“Canyon Voices by the Art Quilt Association”

The Art Quilt Association appears at Chapin Mesa Gallery at Mesa Verde National Park in the fall of 2008.  Combine a visit to the park with an opportunity to view works by AQuA members that depict life past or present, in this part of the world.

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July 17, 2008 to October 31, 2008

Chapin Mesa Museum Art Gallery is located within Mesa Verde National Park.  The park is located about one hour driving time from Cortez, CO and 1.5 hours from Durango, CO in the famous Four Corners area of the US. The museum is located 20 miles from Park Entrance.

The Gallery displays historic and contemporary artwork that focuses on Mesa

Verde National Park and the American Southwest.

Gallery is open during park hours;  8:00 am to 6:30 pm daily.

Entry fee to the park – 5/25 – 9/1 – $15/car

9/2 – 5/24 – $10/car

Museum is free.

Quilts from the exhibit and fabric postcards are for sale through the Mesa Verde Museum

Association with part of the proceeds going to the museum.

For more information about the park go to:   www.nps.gov/meve/

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Juried by Carol Shinn of Ft. Collins, Colorado, the following works received Juror Mention:

“The Long View”

by Susan Strickland

“The Cairn” or “Honey, are you sure we’re still on the trail?”

by Marla Ferguson

“Sierra Vista”

by Rita Faussone

“Midnight Fires”

by Tana LaDuke

“Hidden Treasures”

by Gay Ousley

Shinn made these comments in her statement about the exhibit:

“It is challenging to jury a varied body of other people’s work. The juror must try to be objective within their own understanding of what art can be, and that of course is very subjective. What that person sees will be different than what each artist saw in their imagination or in the physical realization of their ideas. I found wonderful use of patterned and textured fabrics among the entries as well as subtle use of paint and stitching.  I found how living in the colorful and arid Southwest informs the art that is made there.”

Shinn’s work can be seen at her website www.carolshinn.com.

Kathleen Bryan’s “Déjà vu at Rainbow Bridge” was chosen as “Member’s Favorite”