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“A Connecticut Welcome” Opens in the GAC Gallery

A new exhibit is opening at the gallery at Guilford Art Center: “A Connecticut Welcome” features works created by twenty-two members of the Connecticut Region of the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA). The exhibition is open February 4 – March 5, and is free and open to the public.

The 35 pieces on display range from scenes of Connecticut to people or events that welcome you in, to images or words that create a feeling of welcome or offer ideas of how to explore Connecticut.  Each work was juried into the exhibit by Anna Patalano, a painter with degrees from Yale University School of Art and Tyler School of Art. The artists range from internationally-known fiber artists to first-time exhibitors.

SAQA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote art quilts, which are “creative visual works that are layered and stitched or that reference this form of stitched layered structure”. SAQA has over 4000 members – artists, curators, collectors and art professionals – from all over the world; 122 of them participate in the Connecticut Region. To learn more about SAQA, please visit

“A Connecticut Welcome” will premiere at the Guilford Art Center located at 411 Church Street, Guilford, CT on February 4, 2022 until March 5, 2002. The exhibit can be seen at the Greenwich Art Society in May 2022 and the Windham Textile & History Museum in August 2022.

A catalog for the show which includes photos of all the work is available through here.

For more information, contact Guilford Art Center at or call (203) 453-5947.