Thursday, May 5, 2016

Feminism Now in San Diego

Kathy Nida has two quilts in the exhibit Feminism Now. The gallery website states that: "Artists address the complexity of gender equality through themes such as sexism, body image, class, race, politics, spirituality, domesticity, biology, and history." 

Opening Reception: May 14, 6-10 pm during the Barrio Art Crawl  
Artist talk: May 29, 1-3
All events are free and open to the public.

The exhibit will travel to Sweden in 2017.  

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Linda Miller in Taiwan International Quilt Exhibition 2016

Linda Miller's quilt "Molten" is now showing at the Taiwan International Quilt Exhibition at the National Tainan Living Arts Center in Tainan City, Taiwan,  through May 29th. The exhibit showcases quilts from 21 countries under the theme "Protect the Earth’s Environment." 
Molten by Linda Miller

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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Take A Bow, Stitch Dialectic Artists!

The show has finally come to a close...
We’ve heard nothing but glowing reviews about all of your outstanding artwork.  Your work has been seen and appreciated by many -- from the wet and wonderful opening reception to two very popular, well-attended docent tours, as well as serving as the gorgeous backdrop for all of the special events and happenings at PCPA throughout the exhibit’s run, including the Southern California Ballet’s 30th Anniversary Celebration, the sold-out concert Oh Berkley, Where Hart Thou? and the memorial fundraiser for Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn of the San Diego Padres, just to name a few. Again, thank you for participating in this regional exhibit and for making the show such a successful one. 

We’re planning to post a video soon.  Until then, you can view a few photos here and here.

Exhibition of Mixed Media Fiber Art by Deborah Weir

Congratulations to  Deborah Weir on her solo exhibition!

Contact Deborah if you would like to set up an artist walk-through for a more personal visit.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Celebrating Silver - SAQA's 25th Anniversary Exhibit

SAQA's 25th Anniversary exhibit Celebrating Silver will be traveling to the American Quilts EXPO in Des Moines, IA, May 26-28, Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, UK, August 11-14, and the Asia Quilt Festival in Shanghai, China, September 21-23, 2016. Regional artists Kathleen McCabe, Shelia Frampton-Cooper, Jeannie Palmer Moore, and Kathy Nida all have work in this exhibit, work selected by juror and SAQA founder Yvonne Porcella.
Silver Cake by Jeannie Palmer Moore
51" x  40"
Jubilations by Kathleen McCabe
57" x  40"
Awakening the Crone by Kathy Nida
70.5" x  40"
Arianrhod - Goddess of the Silver Wheel by Sheila Frampton-Cooper
67" x  38"
For more information on this exhibit, to view a slideshow, or to purchase a catalog visit:

Monday, April 25, 2016

A Piece of Peace Exhibit in North Charleston

World Peace (detail) by Sandra Johnson
Sandra Johnson's quilt World Peace was juried into the exhibition A Piece of Peace, in North Charleston, SC.  The exhibition website states that this “exhibit showcases works in fiber created by African American artists from the US and Canada.  The 10th installment features pieces by 37 artists inspired by the concept of peace.  This year's theme challenged artists to create a fiber work, such as an art quilt, doll, wearable art piece, etc., that expresses their personal vision of peace.  In today’s world, many are feeling lost, frightened, or overwhelmed. Life can often feel tumultuous and fractured.  Where can one go to find a “piece of peace?” For some, it’s through a long meditation, a walk in the woods, or a good book.  Others find it through action – caring for a beloved child or an aging parent, spending time with an animal friend, worshipping in a sacred space, or working towards social justice to help change the world in both small and large ways. Curated by award-winning and nationally exhibiting textile artist Torreah “Cookie” Washington, this unique opportunity offers African American fiber artists a showcase to exhibit their original and innovative designs executed in a variety of traditional and non-traditional fiber techniques."

The artwork will be on display at North Charleston City Hall from April 29 - June 20. 
If you are in the area, stop by and visit with Sandra during the reception on May 5, 2016.

North Charleston City Hall,   1st & 2nd floors
2500 City Hall Lane
North Charleston, SC 29406

Reception: Thursday, May 5, 2016; 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Viewing Times: April 29-June 20, 2016; 8:00 a.m.-8 p.m. daily
Free admission & parking

Lecture & Exhibition Tour:  Friday, May 6, 2016; Noon-2:00 p.m.

Not able to make it to North Charleston to meet Sandra and see her work?  How about Atlanta? Sandra will be the guest speaker at the Atlanta Modern Quilt Guild meeting May 1 at 10:00 a.m. where she will be sharing her journey as a modern quilter.
Location: 2518 E. Piedmont Road, Marietta, GA.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Stitch Dialectic Docent Tour #2 April 26

Would you like to know what inspired these artists to create these fabulous quilts? 
Underneath by Mia Bloom

Journey to Hanoi: The Spice Market by Ann Turley

Waiting Expectantly by Sherry Davis Kleinman
Steeples by Kathleen McCabe
Frame of Mind by Cynthia Catlin
Boundless by Gail Hansen
Peace Portal by Nelda McComb
Mated for Life by Sally Gould Wright
Family Tree by Jeannie Palmer Moore

Rusted by Carol Sebastian-Neely

Loose Ends by Viviana Lombrozo

Then you're in luck!  We've scheduled a second docent tour: Tuesday, April 26 at 10:00 a.m.

Poway Center for the Performing Arts
15498 Espola Road
Poway, CA 92064

Both the tour and parking are free; however, before you park, please be sure to stop at the green curb and enter the PCPA lobby to obtain your free parking permit from docent Mary Tabar.

Please Note: This special viewing time was not previously on the exhibit schedule,  The extended time and tour were added due to popular demand.  The artwork will be available to view during the scheduled tour hours only.  After the tour, the exhibit will be closed to the public.

PCPA is closed Sunday, April 24 and Monday, April 25.

If you would like to purchase one of the artworks in the exhibit, please contact the artist directly. When visiting the exhibit, the contact information for each artist can be found on the label to the right of each quilt. Or you may contact Laura Bisagna at and she will put you in touch with the artist.

Photos: Luke Bisagna

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Extra! Extra! Read All About It...

You won't want to miss this excellent article in the San Diego Union-Tribune featuring artists Patricia and David Charity:

Canyon De Chelly by Patricia Charity

BitMap by David Charity