May 4 – August 15, 2021
Florida Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA) members, artists who create textile works using a variety of art-making methods, were invited to submit their interpretation of the exhibit theme: Floridian Flavors: Characters, Culture, and Cuisine.
Floridians are proud of our state’s diversity and inclusion. People in Florida come from all over the globe and all walks of life. We have astronauts, mermaids, cowboys, pirates, princesses, and pioneers. This collection of juried art quilts celebrates the rich and varied cultures, clothing, food, holidays, languages, history, and customs of our inhabitants, visitors, and even the rare individuals who are Florida-born and lifelong residents.
SAQA Mission Statement
Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (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, SAQA has grown into a dynamic and active community of over 3,700 artists, curators, collectors, and arts professionals located around the world. Our vision is that the art quilt is universally respected as a fine art medium. With our exhibitions, resources, publications, and membership opportunities, we seek to increase the public’s appreciation for the art quilt and to support our members in their artistic and professional growth.
Image Credit: Marijke van Welzen, Key West Vibes, 2020, fiber, 30 x 39 in.