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about the exhibit

The West Nebraska Arts Center, with the support of Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, is pleased to present Passages, an art quilt exhibit by the Nebraska regional chapter of the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA). “Passages” will be showing in the gallery from December 7th through December 30th, with an opening reception on Thursday, December 7 from 5-7 p.m. Passages continues at West Nebraska Arts Center through December 30th. The gallery exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

There are 15 Fiber and Textile Artists from Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and California represented in the exhibit. “Passages” is an exploration in different interpretations of the theme. In this exhibit, artists have free creative license to explore/define their own interpretations of passages.

SAQA artists

Jan Anne Alberda, Sioux Center, IA; Rhonda Baldwin, Grand Island, NE; LaVonne Dunnetts, Omaha, NE; Gail Dickel, Omaha, NE; Mary Kay Fosnacht, Overland Park, KS; Dorothy Heidemann-Nelson, Lincoln, NE; Debo Hysack, Omaha, NE; Jane Haworth, Auburn CA; Karen Hansen, Overland Park, KS; Dianne Thomas, Omaha, NE; Chris Taylor, Lincoln, NE; Marilyn Rembolt, Lincoln, NE; Peg Pennell, Ashland, NE; Wendy Maliszewski, Omaha, NE; and Cynthia Levis, Lincoln, NE

Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt through education, exhibitions, professional development, documentation, and publications. Founded in 1989 by an initial group of 50 artists, SAQA now has over 3,400 members: artists, teachers, collectors, gallery owners, museum curators and corporate sponsors. A dedicated core of volunteers and staff keep the organization vibrant, dynamic, and progressive. 

thank you!

 We wish to thank the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment for their continued support of West Nebraska Arts Center. 

Special thanks to: Jan Durnin, Vickie Schmitt, Vic Bentley, Phil Thompson, Acerina Anaya, and Karen Mecklem for their assistance during installation. And to the North Platte Valley Artist Guild for providing food for the opening reception.



The West Nebraska Arts Center is a cultural non-profit organization committed to education, awareness and excellence in the arts, serving the North Platte Valley Region.  WNAC is located at 106 East 18th Street in Scottsbluff, NE.  Visit the Arts Center’s website, www.thewnac.com or find us on Facebook to learn more.  The Nebraska Arts Council, a state agency, has supported this program through its matching grants program funded by the Nebraska Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.  Visit www.nebraskaartscouncil.org for information on how the Nebraska Arts Council can assist your organization, or how you can support the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.