Prism Play

Prism Play: A Full Spectrum of Art Quilts

Exhibit Concept

A prism bends light – taking in white light, refracting it, and revealing a mind-boggling spectrum of color. Prism Play: A Full Spectrum of Art Quilts, vibrates with color. It allows gallery visitors to view a vibrant spectrum of color almost as though they were standing inside a prism. Working with the Joen Wolfrom color tool, participating artists submitted monochromatic work that, together, represents the full spectrum from cool yellow through green to blue, and on to violet, red, and orange, ending in warm yellow. The exhibition includes 62 art quilts representing the work of 46 SAQA Northern Californnia/Northern Nevada artists. 

Prism Play premieres in May of 2022 and tours through 2026. To book Prism Play in your community, contact Cara Gulati.

Exhibition Schedule


Peninsula Museum of Art

May 20 – July 17, 2022

The Shops at Tanforan, Space 204

1150 El Camino Real, San Bruno CA 94066


Artist, author, and color expert Joen Wolfrom juried Prism Play. Learn more about John from her website

The Artists of Prism Play

Joan R Barker, Mel Beach, Susan Bianchi, Donna Brennan, Sandra Bruce, Deb Cashatt, Giny Dixon, Geri Congdon, Aileyn Renli Ecob, Martha W Ginn, Alisa Golden, Cara Gulati, Lynn Hall, Jane Hanson Haworth, Helene Hein, Susan Murillo Helmer, Ellen Isaacs, Anne Burns Johnson, Jean Renli Jurgenson, Sue Gibson Kelly, Barbara D Kibbe, Robin White Koenig, Sara Lamb, Kathleen McCabe, Sherri Lipman McCauley, Keeli McClintick, Lyla J Messinger, Kathy Miranker, Diana C Muenzler, Geri Patterson-Kutras, Kathleen Oliver, Karel Peer, Priscilla Read, Carole Rossi, Lin Schiffner, Denise Schmidt, Marlyene Schwartz, Ricki Selva, Claire Sherman, Sue Siefkin, Jan Soules, B Lynn Tubbe, Gayle Visher, Tracy Sleight-Visher, Sandra Wagner, Libby Williamson

Monochrome Artist Trading Cards

Help fund our regional exhibitions with your scraps

We plan to offer Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) for sale at the venues where Prism Play is shown. You don’t need to be participating in Prism Play to help our region! Just make monochrome 2 ½”X 3 ½” trading cards in any of the 12 colors of the color wheel. No need to match your ATCs precisely to the Wolfrom color tool. We will need Yellow, Yellow-orange, Orange, Red-orange, Red, Red-violet, Violet, Blue-violet, Blue, Blue-green, Green, and Yellow Green.

As we get the inventory, we will sell:

Sets of 12 – (a whole spectrum)

Sets of 6 – (e.g. all warms or all cools)

Sets of 3 – (e.g. primaries, secondaries, or three of a kind e.g. all blue)

What we can offer will depend on what you can send us. And an added benefit is that this will help us all clean up our studios! You can get started right away.  

Here is a link for a template – 6 to a page –  that can easily be printed on card stock for the backs of your ATC’s so that all the cards have information about SAQA and Prism Play. Write in your name and website.

Barbara and Cara will package sets of ATC’s with information about our region and our exhibitions program. It would be helpful to have a batch by May 1st to supply the opening venue. We will offer Monochrome ATCs at every venue as long as we have the supply so keep them coming! Send your Monochrome ATCs to Barbara Kibbe.