Intersect Chicago: The Future of SOFA (SAQA Special Exhibition)

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.

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About the Juror

Jane SauerJane 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. 

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Selected Artists

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

 

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In the Exhibition
Sandra Teepen - Chair #2
Sandra Teepen
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Linda Blust - Desire
Linda Fjeldsted Blust
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Marie  Bergstedt - Emerson, Chicago 1930
Marie Bergstedt
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Mita Giacomini - Glimmer
Mita Giacomini
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Patty Kennedy-Zafred - Jewels of Kenya
Patty Kennedy-Zafred
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Susan  Avishai - Kaddish
Susan Avishai
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Susan Else - Lullaby
Susan Else
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Cindy Grisdela - Neapolitan
Cindy Grisdela
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Linda Colsh - Once Belonged
Linda Colsh
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Arturo Sandoval - Pattern Fusion No. 19: Motherboard 10 (vertical)
Arturo Sandoval
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Viviana Lombrozo - Saturation
Viviana Lombrozo
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Ana Paula Brasil - Shooting Star
Ana Paula Brasil
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Shannon M Conley - Tesseract
Shannon Conley
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Susie Monday - Transformation 1 & 2 (Diptych)
Susie Monday
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Diane Nunez - Two By Two
Diane Nunez
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Susan Rienzo - Unknown Stories
Susan Rienzo
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Beth  Blankenship - Virtuous Circle
Beth Blankenship
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Susan Lenz - Wasted Words: War
Susan Lenz
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Donna June Katz - Water Over Sky
Donna Katz
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Mary  Pal - Willie
Mary Pal
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