Saturday, November 23, 2013

"Exploring Layers" Exhibitors Announced

Congratulations to the following Oregon SAQA artists for being accepted to “Exploring Layers:”

 Mary Arnold – Strata
Karen Bates – Layers of Influence
Suzy Bates – Riches to Rags
Catherine Beard – Aspen Lea
Diane Born – Santa Fe Fences: Sculpted by Time, Sand, Sun
Christina Brown – One Who Looks Back
Christina Brown – View from Rowena Crest
Nancy Bryant – Cascade
Gerrie Congdon – Walking with Scooter and Mr. C
Betty Daggett – Food Value
Anne Daughtry – Canyon de Chelley, 1973
Diane English – After the Fire II
Sheila Finzer – You are Unique!
Georgia French – Pathways
Betty Gientke – Polychromatic Pool
Mary Goodson – From Water to Ice
Carol Heist – Fractured Green
Jill Hoddick – South Rim, Grand Canyon
Laura Jaszkowski – Rift Valley
Paulette Landers – Ancient Memories
Paulette Landers – I Once Saw a Tree
Sheryl LeBlanc – The Tools of My Trade
Amanda Miller – Sahalie Falls
Amanda Miller – Sumer Harvest
Sara Miller – Swept Away
Sidnee Snell – Rivets 2
Sidnee Snell – Sliced not Diced
Mary Stiewig – Awakenings
Naomi Weidner – Bowl of Oranges
Jean Wells – Rejuvenation

 “Exploring Layers” drew a record number of artists and a record number of entries.  Just under half were accepted by our juror Renee Couture, who said it was a “DIFFICULT” job.  She approached it half from a juror’s perspective, and half from a curator’s perspective, and she used the criteria we noted in the Prospectus.

 We want to congratulate everyone who entered, because this makes SAQA Oregon strong.  All the work is worthy and we know that pieces not accepted for this exhibit will be seen somewhere else at some other time. 

We’ll post the venue schedule here in due time.  Note that the exhibit will debut in February at the Chehalem Cultural Center, and will be a centerpiece of the SAQA Oregon conference “New Horizons” on March 6, 2014.

Betty Daggett, Georgia French, Jean Wells, Co-Curators, “Exploring Layers”

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations to all those who had work accepted to the exhibit! I can't wait to see them all.