SAQA Indiana Exhibit and More

I can’t believe I forgot to post about our exhibit at the Audubon Park Museum in Henderson, Kentucky. Our opening was Thursday, August 19, and the show will be open through November 18.

This exhibit includes three different shows. The first one I mentioned in this previous post, the Collaborative Project, was great to see all in one spot. The beginning pictures were posted on the wall before each series of quilts.

Here is Susie, one of our SAQA Regional Reps, talking with a visitor.

The second exhibit was our CoronArt 2020 show. These  20 x 20 inch quilts focused on our lives in 2020.

Here is Beth Proctor Schnellenberger of Jasper Indiana standing next to her piece.

And here I am next to mine. My art was all about how I dealt with the virus. On the top portion it was about gardening and art; the bottom area was all about genealogy. The middle was the sad part about covid with number of deaths including John Prine’s, and other words describing what was going on. I was trying to focus mainly on the positives.

Beth, in the picture above, is mentioned in the genealogy portion. Her late husband was a cousin, who unfortunately I never met. She was instrumental in pointing me to those who could help me uncover some wonderful information and pictures of my ancestors, including the picture of my grandpa and his siblings I added to this quilt.

The third show was Fabulous Fibers IV. My friend Dawn Murtaugh, who coordinated the Collaborative Project, entered this lovely one in this show.

And a look at the Fabulous Fibers show.

A big thank you to Dawn’s husband Bill who too most of the above pictures.

In other SAQA news, The annual Benefit Auction will launch on September 10 online. Here is my piece called United.

This is an annual SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) event raises funds for exhibition programs, publications, and education outreach. All pieces are 12″ square created and donated by the members. There are 469 pieces this year. The auction is a reverse auction – prices start at $1,000 and progressively go down in price. You can read the details about how the bidding works here.

That’s all for now. I hope you have a creative and happy week.