3D Expression

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Explore a New Dimension in Contemporary Fiber Art

SAQA's Global Exhibition 3D Expression offers an intriguing glimpse into a new dimension of art quilts, creatively interpreted by artists from 14 US states and 10 countries. The wide variety of pieces selected by juror Bruce Hoffman include vessels, wearables, wall-pieces, and sculptural artworks.

This cutting-edge exhibition shows how textile art can come off the wall and expand both into the third dimension and into the future. See art quilts in a whole new way!



This exhibition will premiere at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan in September 2019.

Juror: Bruce Hoffman

Bruce Hoffman is currently the Director of Gravers Lane Gallery. In addition, A member of the Executive Board of FiberPhiladelphia, Bruce also serves as a curatorial consultant and co-chairs the Distinguished Educators Exhibition at the Crane Arts Building for FiberPhiladelphia 2012. He was the Director of an internationally recognized gallery for twenty years where he established and curated the International Fiber Biennial from 1998–2010.

Gerald R Ford Presidential Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan: September 23 - November 3, 2019
Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, St. Bonaventure, New York: February 8 - April 30, 2020
Ross Museum of Art, Delaware, Ohio: May 14 - July 2, 2021


Selected Artists

Lys Axelson (California, USA) - Beneath the Surface
Karen M Balos (California, USA) - Transparent Self
Caroline Bell (United Kingdom) - Scroll of the Common Thread
Jeannie Bench (Alaska, USA) - Hunted
Marie C Bergstedt (California, USA) - Princess J
Christina Brown (Oregon, USA) - View from horseback of Rowena Crest
Betty Busby (New Mexico, USA) - Ginger Jar
Leonie Castelino (New Jersey, USA) - DANCE IN BLUE & COPPER
Linda Colsh (Maryland, USA) - Cyphers
Judith Content (California, USA) - Boroboro Suite
Kate E Crossley (United Kingdom) - Hunter Gatherer; Gardian
Shannon M Dion (Michigan, USA) - Miriam's Well
Giny Dixon (California, USA) - Segments of my Past
Chiaki Dosho (Japan) - COCOON2
Dianne Firth (Australia) - Bogong
Carole Gary Staples (Ohio, USA) - Azuru
Jayne B Gaskins (Virginia, USA) - Spiraling Currents of Golden Light
Dorothy Gerring (Pennsylvania, USA) - Secret Garden
Sharon Havelka (Tennessee, USA) - Sanguine
Jim Hay (Japan) - Bridal Veil
Stacy Hortner (Pennsylvania, USA) - Habitat
Sara Impey (United Kingdom) - Chain Stitch
Patricia Kennedy-Zafred (Pennsylvania, USA) - Shift Change
Brigitte Kopp (Germany) - Male? Female? ( two parts)
Jennifer H Landau (California, USA) - Imago
Roxanne H Lasky (South Carolina, USA) - Migration: Precious Cargo
Susan Lenz (South Carolina, USA) - Saint Anastasia
Eleanor Levie (Pennsylvania, USA) - Sanctuary City
Judy E Martin (Canada) - not to know but to go on
Mary H McCauley (Colorado, USA) - Slot Canyon
Dolores Miller (California, USA) - Facets II
Diane Nunez (Michigan, USA) - Cinque Terre
Anita M Payne De Gaia (Canada) - Earth: Our Home Planet
Cathy J Perlmutter (California, USA) - Lookouts I: Ceasar & Friends
Karen Rips (California, USA) - Orphan
Anne E Solomon (Canada) - What Choice do they have?
Maria Stoller (Switzerland) - Symbiosis II
Els van Baarle (Netherlands) - CIRCLE
Marjolein van der Eijk (Netherlands) - Collection Mapped
Marijke van Welzen (Netherlands) - There are snakes lurking in the grass
Maggie Vanderweit (Canada) - Jesse & Me
Dianne Miller Wolman (Maryland, USA) - Islamic Courtyard