Regional Events

Shifting Tides: Convergence in Cloth

Regions: Alaska, Hawaii, Northern California/Northern Nevada, Oregon, Southern California/Southern Nevada, Washington, Western Canada.
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.

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 will debut 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 tourthe seven participating Regions, bringing to public view the innovative contemporary art that SAQA stands for.
Juror: Ann Johnston, Lake Oswego, Oregon.

The catalog is available on amazon.

Pacific Northwest Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum: June 26 – September 29, 2019
Chehalem Cultural Center: March 3 – April 25, 2020
CityScape Community Art Space: May 15 – June 13, 2020
Wailoa Center: July 10 – 30, 2020
International Gallery of Contemporary Art: September 4 – 26, 2020
Pratt Museum: October 9 – November 28, 2020
Visions Art Museum: January 16 – April 4, 2021
Olive Hyde Art Gallery: May 14 – June 26, 2021
Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History: July 16 – September 12, 2021b

Stitching California

 Stitching California ctatalog cover. Back cover art work is Susan Kelly’s “Second Wind – Fort Point”.  The catalog is available at

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