Sunday, February 6, 2011

Form Not Function Exhibit 2011

I have some photos from the "Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie" Exhibit at the Carnegie Center for Art and History in New Albany. It will be available for viewing until March 5, 2011. Please take the time to view this exhibit. There is SO much more that I wasn't able to show you, and the pictures DO NOT do the pieces justice.

"Red Bioluminescence" was made by Barbara Watler of Hollywood, FL. It is a whole cloth quilt and uses reverse applique with photo transfers. It is machine and hand stitched and embellished. It is machine and hand quilted. It was chosen the "Best in Show."
"Oil Spill 2" was given the Award for Political and Social Commentary presented by Kathleen Loomis. It was made by Caroline Szeremet from Hebron, KY. It is a single piece mono-print and painted with thickened dyes and fabric paint. It is machine quilted.
Jill Ault's piece, "Ovals, Interference" was made using digitally printed cotton. It is pieced and machine quilted. It was given the Award of Merit by "Today's Woman Magazine." Jill is from Ann Arbor, MI.
"Self-portrait (#5)" was presented the Award of Excellence by Louisville Area Fiber and Textile Artists. The piece was made by Shin-hee Chin from McPherson, KS. (Dye and paint. Fabric twisting, blanket stitch, hand quilted.)
This is a close up of "Self-portrait (#5)." Tubes of fabric are actually rolled and connected to form this piece.
I didn't get a chance to photograph all the winners; I missed these.

Award of Excellence for "Appalachian Landscape V" (Patricia Mink; Johnson City, TN) presented by the River City Fiber Artists
Award of Merit for "Home #13" (Lisa A. Call; Denver, CO) presented by the Forget Me Knot Quilt Shoppe

This was one of my favorites in the show. I think it is because of the luminescence that comes from the piece. "Plexus" was made by Betty Busby of Albuquerque, NM. (Fiber-silk, cotton. Acid dye, stencil, and airbrush.)
Rayna Gillman (West Orange, NJ) made "Broken Dreams." (Fiber, Monoprint and screen print on cotton.) I'm all about the "graffiti look."
"Crossing the Line" is made of black and white cotton fabrics. The figure fabric is by Red Ant Textiles. Cotton batting was used. The piece is machine pieced, hand appliqued, and hand quilted and embroidered. Melani Brewer is the maker and is from Cooper City, FL.
"Grieved" is a free-standing piece. It was made by Jill Rumoshosky Werner from Wichita, KS. It consists of cotton fabric and cotton batting. It is machine pieced and quilted.
Judie Huss of Indianapolis, IN, made "Study in Black and Grey." (Discharged cotton with cotton stitching. Hand quilted.)
 I thought you might like to see a close up of this piece.
"Aspen Reflection Watercolor" was made by Charlotte Ziebarth from Boulder, CO. (Digital textile. Digitally altered photos printed on cloth, free motion quilted.)
What a fantastic show! I've only shown you a small portion of the exhibit. If you get a chance, you MUST see it in person--these pictures just don't do any of the pieces justice. For more details about this exhibit (and others) check the "Upcoming Quilting/Fiber arts Events" portion of my blog--to the right of the blog posts.


Barbara Triscari said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing, especially since the photos were good enough quality to click and view!

Laura said...

Do a google search for Betty Busby and check out her website--her quilts are beautiful. It's always so great to see quilts like these in person at a show, instead of pictures, because they're so much more amazing in person. I love the zigzag stitching on the first picture, do you know if that was done by hand?

Karoda said...

Beth, I didn't make it over to see this show! I can't believe I did this! I really appreciate the photos as just a hint of what I missed. I love the Study in Black and Grey!