The Carnegie Arts Center has opened a new exhibit highlighting the talents of quilters from the California and Nevada area.
“Art Quilts: Works by Members of Studio Art Quilt Associates” is a juried exhibition that puts a spotlight on contemporary textile art created by members of the Studio Art Quilt Associates from both the Southern California/Southern Nevada and Northern California/Northern Nevada regions. In a collaboration with the California Heritage Museum, Santa Monica, and the leadership of the regional chapters of SAQA, a selection of two-dimensional fiber arts form the basis for a traveling exhibition.
The quilters were free from any constraints of a theme, so the 64-piece collection showcases diverse styles, subjects, and techniques. Additionally, a few 3-dimensional pieces will be selected from a pool of entries submitted by SAQA members in January.
The works in the exhibition were selected by a panel of jurors that included Tobi Smith, Executive Director of the California Heritage Museum, and painters D.J. Hall and Bradford Salamon.
The exhibition is currently on view and will continue through May 27. A public reception will take place on from 6 to 8 p.m. April 19.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Admission to the show is $5. Carnegie Arts Center members and children under 12 are admitted for free.