Intersect Chicago (formerly SOFA, Sculpture Objects Functional Art) takes place annually at Chicago's Navy Pier, and focuses on three-dimensional artworks that cross the boundaries of fine art, decorative art, fiber arts, and design. SAQA is a Cultural Partner for this event which includes special programming and videos. Plus, twenty pieces of art (selected by juror Jane Sauer) are on display.
Jane Sauer is an internationally recognized curator, lecturer, and art consultant who now resides in St. Louis, Missouri. She has been a practicing fiber artist for over 35 years with work in over 25 museum collections, including the Renwick Gallery, the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, and the American Craft Museum.
For fifteen years she was the Artistic Director and gallery owner of Thirteen Moons Gallery, later Jane Sauer Gallery, in Sante Fe. Sauer has received two National Endowment for the Arts Grants, is part of the Archives of American Arts Smithsonian Institute, and is a Fellow of the American Craft Council, having served on their Board and as Chair.
Susan Avishai (Ontario, Canada) - Kaddish
Marie Bergstedt (California, USA) - Emerson, Chicago 1930
Beth Blankenship (Alaska, USA) - Virtuous Circle
Linda Blust (Nevada, USA) - Desire
Ana Paula Brasil (Ontario, Canada) - Shooting Star
Linda Colsh (Maryland, USA) - Once Belonged
Shannon Conley (Oklahoma, USA) - Tesseract
Susan Else (California, USA) - Lullaby
Mita Giacomini (Ontario, Canada) - Glimmer
Cindy Grisdela (Virginia, USA) - Neapolitan
Donna Katz (Illinois, USA) - Water Over Sky
Patty Kennedy-Zafred (Pennsylvania, USA) - Jewels of Kenya
Susan Lenz (South Carolina, USA) - Wasted Words: War
Viviana Lombrozo (California, USA) - Saturation
Susie Monday (Texas, USA) - Transformation 1 & 2 (Diptych)
Diane Nunez (Michigan, USA) - Two By Two
Mary Pal (Ontario, Canada) - Willie
Susan Rienzo (Florida, USA) - Unknown Stories
Arturo Sandoval (Kentucky, USA) - Pattern Fusion No. 19: Motherboard 10 (vertical)
Sandra Teepen (Georgia, USA) - Chair #2