On the Edge: An Exhibition by SAQA Oregon Artists

Standing Strong by Judith A. Beaver

April 26 – August 15, 2019

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Location:
Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205
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Standing at the edge of the precipice is a precarious position; teetering between defeat and victory, we feel both anxious and exhilarated. We must move forward; there is no turning back or staying on the edge.

In Oregon, we live on the edge of the continent in a volcanic zone, an earthquake fault line, and a tsunami zone. Whether staring down from the top of a mountain or standing on a beach, we watch as the sun dips below the same horizon. We are all on the edge—be it physically, geographically, emotionally, philosophically, in personality, or in style.

SAQA Oregon artists were invited to interpret, either in a representational or abstract way, a response to On the Edge. The selected works are part of this two-gallery juried show at the Oregon Historical Society.

About SAQA

Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the art quilt and the artists who create them. They are an information resource on all things art quilt related for their members as well as the public. Founded in 1989 by an initial group of 50 artists, SAQA members now number more than 3,400 artists, teachers, collectors, gallery owners, museum curators, and corporate sponsors. 

At the Threshold of the Galaxy by Susan K. Allen Hoddick Photography

At the Threshold of the Galaxy by Susan K. Allen
Image by Hoddick Photography

Mom and I by Mary M. Arnold Hoddick Photography

Mom and I by Mary M. Arnold
Image by Hoddick Photography

Waterline #3 Estuary by Sharon M. W. Bass

Waterline #3 Estuary by Sharon M. W. Bass
www.smwbass.com

Introducing the Edgiest Person in Portland by Suzy Bates Hoddick Photography

Introducing the Edgiest Person in Portland by Suzy Bates
Image by Hoddick Photography

Standing Strong by Judith A. Beaver

Standing Strong by Judith A. Beaver

The Spirit of Fire by Diane M. Born
RJ Studio

The Spirit of Fire by Diane M. Born
Image by RJ Studio

Edging Through by Helen Brisson

Edging Through by Helen Brisson

Lava Flow: Waiting for the Big One by Nancy O. Bryant LuAnn Kessi

Lava Flow: Waiting for the Big One by Nancy O. Bryant
Image by LuAnn Kessi

Tillamook by Bonnie M. Bucknam Mark Frey

Tillamook by Bonnie M. Bucknam
Image by Mark Frey 

www.handwerktextiles.com

Tsunami Zone by Sharon Carvalho Melinda Knapp

Tsunami Zone by Sharon Carvalho
Image by Melinda Knapp

The Edge of Night by Kristan C. Collins

The Edge of Night by Kristan C. Collins

Crack of Dawn by Gerrie Congdon Hoddick Photography

Crack of Dawn by Gerrie Congdon
Image by Hoddick Photography 

www.gericondesigns.com

Equal Value, Different Shades by Sherri Culver Hoddick Photography

Equal Value, Different Shades by Sherri Culver
Image by Hoddick Photography 

www.sherriquilts.com

Fractured Coastline by Patricia D. Fifer

Fractured Coastline by Patricia D. Fifer

Illuminate by Sheila K. Finzer Gary Alvis

Illuminate by Sheila K. Finzer
Image by Gary Alvis 

www.sheilafinzer.com

Amalgam by Judith Quinn Garnett Pushdot Studio

Amalgam by Judith Quinn Garnett
Image by Pushdot Studio

www.blackdogdesignpdx.com

City on the Edge by Betty J. Gientke

City on the Edge by Betty J. Gientke

At Home at the Edge of the Continent by Terry H. Grant

At Home at the Edge of the Continent by Terry H. Grant

Configurations by Wendy Hill
Gary Alvis

Configurations by Wendy Hill
Image by Gary Alvis 

www.wendyhill.net

On the Bluff Where I Live by Jill P. Hoddick Hoddick Photography

On the Bluff Where I Live by Jill P. Hoddick
Image by Hoddick Photography

Vessel 3 Continuous by Jill P. Hoddick Hoddick Photography

Vessel 3: Continuous Edge by Jill P. Hoddick
Image by Hoddick Photography

Intense by Carol N. Kimble

Intense by Carol N. Kimble 

www.carolkimbleart.com

Train of Thoughts by Paulette Landers

Train of Thoughts by Paulette Landers 

www.paulettelanders.com

Reaching Out… by Mary McLaughlin
Image by Hoddick Photography

Reaching Out… by Mary McLaughlin and Sherri Culver
Image by Hoddick Photography

Dune Grass by Amanda Miller
Image by Jon Christopher Meyer

Dune Grass by Amanda Miller
Image by Jon Christopher Meyer

One Leans into the Wind by Pamela Pilcher Image by Hoddick Photography

One Leans into the Wind by Pamela Pilcher
Image by Hoddick Photography

One Nation? by Sue Siefkin

One Nation? by Sue Siefkin 

www.suesiefkin.com

Ocean’s Edge – Turbulence by Toni F. Smith Image by Sam Garnett

Ocean’s Edge – Turbulence by Toni F. Smith
Image by Sam Garnett 

www.tonifsmith.com

Just Add Color by Amanda Snavely Image by Sam Garnett

Just Add Color by Amanda Snavely
Image by Sam Garnett 

www.amandasnavely.com

Lighting the Lonely by Mary J. Stiewig

Lighting the Lonely by Mary J. Stiewig 

www.zhibit.org/fiberartbymary

Precipice by Jan Tetzlaff Image by Gary Alvis

Precipice by Jan Tetzlaff
Image by Gary Alvis

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