ART QUILTS 2 Exhibit on Display at the California Heritage Museum


Kippers for Breakfast, (shown here) is a 37” X 37” quilt by Lori Anderson. The artist uses hand-dyed and commercial cotton fabric, fused appliqué, machine quilting, and hand beading.

The California Heritage Museum is now presenting a new exhibit, ART QUILTS 2, a juried exhibition featuring artwork spotlighting the best contemporary artists who work with fabric.

The exhibition will continue through Sunday, September 19, 2021. The museum is offering free admission every Friday. The museum also offers free admission to Military members and their families.

Tobi Smith, Executive Director of the museum, along with Board member Helen Harding and Alice Beasley, an accomplished maker of art quilts herself, chose 62 art quilts from 198 works created by 86 artists.

The Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) was founded in 1989 as a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt through education, exhibitions, professional development, documentation and publications. SAQA defines the “art quilt” as “a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered structure.”

This exhibition includes a diverse array of styles, techniques, sizes, and subject matter that are both realistic and abstract.

A catalogue, designed by Cris Dawson of Dawson Designs, Los Angeles, represents all of the selected quilts, and will be available at the exhibition sites.

The California Heritage Museum is at 2612 Main St. in Santa Monica. Hours are Wednesday - Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 310-392-8537 for more details on the museum’s programs.

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