Florida Craft Art is exhibiting The Artist’s Question…Answered in Fiber, quilts created by 29 members of the Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA). The show is a project of SAQA’s Florida Region, in cooperation with these Gulf regions: Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. It will travel to five additional venues in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana and Texas through summer 2023.
Works in the exhibit were selected by renowned New York quilt designer Zak Foster. Artists were challenged to pose a question or grapple with an issue, then answer the question through the creation of an original art quilt.
Bobbi Baugh, one of the artists and co-chair of the exhibition committee says, “I think viewers will be amazed at the way a group of artists could all begin with the same premise and create such a wide variety of artwork.”
SAQA is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt: “A creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered structure.” Over the past 30 years, the organization has grown into a dynamic and active community of artists, curators, collectors and art professionals located around the world. Their vision is that the art quilt is universally respected as a fine art medium.
Florida CraftArt is located at 501 Central Avenue in St. Petersburg and is open Monday through Saturday from10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.FloridaCraftArt.org or call (727) 821-7391. Florida CraftArt is a nonprofit organization founded in 1951 and headquartered in St. Petersburg. Its mission is to grow the statewide creative economy by engaging the community and advancing Florida’s fine craft artists and their work. Fine craft art is presented in its 2,500-square-foot Florida Artists Gallery and curated exhibitions are featured in its adjacent Exhibition Gallery. Florida CraftArt is the only statewide organization offering artists a platform to show and sell their work.
The show runs April 25 through May 14, 2022, and is made possible by a sponsorship from Jeannine Hascall, the State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, and the City of St. Petersburg. Docent tours are available upon request.
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Wednesday, May, 6 p.m. Join SAQA artists as they talk about their work on Zoom. (The Zoom link is available on FloridaCraftArt.org.)