Quilt National 2017
January 25 - April 14, 2018

Promotional exhibition postcard featuring neutral colored abstract quilt
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 original 86 works in the exhibition. 

Featured artists include Natalya Aikens, Liz Axford, Catherine Beard, Pat Budge, Elizabeth Busch, Benedicte Caneill, Vicki Conley, Eti David, Kate Gorman, Julia Graziano, Kerri Green, Patty Hawkins, Ana Lisa Hedstrom, Rosemary Hoffenberg, Judy Kirpich, Elke Klein, Paula Kovarik, Al Kruger, Carol Larson, Lynne Lee, Linda Levin, Shulamit Liss, Viviana Lombrozo, Judith E. Martin, Valerie Maser-Flanagan, Pat Pauly, Danette Pratt, Shawn Quinlan, Daren Redman, Denise L. Roberts, Dinah Sargeant, Karen Schulz, Joan Schulze, Ginny Smith, Gerri Spilka, and Kit Vincent.

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.

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