Quilts=Art=Quilts 2017

Oct 28, 2017 - Jan 7, 2018

Quilts=Art=Quilts is an international juried quilt exhibition at the Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, New York. This year's exhibit will feature quilts by 65 artists from across the US and around the world.

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2017, through January 7, 2018. The year's exhibit was juried byJeannette DeNicolis Meyer, Marcia Young, and Joan Schulze. Prizes were choosen by Marica Young, each juror chose a juror's choice award, and donor sponsored prizes were selected by the Schweinfurth.  Click here to view a video of the exhibit, prepared by our volunteer Stephen Achimore.

This year's prize winners are: 

Best of Show: Ruins 1 by Leah Higgins

First Prize: People of the Wind by Shin-hee Chin

Second Prize: Infinity IV by Elena Stokes

Third Prize: Container by Kathy Ford

Award for Surface Design: Griffith and Broadway by Marian Zielinski

Juror's Choice: Breakthrough by Elizabeth Busch

Juror's Choice: Flying Geese- One Voice by Vicki Conley 

Juror's Choice: Frameworks IV by Julia Graziano 

The Schweinfurth Award for Excellence: Tumbling by Naomi Velasquez 

The Catherine Hastedt Award for Hand Workmanship: Compaction & Drift by Shea Wilkinson

The Shirley Hastedt Award: Red Jive and Blue Jive by Gerri Spilka 

We encourage weekend visitors to plan their visits around the Trunk Shows which will be held throughout QAQ on four Sundays at 2:00 pm. Presenting artists bring a wide variety of their work and describe their process and approach to quilting. The admission fee allows visitors to view the exhibits and join the trunk shows. Trunk Shows will include:

Nov. 5th  Regina Sweet 

Nov. 19th Pat Pauly 

Nov. 26th Carol Boyer 

Dec. 3 Beverly Kondolf 

The exhibit will be on view through Sunday, January 7, 2018. Note that the Art Center is CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, and we close at 2pm on November 22.

Artists accepted into this year's exhibit include:

1. Esterita Austin

2. Liz Axford

3. Suzy Bates

4. Margaret Black

5. Marianne Burr

6. Betty Busby

7. Elizabeth A. Busch

8. Susan Callahan

9. Susan E. Carlson

10. Erika Carter

11. Sharon Carvalho

12. Sharon Casey

13. Shin-hee Chin

14. Sandra Palmer Ciolino

15. Jette Clover

16. Holly L. Cole

17. Vicki Conley

18. Lisa Corson

19. Nancy Crasco

20. Helene F. Davis

21. Maggie Butterfield Dickinson

22. Ann B. Feitelson

23. Kathy Ford

24. Diane W. Franklin

25. Helen K. Geglio

26. Leah E. Gravells

27. Julia Graziano

28. Sandy Gregg

29. Ayn Hanna

30. Leah Higgins

31. Karen L. Hinkle

32. Stacy Hurt

33. Kathleen Kastles

34. Patricia Kennedy-Zafred

35. Paula L. Kovarik

36. Liz Kuny

37. Kimberly Lacy

38. Viviana Lombrozo

39. Niraja C. Lorenz

40. Valerie Maser-Flanagan

41. Diane Melms

42. Elizabeth Michellod-Dutheil

43. Orit Modiano

44. Melody Money

45. Elizabeth A. Nacenta de la Croix

46. Kathy Nida

47. Pat Pauly

48. The Pixeladies

49. Wen Redmond

50. Ann Ribbens

51. Helena Scheffer

52. Barbara J. Schneider

53. Beth Schnellenberger

54. Karen Schulz

55. Mary Ruth Smith

56. Ileana L. Soto

57. Gerri Spilka

58. Andrew Steinbrecher

59. Elena Stokes

60. Naomi S. Velasquez

61. Nancy Whittington

62. Shea Wilkinson

63. Marianne R. Williamson

64. Ellen Wong

65. Marian Zielinski

Horizontal image at top of the website page is of Beth Schnellenberger's Scorched Earth, 2016 (detail), one of the quilts accepted into the exhibit.