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.
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.