Quilt National 2017 | January 25 - April 14, 2018
20th Biennial International Juried Art Quilt Exhibition produced by the Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, Ohio.
Image credit: Rosemary Hoffenberg, Regatta, 2016, cotton, thread, natural batting, 43" x 38"
Produced by the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio, Quilt National 2017 is the 20th biennial international juried art quilt competition dedicated to the promotion of the contemporary art quilt. Its focus is to provide the viewer with a visual presentation of innovative trends in the medium of layered and stitched fabric. Artworks were selected by jurors Nancy Crow, Petra Fallaux, and Art Martin. The OAC Riffe Gallery presents 36 of the orginial 86 works in the exhibition.
“Quilt National ’17 is, in the final selections, a celebration of the spirit of the original 1979 exhibition, a declaration of the power and versatility of the quilt as a means of artistic expression.” - Art Martin, Quilt National ’17 juror.
EVENTS & PROGRAMMING | Free and open to the public.
Opening Day Exhibition Tour with Jane Forrest Redfern | Thurs., Jan. 25, noon - 1 p.m.
Join the Dairy Barn Art Center's executive director for an in-depth tour about the exhibition. Light refreshments served.
Words and Valentines with Amy Greenberg | Thurs., Feb. 1, 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Create poetic and collaged valentines. Click HERE to register, Jan. 2 - 31.
Artist Talk with Kate Gorman | Thurs., Feb. 8, Noon – 1 p.m.
Hear from a Quilt National '17 artist about her work and career.
Narrative Textiles with Kate Gorman | Thurs., March 8, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Experiment with mixed media-fabric, paper collage, and stitching in this visual storytelling workshop. Space is limited, come early.
Storytelling Writing Workshop with Omope Carter Daboiku | Thurs., March 29, 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Create a story and feel empowered in the traditional art of storytelling with a griot and artist. Click HERE to register, Feb. 28 - March 28.
Family and Friends Playshop with Deborah Griffing | Sat., March 31, 1 – 3 p.m.
Transform fabric remnants into dolls, animals, and lovable monsters through stitches and thread. Click HERE to register, Feb. 28 - March 30.
Funky Hand-Stitched Scarves with Sue Cavanaugh | Thurs., April 5, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Re-purpose materials into one of a kind wearable works of art. Click HERE to register, March 5 - April 4.
Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative | April 12 - May 10, 2018
Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative is dedicated to promoting the art of printmaking by providing a well-equipted studio, educational opportunities, an environment of mutual support, camaraderie, and inspiration for artists, students, and the community.
Image credit: Jennifer Cross, Ascension by Lotus, 2017, woodcut relief print, 25" x 31"
For more images from current, upcoming, and past exhibitions--visit the OAC's Riffe Gallery Flickr. For more information about past exhibitions--visit our exhibitions archive page.
IN THE VERN RIFFE CENTER LOBBY
Inside Looking Out: Creative Works by Ohio Prison Inmates | Dec. 19, 2017 – Jan. 28, 2018
Inmates from several Ohio prison facilities create works of art with unexpected, imaginative recycled materials in addition to conventional media. The exhibition is presented by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, the OAC Riffe Gallery, and the Correctional Institution Inspection Committee.
Closed Sundays and all state holidays.
MARY GRAY | Riffe Gallery Director
Vern Riffe Center for Government & the Arts, First Floor Lobby
77 S. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215-3414
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