Pacific International Quilt Festival – SAQA Regional Special Exhibit
October 14 – 17 , 2021
Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Pkwy
Santa Clara, CA
Thank you to those that volunteered to work the SAQA booth at PIQF. We could not adequately cover the shifts, so we are pivoting to an unmanned booth. If you decide to attend the show, please stop by the booth. There will be pamphlets on top of the table. If it looks a bit sparse, feel free pull out more from underneath the table and place them on top to help promote SAQA. Thank you!
The Pacific International Quilt Festival will celebrate the Pinnacle of the Art of Quilting October 14-17 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Located in the heart of the Silicon Valley, the Festival is marking its 13 year as the gathering for thousands of both traditional and art quilters. The show is a premier opportunity to admire beautiful hanging fiber art and wearable art competitions. In addition, there are aisles of Merchants Mall and workshops taught by outstanding faculty (including many outstanding SAQA artists!).
SAQA’s Northern California/Nevada Region has been invited to be a special exhibit at the Festival this year. Our goal is to promote the Art Quilt and provide an opportunity for artists to learn how to join/renew a SAQA membership or purchase a subscription to Art Quilt Quarterly. For more information about the Festival check out quiltfest.com, (Pacific International Quilt Festival).
Art Quilts 2
June 23, 2021 – Sept 19, 2021
The California Heritage Museum is at 2612 Main St. in Santa Monica. Hours are Wednesday – Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 310-392-8537 for more details on the museum’s programs.
The exhibition continues until September 19. There is an excellent catalog for the exhibition with over 60 art quilts. This catalog can be ordered by calling the museum at 310-392-8537, the price is $30.00 which includes tax and shipping. It will be available at the exhibition sites.
We are happy to announce that Art Quilts 2 will tour to Northern California next year:
January 13 – February 13 2022
Sanchez Art Center
Pacifica CA http://www.sanchezartcenter.org/ABOUT.htm
March 27 – May 1, 2022 Mistlin Gallery
Napa, CA https://ccaagallery.org
Regional Zoom Meetings
Save the date:
November 13, 2021
Shifting Tides: Convergence in Cloth
Pacific Grove Museum of Natural HistoryExhibit Dates: July 16 through September 12, 2021
Artist Talks with Nancy Bardach, Alice Beasley, Judith Content, Lisa Jenni (Washington), Denise Oyama Miller: Thursday, July 22 , 6-7pm
Closing Reception: September 10, 5:00-7:00pm
Museum Address: 165 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Museum Hours: Friday – Monday, 10 am – 4 pm
Museum Website: https://www.pgmuseum.org/
From their strikingly different vantage points—from Southern California northward to Western Canada and Alaska, plus Hawaii—artists from a range of backgrounds were asked to express their concerns and feelings about the Pacific. “Merely because we live in this part of the world, we as individuals are part of the Paciﬁc ecosystem. On a daily basis we may not recognize the changes that are happening, but they are of vital importance to our world,” write Georgia French and Sonja Campbell, co-chairs of the exhibit planning committee.
Shifting Tides debuted in San Jose, California at the time of the 2019 SAQA Conference for the purpose of showcasing the talents of SAQA members living in the greater North Pacific region. The show will tour seven participating Regions, bringing to public view the innovative contemporary art that SAQA stands for.
Juror: Ann Johnston, Lake Oswego, Oregon.
Created as a group exhibit to shine a light on the issues facing the Pacific Ocean today, Shifting Tides is a collection of work by 45 artists chosen from the seven Pacific-facing regions of SAQA. Curated by renowned textile artist Ann Johnston, the exhibit offers a variation of style and context about the plight of oceans and the communities they support.
Regions: Alaska, Hawaii, Northern California/Northern Nevada, Oregon, Southern California/Southern Nevada, Washington, Western Canada.
Next Venue Wailoa Center, Hilo Hawaii: October 8 – 28, 2021 – Live and Online. Website link will be updated.
Stitching California ctatalog cover. Back cover art work is Susan Kelly’s “Second Wind – Fort Point”. The catalog is available at Amazon.com.
April 11, 2021 – June 6, 2021 La Quinta Museum, La Quinta
June 20 – August 15, 2021 Museum on Main, Pleasanton
August 29, 2021 – October 24, 2021 Temecula Valley Museum, Temecula
January 2, 2022 – June 12, 2022 (23 weeks) Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts, Alta Loma
Sept 4, 2022 – January 1, 2023 Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock