Friday, July 13, 2012


I am excited to announce that Neon Coffee, Los Angeles will be a part of Rituals, a special exhibit at the International Quilt Festival in Long Beach, CA July 26-29, 2012. This juried invitational curated by Jamie Fingal and Leslie Tucker Jenison (Dinner at Eight Artists), invited artists to interpret the Rituals theme:

“An exchange between friends. A handshake. A kiss before bedtime. The artist at work. A sun salutation. The wave before boarding a school bus. A song, a word, a meditation. A habit, a custom. The traditional toast at a gathering. A rite of passage. The sacred moments of the ordinary. Rituals: What are yours?”


Neon Coffee, Los Angeles
© 2012 Lisa Kijak
60 x 24 inches
Raw edge applique, machine quilted
Commerically printed and hand dyed cotton fabrics

Artist Statement
An unlit sign, calling to the masses each morning to begin their daily ritual. The same drink, at the same time, ordered from the same place every day.

You can read about the inspiration behind all 42 quilts in this exhibition and get to know a little more about each artist on the exhibit blog. You can find my profile here.

The show will also travel to International Quilt Festival in Houston in the fall, November 1-4, 2012. 

Rituals’ sponsor for the International Quilt Festival in Long Beach is Moore’s Sewing Centers and Havel’s Sewing for the International Quilt Festival in Houston.


Jane LaFazio said...

Lisa! Omg. You were at the sketchcrawl in LA with danny gregory and now we're in Rituals together at the long beach quilt festival! Will you be at dinner Fri night in long beach? Wow!

Lisa Kijak said...

Jane! I will definitely be the dinner on Friday. Our paths have crossed quite a bit over the years. Looking forward to seeing you (and the exhibit).

Unknown said...

Hi Lisa,
It was so great meeting you. I absolutely love your work!!! My background is originally graphic design, so your neon sign series is soooo up my alley. Looking forward to seeing more of your work in the future!

Lisa Kijak said...

Thanks, Judy. I have been a big fan of your work as well. Hope to see you again.