River Wild

The Pointless Sisters Art Quilt Group of Sonoma County

A New Exhibit at Gualala Arts


Opens Saturday, October 2, 2021 through Sunday, November 7, 2021. Members preview on Friday, October 1.

Gualala Arts Center's Coleman Hall

Free


What do you think of when a River runs Wild? 

How would you capture its wildness?

The Pointless Sisters Art Quilt Group of Sonoma County will share their collective vision of the wildness of rivers in an exhibit at Gualala Arts’ Coleman Hall, opening Saturday, October 2, 2021, from 11 am to 7 pm. Members can preview the exhibit on Friday, October 1 from 11 am to 4 pm.


What do you think of when a River runs Wild? Probably first is birds and fish. Next, floating through wilderness in the warm sun, over calm pools of clear water before embracing rocky, swirling water before the next sand bank. From its upper reaches where kingfishers and beavers play, to the recent sightings of eagles mating on a tall spur near the river’s opening to the Pacific Ocean. Plus of course, frogs and toads, raccoons and otters, deer, heron and egrets.

Our Gualala River is designated a Wild and Scenic river and the Mendonoma Coast community is committed to keeping it wild and scenic. Our river is not so long, with its arms dividing its watershed, but encompasses mostly wild lands from the various hilltops where it begins flowing down to the lagoon just before breaking through the sandbar that, for much of the year, lays across its entrance to the great Pacific Ocean.

How would you capture its wildness?

Pointless Sisters Art Quilt Group of Sonoma County will share their collective vision of the wildness of rivers in the Gualala Arts show opening Saturday, October 2, 2021, from 11 am to 7 pm. Members can preview the exhibit on Friday, October 1 from 11 am to 4 pm. The Pointless Sisters is an Art Quilt group whose members use a variety of traditional and nontraditional techniques and, in this exhibit, share their unique, artistic vision of wild rivers and the wildlife that depends on them.

Art quilts are not bedquilts!

Since 2002, the 50-member Pointless Sisters have immersed themselves in fabric and thread in surface design and unusual techniques. They challenge each other to produce uncommon works with various, common themes using paints and dyes, surface design and stitching on fabrics from cottons and silks to brocades.

Works of the Pointless Sisters have been enjoyed at the Laguna Foundation, Occidental Center for the Arts, Wine Country Quilts, Rincon Valley Library, Finley Center (Santa Rosa), Sebastopol Center for the Arts, and at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles (2012), and the Pacific International Quilt Festival in Santa Clara (2012 and 2018 by special invitation.)

An opening reception for this show will be held on Saturday October 2, 4:00pm to 7:00pm, a special event when artists of all media, both local and from nearby counties, can meet and discuss the show

These beautiful pieces of wall art will hang in Coleman Hall through Sunday, November 7. 

Come and see what fabric and fiber artists can do with the theme of River Wild.