TARNISH: Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA)

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Kaplan Gallery

The Studio Art Quilt Associates present a juried exhibition of contemporary quilts from the Maryland, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina regions. Artists address the idea of “tarnish”- a patina that affects the outside surface but protects the underlying layers- with inventive quilts.

Featuring the artists: BJ Adams, Christine L. Adams, Patricia Autenrieth, Karen A. Brown, Susan Callahan, Misty M. Cole, Linda Colsh, Kathryn Conte, Linda T. Cooper, Sandy Curran, Barbara A. Dahlberg, Larraine M. Denakpo, Diane R. Doran, Eileen Doughty, Betty C. Ford, Lotta Helleberg, Catherine Kleeman, Kristin LaFlamme, Katherine E. McKerall, Amalia P. Morusiewicz, Dominie M. Nash, Julia E. Pfaff, Joan A. Raciti, Lesley Riley, Susan L. Robbins, Ruan D. Robertson, Priscilla Stultz, Dianne M. Wolman

About the juror: Colorado artist Deidre Adams is inspired by the quiet beauty to be found in the imperfect and the impermanent. Born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Adams is influenced by the light and color of the southwestern landscape and its beautiful but unforgiving environment. Effects of time and weather are a recurring theme in her abstract paintings and multi-media textile pieces, which focus on the study of shape, color, texture, and mark-making.

Adams holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Metropolitan State University of Denver as well as a B.S. in Computer Information Systems & Management Science and an A.S. in Graphic Design. Her work has been shown in numerous juried exhibitions and galleries and is included in several corporate and private collections, including the Wichita (Kansas) Center for the Arts, the Ritz-Carlton Highlands resort in Lake Tahoe, California Metro State University in Denver, and multiple libraries and health care facilities.

Conversation with the Artists:  Sunday, May 18. 2:00 p.m.- Kaplan Gallery (free)


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