Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) is celebrating their 25th anniversary and invited member artists to submit a portfolio of work to be considered for a “Celebrating Silver” exhibit. The juror for the exhibit was SAQA’s founder, the amazing Yvonne Porcella. Artists chosen by Yvonne created new work for the exhibit after reflecting upon this statement:
Silver is indispensable. From industrial use to decoration, technology, photography and medicine, its unique properties of strength, malleability, reflectivity and conductivity make it an irreplaceable force in the global market. In addition to its physical properties silver is recognized as a symbol of love, insurance, and commitment for twenty-five years.
Reflections Reflecting – Peggy Brown.
I love the ethereal nature of this artwork and, as with all great artwork, wish I could see it in person to see all the details.
If you will be at the Olympics of the Quilt World, a.k.a. International Quilt Festival, October 30-November 2 you can catch the premier of this exhibit. An exciting addition to the exhibit is a notebook that Curator Nancy Bavor describes as “documentation that included their sources of inspiration, photos, sketches, fabric samples and description of techniques.” I love that sort of thing and wish perhaps a bit of it could have been included in the catalog.
Jubilation – Kathleen McCabe
There is such dynamic power in such a limited palette in this artwork
However, if you like me, won’t be at Houston indulge in the catalog. It’s hardback (silver, of course), 73 pages, and with all the great photography we have come to expect from SAQA publications. Each artist has a two-page spread with a large detail on one page with a short artist’s statement as well as a list of materials and techniques. The artwork with title and dimensions is on the facing page. I can now stop complaining about a lack of details! Although never as good as seeing the work in person, those detail photos made the book for me.
Dance With Me – Elizabeth A. Busch
It’s always a good artwork when you need to ask, “How did she do that?”
Celebrating Silver is a traveling exhibit. The schedule to date is here.