Southern Utah Museum of Art

Pathfinders: New Territories

A National Juried Art Quilt Exhibition

June 30 - August 26, 2017

Friday, June 30, 2017

5:00 pm - 5:45 pm   Jurors' Talk regarding the criteria they used for judging

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm   Opening Reception and announcement of Award Winners

This exhibit will also be part of the Cedar City Arts Council's Final Friday Gallery Stroll on June 30.

"The Ancient Beginning of the New World" silk art quilt by VAYLA

Pathfinders: New Territories is defined as any person, group, or idea that is visionary in nature and blazes new ground. Pathfinders invent myriad life-saving and life-enhancing amenities all over the world. They discover new truths that add to humanity’s understanding of our built and natural world. Pathfinders are found in every age group, throughout history, and in every country. The common denominator of pathfinders may be their curiosity, courage, wanderlust, sense of adventure, willingness to take risks, and the unwillingness to live life as it has always been lived without asking “What If?” and “Why Not?”

There were 61 artists from 24 states that submitted a total of 122 works for Pathfinders: New Territories. Of these submissions, 31 artists and 33 pieces (two pieces were accepted from two artists) were accepted. There are 16 states represented in this art quilt show, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Washington and Washington DC.

The selected artists for Pathfinders: New Territories include the following individuals:

Betsy Abbott

Margaret Abramshe

B.J. Adams

Linda Anderson

Pat Budge

Erica Carter

Shannon M. Conley

Vicki Conley

Gabriele DiTota

Marian Eason

Kristine Eberhard

Aileyn Ecob

Deborah Fell

Paula Giovanini-Morris

Debra Goley

Barbara Oliver Hartman

Yunhwa Jang

Nancy Lemke

Niraja Lorenz

Salley Mavor

Susan McBride Gilgen

Lea McComas

Anne Munoz

Margaret Noah

Linda Oszajca

Karen Post

Kathleen Russu

Maya Schonenberger

Bonnie Smith

Paula Straw

Vivien Wise

Juror Biographies

Marilyn Badger

Since 1991, Marilyn Badger has produced award-winning quilts, including numerous Best-of-Show awards around the country and Best Longarm Quilting Awards at all three American Quilter's Society shows held in Paducah, Nashville and Des Moines. She and her professional quilting techniques have been featured on over 60 PBS quilting shows with Fons and Porter and Kaye Wood, as well as Quilt Central with Donna Wilder and Janie Donaldson and HGTV’s Simply Quilts with Alex Andersen. Badger’s work has also been featured in many national and international quilting books and magazines.  After teaching longarm classes for 11 years in her studio as well as in various parts of the United States, Canada, Australia and Japan, she now serves as a consultant to APQS (Longarm Quilting Machines and Computerized Quilting Systems) and has been an active participant on their behalf at major quilt shows throughout the United States, Australia and Japan. Badger was married for 34 years to Hartley, a retired engineer, yacht skipper and general contractor whose company, Hartley Manufacturing, Inc., continues to manufacture longarm quilting machine accessories.

Sandra Hoefner

Currently living in Grand Junction, Sandra Hoefner settled in Colorado after nineteen moves as a military spouse. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and ceramics from the University of Alaska, Anchorage, and a Master of Fine Arts in drawing, painting and mixed media, which includes fiber and assemblage, from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Hoefner has shown her art quilts internationally and nationally in popular juried exhibitions, such as the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas; the American Quilter’s Society show in Paducah, Kentucky; “Earth, Fire and Fibre,” in Anchorage, Alaska; and “Interior Artisans” in Fairbanks, Alaska. Her work is in the collections of the University of Alaska, Fairbanks Museum and the Alaska Contemporary Art Bank. She is a Juried Artist Member of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA). Hoefner is also a member of the Art Quilt Association of Western Colorado (AQuA), Front Range Contemporary Quilters (FRCQ-Colorado), Fabric Arts Studio (FAS-Connecticut) and the Surface Design Association (SDA). Her artwork is included in over ten national art quilt and fiber publications.