Light the World (SAQA Global Exhibition)

Light is our primary tool for perceiving and understanding the world around us. Without light there is no vision. Light allows us to appreciate the world through shape and form and evokes emotions. Common qualities of light are intensity, quality, color, direction, distribution, texture and movement. Artists were encouraged to explore how light creates and transforms their art.  

Exhibition Benefactor
Frank Klein

Exhibition Schedule

European Patchwork Meeting, Sainte-Marie-Aux-Mines, France: September 16-19, 2021

About the Juror

Jan Myers-Newbury is internationally recognized for her pieced quilts constructed from hand-dyed fabric and based on techniques, particularly shibori and the layering of color using dyes and discharge, she has developed over forty years. The result is lyrical, often nature referenced work, which is singularly unique. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally, and been included in a record fourteen Quilt National exhibitions, winning Best of Show in 1993.

Widely respected for sharing her personal dye techniques and enthusiasm for art quilts, she has taught workshops around the world. Myers-Newbury’s work can be found in the permanent collections of the National Quilt Museum, Museum of American Design, Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, and Minnesota Historical Society, as well as five quilts in the collection of the International Quilt Museum. Additionally, Myers-Newbury’s quilts are also included in over 250 corporate and private collections throughout the United States.

In 1999, she was a presenter at the Third International Shibori Symposium in Santiago, Chile. Her quilt, “Depth of Field:  A Plane View,” was selected as one of the 20th Century’s 100 Best Quilts, and her work is widely published, including most recently, Art Quilts Unfolding and Masters: Art Quilts.

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Selected Artists

Bobbi Baugh (Florida, USA) - Seeing Through to the Light
Anne Bellas (France) - vertige/ vertigo
Maya Chaimovich (Israel) - A Tiny Moment of Happiness
Sandra Champion (Australia) - First Light on the Track
Shin-hee Chin (Kansas, USA) - Harvest Moon
Linda Colsh (Maryland, USA) - The Cauldron
Vicki Conley (New Mexico, USA) - Slot Canyon  #7 - Intrusions
Janet Darcher (Washington, USA) - Corona #2-Crepuscular Rays
Gabriele DiTota (Florida, USA) - In the darkness
Chiaki Dosho (Japan) - The Glistening Light
Sarah Lykins Entsminger (Virginia, USA) - Wintertime in the City
Petra Fallaux (Pennsylvania, USA) - SeaSpider Mamam
Bodil Gardner (Denmark) - The Earth is a wonderful place
Judith Quinn Garnett (Oregon, USA) - Correspondence With Hope
Debra Goley (Arizona, USA) - Cacti At First Light
Meredith Grimsley (Pennsylvania, USA) - Reclaiming My Birthright: Call to My Future Self
Ruby Horansky (Pennsylvania, USA) - BLAZE
Doris A Hulse (Florida, USA) - Peonies and Petunias
Patty Kennedy-Zafred (Pennsylvania, USA) - Sedona Sunset
Hanne Ladegaard (Denmark) - The rippling water
Mary-Ellen Latino (California, USA) - Global Guardian Angel
Niraja Lorenz (Oregon, USA) - Strange Attractor #8
Glenda Mah (Oregon, USA) - How the Light Gets In
Alicia Merrett (United Kingdom) - Genesis of the Stars
Lena Meszaros (France) - We are all Lights
Kestrel Michaud (Florida, USA) - There's Something In the Water
Dan Olfe (California, USA) - Ray Tracing #1
Heather Pregger (Texas, USA) - Schist #1
Paula Rafferty (Ireland) - Surya
Sue Reno (Pennsylvania, USA) - Heat Index
Ann Sanderson (California, USA) - Good Night Havana
Roxanne Schwartz (California, USA) - Noon
Maria Shell (Alaska, USA) - Fiber Optics
Stephanie Shore (Massachusetts, USA) - Through the Canopy 4
Sarah Ann Smith (Maine, USA) - Canticle of the Stars
Jan Soules (California, USA) - Scorched Earth
Daphne Taylor (Maine, USA) - Quilt Drawing #24
Marianne R Williamson (Alabama, USA) - Dappled Autumn Leaves
Nancy Baldwin Woods (Colorado, USA) - Austin Nights: A Symphony of Sound and Light Waves
Marian Zielinski (Georgia, USA) - What Light from Yonder Window Breaks?

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In the Exhibition
Maya  Chaimovich - A Tiny Moment of Happiness
Maya Chaimovich
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Nancy Baldwin Woods - Austin Nights: A Symphony of Sound and Light Waves
Nancy Woods
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Ruby  Horansky - BLAZE
Ruby Horansky
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Debra  Goley - Cacti At First Light
Debra Goley
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Sarah Ann  Smith - Canticle of the Stars
Sarah Ann Smith
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Janet  Darcher - Corona #2-Crepuscular Rays
Janet Darcher
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Judith Quinn Garnett - Correspondence with Hope
Judith Quinn Garnett
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Marianne R Williamson - Dappled Autumn Leaves
Marianne R. Williamson
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Maria  Shell - Fiber Optics
Maria Shell
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Sandra  Champion - first light on the track
Sandra Champion
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Alicia  Merrett - Genesis of the Stars
Alicia Merrett
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Mary-Ellen  Latino - Global Guardian Angel
Mary-Ellen Latino
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Ann  Sanderson - Good Night Havana
Ann Sanderson
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Shin-hee  Chin - Harvest Moon
Shin-hee Chin
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Sue  Reno - Heat Index
Sue Reno
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Glenda  Mah - How the Light Gets In
Glenda Mah
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Gabriele  DiTota - In the darkness
Gabriele DiTota
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Roxanne  Schwartz - Noon
Roxanne Schwartz
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Doris A Hulse - Peonies and Petunias
Doris Hulse
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Daphne  Taylor - Quilt Drawing #24
Daphne Taylor
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Dan  Olfe - Ray Tracing #1
Dan Olfe
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Meredith  Grimsley - Reclaiming My Birthright: Call to My Future Self
Meredith R Grimsley
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Heather  Pregger - Schist #1
Heather Pregger
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Jan  Soules - Scorched Earth
Jan Soules
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Petra  Fallaux - SeaSpider Mamam
Petra Fallaux
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Patty  Kennedy-Zafred - Sedona Sunset
Patty Kennedy-Zafred
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Bobbi  Baugh - Seeing Through to the Light
Bobbi Baugh
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Vicki  Conley - Slot Canyon  #7 - Intrusions
Vicki Conley
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Niraja  Lorenz - Strange Attractor #8
Niraja Lorenz
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Paula  Rafferty - Surya
Paula Rafferty
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Linda  Colsh - The Cauldron
Linda Colsh
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Bodil  Gardner - The Earth is a wonderful place
Bodil Gardner
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Chiaki  Dosho - The Glistening Light
Chiaki Dosho
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Hanne  Ladegaard - The rippling water
Hanne Ladegaard
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Kestrel  Michaud - There's Something In the Water
Kestrel Michaud
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Stephanie  Shore - Through the Canopy 4
Stephanie Shore
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Anne  Bellas - vertige/ vertigo
Anne Bellas
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Lena  Meszaros - We are all Lights
Lena Meszaros
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Marian  Zielinski - What Light from Yonder Window Breaks?
Marian Zielinski
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Sarah Lykins Entsminger - Wintertime in the City
Sarah Entsminger
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