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IMAGINATION: 1 x 4

Group Exhibit Featuring 50 Unique Art Quilts with a Uniform Format by Studio Art Quilt Associates Member Artists

JANUARY 9 – FEBRUARY 20, 2021  

The exhibition Imagination: 1 x 4 presents the work of 50 artist members of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) from the Washington, DC, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina regions. Each participating fiber artist was invited to use their imagination to escape reality, explore thoughts and feelings, and express themselves by creating a new quilt in a format measuring one foot wide by four feet high. The imaginative, innovative and inspired art quilts on display were selected by juror Maggie Vanderweit, an internationally recognized quilter and SAQA board member. The wide range of quilts feature both traditional and experimental materials and textile techniques which include hand dyeing, surface design, piecing, machine and hand quilting, sewing and embroidery.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: B. J. Adams, Patricia Arndt, Margaret Black, Arlene L. Blackburn, Helen Blumen, Wendy Laurel Buettner, Susan Callahan, Kay Campbell, Holly Cole, Linda Colsh, Sandy Curran, Barbara Dahlberg, Elizabeth Davison, Paula Dean, Kathleen P. Decker, Lana Dragon, Lisa Ellis, Jane Fellows, Ann Flaherty, Julia Gaff, Jayne Bentley Gaskins, Marcy Shapiro George, Ann Graham, Lesly-Claire Greenberg, Margaret Griffiths, Cindy Grisdela, Robin Hamill, Janice Hummel, Catherine Kleeman, Susan J Lapham, Ellen Lindner, Melinda E. Lowy, Janet Marney, Barbara Matthews, Myania Moses, Dominie Nash, Sarah Pavlik, Jenny Perry, Estelle Porter, Susan Price, Mary A. Ritter, Kathleen Rountree, Sheryl E. Sims, Etta Stewart, Linda Strowbridge, Linda Syverson Guild, Betsy True, Janice Walker, Katherine Stewart Wilson, and Dianne Miller Wolman.

ARTIST STATEMENTS + JUROR'S REMARKS

Click below to view PDF document containing Artist Statements for each art quilt on display and insightful remarks by juror Maggie Vanderweit who selected all the works in the exhibition.

Artist Statements + Juror Remarks - Imagination 1 x 4 Exhibit

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COPYRIGHT STATEMENT:
All images are the property of individual artists and are protected by copyright.
No image can be used without the written permission of the artist.

TO PURCHASE OR INQUIRE ABOUT AN ARTWORK:
Please send an email to Anne Burton, Gallery Director, at: aburton@blackrockcenter.org

Ann Graham
Kebec
Cotton broadcloth, inks, machine quilted
12 x 48 inches
$1500

Barbara Matthews
Golden Daffodil Bulb
Commercial and hand-painted cotton fabric, cotton batting, machine quilted, hand-beaded
12 x 48 inches
$375

Margaret Black
Curb Appeal 30
100% cotton fabric, thread, batting; free form piecing
12 x 48 inches
SOLD

Red Dot Right

Dominie Nash
Shibori Dreams 2
Cotton and silk organza, machine appliqué and quilting, shibori
12 x 48 inches
$600

Elizabeth Davison
Cathedral Window
Hand dyed cotton sateen, dupioni silk, machine quilted
12 x 48 inches
$900

Catherine Kleeman
Elephant Ears II
Artist dyed and painted cotton fabrics, raw edge machine appliqué, machine stitched and quilted
12 x 48 inches
$1300

Sarah Pavlik
Roll With It
Pieced surface designed fabric using bicycle tires
12 x 48 inches
$575

Arlene L. Blackburn
Homestead: Sumac on Dunbar Hill
Various natural fibers and cotton threads hand-dyed by artist, rayon threads, color pencil, flannel bat, and commercial cotton.  Fused, machine-stitched, and hand embroidery embellishment.
12 x 48 inches
$1200

Cindy Grisdela
Emerging
Cotton fabric, thread, Improv design
12 x 48 inches
$950

Ann Flaherty
Calm Waters
Raw edge and fused appliqué, fabric paints, machine quilting
12 x 48 inches
$450

Robin Hamill
Three Halves but
Not Quite Whole

Machine pieced batiks, cottons; free motion quilting
12 x 48 inches
$500

Melinda E. Lowy
Beyond the Milky Way
Cotton, polyester, beads; fiber etched; machine stitched/quilted, hand beaded
12 x 48 inches
$500

Lisa Ellis
Finding Beauty
Cotton fabric and thread, machine pieced and quilted, thread painting
12 x 48 inches
$800

Helen Blumen
Drawing Lessons
Vintage handkerchiefs, embroidered with perle cotton
12 x 48 inches
$400

Linda Colsh
Invisible -
Disappearing Act 3

Cotton fabric dyed, painted and printed by the artist; machine pieced & machine quilted
12 x 48 inches
$1750

16 - Lana Dragon - Passage Pondered

Lana Dragon
Passage Pondered
Cotton and silk fabric, cotton and silk embroidery thread, original photo transfer, fabric paint and pens
12 x 48 inches
$3500

Margaret Griffiths
Cosmic Sliver
Hand dyed fabrics from Colorways by Vicki, machine appliquéd onto a linen/cotton blend background, embellished with beading
12 x 48 inches
$1500

Holly Cole
Drawn to Imagination
Layered cotton organdy with Inktense drawing and hand embroidery
12 x 48 inches
$1300

Dianne Miller Wolman
Fit To Be Tied
Various fabrics from neck ties, cotton backing, various threads, polyester batting, fused appliqué, machine quilted
12 x 48 inches
$600

Myania Moses
Nasturtiums in the Snow
Hand dyed and painted fabrics, fabric collage, machine appliqué/quilting
12 x 48 inches
$1875

Katherine Stewart Wilson
Serengeti Massai Mara
African cotton batik, damask, metal chain, leather, animal hide, feathers, bone, glass and wood beads, shell. Bubble texturized, fused appliqué, painted and embellished
12 x 48 inches
$4000

Jayne Bentley Gaskins
Spiraling Thoughts
Cloth, thread; appliqué and free-motion stitching
12 x 48 inches
$700

Wendy Laurel Buettner
Portals
Hand stitched reverse appliqué, machine piecing and free-motion quilting
12 x 48 inches
$600

Susan Price
The Imagination of Nature
Eco-printed cotton and silk fabrics, organza, screen printing; machine stitching and hand quilting/embroidery
12 x 48 inches
$650

Betsy True
Float Like a Butterfly
Hand-painted sky, tree with raw-edge machine appliqué; machine quilted, cotton and cotton-blend fabrics and batting
12 x 48 inches
$500

Lesly-Claire Greenberg
Roshambo: Cutting Conversations
Cotton fabric, machine pieced and quilted; Thermofax screen printed/acrylic paint
12 x 48 inches
$3500

Kathleen Rountree
Flowers on the Wall
Machine quilted on cotton fabric and pieces of a 1940s-era Madeira tablecloth
12 x 48 inches
$350

Linda Syverson Guild
Playing a Game:
Balancing Act

Hand dyed cottons and Commercial cotton, cotton batting and backing, polyester stiffener and pipe cleaners
12 x 48 inches
$900

Paula Dean
Optimistic Pareidolia
Fiber reactive dyed, discharged, fabric collaged, and painted
12 x 48 inches
$650

Etta Stewart
Rainbow Excluded
Hand dyed fabrics were embellished using both hand and machine embroidery
12 x 48 inches
$500

Jane Fellows
Sumi-e World
Cotton scrim, folded cotton batiks, cotton batting, polyester sheer, cotton and polyester thread. Free motion quilting, hand embroidery
12 x 48 inches
$1800

Linda Strowbridge
Imagine the End of Oil
Quilters’ cottons, linen, sheers and repurposed clothing, raw-edge appliqué, pieced, machine quilted and hand embroidered
12 x 48 inches
$425

Julia Gaff
Nature Has the Staying Power
Commercial cotton prints, photographs taken by the artist and printed onto cotton by a commercial printer
12 x 48 inches
$600

Sheryl E. Sims
Mermaid Magic
Cotton/batik raw edge appliqué with machine quilting
12 x 48 inches
$800

Marcy Shapiro George
Interiors
Shibori, hand dyed fabrics and “waste thread”, commercial fabrics, constructed and quilted on a longarm
12 x 48 inches
$450

Susan J Lapham
Sideshow #2: Mildred
Machine-pieced, hand-dyed cotton, long-arm machine quilted
12 x 48 inches
$900

Kay Campbell
On the Verge
Cottons, floral wire, fabric paint
12 x 48 inches
$600

Barbara Dahlberg
Playing With My Friends
Hand dyed and commercial fabrics, colored pencil, textile medium, silk and cotton threads
12 x 48 inches
$750

B.J. Adams
Imagine Compromise
Various fabrics, threads:  Machine embroidery, appliqué, quilting
12 x 48 inches
$1250

Mary A. Ritter
Topsy Turvy
Background spliced from my own hand-dyed fabric quilt; black/white cotton prints; plastic produce bags for trees
12 x 48 inches
$450

Janice Walker
This Is Where It All Begins-
Or Does It

Commercial cottons; machine stitched, turned edge appliqué, machine quilted
12 x 48 inches
$600

Susan Callahan
Imagine No More Hunger
Pieced and fused, machine quilted and hand stitched
12 x 48 inches
$500

Estelle Porter
A Modern Classic
Commercial and hand dyed fabrics altered with stamps, stencils, and rubbing plates using paints, inks and oil pastels
12 x 48 inches
$1200

Janice Hummel
Up and Away
Cotton and polyester fabrics, machine pieced and quilted, appliqué and decorative stitching
12 x 48 inches
$600

Sandy Curran
Sunset
Dupioni silk, turned edge appliqué, wool batt, quilted with trilobal polyester thread
12 x 48 inches
$350

Jenny Perry
The Stilt Walker
Hand painted linen, silk and cotton fabrics, fused appliqué, thread painting, machine quilting
12 x 48 inches
$750

Patricia Arndt
Birds of a Feather
Appliqué by raw-edge machine embroidery; painting and machine free-motion stitching
12 x 48 inches
$950

Kathleen P. Decker
Meeting of the Minds
Cotton fabric appliquéd with cotton, metallic, and polyester fibers; machine-quilted
12 x 48 inches
$2000

Ellen Lindner
Diversity
Cotton fabrics, improvisationally machine pieced; machine quilted
12 x 48 inches
$595

Janet Marney
Imagine My Ideal Garden
Fusible broderie perse; commercial cotton prints; free motion quilting
12 x 48 inches
$1150

TO PURCHASE ARTWORK
PLEASE CONTACT:

ANNE BURTON
GALLERY DIRECTOR

EMAIL: aburton@blackrockcenter.org

PHONE: 240.912.1050

COPYRIGHT STATEMENT:

All images are the property of individual artists and are protected by copyright. No image can be used without the written permission of the artist.

ABOUT THE JUROR: Maggie Vanderweit is an internationally recognized fiber artist and educator who has been quilting for almost 40 years. Her contemporary art quilts are created with original, intense surface design utilizing a variety of techniques, often with hand-painted and dyed fabrics she pieces and densely quilts in intricate, free-motion designs. Since 2000, Vanderweit has been operating her business, Stone Threads Fibre Art, from her studio in Ontario Canada. Her award-winning work has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world and is in international and national private collections. Vanderweit has presented numerous lectures, retreats and workshops on fiber art and has been published in many books, catalogs and magazines, including Quilting Arts. She is a Professional Member of the Canadian Quilters’ Association (CQA) and a Juried Art Member of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), where she currently sits on the board. www.stonethreads.ca

ABOUT STUDIO ART QUILT ASSOCIATES: Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt, defined as a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or references this form of stitched layered structure. Through exhibitions, resources, publications, and membership opportunities, SAQA seeks to increase the public's appreciation for the art quilt and to support members in their artistic and professional growth. During the past 30 years, SAQA has grown into a dynamic and active community of 3,700+ artists, curators, collectors, and art professionals located around the world. Learn more: www.saqa.com

BlackRock Center for the Arts would like to thank Helen Blumen, a quilt artist and SAQA Regional Representative, for organizing the Imagination: 1 x 4 exhibition and encouraging fiber artists from across the region to participate.

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