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2017 Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie

Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie is an annual, juried exhibition of contemporary art quilts art held at the Carnegie Center for Art & History in New Albany, Indiana.  Since it’s founding in 2004, the show has become one of the premiere exhibitions of contemporary art quilts in the nation. The Carnegie Center would like to thank the 284 quilts which were  entered into the 2017 Form, Not Function competitive juried exhibition. Congratulations to all whose work was selected for inclusion. Our gratitude also gots out to our three jurors for selecting this exhibition. Please join us on Friday, July 21 from 6:00-8:00PM as we honor the prize-winning artists and their quilts.

 

2017 Accepted Artists

Tracy Bader, Anchorage, AK

Emily Bogard, Bloomington, IN

Peggy Brown, Nashville, IN

Betty Busby, Albuquerque, NM

Erika Carter, Renton, WA

Sandra Palmer Ciolino, Cincinnati, OH

Deborah Fell, Urbana, IL

Michele Hardy, Silverthorne, CO

Ruby Horansky, Brooklyn, NY

Deborah Hyde, West Bloomfield, MI

Patricia Kennedy-Zafred, Murrysville, PA

Naida Koraly, Cape Carteret, NC

Liz Kuny, Morristown, NJ

Percy Lam, Honolulu, HI

Paulette Landers, Rainier, OR

Susan Lenz, Columbia, SC

Niraja Lorenz, Eugene, OR

Susie Monday, Pipe Creek, TX

Barbara Nepom, Lopez Island, WA

Marty Ornish, La Mesa, CA

Anne Parker, Portland, OR

Judith Plotner, Gloversville, NY

Jennifer Reis, Morehead, KY

Beth Schnellenberger, Jasper, IN

Joan Sowada, Gilette, WY

Laraine Wade, Olympia, WA

 

Meet the 2017 Jurors

Form, Not Function is juried each year by a rotating panel of fiber artists & experts, who consider the originality, design, technique, and craftsmanship of the submitted works. The 2017 jury includes:

Françoise Barnes lives and creates in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She discovered a love for creating art quilts after moving to the United States from France and attending classes at Ohio University. She then spent 20 years exhibiting, teaching, jurying, and sharing her passion of art quilts throughout the United States and abroad. Barnes was also one of three artists that co-founded the prestigious “Quilt National” biennial exhibition at the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio in 1979. Her work can be found in the collections of Aetna, Delaware Art Museum, and General Electric, among others.  https://www.saatchiart.com/francoisebarnes

Ramona Lindsey is a self-taught fiber artist and the Director of Education at the Kentucky Museum of Art + Craft in Louisville, Kentucky. Lindsey uses her background in education and art for social activism and community building through a number of projects in both Louisville and Chicago, such as the “Stop the Violence” traveling quilts exhibit created with her fourth grade students to raise awareness and promote peace in Chicago.  www.ramonadlindsey.blogspot.com

Shawn Quinlan lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and has been an art quilter since 1995.  Over the years, Quinlan has been able to incorporate various aspects of many different art mediums with which he’s worked with to create his sometimes edgy, always humorous, quilts that often comment on contemporary politics and culture. He has shown his work throughout the United States, Europe, and Australia, including multiple times in “Form, Not Function” at the Carnegie Center and “Quilt National” at Dairy Barn in Athens, Ohio. Quinlan was also a part of the touring exhibition “Man-Made: Contemporary Male Quilters” over 2015 and 2016.  http://www.shawnquinlan.com/index.html

Cash Awards

Each year, as part of the Form, Not Function exhibition, the judges award a variety of prizes to the accepted artists and their quilts, including:

  • $1,000 Suellen Wilkinson Best of Show sponsored by Carnegie Center Inc.
  • $500 Award in memory of textile artist Alma Lesch sponsored by the DELvelopment Foundation
  • $500 Award of Excellence presented by the Louisville Area Fiber and Textile Artists
  • $300 Award of Excellence presented by River City Fiber Artists
  • $100 Award for Creative Use of Stitching presented by the Southern Indiana Quilt Guild
  • $100 Award for Political and Social Commentary
  • $100 Inspired by Nature Award
  •  $50 Visitors’ Choice Award

 

Image Credit: Niraja Lorenz, Strange Attractor # 20, 2016. Art Quilt. nirajalorenz.com