Cedar City, UT
“Pathfinders: New Territories” initiates a biennial, national, juried art quilt exhibition, which will alternate between two southern Utah sites: The Southern Utah Museum of Art and the St. George Art Museum. A 17-member Advisory Board of art quilters from Colorado, Nevada, and Utah are steering the 2017 exhibition. The 2017 art quilt show Pathfinders: Everything in Between: Art Quilts, Fabric Collage, and Embroidery is a national juried art quilt exhibition.
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?”
In fall 2012, Southern Utah University hosted an international invitational art quilt exhibition in the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery on the campus of Southern Utah University. The exhibition expanded the understanding of, and excitement for, over 4,000 gallery visitors about the creative work being made by art quilters in fabric and fibers.