|28th Annual Juried Quilt Exhibit November 2, 2008 - January 4, 2009
Cynthia Corbin • Woodinville, WA
Bruce Hoffman • Philadelphia, PA
Denyse Schmidt • Bridgeport, CT
Executive Consultant: Eugenia Barnes
Quilts=Art=Quilts is the Schweinfurth Art Center's annual juried quilt exhibition. The Art Center has long recognized the importance of quilts as a visual medium, and has been presenting quilts in an art gallery setting since 1981.
In 2008, 215 artists submitted 367 quilts for consideration. Our jurors selected 87 quilts by 68 artists for the exhibition.
Special Events (scroll down for more information)
- Quilts=Art=Quilts Preview Reception & Award Presentation, 11/1, 6 – 8pm
- Open House & Walk-About Tour, 11/2, 2pm
- Sunday Trunk Shows by Regional Quilters, 11/16 – 12/7, 2pm
- A Stitch in Time by Dan Duggan & Peggy Lynn: Songs Celebrating the Art & Heritage of Quilting, 12/14, 2pm
Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday 1 - 5 pm
CLOSED: Mondays & major holidays.
Closing@3pm Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve & New Year's Eve.
Admission : $5/person and $4 for groups of 20+
Call (315)255-1553 to book your group tour today!
Exhibiting quilters, members & Kids under 12 free.
Terry Jarrard-Dimond, Amulets, 2007
|2008 Award Winners
Best of Show
Wendeanne Ke’aka Stitt, Santa Cruz, CA, Waipuhia: The Upside Down Waterfall, 2008
Lora Rocke, Lincoln, NE, Barbara Ann 1948, 2005
Marianne Burr, Coupeville, WA, Theo’s Garden, 2006
Erin Wilson, Brooklyn, NY, Spice, 2007
Schweinfurth Award for Design
Leslie Riley, Skokie, IL, Blue Brown Construction no. 1, Ribbon Series, 2007
Catherine Hastedt Award for Hand Workmanship
Betty Taylor, Norwich, NY, A Peruvian Tapestry: Women of the Andes,
Sponsored by Frank & Shirley Hastedt
Award for Surface Design
Helene Davis, Paducah, KY,
Sponsored by Rochester Area Fiber Artists
Carol Benson Memorial Award
Christine Wickert, Penfield, NY, Bijou Soie, 2008
Sponsored by Peter Benson
Lisa Hochstein, Santa Cruz, CA, Flag 1, 2006
Paula Swett, Lewisburg, PA, Glimpse 5, 2006
Bob Adams Lafayette, IN
Fran Adler Manchester, MI
Pamela Allen Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Tierney Barden Cortland, NY
Elizabeth Barton Athens, GA
Patricia Berardi Penfield, NY
Judi Blaydon Milford, MI
Leslie Bowman-Friedlander Reisterstown, MD
Peggy Brown Nashville, IN
Marianne Burr Coupeville, WA
Benedicte Caneill Larchmont, NY
Violet Cavazos Falls Church, VA
Marion Coleman Castro Valley, CA
Gerrie Congdon Portland, OR
Helene Davis Paducah, KY
Marcia DeCamp Palmyra, NY
Pat Dolan State College, PA
Nancy Erickson Missoula, MT
Ann Feitelson Montague, MA
Heidi Field-Alvarez Richmond, VA
Betty Ford Silver Spring, MD
Marilyn Gillis Shelburne, VT
Valerie Goodwin Tallahassee, FL
Deborah Gregory Bellevue, WA
Cindy Grisdela Great Falls, VA
Sarah Hale Lansing, NY
Nancy Hicks East Rochester, NY
Wendy Hill Sunriver, OR
Lisa Hochstein Santa Cruz, CA
Terry Jarrard-Dimond Clemson, SC
Randy Keenan Caldwell, NJ
Nancy Kimpel Oconomowoc, WI
Catherine Kleeman Ruxton, MD
Harue Konishi Nakano-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
Ellin Larimer Pt. Ludlow, WA
Eileen Lauterborn Farmingdale, NY
Denise Linet Center Harbor, NH
Joyce Martelli Rochester, NY
Linda McCurry Gilbert, AZ
Barbara McKie Lyme, CT
Pamela Morris Nokomis, FL
Pamela Mostek Cheney, WA
Jean Neblett San Francisco, CA
Elin Noble New Bedford, MA
Pat Pauly Pittsford, NY
Marti Plager Louisville, KY
Kay Preston Deep Gap, NC
Wen Redmond Strafford, NH
Emily Richardson Philadelphia, PA
Leslie Riley Skokie, IL
Lora Rocke Lincoln, NE
Diane Savona Passaic, NJ
Alison Schwabe Montevideo, Uruguay
Cheri Sheridan Cortland, NY
Brenda Smith Flagstaff, AZ
Patricia Spillane East Greenbush, NY
Wendeanne Stitt Santa Cruz, CA
Paula Swett Lewisburg, PA
Betty Taylor Norwich, NY
Carol Taylor Pittsford, NY
Nelda Warkentin Anchorage, AK
Laura Wasilowski Elgin, IL
Carol Ann Waugh Denver, CO
Ethel Whittemore Endwell, NY
Christine Wickert Penfield, NY
Leni Wiener New Rochelle, NY
Erin Wilson Brooklyn, NY
Julia Wood Vestavia Hills, AL
Brenda Smith, Aspens 5, 2007
Laura Wasilowski, Yellow Chair Loves Apples, 2007
Lisa Hochstein, Flag 1, 2006
Erin Wilson, Spice, 2007
Preview Reception: Saturday, 6 – 8pm
11/1 Be the first to see our 28th annual juried quilt show. Enjoy 87 quilts by 68 artists. Free and open to the public.
Open House & Walk-About Tour : Sunday, 2pm
11/2 Join us for the 1st official day of the 28th annual quilt show. Meet exhibiting quilters and enjoy a walk-about tour of the exhibit with Executive Director Donna Lamb at 2pm.
QBL2 3-Day Quilting Classes, 9am – 4:30pm
10/31 – 11/1 Shibori: Dye & Discharge with Elin Noble.
11/7 – 11/9 Making Marks with Dorothy Caldwell & Nuno Relief Art Felt with Cher Benda. Cost: $270 per class plus supplies. Go to www.myartcenter.org for more information or to register online.
Trunk Show with Barbara Conte-Gaugal, 2pm
11/16 Barbara Conte-Gaugel is a full-time studio artist who divides her time among several disciplines. Primarily a fiber artist for several years, she broadened her scope to include the areas of photography, painting and mixed media.
Originally from Rochester, New York, Barbara resided in Connecticut and Washington, D.C. before returning to Upstate and making her permanent home in Syracuse.
Trunk Show with Ruth Ohol, 2pm
11/23 Ruth Ohol has been sewing for 50 years and quilting for 17. As a former Bernina shop employee, she mastered a wealth of machine techniques which she's added to her quiltmaking bag of trick. Judges have recognized her precision machine work and striking combinations of fabric and color.
Trunk Show with Marcia DeCamp, 2pm
11/30 Abstract designs and strong geometric patterns dominate Marcia DeCanp's current work. She feels a strong connection to the Southwest and her color palette often reflects this influence. She dyes most of her own fabrics with Procion MX dyes, composes her work with many references to landscapes and the natural world, and completes her pieced works with machine quilting. In 2007, Marcia and her husband completed a 25 x 35 foot timber frame addition to create a wonderful state-of-the-art studio for Marcia’s growing absorption in quilt making.
Trunk Show with Ruth White, 2pm
12/7 While Ruth has always dabbled in various artistic endeavors, for most of her adult life, science has been her profession, her passion, and her primary art.But in 1999, she discovered the fascination of quilting after a Judy Dales' slide show introduced her to the world of art quilts.When she followed her job from central Texas to upstate New York in late September 2000, she found a cadre of like-minded fiber artists, especially her fellow Quilt Divas, who have proven to be very inspirational.
A Stitch in Time by Dan Duggan & Peggy Lynn, 2pm
12/14 Songs Celebrating the Art & Heritage of Quilting performed by Dan Duggan & Peggy Lynn.
Holiday Traditions, 12 – 5pm
12/14 Annual holiday open house at Auburn’s historic & cultural sites including the Art Center. Free admission.
About the Jurors
Cynthia Corbin Woodinville, WA
An artist, quilter, and teacher, Cynthia Corbin draws on her love of both folk art and abstract art in her work, in which she explores dyeing and painting, and intensive machine quilting with a problem solving, seat of the pants, approach to quilt construction. Cynthia’s art quilts have been published and exhibited throughout the United States and Europe, in exhibitions such as Visions, Quilt National, CraftForms, and Fiberart International. She lectures and teaches nationally, drawing on her passion for developing each student’s individual voice. As an artist, Cynthia has devoted herself to extensive study, working to deepen her understanding of the processes that drive her work.
Bruce Hoffman Philadelphia, PA
Director of Snyderman-Works Galleries, one of the country’s leading contemporary craft galleries. He holds a Bachelors degree in Fine Art in painting from Temple University’s prestigious Tyler School of Art. His curatorial work has been recognized in reviews, articles and publications such as Fiberarts Magazine, American Craft Magazine, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the New York Times. In 2008 his 6th International Fiber Biennial hosted 93 international textile artists and was pivotal in a city wide fiber extravaganza, FiberPhiladelphia, hosted by the University of the Arts with 26 exhibitions taking place in the Philadelphia region.
Denyse Schmidt Bridgeport, CT
A former graphic designer and graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, and a former professional seamstress, Denyse Schmidt grew up in central Massachusetts, surrounded by the textile mill towns prevalent in that area. As owner of Denyse Schmidt Quilts (DSQ), she brings these eclectic influences together in quilts characterized by simple graphics and rich color. Denyse reinterprets tradition to make modern functional quilts that are fresh and offbeat. Her Couture and custom quilts, have been in production since 1996. Clients of DSQ have included Takashimaya, The American Folk Art Museum, The Whitney Museum Store, Aero, Garnet Hill, and Sundance.