Selected for “On the Fringe”


I’m one of 18 fiber artists whose work will appear in “On the Fringe,” a traveling exhibition sponsored by the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA). My piece, Sorta Sonia, honors the aesthetic of the Russian-born

French artist and textile designer Sonia Delaunay (1885–1979).

Sorta Sonia
Sorta Sonia

Recently the subject of retrospectives in Paris and London, Delaunay is known for her profusion of colors … a “mash-up” of geometric shapes (often juxtaposing freehand or fractured circles with wonky rectangles and squares) … swathes of irregular stripes and rhythmic, wavy lines … and fabric design that mimicked the look of hand embroidery.

Sorta Sonia, Detail
Sorta Sonia, Detail

“On the Fringe” celebrates the art quilts and artists from SAQA’s Northern California/Northern Nevada Region. The work—whether representational or abstract—uses diverse materials and a variety of surface design techniques, such as photography, painting, dyeing, stitch resist, screen printing and more. Artists selected by juror Sandra Sider include Karen Balos, Nancy Bardach, Maria Billings, Giny Dixon, Joan Dyer, Margaret Fabrizio, Kathy Grady, Ann Grundler, Jennifer Landau, Karin Lusnak, Denise Oyama Miller, Cathy Miranker, Sharon Rossi, Nancy Ryan, Lin Schiffner Rickie Seifried, Gail Sims and Martha Wolfe.

The show’s first venue is the Texas Quilt Museum, from June 30–September 25, 2016. It will also be shown at the Harrington Art Gallery in Pleasanton, CA, from March 9–April 15, 2017. A catalog is available from Amazon; click here and following the link.

Venue: Texas Quilt Museum
140 W Colorado Street
La Grange, TX 78945
Dates: June 30–Sept. 25, 2016
Hours: Thursday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Sundays, Noon–4 p.m.

Venue: Firehouse Arts Center
Harrington Art Gallery
4444 Railroad Avenue
Pleasanton, CA, 94566
Dates: March 9–April 15, 2017
Hours: Wednesday–Friday 12–5 p.m.
Saturday 11am-3pm

A reception at the Harrington Art Gallery is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, March 11, 2017, from 1–3 p.m.


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