Quilts=Art=Quilts 2017

Oct. 28, 2017, to 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.

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