Welcome to Capitol Arts Market a cooperative of amazing artists.
Capitol Arts Market Hours
Tuesday to Friday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Now Showing at Capitol Arts Market
Sept. 1-30, 2023
A project of the SAQA Fergus Pod
The work of 5 groups of textile artists is displayed here for a total of 25 pieces.
The first member of each group received a photo by email. That person created a 12 x 12” piece inspired by the photo. This person was the only person to see that photo.
After a maximum of two months to complete that piece, the artist sent a photo of their work to the second person in the group. Then that person created a piece inspired by that piece.
Then the process was repeated until five pieces are completed by each team.
Only after all the teams completed the five pieces were the 25 pieces and the original photos revealed to all! Lots of surprises!
Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA) is a non profit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt:
“a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered structure.”
Its vision is that the art quilt is universally respected as a fine art medium.
SAQA’s core values are: excellence, innovation, integrity, and inclusion.
Art washes away from the Soul the dust of everyday Life— Pablo Picasso
Life is the art of drawing
without an eraser.
— John W. Gardner