Friday, January 31, 2014

New Exhibit at the Visions Art Museum in San Diego

Contact: Beth Smith, Executive Director, 619-546-4872. January 25, 2013

Opening Reception February 15th

 for Three Concurrent Exhibitions

Opening Reception February 15, 5-7 p.m. $5, free for Visions Art Museum members

Intersections: New Work of Barbara Lee Smith

February 7 – April 19, 2014

Coast to Coast

Jazz Quilts

Coast to Coast combines the talents of New Image Artists from the Washington DC area and California Fibers

from southern California, two arts organizations that focus on textiles and fiber. California Fibers was established

in 1970 and New Image Artists in 1980. Both organizations jury new members based on the strength of their

portfolios. The members of both organizations exhibit throughout the United States and abroad both individually

and with their respective organizations. Many of the artists will be on hand at the opening reception February


 from 5-7 p.m. to talk about their work. Admission is $5, and free for members of Visions Art Museum:

Contemporary Quilts + Textiles.

The exhibition was juried jointly by Trudi Van Dyke an independent curator and arts writer from Virginia and Beth

Smith, executive director of Visions Art Museum. Ten works of contemporary quilt art for the wall were selected

from members of New Image Artists to be exhibited with 17 fiber and textile works from members of California

Fibers. The collective work encompasses a broad range of themes from landscapes to portraits with media as

diverse as hand-dyed silk, telephone wire, digital prints, and bamboo.

Intersections: New Work of Barbara Lee Smith is a solo exhibition of seven acrylic paintings layered, fused and

stitched with hundreds of small pieces of painted synthetic fabric. Smith’s work references her Gig Harbor,

Washington locale with titles like, Marshland Reflections and South Jetty Fog. Meet Smith at the opening

reception to learn more about her work.

Jazz Quilts is a collection of small quilts each 14 inches square by 26 members of Canyon Quilters of San Diego

who have interpreted the theme. The artists will be talking about their inspirations at the opening reception.

Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles is located at 2825 Dewey Road in Liberty Station, San

Diego, California. Museum hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is $5. Children

age 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. Visions Art Museum members enjoy year-round

complimentary admission., 619-546-4872.

Visions Art Museum

2825 Dewey Road Suite 100♦ San Diego, CA 92106-6007

Phone (619) 546-4872 ♦ ♦ Email: visions@visionsartmuseum.orgdd caption

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