Exhibits

Whisper
Quilts from the Central Oregon SAQA Group
March 1 - 31, 2015
Pendleton Center for the Arts
214 North Main
Pendleton, Oregon
 
Five groups of "Whisper" quilts from Central Oregon SAQA members are being shown at the Pendleton Center for the Arts, 214 North Main, during the month of March. Groups of five to six people were drawn out of a hat. Number one person made a small wall quilt and passed it on to number two person with no comments and no title. Number two person "responded" to the piece in some way and made her quilt, one month later she passed it on to number three and kept the first quilt. At the end of six months we had a reveal party and shred the quilts. It was amazing how they all related to each other in each group. 
 
 
 

Exploring Layers

April 16 – May 16, 2015

Air Gallery, Pioneer Place Mall, Portland, Oregon
Opening reception: Saturday April 18, 5 to 9 pm
Special SAQA reception: Saturday May 2, 1 to 3 pm
Closing reception: Saturday May 16, 5 to 9 pm
 
 
Exploring Layers is an exhibit of textile art featuring work
from the Oregon and Southwest Washington members of
the Studio Art Quilt Associates.  The theme Exploring
Layers has stimulated their members to create many pieces
expanding the boundaries of contemporary textile art. 
This work explores many layers of thought and an expanded
view of fibers as a medium.  The curators for Exploring
Layers are proud to present this work to the Oregon public.
The exhibit seeks to further promote quilting and its
evolution from craft to artform.
As you know, "Exploring Layers' will be having a glorious final showing at the Air Gallery in Pioneer Place Mall in Portland from April 16 to May 16. It's a great opportunity for SAQA - a central and much-visited location, a beautiful gallery, we share opening and closing receptions with the other three art galleries on the 3rd floor of Pioneer Place - so we will have lots of visitors, roaming from one gallery to another - plus a special reception on Saturday May 2 (1 to 3 pm) , timed to coincide with the "Fiberlandia" conference.

I Once Saw a Tree by Paulette Landers



Awakenings by Mary Stiewig
 
Also available for $8 is the 32-page print catalog of "Exploring Layers". Contact Georgia French at gfrench@rosenet.net for more information.
 
The show will travel throughout the state in 2014 until May, 2015. Future venues will be posted when the list is finalized

“Exploring Layers” includes the following artists:
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