April 17 – May 15, 2010
Davenport and Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Galleries
ArtQuilt Elements, 9th International Juried Quilt Exhibition, will be on display at the Wayne Art Center from April 17 – May 19, 2010. This eagerly anticipated exhibition, celebrating its ninth year, is dedicated to enhancing the public's awareness of art quilts while providing a venue for established and emerging artists to share their creative endeavors. ArtQuilt Elements has earned a rapidly growing reputation as one of the nation’s most recognized art quilt exhibitions. The finest works are featured, supporting the Center’s mission of expanding the public’s awareness of fine contemporary craft, and significantly benefiting all educational programs for children and adults. “We are excited to continue to present artists from all over the United States and abroad as far as Australia, Belgium, United Kingdom and Canada” said Nancy Campbell, Executive Director.
The jurors of ArtQuilt Elements are Jason Pollen , Kansas City, MO, Robin Schwalb, New York, NY and Deborah C. Warner, Philadelphia PA.
Jason Pollen is an internationally recognized artist and teacher known for his fiber art and use of innovative techniques. He exhibits in major fine art galleries in Europe, Asia and the United States. A native New Yorker, Jason has lived and worked in Paris, London, Zurich, India and Tibet, and he has taught at the Royal College of Art in London, the Pratt Institute in New York, and the Parsons School of Design in New York. He is currently the chair of the Kansas City Art Institute Fiber Department and president o the Surface Design Association.
Robin Schwalb, a native of New York City, Schwalb studied painting at the State University of New York at Binghamton, receiving her BA in 1974. Schwalb's quilts have been widely shown in both juried and invitational exhibitions in the United States, Europe and Japan, including Talking Quilts (2004); Language Arts: Text as Imagery (2003); Six Continents of Quilts: The American Craft Museum Collection (2002); Seeing Yellow (1999); 9 x 9 x 3; Edge to Edge: Selections from Studio Art Quilt Associates (1998); Visions: Quilt San Diego (1996); Five Perspectives: American Art Quilts in Moscow (1996); Artists + Language (1993); Tactile Architecture 1992, Citiquilts (1991); Quilts Redefined (1991); Innovative Traditions (1990); Needle Expressions '88; and Quilt National '87 - '97, '01, '05. She curated the 1991 Manhattanville College exhibition Essences and Presences: Art Quilts and wrote the catalog for this six-artist show. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including American Craft; The New York Times; Canadian Surfacing Journal; Fiberarts; The Detroit News; and Patchwork Quilt Tsushin. The artist received the Quilts Japan Prize from Quilt National '05, the Award of Excellence from Quilt National '89 and Jurors' Choice from Tactile Architecture 1992. She was awarded a grant by the Empire State Crafts Alliance in 1989.
Deborah Warner is a professor and Chair of the Textile Design Department at Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has been a member of the faculty for thirty eight years. Professor Warner has a B.S. in Art Education from Moore College of Art and Design, a M.Ed in Art Education from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, and an MFA in Crafts, Major in Fiber from Tyler School of Art, Temple University. Deborah Warner has been exhibiting her work for over thirty five years and has participated in over 80 group exhibitions both nationally and internationally and has had seven solo exhibitions. She has been the recipient of a National Endowment of the Arts Artist Fellowship, a Leeway Foundation Grant, five Faculty Development Grants, and a Lindback Distinguished Professor Award. She is in the Who's Who in America as well as the Who's Who of American Women.
Ms. Warner is represented in numerous private and public collections including the Daphne Farago Collection, the Lloyd Cotsen Collection, SmithKline Beecham, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts.
Wayne Art Center received 257 applications, a total of 606 quilt images representing 26 states and 5 countries, the jurors selected 50 quilts over three days for the 2010 exhibition. The opening reception will be from 6:00 – 9:00 pm on Saturday, April 17th in both the Davenport and Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Galleries.
The Wayne Art Center thanks the major sponsors of ArtQuilt Elements 2010: The Bryn Mawr Trust Company, Wayne Hotel, The Radnor Hotel, P&B Textiles, Mistyfuse, Steve’s Sewing Vacuum Quilting Center, Car Sense and Star Print Mail, Inc. and benefits Wayne Art Center’s educational programs.
Wayne Art Center will continue to offer Special Events related to ArtQuilt Elements 2010:
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 17, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
SAQA Regional Symposium at WAC: Saturday, April 17, 9:00 am – 5:00 p.m. Call for registration.
Gallery Tours: Saturdays, April 24 – May 15, 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. Free.
Two Craft Collectors Private Tours & Lunch: December 6, 11:30 am – 3:30 pm
AQE Education Day: Saturday, May 1, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm. Call for registration.