Microscape (SAQA Global Exhibition)

On view at International Museum of Art & Science (McAllen, Texas)

Our known world stretches far beyond what we can see with the unaided eye. Microscopes, magnifying glasses, and virtual imaging techniques reveal a world of great beauty and complexity. That world contains the smallest particles, tiniest organisms, smallest landscape, or natural details and  provide us with an abundance of artistic inspiration.

Artists were encouraged to explore a corner of the world at high magnification, capturing tiny wonders at the microscopic level, or by zooming in on a larger object to show its smallest details. 

Exhibition Benefactor
Frank Klein

Exhibition Schedule

Quilt Festival - Houston, Texas: October 27 - 31, 2021

Quilt Festival - Salt Lake City, Utah: July 21 - 23, 2022

Quilt Festival - Long Beach, California: August 4 - 6, 2022

Center for the Arts of Greater Lapeer - Lapeer, Michigan: January 4 - February 18, 2023

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts - San Angelo, Texas: January 19 - March 31, 2024

International Museum of Art & Science - McAllen, Texas: May 11 - August 25, 2024

About the Juror

Linden Gledhill is an artist and scientist who explores the physical world at different image scales and fragments of time. His education in science has led to the use of advanced photographic techniques to create imagery revealing the physical beauty which surrounds us. Linden’s passion for photography has initiated numerous collaborations with artists across a wide range of disciplines and media.

Selected Artists

Margaret Lowers Abramshe (Utah, USA) - DNA
Diana Bartelings (British Columbia, Canada) - Building Blocks of a Dogwood
Charlotte Bird (California, USA) - Lichen North
Gretchen Brooks (Florida, USA) - Chrysophyta
Wendi Bucey (California, USA) - Pigments and Fibers
Wendy Laurel Buettner (Virginia, USA) - Within
Betty Busby (New Mexico, USA) - Lilium
Shin-hee Chin (Kansas, USA) - Holes in the Whole
Vicki Conley (New Mexico, USA) - The Color of Heat
Heidi Drahota (Germany) - Zoom N° 2
Mel Dugosh (Texas, USA) - Notable Nucleation
Sandy Gregg (Massachusetts, USA) - Channeling Ernst Haeckel 3
Betty A Hahn (Arizona, USA) - Quarks
Michele Hardy (Colorado, USA) - Geoforms: Porosity #17
Deborah Haviland (Maryland, USA) - Cotton's Secret
June Horwich (Ontario, Canada) - Interior Design
Jean Howard (Missouri, USA) - Cellular Level II: E. Coli in Blue
Ann Johnston (Oregon, USA) - Cracking
Karol Kusmaul (Florida, USA) - Brain Cells
Sheryl LeBlanc (Oregon, USA) - In Your Face
Regina Marzlin (Nova Scotia, Canada) - Xylem and Phloem
Bob Mosier (Texas, USA) - Xylem Plant Cell
Karin Pfunder (Germany) - Microsoap
Amanda Preston Araujo (Colorado, USA) - Tragopogon Dubius
Donna Lee Rice (Oregon, USA) - Intensify
Janet Gail Scruggs (British Columbia, Canada) - Xanthoria
Debra Shaw (Ohio, USA) - Coagulation
Jean M Sredl (Wisconsin, USA) - Diminutive
Carla Stehr (Washington, USA) - Microscape 4
Kathy Suprenant (Kansas, USA) - Back Aperture (Through a Lens III)
Maggie Vanderweit (Ontario, Canada) - Leaf and Leather
Sarah J Williams (Oregon, USA) - Sea Foam
Zara Zannettino (South Australia, Australia) - The Invisible Connection
Marian Zielinski (Georgia, USA) - Molecular Energy


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
Kathy  Suprenant - Back Aperture (Through a Lens III)
Kathy Suprenant
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Karol  Kusmaul - Brain Cells
Karol Kusmaul
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Diana  Bartelings - Building Blocks of a Dogwood
Diana Bartelings
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Jean  Howard - Cellular Level II: E. Coli in Blue
Jean Howard
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Sandy Gregg - Channeling Ernst Haeckel 3
Sandy Gregg
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Gretchen  Brooks - Chrysophyta
Gretchen Brooks
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Debra  Shaw - Coagulation
Debra E. Shaw
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Deborah  Haviland - Cotton's Secret
Deborah Haviland
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Ann  Johnston - Cracking
Ann Johnston
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Jean M Sredl - Diminutive
Jean Sredl
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Margaret Lowers Abramshe - DNA
Margaret Abramshe
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Michele  Hardy - Geoforms: Porosity #17
Michele Hardy
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Shin-hee  Chin - Holes in the Whole
Shin-hee Chin
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Sheryl  LeBlanc - In Your Face
Sheryl LeBlanc
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Donna Lee Rice - Intensify
Donna Lee Rice
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June  Horwich - Interior Design
June Horwich
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Maggie  Vanderweit - Leaf and Leather
Maggie Vanderweit
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Charlotte  Bird - Lichen North
Charlotte Bird
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Betty  Busby - Lilium
Betty Busby
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Carla  Stehr - Microscape 4
Carla Stehr
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Karin  Pfunder - Microsoap
Karin Pfunder
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Marian  Zielinski - Molecular Energy
Marian Zielinski
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Mel  Dugosh - Notable Nucleation
Mel Dugosh
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Wendi  Bucey - Pigments and Fibers
Wendi Bucey
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Betty A Hahn - Quarks
Betty Hahn
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Sarah J Williams - Sea Foam
Sarah J. Williams
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Vicki  Conley - The Color of Heat
Vicki Conley
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Zara  Zannettino - The Invisible Connection
Zara Zannettino
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Amanda  Preston Araujo - Tragopogon Dubius
Amanda Preston Araujo
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Wendy Laurel Buettner - Within
Wendy Buettner
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Janet  Scruggs - Xanthoria
Janet Gail Scruggs
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Regina  Marzlin - Xylem and Phloem
Regina Marzlin
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 Bob  Mosier - Xylem Plant Cell
Bob Mosier
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Heidi  Drahota - Zoom N° 2
Heidi Drahota
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