February 12, 2021 - April 10, 2021

‘Habitat’ and ‘Out of the Blue’ Art Quilt Exhibitions at Coos Art Museum

Coos Bay, OR – From February 12 through April 10, Coos
Art Museum will be hosting a double exhibition of fiber art by the Studio Art
Quilts Associates (SAQA). The two exhibitions on display side by side are Habitat an art quilt competition from SAQA
Oregon and Out of the Blue a
competition from SAQA New Mexico. Due to limitations imposed by the pandemic a public
reception for the exhibitions will not be held.  

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

“Habitat is a collection of visual
stories of meaningful spaces, real and imagined, that provide us with a sense
of comfort, reflection, inspiration, or a needed escape.” Michael Fisher
exhibition juror of Habitat and Executive Director of the Maude Kerns Art
Center in Eugene, Oregon. 

“Blue is the color of the sky and
sea. It is often associated with depth and stability. It symbolizes trust,
loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven.” Out of the Blue was juried by Dr. Cynthia
Sanchez, Director and Curator of the Capitol Art Foundation/Capitol Art
Collection, Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

Coos Art Museum has been a cultural
focal point of Oregon’s scenic Southern Coast since 1966. It occupies an
historic 1936 Art Deco US Federal Building in downtown Coos Bay. The Museum
offers a wide range of arts activities including exhibitions, art classes and
lectures. Hours are 10:00am to 4:00pm, Tuesday through Friday and 1:00 to 4:00
pm on Saturday. Museum admission: $5
general, $2 students, veterans and seniors, free to Museum members.  

Jo Noble -TheProjects OTIS3.jpg
art by Jo Noble - The Projects courtesy of Coos Art Museum

Contact Info

235 Anderson Ave.
Coos Bay, Oregon 97420


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