2018 Form, Not Function: Quilt art at the Carnegie
Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie is an annual, juried exhibition of contemporary art quilts art held at the Carnegie Center for Art & History in New Albany, Indiana. Since it’s founding in 2004, the show has become one of the premiere exhibitions of contemporary art quilts in the nation. The Carnegie Center would like to thank the artists who submitted hundreds of quilts for consideration into the 2018 Form, Not Function competitive juried exhibition. Congratulations to all whose work was selected for inclusion. Our gratitude also goes out to the three guest jurors for selecting this exhibition. Please join us on Friday, May 25th from 6:00-8:00PM for the opening reception and present awards to the prize-winning artists and their quilts.
2018 Exhibiting Artists:
Coco Hall, Joshua Tree, CA
Judith Plotner, Gloversville, NY
Helen Geglio, South Bend, IN
Lisa Dodson, Martinsville, IN
Arturo Sandoval, Lexington, KY
Vickie Wheatley, Louisville, KY
Patricia Mink, Johnson City, TN
Valerie Maser-Flanagan, Carlisle, MA
Susan Fletcher Conaway, Zionsville, IN
Viviana Lombrozo, San Diego, CA
Jill Kerttula, Charlottesville, VA
Betty Busby, Albuquerque, NM
Deborah Kuster, Conway, AR
Jess Jones, Avondale Estates, GA
Carolyn Skei, McKinney, TX
Niraja Lorenz, Eugene, OR
Susan Leonard, Wynnewood, PA
Dong Kyu Kim, Fort Lee, NJ
Susan Lenz, Columbia, SC
Connie Griner, Burlington, NC
Pat Budge, Garden Valley, ID
Denise Roberts, Albright, WV
Meet the 2018 Jurors
Form, Not Function is juried each year by a rotating panel of fiber artists & experts, who consider the originality, design, technique, and craftsmanship of the submitted works. The 2018 jury includes:
Rachael L. Baar is the new staff curator at The National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky. She is one of the leaders for a team that is responsible for the art content of the museum. In addition, she directs the installation for all incoming exhibits, manages the current exhibits, and maintains and preserves the permanent collection of over 600 quilts. Previously, Rachael was the director of the Preston Arts Center in Henderson, Kentucky and after 21 years, retired last spring to relocate to Paducah.
Paula Kovarik received her Bachelor of Arts in graphic design from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. After a successful career as owner and creative director of a graphic design firm, Paula has returned to her art. Her work has been recognized by professional associations such as Quilt National, Studio Art Quilt Associates, the Schweinfurth Art Center. Paula lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee. Her work has been published in a number of magazines including American Craft, Art Quilting Studio and Fiber Art Now.
Aaron McIntosh grew up in Kingsport, TN, a factory town in the Appalachian foothills of East Tennessee. A fourth-generation quilter, his family’s working class environment and domestic life figure large in his visual vocabulary. In his work McIntosh explores the intersections of material culture, family tradition, identity-shaping, sexuality and desire in a range of works including quilts, collage, drawing, sculpture and furniture. His areas of research include identity politics, Appalachian history, queer theory, material culture studies, and critical craft theory.
McIntosh’s education includes a BFA from the Appalachian Center for Craft and a MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. His exhibition record includes numerous solo and group exhibitions, including Quilt National ’09, Queer Threads: Crafting Identity & Community at the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay & Lesbian Art in New York, Man-Made: Contemporary Male Quilters at the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles, and most recently Queering the Bibliobject at the Center for Book Arts in New York. His personal essays and critical reviews have appeared in the Brooklyn Rail, Hyperallergic and the Journal of Modern Craft. McIntosh holds numerous awards, including two Windgate Fellowships (2006 & 2015), a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Grant (2013), and a Richmond-based CultureWorks community engagement grant (2017).
McIntosh currently lives in Richmond, VA, where he teaches Fiber/Textiles in the Craft/Material Studies Department at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Each year, as part of the Form, Not Function exhibition, the judges award a variety of prizes to the accepted artists and their quilts.
- $1,000 Suellen Wilkinson Best of Show sponsored by Carnegie Center Inc.
- $500 Award of Excellence presented by Schmitt Furniture
- $500 Award of Excellence presented by the Louisville Area Fiber and Textile Artists
- $300 Award of Excellence presented by River City Fiber Artists
- $100 Award for Creative Use of Stitching presented by the Southern Indiana Quilt Guild
- $100 Award for Political and Social Commentary presented by Kathleen Loomis
- $100 Inspired by Nature Award presented by Juanita Yeager
- $50 Visitors’ Choice Award
- Plus additional Awards of Merit