SAQA Beyond Comfort Exhibit Venue

Eileen Doughty, curator, confirmed today that the SAQA exhibit Beyond Comfort will be traveling to Texas A&M   College Station, Texas and showing in the Stark Gallery  from May 23 – August 18, 2013 .  It is currently being shown at  Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio

Just to refresh you, one of my Sati quilts was chosen for this traveling exhibit by the juror, Marci Rae McDade, editor of Fiberarts magazine .  This exhibit challenges each artist to venture into uncharted territories of creative expression by turning away from the comfort zones of their established body of work. The catalog for this exhibition is made possible through the generosity of Teri Quinn.  

The show has had some impressive press articles written about it while traveling. 

Sati Quilt

Here is the quilt in SAQA’s Beyond Comfort. The title is Purification No.02.

It is constructed of hand dyed fabrics, reclaimed silk saris that are crazy patched and burned with a blow torch. The piece was also painted over the quilting at the bottom.

The subject matter is the eastern practice of Sati. You can look it up if you are curious.

I was blown away with the catalog of the exhibit. I am humbled to be included with the marvelous body of work by such outstanding international artists.

SAQA Beyond Comfort

I was so excited to have my quilt, Purification #02,  juried into this SAQA exhibit that will be at the Festival of Quilts, the Butler Museum of American Art and the Henry Ford Museum. I have been waiting for the catalog  to become available for purchase. I can’t wait to get a copy! Hurray!  Its finally here! Here is the link to purchase it on the SAQA website in the store: Beyond Comfort