Sunday, November 21, 2010

Artists Announced for “SAQA: Beyond Comfort”

SAQA has announced their final list of artists and titles for the “Beyond Comfort” Exhibition.

SAQA-21yearsThis exhibit challenges each artist to venture into uncharted territories of creative expression by turning away from the comfort zones of their established body of work. It provides a "permission slip" to experiment fearlessly with radically new conceptual and narrative agendas; to employ techniques, technologies, or materials. The artistic goal of the exhibition is to encourage reaching beyond comfort to make new and unexpected works of art.

SAQA-CT members Diane Wright and Kate Themel are among the 26 artists who will have work on tour with the exhibition. 

Juror and Editor of Fiberarts Magazine Marci McDade selected 30 quilts from the 209 submitted.  A complete list of artists and titles can be found on SAQA’s website: http://www.saqa.com/hotnews.php?ID=248

The exhibition, curated by Eileen Doughty, will premiere at the Festival of Quilts at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, UK in August 2011.  The Festival of Quilts (organized with the support of the Quilters Guild of the British Isles) has earned a reputation over the past eight years as the largest, most inspiring quilting event in Europe. 

After its premiere in UK, the “Beyond Comfort” exhibition will be on tour for a year.