Congrats again!!! to River City Art Association member Valerie Funk of Terre Haute, recently named one of 28 women to have art quilts featured in the Studio Art Quilt Associates traveling art show.
Valerie entered her abstract art quilts “Reflections” and “Symposium of Peace” into the SAQA’s “Declaration of Sentiments 1848 – The Struggle Continues” juried exhibition open to women in Kentucky, Tennessee, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma.
“The Declaration of Sentiments 1848 — The Struggle Continues” will debut Sept. 13 through 16 at the American Quilter’s Society quilt show in Paducah, Ky., then move on to the AQS Show Oct. 4 through 7 in Des Moines, Iowa, before traveling to several other venues until Aug. 31, 2020.
“Women’s Issues” was the theme for this competition and entrants were to consider the show’s concept when entering their quilts:
“The Declaration of Sentiments is the foundational document for women’s rights drafted in Seneca Falls, New York, July 1848 at our nation’s first women’s rights convention. Some of the women’s concerns at that time were employment, educational opportunities, voting and property rights, and social and religious degradation. Chilling declarations were included such as married women, in the eye of the law, were civilly dead. Much progress has been made in these areas, yet women still do not have full equality, empowerment, or justice with all the rights and privileges which belong to them as citizens of these United States.
“This exhibition celebrates women’s accomplishments and honors their struggles throughout American history. Whether abstract, graphic, or representational your voice illustrating the passion, anger, hope, perseverance, or celebration of women’s rights is relevant and important.”
For more information on Studio Art Quilt Associates visit http://www.saqa.com.