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Quilts=Art=Quilts is an international juried quilt exhibition at the Schweinfurth Art Center. The Art Center has been a longstanding proponent of quilts as a visual arts medium and has been presenting quilts in a gallery setting since 1981. Jurors select quilts based on overall quality of design, visual impact and originality. Prizes are awarded, including $1,000 for Best of Show.
 
Exhibit dates: October 27, 2018-January 6, 2019
Online entries accepted: Now - Friday, July 20, 2018
 
The opening weekend of the exhibit will include an Artist Reception and Awards Presentation, workshops, and a Quilter’s Dinner & Lecture.
 
All entries must be made online at: www.qaqentry.org
 
The entry fee for current members of the Schweinfurth Art Center is $30.  The fee for non-members is $35.   If you are unsure of your membership status at the Art Center, please call us at 315.255-1553 or email us (info@schweinfurthartcenter.org) before beginning the application process.
 
Jurors
 
Gerri Spilka
Gerri Spilka’s award winning work has been exhibited in art and textile shows in Europe, Canada, and the US. Trained as an artist, social scientist, and architect and urban planner, Spilka’s fabric work investigates themes grounded in these ways of knowing the world. The interactions and ambiguities of people and place are expressed through bold shape and color. She has been making pieced fabric, and dye painted and printed constructions for over ten years. Spilka studied with Nancy Crow, Dianne Hricko, Claire Benn and Carol Soderland. Spilka has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University, a master’s degree in Psychology from Temple University; and an M. Arch. from the University of Pennsylvania. She resides in Philadelphia. Learn more about Gerri at www.gerrispilka.com.
 
Kit Vincent
Kit Vincent is a full-time studio artist who lives in Ottawa, Canada. A quilter best known for her large, layered quilts featuring textured lines that convey rough, colorful brushtrokes, she studied with Nancy Crow and has been making textile constructions for 15 years. Her work investigates expressive themes grounded in 2-dimensional design, negative spaces, lines, colors and subtle textures. Her quilts have been shown in museums and quilt exhibitions in Australia, Canada, Europe and the United States. Learn more about Kit at www.kitvincent.com.
 
Prize Juror – Robert Shaw
Robert Shaw is an independent scholar and curator whose most recent book, American Quilts: The Democratic Art, offers the first truly comprehensive history of the art of American quilts and quiltmaking. He has curated exhibitions of antique and contemporary quilts at major museums and expositions in the United States, Europe, and Japan, and lectured at the de Young Museum of Fine Arts, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Textile Museum of Canada, and dozens of other venues. Learn more about Bob at www.roberteshaw.com.
 
Please visit www.qaqentry.org for further details and to enter.