Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA)

Regional Works submitted for jurying by SAQA-member artists in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas

On display: September 2 – October 29, 2022

The exhibition premise is that creating a work of art begins with a question. The artist might ask: What idea is important for me to communicate? What concept do I want to explore? What emotions do I want to experience and evoke in the viewer?

Juror Zak Foster, quilt artist from New York City, selected 29 works from 74 entries by 52 artists. In his statement, Foster explained, “the pieces selected for this exhibit are honest and heartfelt questions artists are exploring in order to make sense of this life: how do we deal with the world changing so quickly around us? From California wildfires to the loss of a loved one, our life can change in a moment, often leaving more questions than answers.” He chose work “based on a few criteria: how well they reflected the brief, the nature of the question being investigated, and the manner in which artists explored fabric, color, line, form, and pattern in search of an answer.”

The quilts in this exhibit reflect the varied traditions and artmaking methods characteristic of contemporary art quilters. Included are original surface design on fabric, hand stitching, machine stitching, hand embellishments, applique, and digital printing. Some works are representational. Some are abstract.

Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt: “a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered structure.” The vision of SAQA is that the art quilt is universally respected as a fine art medium.



On display: September 2 – October 29, 2022

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