The SAQA Global Exhibition “Dusk to Dawn” will debut at Quilt Festival Houston November 8 – 11, 2018. It will then travel to Quilt Festival Chicago in March 2019.
Dusk to Dawn features a collection of abstract nightscapes, animal portraits, and other nighttime observations. The exhibition offers a glimpse into the mysterious world that emerges when darkness arrives. What was once visible is now shrouded, the trees are lit by the silvery light of the moon, and seldom-seen characters appear.
Our juror, curator Marilyn Zapf, has selected 35 pieces created by SAQA members from around the world. Their artwork is a response to what happens after the sun dips below the horizon, from visions of the night sky, to surreal dreamscapes, to nocturnal comings and goings.
Zapf comments: “The quilt artists selected for Dusk to Dawn incorporated a range of processes and materials to create their final artworks. Some use synthetic materials and store-bought cottons while others choose to work with natural fibers and hand-dyed silks. The artworks are made using hand, machine, and fused quilting techniques, incorporating embroidery, beading, and raw edge appliqué.
Some artists use digital design tools while others improvise as they create. No matter what the approach, the process of art quilting takes skill and dedication. These 33 artists have responded to various aspects of the evening—from visions of the night sky, to surreal dreamscapes—and exquisitely rendered them through fiber for our enjoyment and reflection.”
About the Juror
Marilyn Zapf, Assistant Director at The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) and curator of CCCD’s Benchspace Gallery & Workshop in Asheville, NC, has curated a number of nationally-traveling exhibitions including “Made in WNC” (2015) and “Gee’s Bend: From Quilts to Prints” (2014). Zapf teaches the “History of Craft” at Warren Wilson College and publishes articles and reviews in international publications, including Art Jewelry Form and Crafts Magazine (UK).
Terry Aske – Moonrise (Canada)
Terry Aske – Aurora (Canada)
Pat Baum-Bishop – I See (Wisconsin, USA)
Sara Bradshaw – Tennessee Super Moon (Tennessee, USA)
Erika Carter – Quixotic (Washington, USA)
Maya Chaimovich – The World is Dressed in Red (Israel)
Shin-hee Chin – Moonlight (Kansas, USA)
Linda Colsh – Future is in the Water (Maryland, USA)
Vicki Conley – Serenity at the Bosque (New Mexico, USA)
Phyllis Cullen – Night Terror (Hawaii, USA)
Anne Daughtry – In the Shadows of Our Town (Oregon, USA)
Donna Deaver – Night Journeys (Idaho, USA)
Dianne Firth – Trundling Orbs (Australia)
Betty A Hahn – Insomnia (Arizona, USA)
Michele Hardy – Surfaces #14 (Colorado, USA)
Jim Hay – Motorcycopath (Japan)
Donna M Krane – The Night of the Moskg’mol (Spirit Bear) (Canada)
Pat Kroth – Night Beat (Wisconsin, USA)
Kristin La Flamme – Half Light Medallion (Oregon, USA)
Gay E Lasher – In the Hour of Stars (Colorado, USA)
Susan W Lee – Yellow Haze of the Sun (North Carolina, USA)
Marilyn M Lone – Ocean Sunset (Washington, United States)
Niraja C Lorenz – Dark Night Sky (Oregon, USA)
Niraja C Lorenz – Strange Attractor # 2 – Solstice: The Light Returns (Oregon, USA)
Alicia Merrett – Blue Remembered Hills (United Kingdom)
Dolores Miller – Galaxy 6 (California, USA)
Anne R Moats – Above the Galactic Plane (New Mexico, USA)
Melody Money – Moonlit Canyon (Colorado, USA)
Jeannie P Moore – Silent Flight (California, USA)
Pat Pauly – Nightscape in the City (New York, USA)
Helena Scheffer – Moon Dance (Canada)
Sara Sharp – Summer Solstice (Texas, USA)
Diane S Sheckells – Dusk to Dawn Indigo (New Hampshire, USA)
K. Velis Turan – Red City (New York, USA)
Lisa Walton – Another Long Night (Australia)
SAQA Global Exhibitions
SAQA will have a total of fifteen exhibitions traveling the world in 2019, including a record-breaking debut of six new exhibitions (four of them in museums). Museum openings include Season After Season at the Texas Quilt Museum, Forced to Flee at the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts, 3D Expression at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, and Connecting our Natural Worlds at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.
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