Annual Exhibit
Form, Not Function

Quilt Art at the Carnegie

May 8 - July 11, 2015

Submission deadline: February 1, 2015, 11:59:59 PM (Mountain Standard Time)

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On May 8 - July 11, 2015, the Carnegie Center for Art & History will present 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. It has grown over the years from the first exhibition in 2004, organized thanks to the efforts of the River City Fiber Artists, to the 2014 exhibition that received 302 entries from 120 artists, of which 25 were selected for the exhibition.

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 $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; 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.

Tumble by Bonnie M. Bucknam

Enjoy images of the 2014 award-winning artworks below.



2014 Form, Not Function Winners

Best of Show
Presented by Carnegie
Center for Art & History, Inc.

Bonnie M. Bucknam
Vancouver, WA

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

the proper means of investigating truth
Deidre Adams
Littleton, CO

Award of Excellence
Presented by River City Fiber Artists

Tuning Fork #6
Heather Pregger
Fort Worth, TX

Award of Excellence
Presented by Louisville Area Fiber and Textile Artists

Cris H. Fee
Lebanon, OH

Award of Merit
Presented by Preston Arts Center

Jeana Eve Klein
Greensboro, NC

Award of Merit
Presented by Today’s Woman Magazine

Ginger Jar
Betty Busby
Albuquerque, NM

Award for Political and
Social Commentary
Presented by Kathleen Loomis

Debra C. Roach
Honeoye Falls, NY

Inspired by Nature Award
Presented by Juanita Yeager

Maya Schonenberger
Miami, FL

Honorable Mention

Mrs. Fowler
Shin-hee Chin
McPherson, KS

Honorable Mention

Topography III - Macro
Julia E. Pfaff
Richmond, VA

Honorable Mention

Barbara W. Watler
Pembroke Pines, FL