It’s difficult for any artist to do a self-portrait, but Andrea Perejda of Arroyo Grande has taken that challenge a step further: She did hers in a quilt.
The award-winning quilter is to be the featured artist for September in the gallery at the Cambria Center for the Arts, 1350 Main St. (in the Old Grammar School).
Perejda’s works are to be on display from Sept. 5-29, including the 24-by-30-inch freeform oval self- portrait.
A reception is set for 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, in the gallery. There’s no admission charge to the reception or the show.
Perejda has shown her quilts nationally and internationally for about two decades, and her many awards in the highly competitive field include Best of Show and first place in art quilts.
Her art has moved into new directions in recent years, she says, as she works in a variety of surface design techniques that lend themselves to more personal self-expression.
Perejda has been working on a series of pieces that, she wrote in a media release, “examine the consequences of man’s uncontrolled use of fossil fuels and apparent unwillingness to seriously develop alternate energy sources.
“Materials and techniques used to create this work are primarily cotton fabrics, deconstructed screen printing, monoprinting, water-soluble pencil work, ink work, machine and hand applique, piecing and quilting.”
For details about the artist, the reception or the show, call the gallery at 927-8190. The gallery is open Thursdays and Fridays from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.