Opposites Attract (SAQA Global Exhibition)

Celebrate our creative differences

Opposing forces shape our reality in ways that are both readily apparent as well as hidden. Artwork included in this exhibit explores contradictions and affinities: Yin and Yang, the irresistible force versus the immovable object, black and white, and other types of opposites.

Exhibition Benefactor
Frank Klein

Exhibition Schedule

* venues cancelled due to COVID

Australasian Quilt Convention – April 16 to 19, 2020 *
Perth Craft & Quilt Fair – May 22 to 26, 2020 *
Canberra Craft & Quilt Fair – August 2020 *
Newcastle Stitches & Craft Show – September 2020 *
Sydney Craft & Quilt Fair , Sydney, Australia: October 29 – November 1, 2020 *

Canberra Craft & Quilt Fair, Canberra, Australia: November 5 – 8, 2020 *
Melbourne Craft & Quilt Fair, Melbourne, Australia: November 19 – 22, 2020 *
Brisbane Stitches & Craft Show – November 27 - 29, 2020*

Australasian Quilt Convention - December 2 - 5, 2021 *

Stitches & Craft Show at the Gold Coast in Queensland: June 17 to 20, 2021

Festival of Quilts, Birmingham UK: August 3 - 6, 2023

Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, Ohio: October 6 - November 26, 2023


About the Juror

Gail M. Brown is an Independent Curator whose interest is to enhance visibility and education about contemporary craft within the larger visual arts community. She trained as a printmaker at the Philadelphia College of Art where she identified her own connection to process and media while exploring etching and lithography. She curates focused exhibitions which share exceptional work from a national/international body of mature and mid-career artists and introduces potent ideas and forms by younger makers.

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Selected Artists

Margaret L. Abramshe (Utah, USA) - Divide
Lisa Arthaud (Virginia, USA) - It's Universal
Bobbi Baugh (Florida, USA) - Rust Happens
Betty Busby (New Mexico, USA) - Opposites Attract
Susan Charles (Louisiana, USA) - Not Everything Is Just Black or White
Shin-hee K. Chin (Kansas, USA) - Half Full, Half Empty
Kacey Cowdery (Missouri, USA) - Nature Breaks the Grid
Diane K. English (Oregon, USA) - Burning
Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry (Washington, USA) - Jacuzzi Jazz #1
Monique Gilbert-Oversteyns (Belgium) - Samurai with Tsuba
Susanna Hotchkiss (Florida, USA) - I, Too, Am The Fragrance Of The Earth
Audrey J. Hyvonen (Massachusetts, USA) - False Dichotomies (I Don't Fit In Your Box)
Patty Kennedy-Zafred (Pennsylvania, USA) - Bashagi Mines: Dusk
Lesley M. Knox (United Kingdom) - Stone Garden Geisha
Deborah Kuster (Arkansas, USA) - Outwardly Wasting Away, Inwardly Renewed
Eunhee Lee (Republic of Korea) - Coexistence of Light and Darkness
Niraja C. Lorenz (Oregon, USA) and Anne Parket (New Mexico, USA) - Black Hole
Jeannie P. Moore (Texas, USA) - Osage Orange
Ann C. Moroz (Florida, USA) - Opposites
Kathy Nida (California, USA) - Each Piece Belongs
Claire Passmore (United Kingdom) - Round Hole + Square Peg = Space to Grow
Heather Pregger (Texas, USA) - Dichotomy
Shelley A. Rothgeb (Arizona, USA) - Peony
Martha Phair Sanders (Oregon, USA) - Desire and Joy of Knowledge
Sara Sharp (Texas, USA) - Immigration or Invasion?
Maria Shell (Alaska, USA) - Trance
Natalie Skinner (British Columbia, Canada) - Tension
Deborah K. Snider (Washington, USA) - Atrocities: Women & War (Girls, Caught in the Crossfire)
Ileana L. Soto (California, USA) - Global Alert: Arctic Melt
B Lynn Tubbe (California, USA) - Not Enough Gray
Maggie Vanderweit (Ontario, Canada) - Written in Stone
Els J. Vereycken (Belgium) - Opposits
Libby Williamson (California, USA) - A Common Thread
Hope Wilmarth (Texas, USA) - Fault Line

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In the Exhibition
Libby  Williamson - A Common Thread
Libby Williamson
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Deborah K. Snider - Atrocities: Women & War (Girls, Caught in the Crossfire)
Deborah Snider
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Patty  Kennedy-Zafred - Bashagi Mines: Dusk
Patty Kennedy-Zafred
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Niraja C. Lorenz - Black Hole
Niraja Lorenz
Anne Parker
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Diane K. English - Burning
Diane English
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Eunhee  Lee - Coexiestence of Light and Darkness
Eunhee Lee
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Martha Phair Sanders - Desire and Joy of Knowledge
Martha Sanders
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Heather  Pregger - Dichotomy
Heather Pregger
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Margaret L. Abramshe - Divide
Margaret Abramshe
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Kathy  Nida - Each Piece Belongs
Kathy Nida
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Audrey J. Hyvonen - False Dichotomies (I Don't Fit In Your Box)
Audrey Hyvonen
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Hope  Wilmarth - Fault Line
Hope Wilmarth
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Ileana L. Soto - Global Alert: Arctic Melt
Ileana Soto
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Shin-hee K. Chin - Half Full, Half Empty
Shin-hee Chin
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Susanna  Hotchkiss - I, Too, Am The Fragrance Of The Earth
Susanna Hotchkiss
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Sara  Sharp - Immigration or Invasion?
Sara Sharp
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Lisa  Arthaud - It's Universal
Lisa Arthaud
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Caryl Bryer  Fallert-Gentry - Jacuzzi Jazz #1
Caryl Fallert-Gentry
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Kacey Cowdery - Nature Breaks the Grid
Kacey Cowdery
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B Lynn  Tubbe - Not Enough Gray
B. Lynn Tubbe
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Susan  Charles - Not Everything Is Just Black or White
Susan Charles
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Ann C. Moroz - Opposites
Ann Moroz
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Betty  Busby - Opposites Attract
Betty Busby
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Els J. Vereycken - Opposits
Els Vereycken
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Jeannie P. Moore - Osage Orange
Jeannie Moore
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Deborah  Kuster - Outwardly Wasting Away, Inwardly Renewed
Deborah Kuster
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Shelley A. Rothgeb - Peony
Shelley Rothgeb
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Claire  Passmore - Round Hole + Square Peg = Space to Grow
Claire Passmore
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Bobbi  Baugh - Rust Happens
Bobbi Baugh
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Monique  Gilbert-Oversteyns - Samurai with Tsuba
Monique Gilbert-Oversteyns
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Lesley M. Knox - Stone Garden Geisha
Lesley Knox
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Natalie  Skinner - Tension
Natalie Skinner
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Maria  Shell - TRANCE
Maria Shell
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Maggie   Vanderweit - Written in Stone
Maggie Vanderweit
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