I am thrilled to announce that two of my works have been accepted for Art Quilts, a juried exhibit of the California and Nevada regions of Studio Art Quilt Associates. The call for this exhibit simply stated that “Art Quilts…seeks to display outstanding contemporary textiles created by SAQA regional members from both the Southern CA/Southern NV region and Northern CA/Northern NV region. There is no specific theme to interpret for this exhibit.” I don’t know how many art quilts were entered for the exhibit but 64 pieces by 49 artists were accepted. (Update: 296 pieces were entered for this exhibition.)
The two selected pieces for the exhibit are Broken Ginkgos IV
and Precious Metals II.
You may wonder how an Oregon resident is able to participate in such an exhibit. As a member of SAQA, I am able to align myself with two regions: the region I live in and a second region of my choice. I chose to retain my membership in the Northern California/Northern Nevada region.
The exhibit will be featured first at the
California Heritage Museum
December 8, 2017 – March 18, 2018
Opening Reception: December 9, 2017
2612 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405
The California Heritage Museum is committed to promoting the diversity and rich history of California’s heritage through exhibitions, lectures, publications and community events.
The second venue is the
Carnegie Arts Center
April 4 – May 27, 2018
Opening Reception: April 5, 2018 6 – 8 p.m.
250 North Broadway
Turlock, CA 95380
The Carnegie Arts Center in the city of Turlock is an arts center that is both local and regional in its perspective. It operates according to core values and in keeping with its mission of bringing diverse community and regional audiences together to experience and celebrate art in all its forms. The Carnegie’s programs include exhibitions, education classes and programs, lectures, and activities in artistic genres as diverse as dance, music, theater and more.
I hope that you will be able to attend one of these exhibits.