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Layered Voices

Layered Voices


From archeological digs revealing the history of civilizations to contemplations on hidden meanings in novels, layers surround us in abstract and material ways. Featuring the work of 23 artists, Layered Voices showcases textiles that illustrate each artist’s interpretation of layers.  

In 2016, the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) presented its members with a challenge to create a wholly new work exploring the concept of layering. Literal, metaphorical, realistic, abstract, digital, and even wearable art were all considered. Layered Voices is the resulting exhibition juried from more than 500 works submitted. The exhibition features art quilts inspired by themes found in nature, politics, social interactions, personal experiences, and more. 


Related Programs

Artist Talk
July 12 | Join us for a guest lecture by visiting artist Betty Busby. 6 pm. 

NOTE: This workshop is now full and enrollment is closed
July 12 - 14 
| Participants will explore new techniques for producing surface design on fabric during this three-day workshop for ages 16 and up. Fee: $200. Presented by visiting artist Betty Busby. 


Additional Resources

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Visiting Artist: Betty Busby


Media Kit

Flyer: Layered Voices Exhibition

Flyer: Workshop

Hi Res Images

Press Release



Exhibitions and programs at the OSU Museum of Art are supported by: the OSU Museum of Art Advocates, the Raymond & Bessie Kravis Foundation, Suzanne Sugg, Malinda and Dick Fischer, Mary Ann and Ken Fergeson, and the OSU Museum of Art Founding Patrons and Charter Members. 

Layered Voices, courtesy of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), is presented at the OSU Museum of Art in partnership with Cimarron Valley Quilters' Guild. 


On view: 
May 01, 2018 to August 18, 2018