New Focus @ Coos Art Museum

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As you may know, Judy Dales and I have been touring small format art quilt exhibitions since Fine Focus 02 and have really enjoyed it. We have been busy figuring out what to do next, now that Fine Focus 06 has gone home. Coos Art Museum made our decision for us! They have invited us to curate a special exhibition “New Focus” for the Atrium at Coos Art Museum from Dec 12 2008 through Feb 21 2009. The exhibition is in conjunction with 2 other art quilt exhibitions at the museum: “Transformations”: a SAQA exhibition of contemporary quilts which premiered at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, England and was juried by Rudolf Smend of Cologne, Germany and “Stitch” : An exhibition of 5 Oregon Artists.
We put our heads together and began planning an exhibition which shows the breadth and range of the art quilt medium while showcasing the best professional art quilters. We chose artists with a history of excellence. We looked at past Fine Focus exhibitions, the SAQA website, the SAQA Portfolios 13 and 14 and scoured the magazines and the internet to compile our list.
We are very proud that the following artists have accepted our invitation to participate in New Focus.
DEIDRE ADAMS
SUE BENNER
REGINA BENSON
LIZ BERG
CHARLOTTE BIRD
MARILYN MKENZIE CHAFFEE
LISA CHIPETINE
ROSEMARY CLAUS-GREY
JETTE CLOVER
LINDA COLSH
JUDITH CONTENT
ROBIN COWLEY
CAROLYN DAHL
PATRICIA DOLAN
SANDY DONABED
DIANE DORAN
JANE DUNNEWOLD
ANNE ECKLEY
GINNY ECKLEY
ROSEMARY EICHORN
SUSAN ENNIS
LINDA GASS
MARILYN GILLIS
VALERIE S GOODWIN
GLORIA HANSEN
BARBARA OLIVER HARTMAN
MARILYN HENRION
JULIE HIROTA
CINDI HUSS
PHIL JONES
ANN JOHNSTON
KAREN KAMENETZKY
LIZ KUNY
JUDY LANGILLE
MICKEY LAWLER
DENISE LINET
DOMINIE NASH
KATY KELLOGG NYGARD
DANIEL OLFE
SUE PIERCE
YVONNE PORCELLA
PAM RUBERT
JANET SCHULTZ
VIRGINIA SPIEGEL
JANET STEADMAN
GABRIELLE SWAIN
CAROL TAYLOR
JUNE UNDERWOOD
LAURA WASILOWSKI
ARLE SKLAR WEINSTEIN
JEANNE WILLIAMSON

jeanne-williamson.jpgUntitled Jeanne Williamson

One Response to “New Focus @ Coos Art Museum”

  1. Kay Cox Says:

    So where is the Coos Museum? I wanna see this. Congratulations on being asked to curate!