Habitat (SAQA Regional)


We are drawn to certain locations where the land resonates with us and pulls us towards it. People can spend their entire lives looking for places where they belong, places where they feel at home, where they fit and can comfortably set down roots.”
-Mary Reynolds, The Garden Awakening: Designs to Nurture Our Land and Ourselves.

A habitat can be a place where we live, grow and thrive. It can be a physical location or a virtual space. It can be the table at which you sew, the view from your studio window, the neighborhood where you reside, even the vista of the volcano in the distance. How about that dreamscape your mind darts to before you fall asleep or while someone drones on and on? Where does your soul sing?

Juror: Michael Fisher, Executive Director, Maude Kerns Art Center

Exhibition Schedule

Franklin Crossing, Bend, OR: ** CANCELLED

October 2 - 25, 2020: Multnomah Arts Center, Portland, OR:  ** CANCELLED

November 6 - December 24, 2020: Umpqua Valley Arts Association, Roseburg, OR

February 12 - April 10, 2021: Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR

May 7 - June 18, 2021: Rogue Gallery & Art Center, Medford, OR, Reception - May 21, 2021

September 13 - October 1, 2021: Maude Kerns Art Center, Eugene, OR

November 2, 2021 - February 24, 2022: Carlsbad Museum, Carlsbad, NM

March 4 - March 26, 2022: Crossroads Carnegie Art Center, Baker City, OR

April 5 - May 28, 2022: Chehalem Cultural Center, Newberg, OR

Selected Artists

Susan K Allen - I'd Like to Be Under the Sea....
Mary M Arnold - New Beginnings
Suzy Bates - Just Give Me A Book To Read
Nancy Bryant - Local Color #1
Sharon Carvalho - Mile Marker 100
Kristan C Collins - Be Aware
Gerrie Congdon - Rainbow Condos
Marilyn M Daniel - The Forest
Anne Daughtry -  Refuge
Diane English - The Neighborhood
Noelle Evans - Clarity
Patricia Fifer - Evening Calm at Day's End
Judith Quinn Garnett - Submerge
Betty J Gientke - Walk in the Park
Robyn Gold - Beep, Beep!
Terry H Grant - Snake River Autumn
Janet Hiller - Little Island
June A. Jaeger - Serenity
Laura Jaszkowski - Kelp Forest
Lisa Jenni - Rivers: The Columbia
Jean Wells Keenan - Shelter
Sheryl LeBlanc - Bountiful
Annette S McFarlane - #2310
Ginny McVickar - IMPACT
Karen I Miller - The Octopus's Garden
Denise Oyama Miller - Sunrise on Lake Elizabeth
Amanda Miller - Perennial Chaos
Jo Noble - The Projects
Pamela Pilcher - Suspended Between Two Trees
Donna Lee Rice - Windows to the Soul
Deborah Runnels - Through the Douglas Firs
Amanda Snavely - Sanctuary
Deborah Sorem - Looking for Home
Jan McBrien Tetzlaff - Rooflines
Carolyn J Walwyn - Its a Jungle Out There