My 12”x 12” quilted piece, Swirling Suns 2, was juried into Printed & Stitched, a joint exhibition of the work by members of the California Society of Printmakers and Studio Art Quilt Associates, Northern and Southern California/Nevada Regions. The exhibition will open at Art Ark in San Jose on May 20, 2023. An artist reception at Art Ark is planned for June 2 to coincide with First Friday in San Jose. Closing date for the show at Art Ark is June 16th. The show will travel to other venues until July 2027.
California Society of Printmakers and Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) worked together to create an exhibit examining the overlap between the hand pulled print, and the art quilt. This call was for new work that is both printed and stitched.
Printed imagery, and sewn fibers, are a seemingly ancient combination. At their confluence, there is pigment and pressure, woven layers, and borders sewn with fiber. There is color as well as texture, form, intention, ingenuity, and many stories. Textile and print go hand in hand, and the combinations are constantly being reinvented. We invite you to create new work using both techniques for this exhibition.
Christine Shannon Aaron juried the exhibition creating an impressive show including work from 58 artists nearly evenly split between SAQA and CSP members.
I started with leftover scraps of monoprinted fabric and pieced them together improvisationally. I machine quilted circles with radiating curves that reminded me of suns. I hand painted the shapes with white to bring the suns into the foreground.
Swirling Suns 2 – Detail
Machine piecing, monoprinting, raw edge appliqué, machine quilting, hand painting