Member Events

Pointless Sisters – River Wild

October 2 – November 7, 2021

Gualala Arts
46501 Old Stage Rd
Gualala, CA

Open Daily 11 am – 4 pm

The Pointless Sisters Art Quilt Group of Sonoma County will be exhibiting new work at Gualala Arts, a beautiful facility in the woods alongside the Gualala River. The theme is River Wild and it will be a beautiful exhibit.
Read more about it at the Gualala Events page.

The show will be open from Saturday, October 2 through Sunday, November 7. Gualala is a lovely destination for a day trip up the coast! 

Several SAQA members have their art in this show.

Cheryl Braswell, Sharon Cahn, Gale Davis, Angela Frey, Selma Guerrini, Susan Kelly, Iris Lorenz-Fife, Judy Mathieson, Linda Morand, and Ellindale Wells

Holly Gardner, Denise Oyama Miller, Nancy Ryan – ViewPoints 3

South Rim of the Grand Canyon -Nancy Ryan

Sierra Arts Foundation gallery
17 South Virginia Street
Reno, NV

September 8 – October 5,  2021

Artist Reception Saturday, September 18, 12 – 3 pm

This exhibition focuses on Flora and Fauna of the Western United States, its marvelous natural beauty and wildlife done in textiles.  The works are done in several different art quilting techniques by three textile arts.

Three Northern CA/NV SAQA artists, Holly Gardner, Denise Oyama Miller, Nancy Ryan, are doing a show at the Sierra Arts Foundation called “Viewpoints 3 – Flora and Fauna of the Western United States.” 

Cottonwoods on the Washoe – Denise Oyama Miller
Buck – Holly Gardner

Susan Fuller – Bay Quilts solo exhibit

Bay Quilts
5327 Jacuzzi Street 3-C
Richmond, CA

September 3 – 30, 2021

Monday through Saturday 10 am – 3 pm

Susan’s original intention was to exhibit quilts that combine her two passions – quilting and international travel. But as she stated, “Not only did Covid hijack any travel plans for nearly two years, but it also took over my creativity and concentration. So, in addition to my pictorial quilts, this show includes some pandemic sanity projects – mostly made in Zoom classes and workshops in the last year.”

Susan is a self-taught quilter from generations of makers in many media – textiles, woodworking, watercolor. She made her first quilt in the early 1970s, using fabric from thrift store dresses and her own pattern. Over the years, she had many interruptions in her creative activity, but since retirement, quilting has taken on more importance.


A Cuban man, with a rag and a bucket nearby, leans his chair against a crude utility pole, waiting for a 1950’s Chevy that needs a touch-up.

Alisa Golden – Nature on Loan

Piedmont Center for the Arts
801 Magnolia Ave
Piedmont, CA

September 5 – 19, 2021

Alisa Golden has a show of her art quilts at Piedmont Center for the Arts beginning Sept. 5. She will be there each Sunday, September 5, 12, 19, with a walk-through tour at noon on Sunday, September 12, 2021.

Good ventilation, masking, and distancing protocols will be in place.

Alisa Golden’s background in creative writing, printmaking, and book arts offers a unique starting point for her textile work. Printed, painted, beaded, dyed, and stitched, her art and poetry quilts are inspired by natural themes exploring the concepts of hope and relationships, from the California fires and the pandemic to botanicals and birds.

Carol Larson and Denise Oyama Miller – Fiber Arts X

Denise Oyama Miller and Carol Larson recently had work juried into the prestigious biennial
Fiber Arts X by jurors Carole Beadle, Melissa Leventon and Tom Grotta. The exhibit is sponsored
by the Sebastopol Center for the Arts in conjunction with the Surface Design Association.

Denise Oyama Miller – Breakout

The exhibit opens July 31 with a reception from 1-3 pm and runs until September 12, 2021. The
gallery is open Thursdays-Sundays, from 10am-4pm, Covid permitting. The address is 282 S High
St, Sebastopol, CA 95472 (inside the Veterans Building)

Carol Larson – Words Matter

Carol Larson had two narrative pieces, Hypocrisy 1 and Liar Liar 1, juried into the
exhibit “Words Matter” at The Arts Center, 1957 Sheridan Road, Highland Park, IL 60035
The exhibit runs August 6-September 25, 2021.

Hyporacy 1
Liar Liar 1

Adriane Dedic – Tieton Mini Art Exhibit 

Adriane’s small 8”x10” Klimt’s Dream in Blue, will be on display in Tieton, WA in the 2021 annual 10”x10”x10” Tieton mini art exhibit opening Aug 7 and closing Oct 10, 2021.

10x10x10xTieton is an annual international juried exhibition. Tieton Arts & Humanities invites artists to submit work from any media or process that is no larger than 10 inches by 10 inches by 10 inches.

Klimt’s Dream in Blue

Ileana Soto

Ileana Soto’s piece Heated Boundaries was accepted into an exhibit sponsored by the OzQuilt Network.  It is currently showing at the Shoalhaven Regional Gallery in Nowra, NSW, Australia, where it earned a “Highly Commended” award of $500.  

It will be shown at the Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, Lilydale, Victoria, Australia, August 7 – October 31.

Heated Boundaries, Surface design on silk and cotton, 68” h x 39” w, 2019

Ileana’s Tree of Life and two other pieces will be showing in the member show at the Olive Hyde Gallery in Fremont, CA, July 29 through October 3, 2021. 

Tree of Life, Surface design on cotton, 43” h x 30” w, 2018.

Ileana published a book about her art. Step by Step, Forming My Art: Textiles, Collage, Poetry and Story is available on Amazon for $18. It is the visual, poetic, and narrative story of her creative expression through 2020.

Sue Siefkin

Sue’s fabric collage Afternoon at Château-Landon won an award for excellence at the Carnegie Art Center’s annual all-media Art Showcase, open July 7 through September 5, 2021 at Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock, CA. It is so wonderful to visit in person again!

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