I have just attended the SAQA Symposium at the Wayne Art Center in PA. This cutting edge show encourages joyful endeavors into the wide variety of art quilting- from collage, free form, digital and surface design- the show is sure to stimulate the creative juices.
Folks were warm and pleasant- all kindred spirits.
We were treated to the background roots of the
jury process with a panel discussion of jurors Jason Pollen, Robin Schwab and Deborah Warner.
I particularly enjoy Jason's effervescent, embracing spirit.
Later, Sandra Sider gave us insight into the art critique followed by a lively dialogue SAQA's president, Lisa Chipetine on
using the available technology for promoting
ones work. This was
followed by a short mentoring session by attending artists.
I always learn or am surprised by something at these events. Today, I had the pleasure of putting work to faces, to meet many of my favorite artists. And seeing the work eyeball to eyeball highlights the textural aspects, the myriad of innovative constructive techniques. I've included a few images of the show here-
some whole and some details.
However if you can't come here, they do offer a lovely catalog, a nice addition to any art quilt book collection. here
works shown- Robin Schwab, myself, Fenella J Davies, Yael David-Cohen, Luanne Rimel, Peggy A. Brown