Spotlight : Riffe Gallery - Quilt National '13
The Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery presents "Quilt National '13" from January 30 - April 13, 2014.
The 18th biennial juried exhibition of innovative art quilts is produced by the Dairy Barn Southeastern Ohio Cultural Arts Center and features an eclectic collection of never-before exhibited works from talented fiber artists from around the world.
Artists in the show include: Brooke Atherton, Billings, MT; Susan Brooks, Louisville, CO; Peggy Brown, Nashville, IN; Rachel Brumer, Seattle, WA; Marianne Burr, Coupeville, WA; Christine Chester, Great Britain; Sue Cunningham, Australia; Sheila Frampton-Cooper, Van Nuys, CA; Kate Gorman, Westerville, OH; Sandy Gregg, Cambridge, MA; Leslie A. Hall, Longboat Key, FL; Judy Hooworth, Morisset, Australia; Lisa Kijak, Irvine, CA; Paula Kovarik, Memphis, TN; Denise Linet, Brunswick, ME; Susan Lenz, Columbia, SC; Linda Levin, Wayland, MA; Eleanor McCain, Shalimar, FL; Miriam Nathan-Roberts, Berkeley, CA; Katie Pasquini Masopust, Santa Fe, NM; Mary Rowan Quinn, Albuquerque, NM; Luanne Rimel, Saint Louis, MO; Pam RuBert, Springfield, MO; Dinah Sargeant, Newhall, CA; Barbara Schneider, Woodstock, IL; Anne Smith, Great Britain; Lura Schwarz Smith, Coarsegold, CA; Kate Themel, Cheshire, CT; Martha Warshaw, Cincinnati, OH; Carol Watkins, Lafayette, CO; Kathy Weaver, Highland Park, IL; Marianne Williamson, Miami, FL; Kevin Womack, Forest, VA; and Marian Zielinski, Macon, GA.
The quilts in the collection reflect the artists' interest in using their medium to give voice to a concern for either the world at large, the environmental and/or political issues addressed by the works, or to express feelings relevant to the particular quilt maker's inner world. For many of today's quilt makers, the graphic and technical elements are the foundations which support the primary concern, the content of the quilt's message.