Little Black Dress: Annual Art Quilt Exhibition
Exhibit: August 5 to Sept 23, 2017
Reception: Sat, Aug 26, 2 to 4 PM
Quilters show us their threads! Celebrate the fashion and imagination of the iconic little black dress. Quilts reflect where artists wore their little black dress, where they would like to wear their little black dress, what adventures await while wearing their little black dress, or what fabrics their favorite little black dress was made of. The winner of Best in Show will receive a $200 cash prize.
This exhibition is part of the Summer Celebration of New England Quilts coordinated by the New England Quilt Museum. Lowell carries on the tradition of celebrating quilts and fiber related exhibits during August. Participating galleries with related themes include: The Brush Art Gallery and Studios, Whistler House Museum of Art, Lowell Telecommunications Corporation, Ayer Lofts Gallery, Arts League of Lowell, and Lowell National Historical Park (with “Your City Saturday” family friendly activities). Listings can be found here http://nequiltmuseum.org/summer-celebration-2017.html
JURORS: Mary Walter (Guest Curator): Quilter, Curator, Member — National Association of Certified Quilt Judges, Recipient of the Commonwealth Award for Excellence in Art Janice M. Jones: Award winning Textile Artist, exhibited in many local and national juried art venues. Member of the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), Associate Artist at the Brush Art Gallery and Studios. National Artists include: Bonnie Dubbin Askowitz, Miami FL; Nancy Bardach, Berkeley CA; Teresa Barkley, Maplewood NJ; Sue Bleiweiss, Pepperell MA; Kathleen Collins, Marlborough MA; Nancy Crasco, Brighton MA; Tricia Deck, Lincoln MA; Janis Doucette Sexton, North Reading MA; Sandy Gregg, Cambridge MA; Barbara Kassler, Newton MA; Jill Kerttula, Charlottesville VA; Veronica Mays, Portsmouth RI; Lorie McCown, Fredericksburg VA; Suzanne Munroe, Barrington RI; Karen Musgrave, Naperville IL; Heidi Proffetty, Bridgewater MA; Bobbie Sullivan, Plymouth MA; Nancy Turbitt, Smithfield RI.
Image: “Around the World in a Little Black Dress” — 37.5” x 30.5” cotton, light weight crewel yarn, metallic thread, Bobbie Sullivan of Plymouth MA