‘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 structure.”
“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.