sustainABILITY (SAQA Global Exhibition)

On view at St George Art Museum (St George, Utah)


How do we balance humanity's needs and desires against preserving our planet for future generations? This question is at the heart of Sustainability, which addresses some of today's most pressing environmental issues, such as the effect of plastic pollution on our oceans, and the immense amounts of waste generated by the fast fashion industry.

All of the artwork in some way illustrates our complex interconnectedness with nature. Some pieces expose the ugly, and often unnoticed, impact of our present way of life; others capture the essence of what makes our world so beautiful, reminding us of the irreplaceable treasures we could potentially lose forever.

Exhibition Benefactor:
Frank Klein

Exhibition Schedule

New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, Massachusetts: October 5 – December 31, 2022

Windgate Museum of Art, Conway, Arkansas: February 3 - March 17, 2023

AQS Quiltweek - Grand Rapids, Michigan: September 13 - 16, 2023

AQS Quiltweek - Des Moines, Iowa: September 27 - 30, 2023

St George Art Museum, St George, Utah: Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2024

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles - San Jose, CA: January - April 2025


About the Juror

Tali Weinberg has taught at California College of the Arts (CCA), University of Tulsa, Penland School of Craft, and gives lectures and workshops throughout the US. She holds an MFA from California College of Arts, and an MA and BA from New York University. Weinberg’s work is held in public and private collections and is exhibited internationally.

Selected Artists

Margaret Abramshe (Utah, USA) - Plastic Ocean
Susan Avishai (Ontario, Canada) - Garden Without Seasons
Regina V. Benson (Colorado, USA) - Four R's
Pat Bishop (Wisconsin, USA) - Cedar Swamp #5
Deborah Boschert (Texas, USA) - Provisions
Michelle Browne (Pennsylvania, USA) - FloraDora II
Shin-hee Chin (Kansas, USA) - Lifeline
Gabriele DiTota (Florida, USA) - The Optimistic Oyster or 50 Gallons Later
Laura Fogg (California, USA) - Catch of the Day
Diana S Fox (Colorado, USA) - Gifts from the Universe: Tree Rings
Leesa Zarinelli Gawlik (Colorado, USA) - Time Line I
Alisa Golden (California, USA) - The Hidden Owl
Michele Hardy (Colorado, USA) - Mapforms #11
Barbara Oliver  Hartman (Texas, USA) - Odds and Ends
Jaynie Himsl (Saskatchewan, Canada) - Dirty Ash
Penny Howard (NSW, Australia) - Not So Harmless
Laurel Izard (Indiana, USA) - The Unloved Endangered
Eve Jacobs-Carnahan (Vermont, USA) - Encroachment
Linda M Kim (Texas, USA) - Life Jacket
Pat Kroth (Wisconsin, USA) - Weightless
Betty G Lacy (California, USA) - Plasti-City
Carol Larson (California, USA) - Recycling Plastic is a Myth
Mary-Ellen Latino (California, USA) - Earthen Abode
Eleanor Levie (Pennsylvania, USA) - Cautionary Measures
Susan Leslie Lumsden (Florida, USA) - Passiflora: Frenzy
Carla Osterby (Washington, USA) - Packaging the Future a Global Opportunity
Frauke Palmer (Ohio, USA) - Princess of Serendip
Karen Ponischil (North Carolina, USA) - Polyethylene Forest: Leaf Litter
Kat Puente (Oregon, USA) - Sunlight Power
Stephanie Shore (Massachusetts, USA) - Transformation 1
Jennifer Solon (Ohio, USA) - Embrace Circularity
Linda Syverson Guild (Maryland, USA) - Ecology
Naomi S. Velasquez (Idaho, USA) - Repriser

** Artist notifications were sent via email on November 17th.

Artwork Available for Purchase

For purchase inquiries, please contact William Reker, Director of Global Exhibitions at or 937-912-5009.

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In the Exhibition
Laura  Fogg - Catch of the Day
Laura Fogg
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Eleanor  Levie - Cautionary Measures
Eleanor Levie
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Pat  Bishop - Cedar Swamp #5
Pat Bishop
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Jaynie  Himsl - Dirty Ash
Jaynie Himsl
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Mary-Ellen  Latino - Earthen Abode
Mary-Ellen Latino
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Linda  Syverson Guild - Ecology
Linda Syverson Guild
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Jennifer  Solon - Embrace Circularity
Jennifer Solon
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Eve  Jacobs-Carnahan - Encroachment
Eve Jacobs-Carnahan
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Michelle  Browne - FloraDora II
Michelle Browne
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Regina V. Benson - Four R's
Regina Benson
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Susan  Avishai - Garden Without Seasons
Susan Avishai
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Diana S Fox - Gifts from the Universe: Tree Rings
Diana Fox
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Linda M Kim - Life Jacket
Linda Kim
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Shin-hee  Chin - Lifeline
Shin-hee Chin
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Michele  Hardy - Mapforms #11
Michele Hardy
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Penny  Howard - Not So Harmless
Penny Howard
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Barbara Oliver  Hartman - Odds and Ends
Barbara Oliver Hartman
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Carla Osterby - Packaging the Future A Global Opportunity
Carla Osterby
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Susan Leslie Lumsden - Passiflora: Frenzy
Susan Leslie Lumsden
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Betty G Lacy - Plasti-City
Betty Lacy
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Margaret  Abramshe - Plastic Ocean
Margaret Abramshe
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Karen  Ponischil - Polyethylene Forest: Leaf Litter
Karen Ponischil
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Frauke  Palmer - Princess of Serendip
Frauke Palmer
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Deborah  Boschert - Provisions
Deborah Boschert
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Carol  Larson - Recycling Plastic is a Myth
Carol Larson
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Naomi S. Velasquez - Repriser
Naomi Velasquez
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Kat  Puente - Sunlight Power
Kat Puente
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Alisa  Golden - The Hidden Owl
Alisa Golden
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Gabriele  DiTota - The Optimistic Oyster or 50 Gallons Later
Gabriele DiTota
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Laurel  Izard - The Unloved Endangered
Laurel Izard
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Leesa Zarinelli Gawlik - Time Line I
Leesa Zarinelli Gawlik
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Stephanie  Shore - Transformation 1
Stephanie Shore
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Pat  Kroth - Weightless
Pat Kroth
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