The Quilt Visions museum exhibition features the best of contemporary quilting every two years and broke all attendance records during the last exhibition. Over 11,000 visitors viewed the 2008 exhibition. This year we were fortunate to again have three jurors who are at the top of their fields: Jason Busch, Curator of Decorative Arts at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh; Linda Colsh, award-winning professional quilt artist and Studio Art Quilt Associates board member; and Penny McMorris, art curator and co-author of The Art Quilt, the first book on quilt design development. She has also curated quilts for John Walsh III, and for the Ardis and Robert James collection now part of the International Quilt Study Group. These jurors have selected 39 spectacular art quilts from 601 entries for a truly stunning show.
The jurors carefully considered entries from 270 artists from around the world. The three day jury process revealed so much excellent work jurors that frequently mentioned more than one exhibition could have been selected if space permitted. Almost half of the artists are exhibiting with Quilt Visions for the first time.
Juror Linda Colsh states, “As viewers experience Quilt Visions: No Boundaries, the assembled collection will express the exemplary state of the art quilt, and moreover, will shine the lens of the viewing public on these 39 works by artists who think beyond art quilts and focus on art. While the art quilt medium was a qualification for entry, this collection is by artists of exceptional expression and imagination in making work that exists in both worlds.”
Oceanside Museum of Art is the host for this highly anticipated international, juried, biennial featuring the best of contemporary art quilts. A full color catalog of the exhibition will be published. Cash recognition awards will be presented.
October 24, 2010 – March 13, 2011
Preview reception October 23, 5-7 p.m.
Jason Busch is the Curator of Decorative Arts at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He holds an MA from the Winterthur Program at the University of Delaware.
Linda Colsh is an American artist residing in Everberg, Belgium since 1990. She is widely collected and published. She has had work in several Quilt Visions exhibitions. Linda currently serves on the Board of Directors of Studio Art Quilt Associates having been its first European Representative.
Penny McMorris has extensive experience as an art curator. In 1976 she curated one of the first contemporary quilt shows in the United States. She is co-author of The Art Quilt, the first book focusing on quilt design development. She helped form the contemporary quilt collections of Ardis and Robert James, now part of the International Quilt Study Group Collection and that of John Walsh III.
Barbara Barrick McKie
Anne McKenzie Nickolson
Katie Pasquini Masopust
Kerby C. Smith and Lura Schwarz Smith
County of San Diego
Jill Le Croissette
Rosie’s Calico Cupboard
The Warm Company
Canyon Quilters of San Diego
Friends of Fiber Art International
Julia Zgliniec, quilt appraiser