Thursday, September 10, 2020

Congratulations to our own SUSAN AVISHAI, MARY PAL, MITA GIACOMINI and ANA PAULA BRASIL for this lovely honour... (and my apology to Susan - my fingers missed her name and this is so wonderful for all five of our Ontario artists)

Artists selected for SOFA (now Intersect Chicago)

Congratulations to the twenty artists selected by juror Jane Sauer for Intersect Chicago (formerly SOFA, Sculpture Objects Functional Art). This event takes place annually at Chicago's Navy Pier and focuses on three-dimensional artworks that cross the boundaries of fine art, decorative art, fiber arts, and design. The 2020 event will be presented as an online-only event.

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Selected Artists:

Susan Avishai (Ontario, Canada) - Kaddish
Marie Bergstedt (California, USA) - Emerson, Chicago 1930
Beth Blankenship (Alaska, USA) - Virtuous Circle
Linda Blust (Nevada, USA) - Desire
Ana Paula Brasil (Ontario, Canada) - Shooting Star
Linda Colsh (Maryland, USA) - Once Belonged
Shannon Conley (Oklahoma, USA) - Tesseract
Susan Else (California, USA) - Lullaby
Mita Giacomini (Ontario, Canada) - Glimmer
Cindy Grisdela (Virginia, USA) - Neapolitan
Donna Katz (Illinois, USA) - Water Over Sky
Patty Kennedy-Zafred (Pennsylvania, USA) - Jewels of Kenya
Susan Lenz (South Carolina, USA) - Wasted Words: War
Viviana Lombrozo (California, USA) - Saturation
Susie Monday (Texas, USA) - Transformation 1 & 2 (Diptych)
Diane Nunez (Michigan, USA) - Two By Two
Mary Pal (Ontario, Canada) - Willie
Susan Rienzo (Florida, USA) - Unknown Stories
Arturo Sandoval (Kentucky, USA) - Pattern Fusion No. 19: Motherboard 10 (vertical)
Sandra Teepen (Georgia, USA) - Chair #2


Intersect Chicago: The Future of SOFA (SAQA Special Exhibition)

Intersect Chicago (formerly SOFA, Sculpture Objects Functional Art) takes place annually at Chicago's Navy Pier, and focuses on three-dimensional artworks that cross the boundaries of fine art, decorative art, fiber arts, and design. SAQA was invited to present a Special Exhibition at the 2020 event, which has now been moved online.

•   The online event will open with a VIP Preview Day on November 5, 2020
•   Intersect Chicago: The Future of SOFA will be live and open to the public from November 6-12, 2020
•   Art will be available for sale on Artsy from November 6-December 5, 2020

This is an unparalleled opportunity to present to the art world elite the contemporary viability of fiber as a fine art medium. Twenty pieces have been selected by Juror Jane Sauer.