Presented by Foundry Art Centre
Foundry Art Centre presents “Quilt National ’19” presented October 4-December 6, 2019.
Free gallery talk 5:30 p.m. & reception to follow 6-9 p.m. October 4.
Gallery talk October 5, 11:15-12:45 presented in conjunction with the IT19 Bus Tour and is free & open to all. $5 admission fee to exhibit.
"Quilt National ’19” is the 21st in the series of international juried competitions originated by The Dairy Barn Arts Center in Ohio. The exhibit features 84 of the best in contemporary quilts selected from 700 works submitted by 375 international artists hailing from 19 countries & 40 U.S. states.
This exhibit is dedicated to promoting the contemporary quilt by serving as a showcase for new work (completed after September 1, 2016) that provides the viewer with an appreciation of the variety of techniques and innovative trends in the medium of layered and stitched fabric. The jurors will select works that represent unique approaches to the medium and demonstrate the breadth and diversity of contemporary expressions. Visitors to “Quilt National ’19” will see the time honored traditions are thriving and are being expressed in new forms as today’s artists rise to meet the challenge of new techniques and materials."
Jurors for "Quilt National ’19” were Françoise Barnes is an artist, quilter, teacher and lecturer. After coming to Athens in 1970s, she took drawing classes at Ohio University. Shortly after, she discovered quilts and saw the possibilities of designing her own and not replicating the traditional ones. She was one of the co-founders of Quilt National in 1979. After twenty years making quilts, she began to move away from textiles and go back to painting and drawing. Her quilts are in many private and corporate collections.
Carolyn Ducey is an artist and, since 1998, has been Curator of Collections at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska. She earned a Ph.D. in Textiles, Clothing & Design, with an emphasis in Quilt Studies at the University of Nebraska in 2010.
Judy Kirpich is an Quilt National artist and teacher. She has studied with Nancy Crow and began displaying her own quilts in 2011. Her work has been shown in museums and quilt exhibitions in Europe, Asia, Australia, and in the United States. She is also founder of Grafik.
There is a $5 entrance fee (or free for FAC members) for this exhibition.
This exhibit is open T-Th. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., F-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 12-4 p.m.