Monday, August 19, 2019

SAQA Fiber Arts Show in Ukiah, CA

   On August 17, 2019, I made the three hour drive to meet up with friends at the Grace Hudson Museum in Ukiah, CA, to see the international Studio Art Quilt Associates, SAQA, juried exhibition titled Stitching California: Fiber Artists Interpret the State’s Life and Land. Entries were limited to SAQA members in Northern California and Nevada only.
   The show runs through January 5, 2020; and it is well worth the trip to see the exhibition. The Grace Hudson Museum has a spacious wonderfully lit gallery to exhibit this body of work done by so many talented textile artists. There was a huge turnout of the artists and others at the opening ceremony. This event is well sponsored by many local patrons and organizations. 
   I know many of you won’t be able to see the show in person, so with the permission of the facility and the responsible organizations involved I was able to take a few quick photos of some of the quilts in order to share them with you.
Healdsburg Oaks by Priscilla Read

Sushi Q by Ann Sanderson
Then and Now: Connecting Waterways by Donna Brennan

Fire and Flood by Carol Larson

Yosemite Valley: View From Taft Point by Sue Siefkin

  Paradise Lost by Penni Barger

Poppy Reserve by Denise Oyama Miller

Hope by Susan Else

California Sojourn by Gerrie Congdon

Madonna by Rickie Seifried

Moonlit Hills of Marin by Melody Money
(This is a closeup, and I apologize for not having the entire piece.)

   I thoroughly enjoyed this amazing collection of art quilts. It was really nice to be able to meet the artists and chat with them about their work. Congratulations to all the people who worked so hard to make this event such a success!