KNOW YOUR MEME: STITCHING VIRAL PHENOMENA
OCTOBER 20, 2019 – JANUARY 12, 2020
TURNER AND GILLILAND GALLERIES

The exhibition explores the concept of the meme as a poignant method to summarize, understand, critique and share thoughts on important societal issues. In true meme fashion, the artwork selection will be driven by the power of the people, curated by the online community, and will encourage the general public to participate in the exhibition process. All artworks must depict, relate to or reference a meme through a textile method such as quilting, embroidery, cross- stitching, knitting and crocheting, weaving, basketry, etc.

Unknown Artist Prince’s Feather Quilt, 1880-1900 82 x 67" Cotton Hand appliqued, hand quilted

Unknown Artist
Prince’s Feather Quilt, 1880-1900
82 x 67"
Cotton
Hand appliqued, hand quilted


Hollis Chatelain Fabrics for Sale, 2019 Cotton, polyester threads Colored pencil drawing digitally printed on cotton, machine quilted Photo courtesy of the artist

Hollis Chatelain
Fabrics for Sale, 2019
Cotton, polyester threads
Colored pencil drawing digitally printed on cotton, machine quilted
Photo courtesy of the artist

STORIES OF WEST AFRICA: HOLLIS CHATELAIN
OCTOBER 20, 2019 – JANUARY 12, 2020
FINLAYSON GALLERY

Hollis Chatelain creates art quilts based on her photographs while she lived in the West African countries of Togo, Burkina Faso, Mali, and Benin.

From her photographs, Hollis drew the original illustrations for her coloring book titled Stories of West Africa. These drawings, done in colored pencil, were scanned, enlarged, digitally printed on cotton fabric, and then machine quilted.  Each quilt tells a story showing the strength of family and community, while the backgrounds show lively African fabrics which play an important role in the everyday life of this region.


FORM AND FUNCTION: FIBER ARTS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
SECOND ARTIST MEMBERS BIENNIAL
OCTOBER 20, 2019 – NOVEMBER 24, 2019 
HALLWAY AND PORCELLA GALLERY 

Juried by artist and curator Karen Gutfreund, Form and Function: Fiber Arts for the 21st Century showcases works in both traditional and new media that emphasize art over craft with bold use of artistic elements—line, space, shape, form, texture, and color to tell an individual story.  Fiber artists utilize a multitude of methods to bridge craft and design, invoke new artistic concepts, and alter or refresh views of fiber. Each of our SJMQT Artist's Members brings a personal vision and sensibility to his or her cloth. We want to celebrate this diversity and this exhibition is intended to promote an appreciation of fiber arts in the broader community.

Karen Gutfreund  Suffer the Children (rage/ enojadisimo),  2018 Mixed media on canvas, book pages, acrylic, vellum, vinyl and epoxy resin

Karen Gutfreund
Suffer the Children (rage/ enojadisimo), 2018
Mixed media on canvas, book pages, acrylic, vellum, vinyl and epoxy resin