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2021 Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie

The Carnegie Center for Art and History presents Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie, an annual exhibition of contemporary art quilts. The 18th Form, Not Function opens May 14 and continues through July 10, 2021.

Since its founding in 2004, the show has become one of the premiere exhibitions of contemporary art quilts in the nation. The exhibition is juried each year by a rotating panel of fiber artists & experts, who consider the originality, design, technique, and craftsmanship of artwork submitted submitted by artists from across the United States.

Follow the Carnegie Center on Facebook, Instagram, or join our mailing list to be notified with the call for art opens in early 2021. All works must be quilted (two or more distinct layers held together with stitches). The layers may include fiber and textile materials, but this is not required and other techniques and mediums are acceptable as long as the work is quilted, as defined above. The exhibit is open to artists, age 18 or older, living in the United States. Accepted artists will be eligible for cash awards equaling over $2,000, including a $1,000 Best of Show award.


Pictured above: Marty Ornish, detail of She gazed at the carousel through rose-colored glasses, 2020 Suellen Wilkinson Best in Show Award Presented by Carnegie Center for Art & History, Inc. winner.


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