Monday, February 17, 2014

Artist as Quiltmaker XVI and Public Quilt/Fiber Bombing Opportunity

"Kings Yard Farmers Market," 18.5" x 28", made by Pam Geisel, July 2013
 
I recently learned that my art quilt "Kings Yard Farmers Market" was accepted in the "Artist as Quiltmaker" show, which is the second-longest-running art quilt exhibition and happens every other year. The exhibit is presented by The Firelands Association for the Visual Arts, located in Oberlin, Ohio.

I have entered this show before but this is my first time being accepted in it. I feel very honored to be included since they had over 400 entries and only accepted about 50 of them. I'm also excited to see the other wonderful quilts in this exhibit.

The exhibit opens on May 11 and goes through July 27, 2014 with a walk-about with exhibitors on Sun., May 11 at 2 pm.

The gallery is open Tue–Sat, 11a–5p; Sun 1–5p with extended hours Memorial Day/Oberlin College commencement weekend: May 23, 24, 25: 10a–6p. It is located in the New Union Center for the Arts, 39 South Main St. in Oberlin. The gallery is on the east side of Main Street, across the street and north of the Post Office. There is free parking available on Main and College Streets and in nearby parking lots.

There are seven additional exhibits on view in Oberlin during the Artist as Quiltmaker show, most of them are fiber-related. A list of the exhibits and details are here:
http://www.aqmfava.org/quiltconnections-2014/

This year they are planning a first-ever Quilt/Fiber "Bombing" during the exhibit and here's how YOU can participate in the Quilt/Fiber Bombing:

The details are at: http://www.aqmfava.org/quiltconnections-2014/oberlin-quilt-bombing/

Quilt/Fiber blocks should be 12" (finished size) and they ask that there are ties attached. Instructions for finishing and adding ties are at:
http://www.aqmfava.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Quiltbombinginstructions.pdf

They need the squares by May 1. If you are interested in participating, they ask that you sign up here:
http://www.aqmfava.org/quiltconnections-2014/oberlin-quilt-bombing/quilt-bombing-sign-up/

2 comments:

Debbie said...

Congrats Pam! It's always exciting to be accepted!

Debbie (DebiDesigns at Etsy)

Astrid said...

Congrats Pam! Well deserved, the quilt is gorgeous!