Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie is an annual juried exhibit of contemporary quilt art held at the Carnegie Center for Art & History in New Albany, Indiana. All works must be quilted (two or more distinct layers held together with stitches). The layers may include fiber and textile materials, but this is not required and other techniques and mediums are acceptable as long as the work is quilted, as defined above. The exhibit is open to artists, age 18 or older, living in the United States.
The 2022 exhibition will be on view May 19 – July 16, 2022. Accepted artists will be eligible for cash awards, including a $1,000 Best of Show award.
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2022 Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie
- March 19, 2022, 11:59:59 PM Mountain Time Zone: Entry deadline
- March 21 – April 2, 2022: Jurying process
- April 5, 2022: Notification of acceptance
- April 18 – 30, 2022: Accepted works received at Carnegie Center
- May 19, 2022: Opening reception
- May 19 – July 16, 2022: Exhibition dates
- July 18, 2022: Works available for pickup
- July 18 – 23, 2022: Works shipped on or about
Form, Not Function is an annual juried exhibit of contemporary quilt art held at the Carnegie Center for Art & History in New Albany, Indiana. All works must be quilted (two or more distinct layers held together with stitches). The layers may include fiber and textile materials, but this is not required and other techniques and mediums are acceptable as long as the work is quilted, as defined above. We reserve the right to reject entries that do not meet this criterion. The exhibit is open to artists, age 18 or older, living in the United States. Collaborative works made by multiple artists are eligible. Works must be ready to hang on the wall, including the hanging rod. We strongly encourage you to include a hanging rod or slat to weight the bottom of your piece, if feasible. Works must be original and completed since January 1, 2019. There is no minimum or maximum size. (Gallery walls are 12 feet high. Works cannot be suspended from the ceiling.) Three-dimensional works (including those mounted on stretchers) are eligible, but must be ready to exhibit on the floor, on a pedestal or include hardware for wall display.
The exhibition 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 2022 jury includes:
Tabitha Arnold is a visual artist and political organizer. Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, she now lives and works in Philadelphia. Her meticulous, tactile images speak to the radical past and ongoing struggle that threads all working people together.
Arnold’s textiles have traveled to exhibits in Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia, including the Woodmere Museum and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. Her work was recently profiled in Hyperallergic and Lux Magazine and featured on the cover of Dissent Magazine.
She is the 2021 Artist in Residence at Glen Foerd, where her work is now on view. tabithaarnold.com
Rosy Petri is a mother, artist, and storyteller from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 2021, Petri served as the inaugural Artist in Residence at the bell hooks center at Berea College. In 2020, she was selected as a Mary L Nohl Emerging Artist Fellow and a Mildred L. Harpole Artist of the Year from the City of Milwaukee Arts Board. In 2019, as the 11th Pfister Artist in Residence, Petri created a space to showcase her fabric portraits, record podcast interviews, and celebrate traditions of the African diaspora. Petri was a Milwaukee Artist Resource Network mentee under artist Della Wells.
Petri’s work can be viewed in several prominent Milwaukee locations, including the Pfister Hotel, Northwestern Mutual’s Giving Gallery, and the Milwaukee County Courthouse. thisisparadisehome.com
Daren Redman of Nashville, Indiana, uses her own mix of handmade dyes to make her works unique. A storyteller at heart, Daren discovered that her love of travel, and the desire to share these experiences with those around her became the seeds for her textile expressions. The endless colors in the leaves, grasses, tree trunks, and moss in the Indiana landscape and beyond serve as constant inspiration for the abstract landscapes represented in her textiles. Her process involves hand-dyeing cottons and silks in a low water dye bath, cutting intuitively, machine piecing the fabrics back together and finally machine quilting the compositions.
Daren’s artist residencies have been at The Grand Canyon National Park, Columbus Senior Center, Brown County State Park, and other various out of door locations, where she sets up an outdoor dye studio to dye silk and cotton to match the leaves, trees, grass, tree trunks and geological formations. darenredman.com