Quilt National Jurors Honored In Dairy Barn’s “Quilt (R)Evolution” Exhibit< < Back to
The Dairy Barn Arts Center has announced the opening of Quilt (R)Evolution: An Art Quilt Retrospective 1979-2014, an exhibition that celebrates artists who have served as Quilt National Jurors from 1979 to the present.
An opening reception will be held Friday, Sept. 19 from 5-7 p.m. A Gallery Walk featuring attending artists is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 20 at 10 a.m., followed by the exhibit’s public opening at noon.
Quilt (R)Evolution: Art Quilt Retrospective 1979-2014 will be the last exhibition of 2014 celebrating The Dairy Barn Arts Center’s 35th Anniversary and the 100th birthday of the barn.
The inspiration for this exhibit was to celebrate the evolution of the art quilt over the life span of Quilt National (first presented in 1979) and provide the viewer with a retrospective (and contemporary) view of the works of some of the medium’s most prestigious quilters who have served as Quilt National jurors for the 19 biennial Quilt National exhibitions.
The pieces will include a selection from the artists’ earliest works, a piece representative of the the period in which they were asked to serve as a Quilt National Juror, and a current work.
There have been 34 individual artist jurors throughout the years. Twenty-eight jurors will be represented in the retrospective exhibition.
“We are pleased to open Quilt (R)Evolution,” said Jane Forrest Redfern, executive director of The Dairy Barn Arts Center. “These artists have demonstrated through their works the true evolution of this genre over the last 35 years. We are pleased that they have shared their works with us to celebrate this great institution’s 100th birthday and these works of art with the public.”
The exhibition will run through Saturday, Nov. 22. An online gallery is available at http://dairybarnartscenter.smugmug.com/Quilt-REvolution
Quilt (R)evolution artists and sponsors
Judi Warren Blaydon
Linda R. MacDonald
Terrie Hancock Mangat
Katie Pasquini Masopust
Chris Wolf Edmonds
Caryl Bryer Fallert
Arturo Alonzo Sandoval
Sponsors include Friends of Fiber Arts International, www.Equilter.com and a gift from Jack Walsh and and Martha Pierce