Date(s) - 11/24/2023
205 Genesee St
Auburn, New York 13021
The Schweinfurth Art Center’s 42nd annual “Quilts=Art=Quilts” show includes 73 art quilts from 69 artists. Twelve of the exhibiting artists are from outside the United States: four each from Australia and Canada, and one each from Brazil, France, Italy, and New Zealand. A total of 314 artists applied for the exhibit, which was juried by artists Chawne Kimber and Irene Roderick.
Some of the artworks’ link to nature is evident in the title. “CANOPY 18 Burning” by Australian artist Anna Brown refers to the ferocity of bush fires. Bush fires are a widespread and regular occurrence in the country, but the fires during the summer of 2019-20 were unprecedented in scale and intensity.
Pittsburgh artist Petra Fallaux’s piece “Shore Lines” is a meditation on coastal shores fading from climate change. You can see the intense color of the fabrics fade as you look from left to right on her art quilt.
On four Sundays during the run of the show, quilt artists will be giving talks about and displaying their works at the Schweinfurth. All shows are at 2 p.m. and are free with admission:
- 5: Susan Byrnes, QAQ exhibiting artist
- 19: Sankofa Piecemakers
- 3: Imani Russell, quilt artist
- . 10: Jeanne Marklin, QAQ exhibiting artist
Also during the exhibit, visitors can purchase raffle tickets to win small quilts made by artists participating in “Quilts=Art=Quilts.” Tickets cost $3 each, two for $5, or five for $10 and can be purchased at the Schweinfurth’s front desk. Winning tickets will be drawn on Jan. 8, 2024.
Admission is $10 per person, with Schweinfurth members, participating artists, and children 12 and under free. Schweinfurth’s galleries are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. A joint admission ticket with Cayuga Museum of History & Art costs $15 and includes exhibits on historic quilts and clothing throughout history. The Cayuga Museum is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays.
The Schweinfurth exhibition is sponsored by the Davis Family Trust, Finger Lakes Fiber Artists, Judy Sheridan Memorial Fund, Mary Spurrier, and the New York State Council on the Arts.