2022

The Historical & Cultural Society of Clay County, Moorhead, Minnesota: October 4 - December 31, 2025

About the Jurors

Desedamas - Cecíla and MercèWe are two sisters, Cecília and Mercè, who started silk painting 23 years ago as a hobby. We discovered something so exciting that we decided to have it become our way of life. Desedamas is our life project, it means silk and more.

In 2005, we began doing patchwork and painting on silk. The step to fiber art was easy. Maybe it was because silk painting and patchwork offer two tools that blend well and allow us to express ourselves artistically. The way we work has become very stimulating and challenges us every day.

Although we both paint and dye all kinds of silks, each of us has our own voice and make our own individual pieces. Mercè works mostly with silk organza, playing with transparencies, layers of color and subtlety. Cecília works in texture, using different qualities of silk and heavy machine quilting. Our works together have synergies, and match so well.

Selected Artists

Bobbi Baugh (Florida, USA) - More than Bread   
Deborah Boschert (Texas, USA) - Green Bowl
Betty Busby (New Mexico, USA) - Pod
Susan Callahan (Delaware, USA) - Crab Feast on the Potomac
Sue Colozzi (Massachusetts, USA) - Cranberry Bog Reflection
Linda Colsh (Maryland, USA) - A Matter of Scale
Judith Content (California, USA) - Ragamuffin Series Gingham
Phyllis Cullen (Hawaii, USA) - Bistro Cubisto
Janet Darcher (Washington, USA) - Another Chair at the Table
Jennifer Day (Texas, USA) - De Colores
Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry (Washington, USA) - Cabbages
Dianne Firth (Australia) - Bread
Ellen Fisher (New Hampshire, USA) - Tomatoes 2
Diana S Fox (Colorado, USA) - Who Broke the Yolk?
Jayne Bentley Gaskins (Virginia, USA) - Hunger: The Universal Cuisine
Michele Hardy (Colorado, USA) - Circles #42
Jim Hay (Japan) - "March, 1961 Breakfast" More coffee Marilyn? More Coffee Joe?
Patty Kennedy-Zafred (Pennsylvania, USA) - American Portraits: Bitter Harvest
Kathy Knapp (Ohio, USA) - Christmas Confections
Margaret Knepper (Florida, USA) - Brat Love
Patricia Knott (Utah, USA) - Lunch by the Sea at Cadaques
Jennifer H Landau (Washington, USA) - Pink Lemonade
Judy Leslie (British Columbia, Canada) - Barcelona Fruit Stand
Marisa Marquez (Illinois, USA) - Everything on the Table
Jeannie Palmer Moore (Texas, USA) - Limoncello
Laurie Mutalipassi (California, USA) - Is There Hope?
Kathryn Alison Pellman (California, USA) - Food Is Life Food Is Love
Amanda Preston Araujo (Colorado, USA) - Pool Side Breakfast
Stephanye Schuyler (New Hampshire, USA) - Farm to Table Tomato
Sara Sharp (Texas, USA) - Cape Cod Fruit Bowl
Jan Soules (California, USA) - Finding Neverland  #3: Plums
Jean Sredl (Wisconsin, USA) - Gala!
Maria Stoller (Switzerland) - Rush
Heather Urquhart (California, USA) - My Sad Diet: No Sugar, No Cheddar, No Martinis
Naomi S Velasquez (Idaho, USA) - Gelatin Dessert Delite
K. Velis Turan (New York, USA) - Eat Like You Give A Damn
Susan Vogel (Switzerland) - Spices & Silks
Lisa Walton (Australia) - Blue Pots
Geraldine Warner (Washington, USA) - Kitchen Dream
Laura Wasilowski (Illinois, USA) - Penelope's Art

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In the Exhibition
Jim  Hay - "March, 1961 Breakfast" More coffee Marilyn? More Coffee Joe?
Jim Hay
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Linda  Colsh - A Matter of Scale
Linda Colsh
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Patty  Kennedy-Zafred - American Portraits: Bitter Harvest
Patty Kennedy-Zafred
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Janet  Darcher - Another Chair at the Table
Janet Darcher
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 Judy  Leslie - Barcelona Fruit Stand
Judy Leslie
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Phyllis  Cullen - Bistro Cubisto
Phyllis Cullen
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Lisa  Walton - Blue Pots
Lisa Walton
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 Margaret  Knepper - Brat Love
Margaret Knepper
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 Dianne  Firth - Bread
Dianne Firth
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 Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry - Cabbages
Caryl Fallert-Gentry
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Sara  Sharp - Cape Cod Fruit Bowl
Sara Sharp
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Kathy  Knapp - Christmas Confections
Kathy Knapp
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Michele  Hardy - Circles #42
Michele Hardy
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Susan  Callahan - Crab Feast on the Potomac
Susan Callahan
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 Sue  Colozzi - Cranberry Bog Reflection
Sue Colozzi
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 Jennifer  Day - De Colores
Jennifer Day
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 K.  Velis Turan - Eat Like You Give A Damn
K. Velis Turan
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Marisa  Marquez - Everything on the Table
Marisa Márquez
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Stephanye  Schuyler - Farm to Table Tomato
Stephanye Schuyler
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 Jan  Soules - Finding Neverland  #3: Plums
Jan Soules
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 Kathryn Alison Pellman - Food Is Life Food Is Love
Kathryn Pellman
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 Jean  Sredl - Gala!
Jean Sredl
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 Naomi S Velasquez - Gelatin Dessert Delite
Naomi Velasquez
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 Deborah  Boschert - Green Bowl
Deborah Boschert
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Jayne Bentley Gaskins - Hunger: The Universal Cuisine
Jayne Bentley Gaskins
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Laurie  Mutalipassi - Is There Hope?
Laurie Mutalipassi
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Geraldine  Warner - Kitchen Dream
Geraldine Warner
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 Jeannie Palmer Moore - Limoncello
Jeannie Moore
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 Patricia  Knott - Lunch by the Sea at Cadaques
Patricia Knott
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 Bobbi  Baugh - More than Bread
Bobbi Baugh
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 Heather  Urquhart - My Sad Diet: No Sugar, No Cheddar, No Martinis
Heather Urquhart
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 Laura   Wasilowski - Penelope's Art
Laura Wasilowski
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Jennifer H Landau - Pink Lemonade
Jennifer Landau
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Betty  Busby - Pod
Betty Busby
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 Amanda  Preston Araujo - Pool Side Breakfast
Amanda Preston Araujo
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Judith  Content - Ragamuffin Series Gingham
Judith Content
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Maria  Stoller - Rush
Maria Stoller
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Susan  Vogel - Spices & Silks
Susan Vogel
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Ellen  Fisher - Tomatoes 2
Ellen Fisher
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Diana S Fox - Who Broke the Yolk?
Diana Fox
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