Sunday, April 7, 2019

On the Edge at Oregon Historical Society Opening May 3

On the Edge
An Exhibition by SAQA Oregon Artists
May 3 – August 11, 2019
Oregon Historical Society Pavilion1200 SW Park AvePortland, Oregon 97205
c 2016 Bonnie M. Bucknam
Photo by Mark Frey
Standing at the edge of the precipice is a precarious position; teetering between defeat and victory, we feel both anxious and exhilarated. We must move forward; there is no turning back or staying on the edge.

In Oregon, we live on the edge of the continent in a volcanic zone, an earthquake fault line, and a tsunami zone. Whether staring down from the top of a mountain or standing on a beach, we watch as the sun dips below the same horizon. We are all on the edge—be it physically, geographically, emotionally, philosophically, in personality, or in style.

SAQA Oregon artists were invited to interpret, either in a representational or abstract way, a response to On the Edge. The selected works are part of this two-gallery juried show at the Oregon Historical Society.

About SAQAStudio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the art quilt and the artists who create them. They are an information resource on all things art quilt related for their members as well as the public. Founded in 1989 by an initial group of 50 artists, SAQA members now number more than 3,400 artists, teachers, collectors, gallery owners, museum curators, and corporate sponsors.  

Shifting Tides Opens at Works/San Jose April 19

Shifting Tides: Convergence in Cloth

Shifting Tides
This exhibit focuses on the current state of the Pacific Ocean ecosystem, its marvelous
natural diversity, and the human activities that both sustain and threaten oceanic life.


Works/San José
San Jose, California
April 19 - May 5, 2019 Artists Reception April 20, 1-3pm

Pacific Northwest Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum
La Conner, Washington
June 26 - September 29, 2019
Chehalem Cultural Center
Newberg, Oregon
March 3 - April 25, 2020

CityScape Community Art Space
Vancouver, BC, Canada
May 15 - June 13, 2020
Wailoa Center
Hilo, Hawaii
July 10 - 30, 2020

International Gallery of Contemporary Art
Anchorage, Alaska
September 4 - 30, 2020

Pratt Museum
Homer, Alaska
October - November 2020
Visions Art Museum
San Diego, California
January 16 - April 4, 2021

Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
Pacific Grove, California
July16- September 12, 2021
Prior to attending it is always best to
check the exact exhibition dates with the venue.