30th Anniversary of Contemporary QuiltArt Association exhibition at City Hall

May 4 – July 5, 2017; City Hall Gallery
Reception on Thursday, May 4, 4-6 p.m.

An exhibition celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Contemporary QuiltArt Association, Coming of Age II, is coming to Seattle’s City Hall on May 4.  The exhibition is a celebration of the many ways that fiber can be used in today’s art quilts. The artworks demonstrate the growth members have made over the last three decades. The exhibit features 38 pieces of fiber art from 25 different artists that live in Washington State.

The Contemporary Quilt Art Association, a non-profit arts organization run entirely by volunteers, is a Washington state group formed in the fall of 1986. This diverse group of artists, teachers, writers, and collectors lives throughout Washington, and view quilts as an exciting medium of expression and a viable contemporary art form. They are proud of the years of CQA exhibitions around the state, the nation, and the hemisphere. CQA includes national and internationally celebrated quilt artists among its members and are equally proud of aspiring and emerging quilt artists, and those who have worked only in traditional quilt-making and are now curious to explore other possibilities.

Artist Statement:

The tanks containing radioactive waste on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation continue to have problems with leakage.  The article printed in this piece is referenced here: Macfarlane, A. (2016, May 4). Nuclear Waste Leak Continues at ‘America’s Fukushima’; 33 Left Ill by Radioactive Fumes. Retrieved July 8, 2016, from www.weather.com

Image caption:
Ginnie Hebert
Tank Farm, 2016
Fabrics created by artist with the following techniques:  Painted, stenciled, printed, screen printed with dye
Materials used:  Cotton fabric, Procion dyes, acrylic paint, foil, cotton and polyester threads, glow-in-the-dark thread and paint, wool batting