Annual Exhibit
Form, Not Function

Quilt Art at the Carnegie

Exhibit Programs

2016 Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie Calendar:
February 1, 2016, 11:59:59 PM Mountain Time Zone: Entry deadline
March 7, 2016: Notification of acceptance
March 21 - April 1, 2016: Accepted works received at Carnegie Center
May 13, 2016: Opening reception
May 13 - July 9, 2016: Exhibition dates
July 11, 2016: Works available for pickup
July 18, 2016: Works shipped on or about

Family Life by Susan Else

Each year, a variety of quilts in the Form, Not Function exhibition are recognized for their excellence through the presentation of awards. The awards include: the Carnegie Center, Inc. $1,000 Best of Show prize; a $500 Award of Excellence in memory of textile artist Alma Lesch, sponsored by the DELvelopment Foundation; a $500 Award of Excellence presented by the Louisville Area Fiber and Textile Artists; a $300 Award of Excellence presented by River City Fiber Artists; a $100 Award for Creative Use of Stitching presented by the Southern Indiana Quilt Guild; a $100 Award for Political and Social Commentary; a $100 Inspired by Nature Award, 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.

2016 Accepted Artists


Naomi S. Adams, Pocatello, ID Jill Ault, Ann Arbor, MI
Peggy Brown, Nashville, IN Bonnie M. Bucknam, Vancouver, WA
Erika Carter, Renton, WA Sandra Palmer Ciolino, Cincinnati, OH
Julia Graziano, Manlius, NY Coco Hall, Joshua Tree, CA
Rosemary Hoffenberg, Wrentham, MA Deborah Hyde, West Bloomfield, MI
Pat Kroth, Verona, WI Liz Kuny, Morristown, NJ
Niraja Lorenz, Eugene, OR Valerie Maser-Flanagan, Carlisle, MA
Colleen Merrill, Lexington, KY Marti Plager, Louisville, KY
Denise L. Roberts, Albright, WV Maria Shell, Anchorage, AK
Hope Wilmarth, Spring, TX Charlotte Ziebarth, Boulder, CO


Meet the 2016 Jurors


Betty Busby is a full-time fiber artist and teacher living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1974 before moving to Los Angeles, California to found a ceramic tile manufacturing studio. Busby sold her company after 18 successful years and moved to New Mexico in 1994. Busby maintains a busy exhibition schedule both nationally and internationally. She has been a frequent exhibitor in "Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie" and is a multi-time Best of Show award winner. Other select exhibitions and awards she has received include a 2008 American Quilter's Society Paducah Judge's Award; 2008 World Quilt Show XII Best of United States Award; 2008 National Quilting Association Judge's Award; 2009 Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival Best Pictorial Award; 2009 Quiltscapes at the Whistler Best of Show Award; and 2009 American Quilter's Society Quilt Expo First Place Award. Her work has been included in numerous publications, including being featured on the cover of the AQS calendar in 2009 and the SAQA Portfolio 15 cover in 2008. Busby is a member of many professional organizations such as the International Quilt Association, the American Quilter's Society, and Studio Art Quilt Associates.

Heather Jones is a designer and self-taught quilter who lives outside of Cincinnati, Ohio. She is the founder and former president of the Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild. Three of her original quilts were chosen as winners of the Modern Quilt Guild's Project Modern Challenges, a year-long national quilting competition, and she is a two-time finalist for the Martha Stewart American Made Awards. Her modern quilting patterns are available at a number of online locations and she will soon be bringing the Heather Jones Studio patterns to print as well. Heather's first solo book, "Quilt Local" published by STC Craft | Melanie Falick Books, an imprint of Abrams, will be released in the fall of 2015. Her work has also been featured in numerous publications, most recently in "Lucky Spool's Essential Guide to Modern Quilting" (2014), "Quilting the New Classics" by Michele Muska (2014), and magazines including Quilty, Quiltmaker, Modern Patchwork, Generation Q, and Love Patchwork and Quilting. Heather teaches nationally at venues such as the Makerie in Boulder, Colorado; International Quilt Festival in Long Beach, California; and A Gathering of Stitches in Portland, Maine. She also has appeared on Quilting Arts TV and Creativebug. Her work has been exhibited at venues including the New England Quilt Museum, QuiltCon, International Quilt Festival, and the University of Dayton, among others.

Arturo Alonzo Sandoval is a fiber artist whose experimental techniques and expressive interpretations have earned him international acclaim. Sandoval is an Endowed Alumni Professor of Art at the University of Kentucky. Sandoval utilizes recycled twentieth century industrial materials such as computer tape, Holographic film, Lurex, microfilm, and Mylar to create patterned and landscape based fiber art works that explore themes that are often political and spiritual in nature. His fiber works have been juried into many international exhibitions including the 8th and 14th Biennial of Tapestry in Lausanne, Switzerland; the Textile Triennial in Lodz, Poland; and the International Textile Competition in Kyoto, Japan. Sandoval's work can be found in numerous public and private collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, NY; The Museum of Art and Design, NY; Smithsonian Museum of American Art: Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC; Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN; and the J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY. Some of Sandoval's many honors and awards include two NEA Visual Arts Fellowships (1973, 1992); two Kentucky Arts Council Al Smith Visual Arts Fellowships (1987, 2006); an American Craft Council Fellowship (2007); University of Kentucky Kirwan Prize for Research (2007); Kentucky Governor's Awards in the Arts: Artist Award (2003); and Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen: Lifetime Membership Award (2014).


2016 Form, Not Function Winners

Suellen Wilkinson
Best of Show

Presented by Carnegie
Center for Art & History, Inc.

Strange Attractor #13 - Skyview
Niraja Lorenz
Eugene, OR

Award of Excellence in Memory of Textile Artist Alma Lesch
Presented by DELvelopment Foundation

Naomi Adams
Pocatello, ID

Award of Excellence
Presented by Louisville Area Fiber and Textile Artists

Liz Kuny
Morristown, NJ

Award of Excellence
Presented by River City Fiber Artists

Wall of Sound
Maria Shell
Anchorage, AK

Award for Creative Use of Stitching
Presented by The Southern Indiana Quilt Guild

Wave Equations
Charlotte Ziebarth
Boulder, CO

Inspired by Nature Award
Presented by Juanita Yeager

Ponderings V
Erika Carter
Renton, WA

Honorable Mention

Deconstructed Mustered up Quilts from Kentucky
Colleen Merrill
Lexington, KY

Honorable Mention

In Our Blood
Coco Hall
Joshua Tree, CA

Honorable Mention

Soliloquy III
Peggy Brown
Nashville, IN

Honorable Mention

Deborah Hyde
West Bloomfield, MI