(Athens, Ohio) Quilt National 2017, 20th Biennial Call for Entries was announced on April 1, 2016. Online submissions will open June 1st 2016 through SEPTEMBER 1, 2016. The jurors selected for the 20th Biennial Quilt National are Nancy Crow, Petra Fallaux and Art Martin. Below is more information about each juror.
JURORS FOR QUILT NATIONAL ’17
These talented individuals possess a wealth of knowledge about traditional and contemporary textiles and decades of collective experience with the artistic and technical aspects of this exciting art form.
Nancy Crow one of the Quilt National founders, she has been making quilts for 40 years, maintaining a large studio and teaching facility on her 100 acre farm east of Columbus, Ohio. Crow was named a Fellow of the American Craft Council; she also received the National Living Treasure Award from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Crow is a prolific artist. She has curated and exhibited both nationally and internationally at many venues including the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, the NYC Museum of Arts & Design, the Cultural Arts Museum of Konstanz, Germany, and among many others the Auckland Art Museum, New Zealand.
Petra Fallaux is a writer, curator, creative director, and artist. In addition to helping direct Springboard Design, an award winning architectural firm, Petra is an active studio artist whose primary focus since 2003 is to make one of a kind quilts. After receiving degrees from the Universities of Leiden and Amsterdam in Psychology and Film Studies, she went on to earn a Master of Arts Management degree from Carnegie Mellon University and directed its university art galleries for over ten years. During her tenure she founded and guided the building of the 10,000 SF Miller Gallery and curated more than 100 exhibitions in a variety of media ranging from paintings, prints, and drawings to architecture, video, design and site specific installations.
Art Martin is the Associate Curator/Collections Manager at the Muskegon Museum of Art. He is the organizing curator for several recent international fiber exhibitions, including the traveling exhibitions Innovators and Legends: Generations in Textiles and Fibers and Extreme Fibers: Textile Icons and the New Edge with guest curator Geary Jones, and the upcoming Circular Abstractions: Bull’s Eye Quilts with guest curator Nancy Crow. A practicing artist, Martin holds a BFA in Painting and Drawing from Drake University and a MFA in Painting from Wichita State University.
QUILT NATIONAL ’17
The opening of Quilt National ’17, the 20th biennial juried exhibition of innovative art quilts exhibited in Athens Ohio will open to the public May 28, 2017 through September 4, 2017; visitors will see an eclectic collection of never before exhibited works from talented fiber artists representing states and foreign countries.
More than 6,000 visitors are expected from all over the world to see Quilt National ‘17. Although parts of the collection will travel to museums and galleries throughout the country until late 2018, the Dairy Barn Arts Center, located in Athens at 8000 Dairy Lane, is the only exhibition venue where visitors can view the complete collection. The exhibit hours are Tuesday through Friday, 12 to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. There are also extended hours on Thursdays until 8 p.m. Admission costs include $10 for general admission, $8 for students and seniors.
Visitors will also be able to take home unique mementos of Quilt National. The Dairy Barn Gallery Shop will feature items hand-crafted by the Quilt National exhibitors and by other regional artists.
Visitors to the Dairy Barn’s web site (www.dairybarn.org) can link to Quilt National for a full list of participating artists and works in the exhibition beginning January 1, 2017. Digital imagery for publication, maps, a complete itinerary of the touring collections, and a listing of the artists are available on the web site or by contacting the Dairy Barn by postal mail at P.O. Box 747, Athens, Ohio, 45701; by phone at 740-592-4981; or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.