December 2018

Art Quilts Unfolding

Art Quilts Unfolding-50 years
Even though I am still eagerly waiting for my copy to arrive (they promised February), this newly published book seems like a good rounding off on the last day of the year.
Artists were invited to enter one work for each decade of art making. I entered three works and, to my great honour, the ones of the last two decades were selected to be featured! These works were not available for the travelling exhibitions, as one is sold and the other is still in another travelling exhibition.
An artist never knows what the path she's following will lead to. Curiosity is a very important to continue and experiment and perhaps a small side path may lead to different and more exciting views. Who knows where things may lead to and what will happen.
I am sure most works in this book will have been born out of taking side paths and making new discoveries. It will be a feast to follow developments throughout the 50 years presented in this book.

Art Quilts Unfolding: 50 Years of Innovation

Edited by Sandra Sider. Written by Nancy Bavor, Lisa Ellis and Martha Sielman.
From 1965 through today, the art quilt movement has grown to become one of the most exciting art forms of the 21st century. Today, thousands of artists and collectors around the world are passionate about this art form. Until now, there has not been a comprehensive, chronological history of the studio art quilt, which has become an international phenomenon.
Published by Schiffer, this publication offers full-color images of 400 masterpieces along with engaging interviews and profiles of 58 influential artists, key leaders, important events, and significant collections. Organized by decade, an additional 182 international artists' works are featured.
An introduction by Janet Koplos, former senior editor of Art in America, and a conclusion by Ulysses Grant Dietz, emeritus chief curator of the Newark Museum, help us to understand the impact and the future of the art.  
Since 1989, SAQA has been working diligently to raise awareness and appreciation of the art quilt and the artists who make them. A key aspect of SAQA’s overall mission is to document and record the progress of the art quilt movement. With the generous support of our donors, the
Art Quilt Retrospective project now includes this beautiful publication and two traveling exhibitions. The companion exhibition - Layered & Stitched: 50 Years of Innovative Art - will premiere at Quilt Festival Houston in 2019.  
More Details Hardcover: 352 pages Publisher: Schiffer; 1 edition (October 28, 2018) Language: English ISBN-10: 0764356267 ISBN-13: 978-0764356261 Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches