Quilts=Art=Quilts is an international juried quilt exhibition at the Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, New York. The Art Center has been a longstanding proponent of quilts as a visual arts medium and has been presenting quilts in a gallery setting since 1981. The Art Center is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization. Jurors select quilts based on overall quality of design, visual impact, and originality. Prizes are awarded, including $1,000 for Best of Show.
Registration: June 18, 2019 to August 2, 2019
Exhibit Dates: October 26, 2019-January 5, 2020
Artist Reception & Awards: Saturday, October 26, 4-6pm
The opening weekend of the exhibit will include an Artist Reception and Awards Presentation, workshops, and a Quilter's Dinner.
The entry fee for current members of the Schweinfurth Art Center is $30. The fee for non-members is $35. If you are unsure of your membership status at the Art Center, please call us at 315.255-1553 or email us (email@example.com) before beginning the application process.
Dutch native Petra Fallaux is a writer, curator, and artist based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She co-directs an award winning architectural firm, Springboard Design, whose work includes museum, exhibition, and public interest design. After receiving degrees in psychology and film studies in the Netherlands, Petra moved to the United States where she earned a Master of Arts Management degree from Carnegie Mellon University. Upon graduation, the university hired Petra to direct its art galleries. She curated well over one hundred exhibitions in a variety of media ranging from quilts, paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, video, architecture, and design, to multi media and site specific installations.
Petra was born in the early sixties to a textile worker dad and seamstress mom in the town of Leiden, known for its rich history of broadcloth industries. From regularly visiting the mesmerizing looms her dad managed at the factory of J.J.Krantz & Zoon, to watching her mom sew on her beloved Necchi, she grew up fond of fabrics and their possibilities. Petra's approach to making quilts is grounded in art. Modern painting and design - graphic, interior or architectural - are major influences. Her ongoing art quilt series, Formations, embodies her credo of shape, color, and simplicity.
Claire Benn is one of the UK's leading mixed media and textile artists. Claire lives and works in a converted barn in Surrey, UK. She is an author, curator, and educator in art textiles. Her work has been exhibited in galleries on an international scale, including: USA: 'Material Pulses; Eight Viewpoints' Ohio (2016), Europe: The Florence Biennale (2007) ‘European Art Quilt’ touring Europe and the USA (2004, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2017), UK: 'Lines, Rows, Rhythm & Repetition' Birmingham (2016) and with ViewSeven at the Menier Gallery, London (2013, 2015, 2017)- among many more. Claire’s book publishing includes publications via the teaching studio of Committed to Cloth, which she co-founded and partnered until 2015. There are six publications, including ‘Making Your Mark’ and ‘Finding Your Own Visual Language’. In addition to teaching at the Committed to Cloth studios, her teaching work has brought her to the Crow Timber-Framed Barn in Ohio, USA, the Masseria della Zingara in Puglia, Italy, The Textile Centre in Minneapolis USA, The Surface Design Association Conference, Kansas City, USA and Textile Studio in Speyer, Germany. Claire has also curated exhibitions and served as a juror for European Art Quilt 2010, 2012 and 2014, and Fine Art Quilt Masters in 2013.