Monday, July 18, 2011


The Brush Gallery & Artists' Studios
256 Market Street, Lowell, MA 01852
Exhibition Dates: August 11 - September 10, 2011
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 13, 3 - 5 pm (during the Lowell Quilt Festival).

LOWELL, MA (July 17, 2011) Art Quilts Lowell is an annual, juried exhibition of the finest art quilts in Canada and the United States.
Time to Grow, Wen Redmond
Today, quilts are finally overcoming their old-fashioned reputation. Once perceived as blocklike, follow-the-rules fabric sandwiches, contemporary art quilts — with the emphasis on art — break the conventional code.
The quilt artist seeks to innovate by applying art principles and art experience from other areas like drawing, painting, and sculpting as well as working with the tactile richness of fabric and by adding the textures of quilting stitches
As defined by The Art Quilt Association, "The contemporary art quilt is an original exploration of a concept rather than a traditional pattern. It experiments with textile manipulation, color, texture and a diversity of mixed media." 
The concept for this year's Art Quilts Lowell is The Sea and there is a remarkable breadth of interpretation and materials by 31 artists from all over the US and Canada. 

This Year's Artists
Betty Busby - NM
Victoria Carr - MA
Gerrie Congdon - OR
Lisa M. Corson - CT
Nancy Crasco - MA
Grace Errea - CA
Diane Franklin - MA
Sandy Gregg - MA
Carol Anne Grotrian - MA
Beverly Hertler - NJ
Rosemary Hoffenberg - MA
Lauren Horowitz - NY
Janice Jones - MA
Deborah Lacativa - GA
Susan Lenz – SC
Ingrid Lincoln - Manitoba

Valerie Maser-Flanagan - MA
Jeanelle McCall - TX

Lorie McCown - VA

Penny Prudden Myles - MA

Suzanne R. Neusner - NY

Gay Ousley – TX

Gladys A. Perkins - MA

Time to Grow, detail
Wen Redmond - NH

Susan M. Rouleau - SD

Norma Schlager – CT
Carolyn Spiegel - NY

Pamela A Stanton - MA

Carol Ann Waugh – CO

Juror: Gerald Roy, Member, Executive Board, National Quilt Museum, Paducah, KY; Chair, Acquisitions Committee; Member, of National Advisory Board, Administrator, Quilt Appraisal Certification Program - American Quilters Society, Paducah, KY; Acquisitions Board: New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, MA.

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Jo Murray said...

Great to see that line between Art and Craft getting blurrier.

Amy Munson said...

From the pieces I have seen, it looks like it is going to be a great show. And my mom (Susan Rouleau) is one of the artists.

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