Turmoil (SAQA Global Exhibition)

Turmoil is defined as a state of great disturbance, confusion, or uncertainty. It can be personal and internal, societal or natural. This exhibition features work that depicts chaos, discord, imbalance, and tumult. Artists were requested to explore the meaning of turmoil in their own lives. The works selected represent turmoil through color, line, and composition.

Exhibition Schedule

International Quilt Festival – Houston, Texas: November 2 - 6, 2016
International Quilt Festival – Chicago, Illinois: April 6 - 8, 2017
Festival of Quilts - Birmingham, United Kingdom: August 10 - 13, 2017
Australasian Quilt Convention – Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Gardens, Melbourne, Australia: April 5 - 8, 2018
Stitches & Craft Show – Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Bank, Australia: June 8 - 10, 2018
Craft & Quilt Fair – Canberra, Australia: August 2 - 12, 2018
Stitches & Craft Show- Newcastle, Australia: August 16 - 19, 2018
Grants Pass Museum of Art- Grants Pass, Oregon, United States: June 1 - July 26, 2019
International Museum of Art and Science, McAllen, Texas, United States: August 10 - December 1, 2019 (selected works)

About the Juror

Kate Lydon is the Director of Exhibitions at the Society for Contemporary Craft (SCC) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and oversees the installation of exhibitions mounted at SCC’s main Strip District gallery and at the One Mellon satellite gallery in downtown Pittsburgh.

In the Exhibition
Jim  Hay - 1953 Popcorn
Jim Hay
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Carol  Capozzoli - A Cancerous Turmoil
Carol Capozzoli
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Mary C. Ruzich - Above and Below
Mary Ruzich
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Jill  Kerttula - Baby Quilt
Jill Kerttula
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Sandra L. Branjord - Breathing On Your Own  #5 Roses for Sandy series
Sandra Branjord
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Patricia  Kennedy-Zafred - Childhood Taken: The Doffer Boys
Patty Kennedy-Zafred
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Judy  Kirpich - Conflict No. 1
Judy Kirpich
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Sandy  Gregg - Crossings I
Sandy Gregg
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Karen M. Balos - Disheveled Love
Karen Balos
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Claire  Passmore - Echoes of Demons
Claire Passmore
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Vicki  Conley - Flying Geese
Vicki Conley
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Betty  Busby - Fracture
Betty Busby
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Jeanne  Marklin - Marklin Nebula
Jeanne Marklin
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Martha E. Ressler - Mother Serves the Turkey II
Martha Ressler
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Margaret  Abramshe - Pallbearer
Margaret Abramshe
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Maggie  Vanderweit - Shattered - The Labyrinth of Loss
Maggie Vanderweit
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Diane  Born - Slow Death by Alzheimer`s
Diane Born
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Linda  Engstrom - Spiraling Out of Control
Linda Engstrom
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Holly S. Altman - The Flames They Left Behind
Holly Altman
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Kathy  Nida - The Goddess of Never-Ending Chaos
Kathy Nida
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Linda  Colsh - The Weather In Her Head
Linda Colsh
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Betty A. Hahn - Tied in Knots
Betty Hahn
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Jim  Hay - Turmoil In Hiding
Jim Hay
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Deborah  Runnels - Ukiyo-The Sadness of Life
Deborah Runnels
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