Circular Abstractions: Bull’s Eye Quilts

June 3 to Aug. 20, 2017

Circular Abstractions is a special summer exhibit curated by world-renowned quilter Nancy Crow and organized by the Muskegon Museum of Art.

Curator Nancy Crow challenged the participating artists to create a unique design based upon the Bull’s Eye pattern: four circles comprised of concentric rings (the iconic target symbol), set in a grid of four blocks, or quadrants. The quilts have been conceived in improvisation, in building upon or breaking down an established pattern into something new and individually expressive.

Sponsors for this exhibit include the Osborne Memorial Association, the Senator John A. DeFrancisco Arts in Cayuga County Program, and Bayer Crop Science.

Participating artists include:

Patricia Altenburg, State College, Pennsylvania

Kathy Anso, Otorohanga, New Zealand

Julie Drake, Anacortes, Alaska

Maria Elkins, Beavercreek, Ohio

Tommy Fitzsimmons, Romeoville, Illinois

Valerie Maser-Flanagan, Carlisle, Massachusetts

Julia Graziano, Manlius, New York

Patricia Guthrie, Oakland, California

Ruth Harmelink, Granger, Indiana

Wendy Hook, Fort Worth, Texas

Monica Johnstone, East Grand Rapids, Michigan

Roxanna Kantarjian, Toronto, Ontario

Kaci Kyler, Brush Prairie, Washington

Pamela Loewen, Williamston, Michigan

Beth Markel, Rochester, Michigan

Marni McMahan, Heriot Bay, British Columbia

Diane Melms, Anchorage, Alaska

Sue Ritter Milling, Indianola, Washington

Randi Morgan, Rolling bay, Washinton

Adrienne Murray, Surrey Hills, Australia

Heather Pregger, Fort Worth, Texas

Karen Querna, Spokane, Washington

Lee Sproull, Leeds, Massachusetts

Susan Wessels, Somerset West, South Africa