April 25 – May 14, 2022
Sponsored by Jeannine Hascall
Juror: Zak Foster
Exhibition Coordinator: Diane Powers Harris
Florida Craft Art is exhibiting quilts created by 29 members of the Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA). The show is a project of SAQA’s Florida Region, in cooperation with these Gulf regions: Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. It will travel to five additional venues in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana and Texas through summer 2023.
Creating a work of art begins with a question. The artist might ask: What idea is important for me to communicate?
What concept do I want to explore? What emotions do I want to experience and evoke in the viewer? What interests me? Or perhaps the artist might contemplate: Why do we…?; What would happen if…?; What is the meaning of…?”
Each work of art will resolve or examine the question(s) asked by the artist. Answers will unfold differently as artists create compositions which address their unique queries. Content of the work may be representational or abstract. The style may be narrative, commentary, or purely aesthetic. There are no other limits on content or method.
Works in the exhibit were selected by renowned New York quilt designer Zak Foster. Artists were challenged to pose a question or grapple with an issue, then answer the question through the creation of an original art quilt.
Bobbi Baugh, one of the artists and co-chair of the exhibition committee says, “I think viewers will be amazed at the way a group of artists could all begin with the same premise and create such a wide variety of artwork.”
The show runs April 25 through May 14, 2022, and is made possible by a sponsorship from Jeannine Hascall, the State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, and the City of St. Petersburg. Docent tours are available upon request.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Wednesday, May, 6 p.m. Join SAQA artists as they talk about their work on Zoom. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86104600088
SAQA is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt: “A creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered structure.” Over the past 30 years, the organization has grown into a dynamic and active community of artists, curators, collectors and art professionals located around the world. Their vision is that the art quilt is universally respected as a fine art medium.