Résumé

Deb Cashatt and Kris Sazaki are artists, teachers, and owners of Pixeladies, a fiber arts studio in Cameron Park, California.  Together we have more than 20 years’ experience teaching a variety of topics and have published in both digital and print media, including peer-reviewed journals.

Recently Exhibited Works

  • “Fault Line,”  My Corner of the World, May 21 – Sep 9, 2016, Stratford Perth Museum (Stratford, Ontario, CANADA); CREATE: The Art of Fine Craft, Feb 25 – Mar 24, 2010, Cape Fear Studios (Fayetteville, NC)
  • “American Still Life: The Weight of the Nation,” By Hand: A National Biennial Fine Craft Competition & Exhibition, Jan 15 – Feb 27, 2016, Blue Line Arts (Roseville, CA); Quilt National, May 24 – Sep 2, 2013, Dairy Barn (Athens, OH)
  • “War in Black and White,” Sacred Threads 2015 (United Methodist Church, VA and Traveling Exhibit 2015-2017); Politically Charged!, Sep 6 – Oct 4, 2014, Blue Line Arts (Roseville, CA); 2nd International TECHstyle Art Biennial (ITAB), Aug 7 – Oct 14, 2012, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles (San Jose, CA); CREATE: The Art of Fine Craft, Feb 25 – Mar 24, 2010, Cape Fear Studios (Fayetteville, NC)
  • “Log Cabin Redux” Jun 1, 2014 – Mar 22, 2015, First Glance Second Look – Denver Art Museum (Denver, CO)
  • “The Language of Color 3: But What does it Mean?” Quilts=Art=Quilts, Oct 27, 2013 – Jan 5, 2014, Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center (Auburn, NY)
  • “The Language of Color,” Layered and Stitched, Jun 6 – Jul 13, 2013, Blue Line Arts (Roseville, CA)
  • “Ode to Sacratomato,”  Apr 1 – May 31, 2013, Creative Framing & Gallery (Oakland, CA)
  • “Hong Kong in Yellow,” Jan 10 – Feb 16, 2013, Blue Line Arts (Roseville, CA); International Quilt Festival 2008 (Houston, TX)
  • “Crossing the Bridge with Faith,” Sep 7 – Dec 7, 2012, The Evergreen State College (Olympia, WA); Oct 6-Dec 1, 2011, City College of New York (New York, NY)
  • “The Picture is Only Half the Story,” Apr 26 – Aug 26, 2013, Hampton University Museum (Hampton, VA); Sep 12 – Nov 17, 2012, The King Arts Complex (Columbus, OH), Jan 19-Mar 24, 2011, New England Quilt Museum (Lowell, MA); Dec 18, 2009 – Dec 18, 2010, Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center (Wilberforce, OH); Feb 9 – Mar 5, 2009, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center, Montgomery College (Silver Spring, MD)

Publications

  • “The Picture is Only Half the Story” – published in “Imagining Obama,” by Adrienne L. Childs, Politico Magazine (Jan/Feb 2016) pg. 74-93.
  • “Meet the Maker; Pixeladies” – published in Sacramento Magazine (Feb 2015) pg. 34.
  • “Artist Q&A: a Conversation with art quilters Kris Sazaki and Deb Cashatt of Pixeladies” – published in Quilting Arts Magazine (Dec/Jan 2013), pg. 50-54.
  • Furoshiki Fabric Wraps: Simple – Reusable – Beautiful (C&T Publishing 2012)
  • “Just(ice) in Time?” – published in 500 Art Quilts (Lark Books 2010); AmericanStyle Magazine (December 2008)
  • “The Picture is Only Half the Story” – published in The Journey of Hope in America: Quilts Inspired by President Barack Obama, by Carolyn Mazloomi (Voyageur Press 2010)
  • “The Whisper Challenge: A New Take on an Old Game,” Quilting Arts Magazine (Aug/Sep 2009), pg. 50-53.
  • “Sorensen’s Scarf” – published in Innovative Fabric Imagery for Quilts (C&T Publishing 2008)

Recent Lectures/Teaching Experience

  • Online Photoshop Courses since 2011
  • “Digital Designing with Photoshop,” Studio Art Quilt Associates’ Capitolizing on Fiber Conference (Alexandria, VA 2014)
  • “Digital Designing with Photoshop,” Focus on Fiber (New Smyrna Beach, FL 2014)
  • “Photoshop Basics” and “Designing Fabric with Photoshop,” Quilting on the Beach (Kona, HI 2014)
  • National American Sewing Guild Conference (Los Angeles, CA 2011)
  • Studio Art Quilt Associates’ Visioning Conference (Denver, CO 2011)
  • Textile Arts Council (San Francisco, CA 2010)

Organizations

  • Studio Art Quilt Associates: Deb currently serves as chair of Special Events
  • American Sewing Guild
  • Folsom Quilt and Fiber Guild (Folsom, CA)
  • Modern Quilt Guild
  • River City Quilters’ Guild (Sacramento, CA)
  • Surface Design Association
  • Textile Arts Council (San Francisco, CA)

Education

  • Deb Cashatt: MBA   (CSU, Sacramento 1991),  CA Adult Ed Teaching Credential in Computers, Clothing, and Textiles (2003)
  • Kris Sazaki:   PhD    (University of California, Los Angeles 1988)