Best in Show
Presented by Carnegie Center, Inc.
Barbara W Watler Hollywood, FL
2011 Form, Not Function Quilt Art
For the eighth year, the Carnegie Center for Art & History invites artists to submit entries for Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie, an exhibition exploring the world of contemporary art quilts. This annual, juried exhibit draws works of art by artists across the United States and celebrates innovation and creative thought in the increasingly popular medium of art quilts.
The Carnegie Center is pleased to have Rowland Ricketts, Judy Rush and Joanne Weis as jurors for the 2011 Form, Not Function exhibition. In addition to selecting the works for the exhibit, they will also select some of the exhibition awards on the opening day of the exhibition. The awards include the Carnegie Center, Inc. $1,000 Best of Show prize, a $300 Award of Excellence presented by River City Fiber Artists, a $200 Award of Excellence presented by the Louisville Area Fiber and Textile Artists, a $100 Award for Political and Social Commentary, and a $50 Visitors’ Choice Award, as well as additional Merit Awards sponsored by local individuals and organizations with an interest in the fiber arts.
We invite you to read about our jurors for the 2011 exhibition and enjoy images of the 2011 award-winning artworks below!
Rowland Ricketts utilizes natural dyes and historical processes to create contemporary textiles that span art and design. His recent projects work to involve others in the process of local plant dyes to question how we live, create, and consume in contemporary America. Trained in indigo farming and dyeing in Japan, Rowland received his MFA in Fibers from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2005 and is currently an assistant professor of Textiles at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. His work has been exhibited at the Textile Museum, Cavin-Morris Gallery in New York, and was included in Fiberart International 2007. Visit his website at www.rickettsindigo.com.
Judy Rush is an award winning fiber artist. Her work has been shown in many fabulous venues, Quilt National, The Columbus Museum of Art, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Grants Pass Museum of Art to name just a few. She has also had several solo exhibitions in addition to participating in many invitational venues. She appeared in the Quilting Arts TV program on PBS with Pokey Bolton this past winter. Living in Columbus Ohio, she has unlimited access to all the great fiber art that the area cultivates! Visit her website at www.judyrush.com.
Joanne Weis is a mixed media textile artist in Louisville, Kentucky whose work can be found in numerous private collections around the country. She has an M.A. in Fine Arts from the University of Louisville, is President of the Louisville Area Fiber and Textile Artists and as such promotes appreciation of fiber and textile art within the community.