“On the Fringe: Innovative Art Quilts from California and Nevada” opened at the Texas Quilt Museum on June 30, 2016 for three-month run. Featuring 20 art quilts by members of the Studio Art Quilt Associates
(SAQA) in the region, including my piece “Sorta Sonia”, the show presents the unique character of the West Coast in a variety of diverse materials, subjects and surface-design techniques.
Connotations of “fringe” include areas on and near the Pacific Rim, looking toward Asia; the geography and topography of California and Nevada as western limits of the continental United States, and artists pushing the boundaries of their medium. “This exhibition exemplifies some of the more interesting work being done today by SAQA members,” said museum Curator Sandra Sider, who also juried this exhibit.
“Speaking for myself,” said museum Manager Julie Maffei, “it is one of the most intriguing and engaging SAQA exhibits we’ve had. I love the multiple interpretations and points of view of On the Fringe. The depth of thought expressed through the medium of these quilts is a wonderful experience. To me, this expression is one of the most important functions of art, to provoke thought and dialogue.”
The 24-page catalog for the On the Fringe exhibition is now available on Amazon; just click this link. It costs $10, plus shipping. (Shipping is free for Amazon Prime members.)
On the Fringe will be in La Grange, TX, through September 25, 2016.
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.
The exhibition will also be shown at the Harrington Art Gallery in Pleasanton, CA, from March 9–April 15, 2017.
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.