Diane Melms

Alaska SAQA member Diane Melms's work traveled the world this year. She was part of SAQA's Radical Elements exhibition at the Cafritz Foundation Arts Center in Silver Spring, Maryland from April 1- May 9, 2014.

This signature exhibition is the first to embrace SAQA's newly expanded definition of an art quilt. Each artist created a piece influenced by one of the elements from the periodic table.  Diane's piece 'Chromium' was made using 100 mini stretched canvases, painted with acrylic, chrome plated nuts, connected together with wire and mounted on a large stretched canvas.

You can see work and information about the exhibition here.

Diane had a very successful solo exhibition called VIVID INTENTIONS at the Bear Gallery Fairbanks Art Association in Fairbanks, Alaska from September 5 - 27, 2014. Crossing Paths was one of 26 pieces in the show.

Additionally, this past September, Diane’s piece Jubilo traveled to St. Marie-aux-Mines, Frances to be a part of Imagine an International Juried Exhibition in conjunction with the Carrefour Europeen du Patchwork.

You can see more of Diane's work on her website. If you are an AK SAQA member and have news to share, please contact Maria Shell at mariashell4@gmail.com We'd love to hear your news.

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