The very unique and wonderful Sightlines exhibit will be shown at International Quilt Festival in Cincinnati this week. Based on an exhibit design by tACTile group, the exhibit features fourteen artists who each made five to eight artworks spanning ten feet. Each artist’s work includes four small linking pieces and a line runs throughout all the artwork in the exhibit. I was honored to choose the fourteen artists for Sightlines.
Whether you are going to IQF or not, I can highly recommend the catalog. The publication of this catalog was supported by a generous donation from Herb Anhaltzer, “in memory of Mary Anhaltzer, who wanted to put art quilts on the map.” In 1999, Mary opened “Thirteen Moons Gallery, the first and only gallery in Sante Fe (and quite possibly the country) to focus on the hot “new” medium of the art quilt.”
Each artist has a four-page spread with an image of her complete installation, detail image, artist statement, and artist bio. The artists include: Britta Ankenbauer, Regina Benson, Shelley Brenner Baird, Yael David-Cohen, Linda Colsh, Sue Dennis, Anne Helmericks-Louder, Fulvia Luciano, Wendy Lugg, Kathy Nida, Pat Owoc, Mirjam Pet-Jacobs, Jayne Willoughby Scott and Leni Levenson Wiener.
There is also a foldout section that shows the entire Sightlines exhibit in a linear format – really a fantastic addition to the catalog.
I emphasize in my curator’s statement that I didn’t want artists who conceived of the sightline as a gimmick, but rather those who would be able to subsume it under a larger philosophical statement. The artists succeeded beyond my wildest hopes. Check out the catalog, designed by Deidre Adams, here on the Studio Art Quilt Associates’ website or buy it at the SAQA table at International Quilt Festival.
My book will be at IQF thanks to Cathy Neri of Quilting Books Unlimited. Quilting Books Unlimited will be in booths 727/729. Cathy will have Wild at the Edges for a special show price of $20. That’s less than you can buy it on Blurb and way less if you take into consideration that there is no shipping. So stop by and see Cathy at Quilting Books Unlimited during IQF.