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Shifting Tides (SAQA Regional Exhibition)   •   various locations
June 26, 2019 - September 12, 2021
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Regions: Alaska, Hawaii, Northern California/Northern Nevada, Oregon, Southern California/Southern Nevada, Washington, Western Canada.


Created as a group exhibit to shine a light on the issues facing the Pacific Ocean today, Shifting Tides is a collection of work by 45 artists chosen from the seven Pacific-facing regions of SAQA. Curated by renowned textile artist Ann Johnston, the exhibit offers a variation of style and context about the plight of oceans and the communities they support.  

From their strikingly different vantage points—from Southern California northward to Western Canada and Alaska, plus Hawaii—artists from a range of backgrounds were asked to express their concerns and feelings about the Pacific. “Merely because we live in this part of the world, we as individuals are part of the Pacific ecosystem. On a daily basis we may not recognize the changes that are happening, but they are of vital importance to our world,” write Georgia French and Sonja Campbell, co-chairs of the exhibit planning committee.

Shifting Tides will debut in San Jose, California at the time of the 2019 SAQAConference for the purpose of showcasing the talents of SAQA members living in the greater North Pacific region. The show will tour the seven participating Regions, bringing to public view the innovative contemporary art that SAQA stands for.

Juror: Ann Johnston, Lake Oswego, Oregon.



Works/San Jose: April 19 – May 5, 2019
Reception: April 20, 2019 from 1 - 3pm

Pacific Northwest Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum: June 26 – September 30, 2019

Chehalem Cultural Center: March 3 – April 26, 2020

CityScape Community Art Space: May 15 - June 13, 2020

Wailoa Center: July 10 – July 30, 2020

International Gallery of Contemporary Art: August 26 – September 30, 2020

Pratt Museum: October 9 – November 30, 2020

Visions Art Museum: January 1 – April 4. 2021

Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History: July 16 – September 12, 2021 

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