"This Way and That" by Diane Melms will be among a show of paintings, quilts and pottery by Linda Lyons, Gretchen Hancock, Dan Lasser and Diane Melms at Artique (http://www.artiqueltd.com/) in Anchorage October 2 -30, with a First Friday reception on October 2 from 5-7pm.
Diane Melms, who recently joined SAQA, received a Jurors Award for her body of work currently on display in the Earth, Fire and Fibre exhibition at the Anchorage Museum. Her two pieces, "Concentric Squares" (34" x 34") and "Chroma Stacks" (26" x 30") are pictured. "Chroma Stacks" was purchased by the museum for their permanent collection.
Z. Denise Gallup of Girdwood, our most recent SAQA Alaska member, also has work in the upcoming Earth, Fire and Fibre exhibit opening September 4 at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. Denise says of her work "The History" (detail shown, quilted piece-stage framed, approx. 13" x 18") "This piece is a continuation of my exploration of biology and biography. While I continue to use tissue clothing patterns as a metaphor for "life's directions", this is a new direction in materials for me."