Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) Oregon region is pleased to present a group exhibition of new works interpreting the concept of ‘Bridge’. The exhibit features the work of 25 fiber artists from across Oregon. The art is inspired by the broadest concept of Bridge:

Oregon is a state filled with bridges ranging from the mythological Bridge of the Gods to the contemporary Tilikum Crossing. The concept of “Bridge”, though, is much broader. A bridge can be the symbolic image of chrysalis to butterfly. Bridges are a connection and a link. They are bonds and pathways—both physical and emotional—between people and things. A bridge joins and unites. It spans time and traverses space. It reconciles differences creating harmony. It represents progress, stability, hope and transition. We invited artists to submit work that reflects the theme of “Bridge” either in a representational or abstract interpretation.

The concept is executed by the artists using a diverse range of fiber techniques.  The exhibition was juried by Jane Dunnewold.

"The Whole World is a Bridge" by Karen L Bates
"My Bridge to Tranquility" by Suzy Bates
"All Kapakahi" by Judith A Beaver
"Coastal Arches" by Judith A Beaver
"Reflections: View from the Bridge" by Nancy Bryant
"Golden Bridges" by Sharon Carvalho
"Bridge: Traversing a long marriage" by Sherri Culver
"Bridge to Progress?" by Anne Daughtry
"Linking Europe to Asia" by Anne Daughtry
"Waterfall" by Diane English

"Dimensional Drift" by Judith Quinn Garnett
"Bridge the Gap" by Mary H Goodson
"Suspense II" by Janet Hiller
"Deception Pass: Where Are We Headed?" by Laura Jaszkowski
"East Coast/West Coast & Everywhere In Between" by Sheryl LeBlanc
"Broadway Bridge Anew" by Shirley MacGregor
"A Zipper is a Bridge" by Annette S McFarlane
"Gothic Bridge" by Ginny McVickar
"Fantasy Bridge" by Sherrie Moomey
"HOMAGE for a Bridge" by Sherrie Moomey

"Bridging the Gap" by Judy Peterson
"Life - Bridge between Eternity Past and Eternity Future" by Judy Peterson
"Praying for Rain 1" by Deborah Runnels
"The Great Emotional Divide" by Mary C Ruzich
"Seeking Perfect Harmony" by Deborah Sorem
"Water Under the Bridge" by Karen Sunday Spencer
"Connections" by Jan Tetzlaff
"A Different Gear" by Carolyn J Walwyn
"International Space Station" by Naomi Weidner


Beaverton City Hall
Opens September 7, 2017, M-F 8am-5pm
Reception September 13, 2017 6-8pm
Closes October 31, 2017
Emerald Art Center
500 Main Street, Springfield, OR 97477
Opens November 7, 2017, T-Sat 11am-4pm
Reception November 10, 20175-8pm
Closes December 1, 2017
Salem Bush Barn
Opens May 5, 2017, T-Fri 10am-5pm; Sa-Su 12pm-5pm
Reception November 10, 20175-8pm
Closes December 1, 2017

Franklin Crossing,
Opens August 3, 2018
Reception August 3, 2018 5-9 pm  (Friday Art Walk)
Closes September 2, 2018

Northwest Quilting Expo
Portland Expo Center
September 27 – 29, 2018

Royal Nebeker Art Gallery
Clatsop Community College
Opens November 5, 2018
Reception November 8, 2018
Closes November 29, 2018

Crossroads Carnegie Art Center, Baker City, OR - 2019

Catalogs available on Amazon  Bridge Catalog

SAQA Oregon Exhibition Committee:
Sherrie Moomey sherrie.moomey@gmail.com
Marion Shimoda marion.shimoda@gmail.com