Primal Forces: Earth (SAQA Global Exhibition)

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SAQA is proud to announce a new, three-part series to premiere at the National Quilt Museum over the next six years. The first will be Primal Forces: Earth (Wind and Fire will be the other exhibitions).

All life on this planet depends on earth. However, the soil beneath our feet that nurtures us can be a destructive force. Seismic activity and mudslides have shaped the landscape for millions of years, taking a toll on living beings as well.

Premiere Exhibition Location
National Quilt Museum (September 17 2021 - January 11 2022)

Exhibition Benefactor
Frank Klein


About the Juror

Sue Cavanaugh, a stitcher/gatherer/dyer of cloth for 2 and 3D works, and installation art, also makes lino prints and draws cartoons. Cavanaugh works by hand with cloth, cord, dye, paint, and occasionally, wood and wire. Her work has been exhibited in both national and international exhibits at the Columbus Museum of Art, Oceanside Museum of Art, Springfield Museum of Art (Ohio), Ross Museum of Art, Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum of Art, Ohio Craft Museum and Zanesville Museum of Art. 

Selected Artists

Frieda Anderson (Illinois, USA) - This World is on Fire Triptych
Nancy Bardach (California, USA) - Reflections of Heat
Holly Brackmann (California, USA) - Desolation Relief
Ana Paula Brasil (Ontario, Canada) - Earth Womb
Betty Busby (New Mexico, USA) - Faultline
Maya Chaimovich (Israel) - "And Unto Dust"
Shin-hee Chin (Kansas, USA) - The Web of Life-Earth
Vicki Conley (New Mexico, USA) - Slot Canyon #6
Pat DaRif (Indiana, USA) - Imbalance:  Algae Bloom in the Great Lakes
Judith Duffield (Colorado, USA) - Greenland Is Melting
Sarah Entsminger (Virginia, USA) - A Winter's Morning
Caryl Fallert-Gentry (Washington, USA) - Nice Ice #1
Victoria Findlay Wolfe (New York, USA) - Language of Trees
Dianne Firth (Australia) - Across the Desert
Helen Geglio (Indiana, USA) - Wisdom Cloak: The Sibyl (For Rachel Carson)
Mary Louise Gerek (Colorado, USA) - Mixing Paint
Nancy Goodman (Alabama, USA) - Sea Glass
Betty Hahn (Arizona, USA) - Opposites Attract
Michele Hardy (Colorado, USA) - Geoforms: Fractures #6
Patty Kennedy-Zafred (Pennsylvania, USA) - Grown Too Soon: The Boys of the Mines
Jennifer Landau (California, USA) - Snow Bones: Climate Change
Mary-Ellen Latino (California, USA) - Earth's Dance: Sacred Trees!
Kathy Menzie (Kansas, USA) - Growth, Decay, Renewal
Bobbe Nolan (Texas, USA) - Flyover 8--Pathways
Stephanie Nordlin (Arizona, USA) - Sonoran Spring
Frauke Palmer (Ohio, USA) - The Watchers
Andi Perejda (California, USA) - Terrible Beauty
Heather Pregger (Texas, USA) - Tiger's Eye
Paula Rafferty (Ireland) - Tights come Down
Dorothy Raymond (Colorado, USA) - Vortex
Anne Severn (Colorado, USA) - Cerulean Lake
Brenda Smith (Arizona, USA) - Glen Canyon 2
Sarah Ann Smith (Maine, USA) - Rose Hip
Bonnie Smith (California, USA) - View From Above, brn
Jean Sredl (Wisconsin, USA) - After the Warming - Permanent Winter
Maggie Vanderweit (Ontario, Canada) - Earth to Earth
Kit Vincent (Ontario, Canada) - Fastwater debacle:  what lies beneath
Geraldine Warner (Washington, USA) - Global Warning
Janet Windsor (Arizona, USA) - Crumbling
Lynn Woll (Texas, USA) - Oozing Heat

Exhibition Schedule

National Quilt Museum - Paducah, Kentucky: September 17, 2021 - January 11, 2022

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