Artists from around the globe will be at Visions Art Museum on October 20th for the premier of Quilt Visions 2012: Brainstorms the latest edition of he international biennial competition that has drawn crowds since 1987.
Three esteemed jurors were challenged to select an exhibition that represents outstanding design and technique from 394 entries. They have selected 40 outstanding works of art from 17 states and five foreign countries created in the last two years. The knowledgeable jurors were Kate Lenkowsky, author of the award-winning book, Contemporary Quilt Art: An Introduction and Guide; Jane Przybysz, former executive director of the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, currently executive director of the McKissick Museum of the University of South Carolina, Columbia; and Kent Williams an award winning contemporary quilter whose work has appeared in numerous juried exhibitions including previous Quilt Visions biennials.
This year the 12th Quilt Visions exhibition will be presented for the first time at the Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles at Liberty Station in San Diego, California. From the opening weekend festivities beginning October 20th to the close on February 17th, Visions Art Museum will welcome thousands of visitors from around the world and throughout the U.S.
Three events welcome the public and museum members for the opening weekend festivities.
Meet the artists at the opening reception on October 20th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
$5, Visions members free.
The following day on October 21st the artists will be speaking about their work during a tour of the exhibition on October 21st at 11:00 a.m. $15, Visions members $10.
Also on October 21st moderator Judith Content will lead a panel discussion with panelists Linda Colsh, Mary Pal, Terri Shinn, and Charlotte Ziebarth titled, “The Artistic Journey” at 2:00 p.m. $15, Visions members $10.
A 100-page color catalog of Brainstorms will be available beginning October 20th at the opening reception.
Kate Lenkowsky is an independent scholar, freelance writer and quiltmaker. In 2008, Indiana University Press published her award winning book, Contemporary Quilt Art: An Introduction and Guide, which has become the definitive source for contemporary quilts and artists. She studies the connections between the textile arts and other art media, and the ways in which artists, particularly contemporary quiltmakers, use the language and traditions of cloth to engage modern audiences.
Jane Przybysz is Executive Director of the McKissick Museum of the University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina. She was, until recently, the Executive Director of the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles in San Jose California. While in San Jose she launched the International TECHstyle Art Biennial.
R. Kent Williams is an award winning contemporary quilter. His art quilts have appeared in numerous juried exhibitions including Quilt National, Quilt Visions and ArtQuilt Elements. His work is included in a number of private collections including the Marbaum Collections. In 2010, Kent was part of a three-person show at the Visions Art Museum. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin.