Mary Pal's quilt “Memories of Gombe” has been accepted for inclusion in ArtQuilt Elements 2012 to be exhibited at The Wayne Art Center in Pennsylvania. Jurors David McFadden, Sandra Sider and Elizabeth Barton focused on elements of design, techniques and craftsmanship and - from 273 applications and a total of 666 quilt images representing 42 states and 11 countries around the world - chose an exciting collection that represents the professionalism, diversity and expertise evident in this medium.
The joint National SAQA and SDA conference, Identity: Context and Reflection will be held at the Philadelphia Marriot West, Conshohocken, PA, March 30, 31 and April 1, 2012 and the entire conference of more than 200 artists will be invited to attend the ArtQuilt Elements opening on March 30, 2012. Fiber Philadelphia, www.fiberphiladelphia.org a biennial for fiber/textile art, will take place in and around Philadelphia in this same time frame at major institutions and independent venues. It will include numerous exhibitions by renowned international artists as well as a new generation of artists.