Local Color 4: Rails, Roads & Rivers

It’s time to explore in person the Local Color 4: Rails, Roads & Rivers show featuring works by the Studio Artists Quilt Associates (SAQA).  This exhibit has been extended until June 27, 2020.

Beginning on May 30, the Windsor Art Center will be accepting guests into the Gallery via appointments only!

What does this mean?  If you’d like to see this extraordinary exhibit, simply call Willa Nemetz at (860) 841-0368 or send an email to willanemetz@comcast.net.  Let us know which day/time you would like to visit (please choose from the days/hours below). Gallery visits will be scheduled in 1/2 an hour increments and are limited to groups/totals of five or fewer people.

  • Thursdays from 6 PM to 8 PM
  • Saturdays from 10 AM to 4 PM
  • Sundays from 11 AM to 4 PM

We will get back to you and confirm the time and date of your visit.

Being mindful of everyone’s safety, we will comply with state regulations as follows:

  • Visitors will be welcomed by appointment only (please contact us first);
  • Visitor amounts are limited to five or fewer people at one time;
  • Visitor must wear masks and adhere to social distancing.

Hand sanitizers and wipes will be available.

Please explore the Local Color 4: Rails, Roads & Rivers virtual tour! The artworks in this exhibit are for sale, please contact the art center with inquiries at 860-688-2528.

This juried show, includes artists in the Connecticut region of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) who submitted these quilts for display and judging. They reveal a broad range of metaphors evoked by this year’s theme of human-built and nature-carved modes of movement and transportation and the people who build and/or use them. Participating artists have explored the theme’s variety of meanings, images and experiences and have interpreted the theme in their own unique way. In their quilts, they employ metaphors denoting connection, journey, coming and going, liquid vs solid, trips, and travels and more.

The juror for this exhibition is Martha Wolfe, an award-winning fiber artist and printmaker living in Northern California. In addition to creating art quilts, she exhibits and teaches workshops, offers lectures and leads a textile tour to Japan in conjunction with the Tokyo Quilt Festival. Her work has been published in numerous magazines and books and is held in public and private collections. She is the founding member and curator of the international collaborative group, Viewpoints 9, consisting of 9 artists who share a guided creative journey and exhibit together throughout the world. Martha currently serves on the SAQA Board of Directors.

This exhibition is made possible by a grant from Travelers; Dan J. & Alice Ford Ferraina; and other individuals, businesses, & organizations in our community.

About SAQA

SAQA is a world-wide resource for information on the art quilt and the artists who create them. In addition to mounting museum-quality exhibitions that travel the world, SAQA documents the art quilt movement through exhibition catalogs and the continuing series of Portfolios, the art quilt sourcebook.

SAQA creates professional development opportunities for the membership that continue to address the ever-changing needs of the artist. From basic studio management to mastering current technology for both business and artistic purposes, SAQA members have access to a treasure trove of support for taking their artwork and career to the next level.

Over the past 30 years, SAQA has evolved into an active and dynamic organization that offers many services to our members as well as to the community at large. Our website provides visibility to the accomplishments of the artist members and gives members immediate access to information about exhibition opportunities, announcements of upcoming events and conferences, and other resources.

The Windsor Art Center, Windsor, Connecticut, is a nonprofit organization that promotes the visual and performing arts and presents visual art exhibits showcasing the works of a variety of artists working in diverse media and genres. There is no charge to visit the gallery or the on-site gift shop which features locally made art. Parking is free and easily accessible. Call 860-688-2528 for more information on the exhibition, scheduled programs and exhibits, membership, and performing or exhibiting in the gallery.